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

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

Textile Art @ Millrose

Tuesday 17th February was the kick off date  for the ‘Making Art With Textiles’ workshop at the beautiful Millrose Quilting and Gallery in Ballan, Victoria. It was fabulous to be teaching at this inspiring venue and to start the first of ongoing classes, there were 9 participants in the first workshop.  I was delighted … More Textile Art @ Millrose

Delizia Floreale

Dear readers I’ve been working on a new quilt design over the past 6 months. At the same time coincidently,  I have been attending Italian lessons, so I have named the quilt ‘Delizia Floreale’  which in Italian means ‘Floral Delight’.  The title reflects my love of working with floral themes and the medallion in this … More Delizia Floreale

Artistic Inspiration

Dear readers Inspired to start working on canvas again I have been playing with textiles and stitching using the ‘All In A Row’ design as a background theme. Using different colours than usual and hand and machine embroidery I am quite pleased with aspects of the work so far. I am going to sit with … More Artistic Inspiration


During the week I had my friend Heather visit from WA. We go back a long way having worked together over many years, travelled overseas and have kept in touch since my move to Victoria. We have similar tastes for lovely things and often shared a keen eye for the aesthetics around us. Here she … More Friendship