Saturday, September 23, 2006

My Brooch

I attended a workshop with Wendy Koolhof and made this fabulous brooch and some earrings. The scan does not really do justice to the product but you do get an idea. If I catch up with Mary and Viv they will get to see it in person!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Michelle's tablemat with serviette

Michelle is the daughter of my youngest daughter, she is rather gorgeous and I have to say this about my grand daughter. I made these tablemats and serviettes for her engagement. They are in purple which is her favourite colour, as is mine. I will be making a table runner to go with it. I hope to finish it before the Canberra get together. I don't know why this image disappeared, so I am posting it again.

Leah's Bag

Leah, my grand daughter will be leaving high school this year. I am making this for her leaving outfit. It is black silk with some lace trapped under tulle and machine embroidered.

It will have black silk lining and a cord with tassels to finish it off.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Dolphin at play

I made this little wall hanging for a commission. As I did not like the conditions, I kept it for myself. About the size of 2 A3 sheets, it is made with silk paper, tulle, couched woollen thread, beads and shells, finished with machine embroidery.
The "bird" is actually an angel watching over the dolphin! I love this piece.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

purple fantasy

I was trying to delete and edit the posts that did not publish my photo. So I am reposting my purple fantasy.

burgundy rambling

This picture was also started in a "sheer heaven" workshop by talented textile artist,Ken Smith, and it now lives with my daughter. A number of threads and randomly cut silk habutai was trapped under bridal tulle and machine embroidered. A fun workshop.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

burgundy rambling

This is one of my favourite creations. I started this too in a Ken Smith workshop. When I finished it I wondered what I was going to do with it. My daughter came to visit. She admired it so I gave it to her. It will hang in her purple room which is her guest room. I will visit it soon.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


My dear son Anthony came by last night and showed me how I went wrong with the bouquet. So here we go again!

Friday, September 01, 2006


silkparadiseI really have a taste for it now. So I will be posting one block I started in a Ken Smith DESIGN class. It was so much fun!


I love evening bags, here is a sample I made using techniques acquired in Ken Smith workshops