i have loved stitching ever since i can remember
i also love cutting and glueing paper, and drawing
my mother started me on a scrapbook when I was 4 (i still have it) and gave me fabric to make dolls clothes at about the same age
she also helped me make my first dress when i was 12
my dad loved to draw and paint and encouraged his children to do the same
so i guess it’s no surprise that i’ve always enjoyed creating
i started making cushions and quilts when our kids were young (for them and for our home)
later, after experiencing a trauma in my life, i opened a quilt gallery in an old church which we rented
i still make quilts, and i still have a gallery
the difference is …
i now make mixed media and textile art (including quilts), and the gallery is in a building we own
these images of my earlier textile pieces show where my textile art began, my own designs (mostly) but rooted more in more traditional styles
i hope you enjoy them, as i did making them, and learning from them
[for up-to-date information about me and our gallery, click here, or browse the pages via the tabs above]
Thanks for the like 🙂
Really like the look of your blog!
I dont have the talent for getting stitces straight. 🙂
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A pleasure! And thanks for your visit and lovely comment =)
Hello Rita ! I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and look forward to seeing more of your creative and unique textile artworks in 2014. I wonder would you be interested in the announcement above ? It comes from Sherri Lynn Wood (San Francisco). Have a look at her blog, I love her improvisation quilts.
Just thought you would be interested. All the best to you and yours.
Merry Christmas, my friend!
All the best to you and your loved ones in Year 2014!
Thanks so much – and the same to you! xo
You’re welcome, my friend!
Have a wonderful day ahead, always~ Cheers!! 😀
Hi, I love your site. I use to live in Tassie. You did workshops at Selina’s in Latrobe. I was fortunate to by a bag from a quilt show one day. It was from one of the ladies who did a workshop with you, it had faces on it and lots and lots of beading. when I left Tassie 4 1/2 years back, stupid me sold it and do I regret selling it. I don’t suppose you have any info on this technique. I am into fibre art myself now and belong to th Contemporary Art group and W.A.F.T.A in Perth.
I am not sure now if I am onto the right lady. I think it was Faye Twining.
It probably was Faye – she’s a very talented textile artist, and I’ve met her serveral times =D
Thank you Rita for visiting and commenting on my blog. I have been absorbed by your work for the past half hour and feel I’ve found a “soul sister” in Tasmania. 🙂 Your wonderful poem about art speaks to me. I love the piece on Etsy – I forget the title but it’s the upcycled blanket with ‘scars’ – LOVE it! I’ll definitely be back.
It’s a pleasure! And thanks so much for your lovely comments, both re:- my work in general and about my ‘scarred’ quilt (which I called ‘survival’). It looks like we’ll be ‘visiting’ each other often! =D
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog, I really appreciate it from one so talented. I was especially inspired by your felt work and look forward to following you on your artistic journey.
It was a pleasure to visit your blog – I’m sure I’ll revisit often! Thanks so much for your visit too, and for your lovely comment. You made my day! =D
Wow! Your quilt work is awesome. You are obviously one talented lady.
Thanks so much! I just enjoy anything to do with fibre and textile, so if it turns out OK, that’s an extra bonus … =D
Hi, thank you for your interest in my blog which led me to your very exciting blog. Looking forward to following you.
It’s a pleasure – I’ll be back! Thanks very much for visiting my blog, too, and following; also your lovely comment … =D