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

‘A Change of Heart’

Definition – “Triptych” has come to us from the Greek “triptychos,” formed by combining “tri-” (“three”) and “ptyche” (“fold” or “layer”). Although “triptych” originally described a specific type of Roman writing tablet that had three hinged panels, it makes sense that the word was adopted first for a three-paneled painting, and then to include anything … More ‘A Change of Heart’

Textile Collage

Dear readers Building on the ‘Sewn Heart’ series I have recently been commissioned to work on some additional stitched collage pieces. Work is currently in progress and I am really enjoying the process of creating surface textures and dimensions by layering and patchworking fabrics and fibres together with stitching and embroidery. I have included snippets … More Textile Collage