Summer Swirl – Beginnings

The first line of the pattern is Cast on 449 stitches loosely using 4mm (size 8) needles. Well, my knitting is usually pretty standard to tension, however, loosely is something I find difficult to do. Solution: Cast on with a size larger needles (4.5mm or 5mm), then switch to the 4mm needles for the first […]

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Overcoat

Layers of cotton fabric, yarn and roving (unspun fibre), machined together with free-motion stitching.

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Beetle

I have long admired Australian world renowned embroiderer, Jane Nicholas. I adore her amazing beetle collection. This little guy has the unfortunate name of Fungus Beetle. He appears as a project in The Stumpwork, Goldwork and Surface Embroidery Beetle Collection. He has wired wings in French Knots, and measures 25mm x 20mm (1 inch x […]

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Summer Swirl

My first foray as a young girl into the fabulous realm of fibreart was knitting. In fact my father told me that he taught me to knit, I can’t actually remember learning, it just seems that I have always known how. Anyway on a recent “girls shopping spree” to Malanda, (apart from the most amazing […]

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Birthday Cards

Creative free-form embroidery, or creative machining, is a wonderful technique that enables you to take your sewing machine to unimagined places.  Several of my friends have upcoming birthdays.  I have made a start on birthday cards. An incense stick is a great tool for selective burning. Work safely: Be sure to work in a well […]

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Stitching on paper

One thing I love about embroidery is its versatility. Taking my embroidery into a different media such as paper is very satisfying. There isn’t a rule that says a particular stitch must be worked in the traditional way and on the correct fabric. Learn the stitch and then break the rules!! Make sure the paper […]

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VLog

My thoughts and creative processes. (3min 38secs)

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feather

Patron Perk: Downloadable pdf with step by step stitch instructions and feather outline

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