That Online Purchase Experience

That Online Purchase Experience

Most of us are purchasing more online, which means posting and packaging for artists. With lockdown, it was a necessity, but some recent online purchases made me wonder about the experience the purchaser has in buying our art – especially online. I’m an...
Hidden Messages in Textile Art

Hidden Messages in Textile Art

Messages are everywhere – but do we notice them? Unless I’m on the lookout, I know I certainly don’t.  But I’m learning to look deeper and harder. The International Quilt Museum recently uploaded a very interesting episode in their First Friday...
The Ebullience of Stitch

The Ebullience of Stitch

Recently, I picked up a needle and thread to embroider.  Yes, hand embroidery – something I haven’t worked at in years. Weeks down the track, I can honestly say that I’ve worked a stint of hand stitch into my daily routine. Why?  Because I can feel...
Ask For Help

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

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

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...