Monday, May 31, 2010


The collaboration continues with this wrap on yoryu silk chiffon. (October, 2010)
(Photo by Lis Mertens)

I am most fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with a very astute, fellow lover of textiles.

Together we have come up with new colour combinations for the Pademelon Wrap. This one is "After the Firestorm".

These photos by Sandra Fisher.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Time to deliver

Saturday is the deadline to deliver work for the annual Rapt in Felt Exhibition, Fashion Parade and Bazaar held by Canberra Region Feltmakers Inc., at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Clunies Ross Road, Black Mountain, ACT.

The Exhibition opens on Wednesday, 26th May at 7.30 and will continue through to 4pm on Sunday 30th May. There will be a fashion parade of members' pieces at 12.30pm on both Friday and Saturday.

I will be entering some new work in all three areas.

The tunic below will appear in the Fashion Parade. It is handfelted in merino wool with silk inserts which were hand painted by Alison Alder.

This "Scarfigan" in autumn tones, with pockets, will be in the exhibition along with an Heirloom Blanket and a fine nuno kerchief based on a shell design, hand felted with silk chiffon, merino wool and mohair yarn.

There are some new pieces to go in to the Bazaar.

A Red Scarfigan in merino wool with pockets.

An 80's revival wrap using recycled indian cotton voile designed by Susan Howard for Amnesty International, and merino wool.
Photo by Kim Hopper.

and a poncho / wrap in merino wool on silk chiffon.

I will be on roster all day Friday 28th May, so come and introduce yourself.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing all the colour and excitement of the show.

Monday, May 17, 2010

This week's work

And for something completely different... the results of a weekend workshop with Anita Larkin.

I created these 3D objects using a variety of multiple resists including shade cloth, fabric, bubble wrap and an orange!

Perfect for the autumn chill, a nuno felted scarf in merino wool on silk chiffon.