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Monday, 16 February 2015

More Applique

This time the work is using sheers. I think these are wonderful - creative use of sheer fabrics - very exciting work. Lovely use of delicate fabrics.

Miriam Barker-Lanzi 

Detail: Miriam Barker-Lanzi

Kerry Freeman

Detail: Kerry Freeman

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Hello I am back


I have been absent from blogging for some time now but am back on track 
My students last year completed an applique unit so below a few photos of their work. This work is raw edge reverse applique.

Miriam Barker-Lanzi

Jan Strachan

Karry Freeman

Jan Strachan

Miriam Barker-Lanzi

Friday, 22 August 2014


My students have been working on an embellishment unit and below are photos of some of their samplers.

Students are Maxine Fry and Gaynor Albaster


Heated and burnt fabrics to create texture

Beading, applique, couching and 'fringing'

Manipulated fabrics 

Lots of Beading

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Running Stitch

In the embellishment unit we cover Kantha stitch both traditional and contemporary. Below are a couple of examples.

Gaynor Albaster

Above and below: Trish 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Fabric Printing

Below are some photos of work done in my class for the fabric printing unit. If you like what you see maybe you need to join our class next year at Marden Senior College, Adelaide, South Australia.

All work below was done by Ginny James
Well done, Ginny!!!

(sorry not all in sharp focus)

Drawing for a Riso (screen printing)

Complex Cloth - two or more methods of printing - mono and Riso

Complex Cloth - mono printing and and multi stamps

Complex Cloth -  stencils, lino  and ??? Can you guess???

What techniques are 'emplyed' here??

Friday, 18 July 2014

My Melons???? And Fruit in the Garden

Our citrus are doing fine in the garden at the moment 

My melons- grapefruit that are a gaint size - now what to do with them?

Grapefruit and mandarians by the galore - notice the size difference 

One of our smal orange trees - loaded already - great fresh orange juice every morning

My curry tree

Spinach, silverbeet, beetroot and leeks - made a wonderful spinach quiche 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Holiday down south

Last week my husband and I went on a caravan holiday down south of Adelaide. We visited Robe, Millicient, Beachport, Mount Gambier and Cape Jaffa - most on the coast - fishing places and the other towns are inland a bit. It was very cold but I got loads of reading and sleeping done and a good relax. Went to all the Art Galleries and op shops of course.
My camera was playing up so I only have a couple of photos to post.

I am rugged up ready to go out of the warm into the cold

My husband Ken also rugged up at Beachport 

A "scultpure" outside a cafe at Beachport