Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Threads of Nature Exhibition

It's not long now until my work will be in a group exhibition at the Aspire Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane.  My work will hang alongside seven other talented artists from the Textile Art Group , being Elaine Capmbell, Tricia Smout, Rebekah Dundon, Cynthia Morgan, Sue Duffy, Di Flint and Fran Robinson.  It will be a visual feast of delicious textiles

If you would like to meet me, I will be there from 10.30 to 4.30 on Saturday 5th September.  Go to our facebook page to find out when other artists will be at the gallery.  Attendance at the official opening is RSVP ONLY - direct to the gallery.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Reworking a Piece

I decided to trial a new approach to a little landscape embroidery, starting with some coloured fabrics as a base.  Whilst I was happy with the new technique, I felt that this little piece didn't quite look right and wasn't sure what do do with it.  So it got left aside and I made lots of other embroideries in the meantime.  All that practice and new ideas got me motivated to re work the piece and see if it could be improved upon.

I reworked the trees, added lots more stitching to the grassy areas and then some cheerful yellow flowers.  I'm very pleased with the results now, I think it is a much better piece and now worthy of a frame.

RNA - Quilts Across Queensland

"Coreopsis" has won another award!  This time third place Art Quilt at the Ekka.
Congratulations to all the other winners at Quilts Across Queensland, all well deserved.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Making Embroidered Landscapes

Here is a little landscape, "View through the Dunes".  This one was inspired by the view from Pt Cartwright looking towards Mt Coolum.  It will be hanging in an upcoming exhibition  (in September) I am participating in with the Textile Art Group (check out their facebook page) and it will be at the Aspire Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thank you Sponsors

My entry into the Sydney Quilt Show arrived home safely today, along with some lovely prizes and my beautiful ribbon.  I want to thank the sponsors, MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool Wadding, for the packet of wadding, and Fortune and Fairies for the gift voucher.  I shall enjoy both immensely!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Latest Embroideries

I have been enjoying doing some more landscape based designs, incorporating more depth and scenery.  These form part of a body of work that I have been making for an upcoming exhibition.  The second one is a stitched watercolour painting.  Both inspired by local scenery, the first being the Mooloolah River National Park and the second the Maleny Botanic Gardens.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sydney Quilt Show

The Sydney Quilt Show is currently on, and I have two quilts on display.  One was lucky enough to be awarded 2nd place in the Pictorial Category (Cynthia's Geranium).  This quilt also won 2nd place in the Pictorial Category in last year's Queensland Quilt show!  Whilst The Lily Pond didn't take out any awards, it is one of my favourite pieces, it was quite a challenge to make and spent a long time on the drawing board before it became a quilt.
Cynthia's Geranium

The Lily Pond

2nd Place Ribbon at Sydney

Monday, May 25, 2015

Workshop Dates

I have just updated the workshop page with dates for the coming few months.  Would love to have you join me for some creative fun.