Contemporary Stitching

As participant at  Fibre Arts Australia in Ballarat I had the privilege of working with textile artist and teacher Sue Ferrari from Warnambool Victoria. Exploring creative and novel ways of working with straight stitching techniques this was an amazing week and I came away inspired and with a refreshed appreciation of hand sewing. My  ‘New … More Contemporary Stitching

AQC 2017

Dear readers WOW . . . . . .what a whirlwind. With months of work now behind me in the lead up to  the 2017 Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) and in a blink of an eye the 4 day event is over for another year. And may I say the beautiful Exhibition Centre was alive … More AQC 2017

Family Collaborations

Deciding on a tree change Daughter No1. (as in age not favouritism) came to live in Clunes a few months ago.  In fact Nasci came right on back home! Wanting some regional experience  and a new direction away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne,  she has relocated indefinitely, working locally, continuing on with her … More Family Collaborations

Quilts By Design

Dear Readers For some time now I have had two quilt designs in the making. I have toyed with ideas and dawdled  with production and as time permitted added a bit here and there but up until mid September last year time was not a concern and I felt no need to rush. A couple … More Quilts By Design

Establishing A Rhythm

Dear readers Again I say “where has time gone” as I realise it has been 6 months since my last post. And of course much has happened in that time. In January I had the privilege of working with UK textile artist Dionne Swift at Fibre Arts Australia summer school in her ‘Establishing Rhythm’ workshop. … More Establishing A Rhythm

Our Studio Weekend

Dear Readers Its Sunday night and all is quiet at the studio. Its been a hectic and creative weekend with the first of the ‘Hidden Word’ Workshops complete and my mind is working overtime with emerging ideas as a result. As with all events  some things worked better than others and  continuous improvement is on … More Our Studio Weekend

The Hidden Word

Dear Readers Thank you to those who have expressed an interest to attend the first of a series of unique and inspiring textile art workshops to be held at the Margie & Bert Design Studio in Clunes. The ‘Hidden Word’ is a 7.5 hour session and will be held on Saturday 4th June, 9.30am – … More The Hidden Word

Clunes Makers Market

Dear Readers Nothing could have made me feel prouder than when on Sunday 13th at the Clunes Makers Market, my students work was exhibited in a mini Textile Art Exhibition at the Club Hotel in Clunes. Albeit an arrangement of approximately 35 pieces, the standard of work was eye catching and gained a lot of … More Clunes Makers Market