Monday, 31 March 2014

rug of many memories

a new rug
made from old shirts
a memory for my elderly neighbour
of her son who passed away many, many years ago
he was in his twenties
this one used 7 shirts plus some extra cloth
I think 10 to 12 shirts would do it
there is a special non slip backing on this one

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Saturday, 8 March 2014

gardening, so no sewing

after a hot dry summer, (and many years without fresh soil),
my mondo grass/pavers were looking just awful
so today I replanted and nourished this little patch
This is a patch I prepared earlier (2 months ago)
The variegated liriope is flowering, but has also suffered from the dry summer

Monday, 3 March 2014


Karina with her work at ARTEXPRESS, The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park - from now until end of April

Saturday, 1 March 2014

A gathering .... 4 ... with Karen

Karen Ruane's new 6 month online class ( has just started. I've learnt so much from Karen - a lot of it is perhaps intangible, as the last 6 months has been filled with "fly on the wall" classes - we are privy to her inner most textile and design musings. Being part of her on-line world has become (an essential) habit for me.
one of my current projects