Thursday, October 31, 2013


I went out to Ali's last Saturday and with Kate, Kathryn and Merody we had an Indigo play day.
I over dyed some pink fabric using folds and pegs.
 These used plain white fabric.
I also dyed some old french linen using marbles tied with elastic bands and made into this cushion photo below.  I so loved the results of this one.

 It was wonderful of Ali to organise the day and next year she is planning to hold workshops out at her property check out her website.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fabric Printing

My friend Suse came out yesterday and we had a fun afternoon trying different ways of printing on fabric here are a couple of samples.

We used sponges, thermofax screens, silkscreens and improvised with a range of items like rulers and eggbeaters.  We printed onto linen and cotton fabric using fabric paints.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Half Square Triangle Cafe Apron

I have just finished a little Cafe Apron for my sister-in-law whose birthday is on Friday.  I was inspired by some aprons in the latest issue of QUILTY magazine but changed the pattern around and decided to line the apron or it could be reversible.  My sister-in-law lives near the Pacific Ocean so I chose sea colours.

Hope she likes it!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stardust 8 by 8 challenge

The latest challenge topic for the New Zealand 8 by 8 group I am a member of was "Stardust".  We are doing 15 in by 12 in landscape orientation for this series of challenges.  I went for something fairly simple an improvisational star with glitter fabric and an oil stick stencil.