Moving on from 2020

Moving on from 2020

2020 was a challenging year for everyone. For my business, markets stopped, and teaching events were non-existent. That released me to become extremely creative in a weird way.

Eco-dyed silk revealed

Video – Unwrapping eco-dyed silk parcels

Recently I have been eco-dyeing a lot of silk fabric. As with most hand-dyed fabric, you are never really sure what the result will be.

Going around and around in circles

Going around and around in circles

For some inexplicable reason, I have become obsessed with circles during this pandemic isolation.

Using Shiva PaintStiks in quilting

Using Shiva Paintstiks in quilting

Add some color and texture to you next quilt project with Shiva Paintstiks

My visit to 2018 Quilt Encounter

My first visit to Quilt Encounter

My first visit to SA Quilters Guild Quilt Encounter was a great experience. I can see why ladies return each year to enjoy this quilting retreat.

Cape Town
Early morning arrival in Cape Town

Cape Town Design Studio Tour

I was fortunate in having a friend to guide and drive me around Cape Town in search of local textiles. One inspiring stop was the factory for Carole Nevin Designs. Carole creates a range of wonderful hand printed or hand painted textiles.

Eco ready for steaming

Springtime fabric dyeing fun

We had another wonderful fabric dyeing workshop this past weekend. The weather was stunning and my lovely new friends, Louise, Gill and Sue, made beautiful pieces. We spent two days ice-dyeing and eco-dyeing. Day one

Introducing Turtle Hand Batik video

Spotlight on Turtle Hand Batiks

In this video, Tina Hilton of Turtle Hand Batiks shares information about the fair trade, cottage industry batiks she carries. Tina shows a wide variety of processes used to make the batiks in small batches

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