January 24th, 2014
Well after a hectic Christmas going to Florida,Disney, Naples and before that visiting family in England, my work seems to have taken a dive but I’m now back in action !!!!
Thought you might like to see how our new edition is getting on. Lucy is now a big girl and rules the roost, really beautiful but is the boss. Although she is a mix Golden/Great Pyrenees she is definitely more Pyrenees and needs a lot of exercise, keeps us all fit !
These are two examples of reverse-applique. The top one is layers of fabric and paper design machine-stitched and cut through. The second photo is the same process in a smaller version with modeling paste through a stencil as a top layer.
October 28th, 2013
Just thought I’d mention I’m teaching The Lady Book ( seems to be popular ) at ‘Wild at Heart Studios on San Juan Island April 5&6th 2014 in case anyone fancies a little bit of an art weekend.
September 9th, 2013
I’ve added another week to my workshop at Colouricious ( www.colouricious.com ) as the first week sold out this morning when advertised. Looking forward to it and meeting you all.
September 5th, 2013
I’m one of the six artists featured in Maggie Grey’s new book due out in December, it’s called Approaches to Stitch:Six Artists – cool !!!!!!!
September 3rd, 2013
In two days time my workshop with www.colouricious.com is being advertised and as the number is limited to twelve I thought I’d better give you a heads up. Looking forward to teaching in the UK and meeting some Brits again.
These are needle felted squares, “presies” for my students at www.art-is-you.com in October.
August 13th, 2013
Quilting Arts Gifts magazine is coming out August 27 and guess what, yours truly has an article in it !
July 29th, 2013
Received these beautiful sari and chiffon silk ribbon to-day with silk thread too. I get them from a company called www.DarnGoodYarn.com some of the proceeds help the women of Nepal and India. I just love the colors, I have a huge stash and have started using it in my work a lot.
Finishing off a piece of work for Jamie Malden www.colouricious.com, this is using her Indian wood block stamps with Tyvek which I’m really into at the moment. They are individual small pieces then placed together to form a larger more interesting piece,it consists of free motion stitching around the image then adding beads and metal findings
Still working, preparing modeling paste through a stencil on dyed face cleaning towels. These are for a commission for a book to which I’ve been asked to contribute. I will post more of the finished pieces at a later date when I get the ok !
July 7th, 2013
Almost finished the pages for “The Tree of Life” book,Â just stitching around the edges and then onto constructing the book. On this page I’ve stamped the image on “Gelli” print fabric then stamped the same image onto paper, cut it in half and layered it over the fabric image. Who says paper and fabric don’t work together.
Don’t you just love it when you get goodies in the mail. This lot consisted of more sari silk ribbon ( got a lot now ), stencils from “Artistcellar” and two books that look pretty exciting “500 Paper Objects” and Suzi Blu’s new book, “Mixed Media Girls”.
June 24th, 2013
I just love Paperclay maybe because when it dries it’s so light and not quite as brittle as ceramic type clay. Just leave it to dry overnight and perfection. I like to press the clay into Indian wood blocks ( I get mine from Colouricious ) Remember to use a release on the blocks first, I use vaseline which I push deep into the block with an old paint brush then press the clay into the block and leave to dry. Paint with acrylic paint and finally lightly rub the surface with a metallic rub on.