Creative practices of a textile artist from Queensland, Australia. Now living in Somerset, England.
Tag Archives: antique skills
Speeding up my crochet technique I’ve been crocheting for about 12 years now. Until recently, I had a really ham – fisted technique. I would hold the hook in my fist like a toothbrush, which led to a split second … Continue reading
Elderflower cordial – (simple but messy) Elder is a tree that I have only learned to recognise recently, and it was fuelled by my determination to make and bottle some of the (drinkable) British Classics. First on this list was elderflower cordial. Elderflower … Continue reading
How to make a pectin-rich jelly using glut summer fruit, picked locally. Continue reading
Wearable art works, Creative Tanks meetings this week… …and I feel so alive! So, Creative Tanks will be in it’s third year for the 2013 Carnival of Flowers festival in Toowoomba. It will also be my third year in participating … Continue reading
Amigurumi and Fair Isle crocheting have been two crochet techniques I have enjoyed working on for about the last month. I made a 3-dimensional squid in a hat (with a moustache); It reminds me of Thomson and Thompson. Except there’s … Continue reading
Fur and leather. I was recently passed down some items of sentimental value. There’s some kind of strange stuff; teeth, tusks, furs, leather tooling equipment, scrimshaw equipment… shells… hammers… photos…. Already sounds like an amazing contemporary art piece, or like … Continue reading