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Categories : Teaching
Wow, I am teaching at the Houston Quilt Festival in October this year. I am excited, amazed and a little overwhelmed but it is going to be fabulous and I hope that the classes fill, so tell your friends! For ease of reference I will share the schedule, as it currently stands in this blog post.
So here we go:
Monday 27 October 2-5pm Monoprint, Mask and Stamp.
Monday 27 October 6-9pm Scattered Circles Table Runner
Tuesday 28th October All Day Daffodil Art Quilt
Wednesday 29th October All Day My Textured Garden
Thursday 30th October 2-4 Mixed Media Miscellany Stunning Surfaces with Man Made Meltables. This is a session where a number of us are in a room and participants get to rotate around to see the ones that interest them.
Now that I have written this, it seems so real.
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Categories : Angelina Fibre, Canvas, Mixed Media, Textile Art
I have added a little video to Youtube showing you how to make these super cool Butterflies.
I hope you like it, please share.
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Categories : Canvas, Mixed Media, shows
I am building a range of mixed media canvases, pages and more for the Scrapbooking and Papercraft Shows. I am not a papercrafter and I don’t really get the ‘scrapbooking’ thing, but I do like working on canvases. Here is one I have just completed.
I have used a very eclectic mix of objects in here, but it is still a structured and formal layout.
There are two Tim Holtz products: A pre printed Hessian canvas from the District Market range (Clockmaker) and my all time favourite Clock faces – Timepieces from the Ideology ranges. The photo is one I have licenced from www.depositphotos.com.
the quote is transfered using Transfer Artist Paper on to Kraft Tex. I really liked the effect of this and to finish it of a bit, I have stitched around the edge with my maching.
The knives and the upholstery fabric behind them came from one of the local charity op shops. I liked the texture on the knife handles. I applied two coats of gesso and then painted two coats of Jacquard Textile Colour in Raw Sienna. Once it was dry, I heated some embossing powder over the surface to ‘tarnish’ it a bit. I don’t know the brand or colour of the embossing powder as it is very, very old and I can’t read the jar. The knives are no longer relevant as cutlery, they are there for their horizontal lineal look.
What do you think?
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Categories : 12 Days of Christmas, Instructions
I originally made this in 2005 and it is still looking exactly the same. It is so quick and easy to make.
What you need:
- One vine wreath (I used an 8 inch one)
- Four sprigs of Christmas Berries
- One large rusty bell (I used a 7 cm one)
- Scraps of fabric or Ribbon.
How to Make it:
- Rip your fabric into five strips, approximately 4 cms by 50 cms
- Feed the end of the Berry Sprigs into the centre of the wreath, spreading them evenly around the wreath. You can use a hot glue gun to secure these if you want to.
- Tie the strips in a tight bow at the point where the berry sprig has entered the wreath.
- Thread the fifth strip of fabric through the loop of the bell.
- Tie the bell securely around the top of the wreath. Allow it to sit slightly into the centre of the wreath.
- Use the remainder of the ribbon to make a hanging loop.
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Categories : craft shows
Here is my event schedule, as it currently stands, for 2014. Come and visit at an event near you.
Unique Stitching 2014 Show Schedule
See us at the following Craft Shows
Christchurch NZ Craft and Quilt Fair – February 13 to 15 – Pioneer Stadium, Christchurch NZ
Palmerston Nth NZ Craft and Quilt Fair – February 20 to 22 – Arena Manawatu Palmerston Nth NZ
Melbourne Scrapbook and Papercraft Show – February 21 to 23 – Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens
Rosehill NSW Stitches and Craft Show – March 6 to 9 – Rosehill Racecourse, Rosehill NSW
Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show – March 20 to 23 – Brisbane Exhibition Centre Southbank QLD
Australasian Quilt Convention – April 10 to 13 – Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens VIC
Creative Textile Show – May 2 to 4 – National Convention Centre, Canberra ACT
Perth Quilt and Craft Fair – May 21 to 25 – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth WA
Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo – June 7 to 9 – Brisbane Exhibition Centre Southbank QLD
Melbourne Quilt and Craft Fair – June 26 to 29 – Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank VIC
Sydney Quilt and Craft Fair – July 9 to 13 – Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island NSW
Adelaide Sewing, Stitching and Handcraft Show – July 18 to 20 – Wayville Pavillion Adelaide Showground SA
Hamilton NZ Quilt and Craft Fair – August 7 to 10 – Claudlands Events Centre, Hamilton NZ
Art Is You Art Retreat NSW – August 14 to 17 – Mercure Port Macquarie Cams Wharf NSW
Art Is You Art Retreat Victoria – August 20 to 24 – Novotel St Kilda, St Kilda VIC
Art Is You Art Retreat QLD – August 28 to 31 – Novotel Twin Waters Sunshine Coast QLD
Newcastle Stitches and Craft Show – September 11 to 14 – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow, NSW
Unique Retreat – September 19 to 21 – Canberra, ACT
Unique Retreat on the Road – September 26 to 28 – Townsville, QLD
Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair – October 8 to 12 – Brisbane Exhibition Centre, Southbank QLD
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Categories : Teaching, Textile Art
Retreat on the Road
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2014
Three days of surface design, mixed media, art quilt heaven.
This little retreat will be jam packed with fun, ideas and inspiration. Tutors have been handpicked for their sharing, inclusive and enjoyable approach, guaranteeing that you will not only learn heaps, you will have a ball doing it. Classes will be held in Townsville, QLD.
Each tutor will offer three one day classes, giving you a smorgasbord of six workshops to choose from. Class sizes will be small and intimate – numbers will be strictly limited – book early to secure your position. You can book for individual days or for the full three.
Ensure your place by paying the deposit, be first to see the tutors class list and get priority placement into the classes of your first choice. Deposit is fully refundable if your plans change, so there is no risk. This option is only available for the Far North Queensland Retreat as it is the first time we are running that event. Deposit registration will be available up until the time that the full class list is released at which time, those registered will be given first priority on class placements.
Tutors at the Retreat will be Jane Davila http://janedavila.com/ and Alysn Midgelow-Marsden http://alysnsburntofferings.blogspot.com.au/. Both tutors will provide fantastic classes and a great experience for participants
To secure your place go to www.uniquestitching.com.au and register your interest. This tiny url will take you straight to the page: http://tinyurl.com/l9ztc92
Don’t miss out!
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Categories : Paint, Surface Design, Textile Art
I love creating my own fabric, whether that is by painting or dyeing and it is great to be able to use one off fabrics in projects. That way you know no one will ever have anything like what you do. Sometimes I meet in the middle of the unique one off and the commercial by incorporating elements of both. Today I have taken some fabrics I monoprinted with the Gelli Plate and then stencilled the fore ground and incorporated them into some very basic patchwork using batiks and hand dyes. The stencils are both commercially available. The feather is from The Crafter’s Workshop and the ballerina is a Stencil Girl stencil. Both will be very recogniseable in a range of different projects. The batiks are Tulis Textile fabrics and the hand dyes, all my own.
This first one is monprinted and stenciled then stitched together with Tulis Textile Batiks. Here is some detail of the priniting:
This second one is long and skinny. I see it as a great growth chart or to decorate a narrow and long space. Not that it will be either of those things, but it will be lovely as a simple demonstration for the Show stand or the Pop Up Classes.
And here is some detail:
I love this stencil. One more sample to put together with Gelli printed backgrounds and then I can move onto something else. What do you think?