Wednesday, November 12, 2014


This one is merino wool and cotton muslin.

Another in the Coastline Series

Embedded Coral - merino wool and tissue silk.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Coastline Series

This one is a large scarf/wrap titled Horizon- Lady Musgrave Island. It uses Finn wool for the sea and in the sky. The sand and sky were dyed separately in the microwave oven.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Autumn Swoon

This hand felted vest of merino wool, hand dyed tissue silk and swirls of wool, silk and polyester fibre, is destined for exhibition in the Queanbeyan Regional Art Awards which will run from 5 - 24 August.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Plaited scarf

Five strips of pre-felt in varying widths and colours were plaited and then hand felted.

Scarf Festival 2014

Girls just wanna have...
Hand felted merino wool, polyester daisy netting, knitting yarn and yarn spun from silk sari ends.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

petite miniature textiles

 This is my "Snood", hand felted with Corriedale wool and finished with a retro button, which has been selected for the Petite miniature textiles ( maximum size 30 x 30 x 30 cms) exhibition at the Wangaratta Art Gallery.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Rapt in Felt Annual Exhibition of the Canberra Region Feltmakers,opening Tuesday 3rd June at the Q.

Kebaya Jacket. Merino wool and tissue silk, hand dyed with Eucalyptus cinerea and hand stitched.

In the Exhibition.

Hats - cloche with retro buttons ( in the Bazaar) and hand dyed with Eucalyptus cinerea ( Fashion Parade ).

Also in the Fashion Parade, on the theme of Going Green, this year is a Draped Skirt of merino wool and hand stitching, on a recycled already hand dyed silk skirt.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Retro #1

With the cool autumn mornings, it's time to bring out some pieces which I have made over the years.
This vest in merino wool was originally a wrap made for a birdHouse Exhibition back in 2006.
Thanks to Lucinda for the photos.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Orikiri Felt workshop with Sachiko Kotaka

Orikiri felt making comes from Sachiko's childhood play.
Ori means "fold" and kiri means "cut". Sachiko's adapted this paper technique by making decorative cutouts from fabric, prefelt and prenunofelt instead of paper.
Sachiko credits Kanako Yaguchi, author of "The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils" for some borrowed patterns as well as the recognition that these paper techniques are not restricted to Japanese culture, but also appear in Thai and Portugese cultures.  

My finished scarf.

Laying out. First 2 layers of randomly placed blocks of colour were laid out and topped with fabric torn from a polyester Indian sari. Cutouts were made of design elements contained within the print, then cut from wool. Cutouts from the fabric were placed on top of the wool shapes, before felt making was begun.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Royal Canberra Show Crafts Expo, 2014

Entered in the Hand felted original item including recycled materials is this scarf, created with merino wool and Indian sari fabric.

Core values ladder.

A group of four middle school students worked cooperatively to create this piece of hand made felt expressing our local school's core values. Merino wool and cotton tape.