27/01/2021

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Techniques: Layers of net and machine stitchery, reverse appliqué, hand stitchery, sprayed and thrown paint. Materials: Cotton, blends, net, motifs, machine stitchery, crochet thread and paint. The inserts and border are made from Australian made ‘board shorts’ material. 1160 x 900 mm

14/05/2020

Ancient messages

Materials: Recycled silk kimono linings, polyester wadding, silk lining on back & hand dyed silk thread Techniques: Eucalyptus dyed cloth, hand painted leaves and hand stitched ‘kantha’ stitch

24/11/2018

Women

Technique: Self dyed, indigo shibori tie dyed. Life drawings fabric pens direct to surface. Hawaiian style machine quilting, machine pieced border, hand finished. Material: Cotton, poly/cotton blends and polyester wadding.

24/11/2018

Broken Dreams

Technique: Raw edge crazy patchwork appliquéd with metallic thread. Rough creased taffeta and velvet tied to net base with crochet thread. Hand stitched embellishment. Textile with hand painted tears. Machine tails. Materials: Net, evening fabrics, taffeta, velvet, textile and paint.

24/11/2018

Come Dancing

Technique: Layers of net over taffeta and lace shapes. Hand quilting and beading. Paint brush work. Materials: Remnants and materials from dance costumes I have made and worn.

24/11/2018

Illusions of Identity

Technique: Machine appliqué, screen printing, glue, paint, hand quilted and finished. Materials: Cotton, voile, silk, found fabrics, flags, badges and ribbons, remnants from community arts projects, logos (permissions received).

27/08/2018

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Techniques: Layers of net and machine stitchery, reverse appliqué, hand stitchery, sprayed and thrown paint. Materials: Cotton, blends, net, motifs, machine stitchery, crochet thread and paint. The inserts and border are made from Australian made ‘board shorts’ material.

27/08/2018

The Wild Blue Yonder

Technique: Surface design is mono printing, painting, writing, beading, drawn thread work, overlay and raw edge construction. Machine pieced and machine freehand embroidery. Hand quilted and finished. Materials:Various weight cottons, blends, polyester and net, Polyester wadding and calico backing.

27/06/2018

Bush Sunrise

i used an old blanket found in an Op Shop which I suspect was pre war, I eco dyed sections of it by wrapping in rusty items and boiling in water. I then created stamps representing gum leaves and used them as a stamp onto silk which had also been dyed and stitched them onto

10/11/2017

Crazy Quilt

Jean was born 9 May 1921 at Ravensbourne, Qld, and died 13 October 1993 at Toowoomba, Qld. She suffered from polio and died from a polio related illness. “Jean Maude Humberdross made this quilt when she was 14 years old (1935). It took three months to make. She made lots of handcrafted items – crocheted

10/11/2017

Signature Quilt

There are 370 names of mainly local families embroidered on the quilt. Many of these families are no longer in the district, but a fair number still are still represented in the area.” Newspaper report from The Lancefield Mercury Feb. 28 1896: “The Sale of Gifts on 26/2/1896 organised by the Presbyterian Church, Lancefield for