winter in melbourne


winter in melbourne

visited melbourne last winter – no snow but it was a rather cool day with a hint of rain

my entry for the winter challenge put out by scott thomas photography

[taken with my android mobile phone]

inspirations 4

in june i posted some photos of mine which i hope will provide inspiration for my fibre and textile art; this is the 4th post on the subject

a boardwalk on eaglehawk neck, tasmania –

a jetty in orford, tasmania

a flight of steps outside the national gallery in melbourne, victory –

and another flight of steps near federation wharf in melbourne, victoria –


bark 1

hooray – this afternoon i finished the first stage of my entry for the textile art challenge by stitching and beyond inc, which is ‘bark’

i’ve called it fractured

what was the inspirtion, i hear you ask

well, when i vistied melbourne recently i took some photographs of an amazing tree and a beautiful historic lamp post

they were both near federation wharf next to the yarra river

the bark on the tree was very textural and i knew it would be a wonderful inspiration for the textile art challenge

i tweaked the photos digitally and then printed them onto inkjet-printable fabric

i added some luscious cotton material i had bought for a totally different project but which was just right for this purpose

then i cut up the sections into strips and off-set them, ready to stitch to together again

there is a size requirement with this challenge, so i carefully trimmed the completed sections before adding a strip of sashing and an offset border

amazingly, it all worked out;  it now measures 60 cm x 42 cm – exactly the maximum size allowed

[next:  adding wadding and a backing, before quilting the layers together]

city lights

this is what happens when you take photos in the city at night with your mobile phone from a moving vehicle

then you play around with photo editing software

photo 1

photo 2

photo 3

maybe inspiration for some textile art …

[these photographs are my original artworks and should not be used in any way without permission]

graffiti 3

some more pics of artwork in hosier’s lane, melbourne

dining al fresco –

a paradox of pastel colours and hard-edged subject –

and a larger-than-life horse (this is one of my favourites) –

[please note that these photographs are my original artwork and should not be used in any way without permission]