Tuesday, April 26, 2016
I have just finished two days of teaching "Floral Feast" with a group of ladies from the Palmwoods Arts & Crafts group, the first time I have run this particular workshop. The results were just stunning, I was so pleased and proud of how well all of the 10 ladies did, and whilst they didn't get them finished, what they did achieve was fantastic.
Friday, April 08, 2016
I have finished my latest pattern, titled "Silverwings", featuring a dragonfly with silver thread stitched wings. the dragonfly is raw edge appliqued, and the flowers and Art Nouveau style borders are turned applique. Pattern gives instructions for completing all applique by machine. It's 81cm x 63 cm. I really enjoyed working with the bright, vibrant colours in this piece and had fun stitching patterns into the background.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
I have been invited to teach at the Palmwoods Arts & Crafts group in April, and in consultation as to what the ladies wanted to learn, I have structured a new workshop, called Floral Feast. It is based on my floral quilts and participants will have a choice of three patterns to work from, designed from three of my works. They will paint their own background fabric and then construct the flowers and leaves whilst working on design elements to come up with their own work of art. We'll be running over two days, but this workshop has potential to run for double that to take participants right from the start, through to completion.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I have just updated my teaching schedule for the start of this year, teaching lots of workshops at Patchwork Angel. If you'd like me to come to your group to teach then please contact me asap to book your dates.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
I have been busy writing up some new workshops for 2016 and have finally finished the first one. It's a Curved Surface Piecing workshop, and to get participants going, they will select one of my two latest table runner patterns to learn the technique with. I made the flower one first, then decided a beachy themed table runner would be a nice alternative to opt for.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
I have some work in an exhibition at Beerwah, at Vianta Arts gallery and cafe. It's a joint exhibition with a host of local artists. The theme is A Little Piece of the Sun. You'll find the cafe at 70 Simpson Street, Beerwah and the exhibition is on from 29th November till 31st January 2016