Monday, 15 December 2014


aiming for encrustation
I'll let it sit for a while
to consider if there is enough

Saturday, 13 December 2014

built/hard environment

at Cranbourne again
the landscape architecture was just amazing
this poem says it all

sinuous curves abound

Thursday, 11 December 2014

flowering yellow

Just some of the flowers
from my visit to Cranbourne Botanic Gardens
earlier this year

Acacia (wattle)

Kangaroo Paw

Sunday, 7 December 2014

delicious eco dyed silk

cloth weaving
(discovered with Jude Hill)
lustrous silks
from the gum pot
suture stitches
a current stitch signature

Friday, 5 December 2014

another design sheet

I enjoyed creating the design sheets in Karens class so much
working on another

layers (transparency)
colour pop

Friday, 28 November 2014

Mini Design sheet

I have been doing the Doodle, Gather and Create on-line class with Karen Ruane
It was scheduled to run for 2 weeks, but overflowed with new ideas for an additional week.
We made layers of paper to mix and match with designs.
top sheet

middle sheet

bottom sheet

small overlay
some more detail

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Tree Waratah printing & ecodyeing

This is the "Tree Waratah"
(Alloxylon flammeum)
in my garden
It flowers spectacularly every year
and here are my eco printed/dyed
hand coloured
Christmas Cards
which will be on sale at the
North Shore Craft Group
Christmas Sale
21 - 23 November 2014
Thornleigh Community Hall

North Shore Craft Group

I have just joined this group
getting ready for sales time

Cranbourne Botanic Garden - vistas of plants

These gardens are on the outskirts of Melbourne.
I visited in October on my way to Fibre Forum in Geelong
These vistas are dominated by plants

Thursday, 6 November 2014

more on No.2

adding an Australian flavour
representation of gum leaves
and flowers
with repetition of the purple and yellow

Friday, 31 October 2014