Narryna Heritage Museum – 1

What a great time we had yesterday! After a delicious lunch, I visited this beautiful historic home with friends Barb and Lauree. Our main purpose was to see the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize exhibition but (as always) I could not resist the history and elegance of this place.

Situated at Battery Point in Hobart, it is within easy walking distance of Salamanca and the waterfront.

This short slideshow is the first of several, and features the exterior and outbuildings. 


[click on each thumbnail to enlarge]

if you’ve been keeping up with my recent photo diary posts, you would have seen this project in progress

i attended a workshop with sue dennis at warwick in queensland last month where we learned and/or developed lots of techniques

first we made ‘art cloth’ with layers of stencilling, stamping and painted cut and/or torn fusible web

after backing the decorated cloth with wadding, we added machine stitching and 2D and 3D broderie perse, as well as machine-stitched couching using various yarns

of course, my alter ego – stitchedupmama – had to add some crochet flowers …

we also made cords from twisted yarns and free motion zig zag machine stitching

fusible interfacing was then ironed on the back of the embellished cloth before we cut the cloth into ’tiles’ (after further reinforcing the whole piece with a fused fabric backing onto which we had stitched some pieces of velcro)

the wallhanging ‘frame’ sections also had velcro stitched down the centres

after the tiles were finished, i had fun playing around with different arrangements

the possibilities are endless!


a while ago i posted that my textile art would be featured this year in quilting arts magazine

well, it’s finally happened!

my complimentary issues arrived in the mail yesterday:

quilting arts magazine

for a sneak preview, and to order your own copy, click here

to see extra images of my work on the quilting daily website, click here