This embroidery follows on from a little pillow I made for a friend who was about to have a baby and wanted something pretty in her nursery and something she could treasure as her little one grew older. The embroidered oval of flowers was worked using silk ribbon and cotton threads on a small piece … More Mini Pillow
My lovely daughter Nasci, is a lot older now from the time when I used to wrap her in this baby blanket. There are some things I cannot let go of, particularly if it has anything to do with family. I wonder if this might be the reason I am STILL UNPACKING boxes in my … More A Family Heirloom
Quote” When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other”. ~ Chinese Proverb . . . . . . . . and yes that’s me to a tee as Phillip rolls his eyes, shrugs his shoulders and says nothing when I … More Flowers in Frame
Quote “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us”. ~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat How true is this quote for me because I delight in the floral bouquet and this theme is ever present in my art. Whether I … More Floral Stitches
Quote “All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle”. ~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851 Being an embroiderer, I tend to agree with Ellen’s quote, that life at times, and especially when I’m on a ‘creative roll’, I can very much focus only on needle and thread work. The dishes pile up, things get very … More Silk Ribbon and Beading
I remember teaching this class many times and feeling such satisfaction when participants showed me their final pieces. Each chose their own colour theme, and interpreted the design in their own way. Worked on fine swiss cotton and with cotton threads and silk ribbon, this delicate and timeless potpourri sachet is a gorgeous project and … More Potpourri Sachet
This Infant Cot Cover was a item I worked on wool blanketing with both wool threads and silk ribbon. A delicate pattern and pastel effect. Kit available (inclusive of pattern, blanketing, threads and ribbon) $ 40 AUD plus postage and handling.
Quote “She watched and taught the girls that sang at their embroidery frames while the great silk flowers grew from their needles”. ~Louise Jordan Miln, The Feast of Lanterns Further to this lovely quote, I was thinking about summer classes I will running once the renovations on the studio are completed. I have been pondering … More Heritage Stitching