Stitching Fun

Quote” A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves” Marcel Proust Dear Readers Following on from this quote and trusting that you’ve all a cool place to retreat to whilst the hot weather bears down on us in Victoria, I hope the start of 2015 is going well for you. … More Stitching Fun

Appliqued Table Runner

I have finally finished and really enjoyed working on this 2 metre table runner, a woollen appliqué project on linen tea towelling. I think this fabric makes for a warm rustic effect and over the past few years with Provincial Decor in vogue, recycled (French) grain sacking, tea towelling and reproduced versions have become very … More Appliqued Table Runner

Felted Wool Applique

Many people ask what is the difference between felted wool and woollen felt. Did you know that felted wool is woven wool fabric, which has been washed and dried with heat? This process shrinks the fabric to make it thick and soft and ideal for appliqué projects. Woollen felt on the other hand is tightly … More Felted Wool Applique

The love of sewing

“Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied”.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859

Mixed Bunch

Mixed bunch has been one of my most enjoyable appliqué projects, again an original design using felted wool and cotton prints on a linen cotton blend background. As with most of my projects a mixture of needle turn and other appliqué methods can be used along with a range of embroidery embellishments.Measurement approx. 22″ x … More Mixed Bunch

Flowers in Bloom

Flowers in Bloom, an original design using felted wool and cotton print appliqué. A favourite of mine and a popular class workshop. Measurement approx. 22″ x 22″. Pattern currently available for $10 + postage, Kits and classes available by arrangement. Cushion completed with feather down insert RRP $180.00 (AUD) Plus postage

Happy Hibiscus

A new design using felted wool appliqué on cotton/linen. I loved working this up and currently in the process of developing a needle turn appliqué pattern to compliment and please embroiderers who would rather sew this way