Ask For Help

We all reach turning points in our textile careers.  I know I certainly have. Workshops and classes are fantastic vehicles for learning, but sometimes we need more. And the anomaly is, that could be the one thing holding us back in the first place.  So what’s...

Making Magic

Times are tough, especially here in Sydney, Australia, with Covid Lockdown now in its sixth week. Life centres around the home and whatever we can do from there.  So my solution is to conjure some precious magic and reconnect creating an atmosphere of charm and...

Photoshoot Your Work

I adore great photography.  Like great art, it draws you in, so I believe in taking the time to stage photoshoots of my work – wherever possible. Because I’ve taken the time to make a beautiful piece of embroidered art, why wouldn’t I want to do it...

Is It Better to Start or Finish?

Well, this could be quite divisive, as I’m sure everyone has an opinion. There’ll definitely be a cohort who believe in beginning, getting going or commencing work as being critical.  Some even suggest starting more and more work to get the creative juices...

About Doubt

Doubt is Machiavellian and opportunistic.  It’s devious, artful and cunning. It wiggles and weaves its way into our unconscious and is behind the demise of more ideas and inspiration than actual failure ever is. It’s a fear of the unknown and it’s...

Begin at the End

It’s one thing to have an idea or concept – it’s another kettle of fish entirely, to make that up into a successful design for textile and fibre art. So where do I start? Well, funnily enough, at the end – and by that I mean the finished size...