Serendipity Shibori Tutorial #4: Itajime Clamp Resists

My fourth and final tutorial as guest artist at 3 Creative Studios is now up:

Serendipity Shibori Tutorial #3: Pole Wrapping

My third tutorial as guest artist at 3 Creative Studios is now up:

Serendipity Shibori Tutorial #2: Folding Resists

My second tutorial as guest artist at 3 Creative Studios is now up: Folding Resists Shibori. Simple fabric folding creates an extremely effective resist with serendipitous results. Different patterns are achieved depending how you fold the fabric; whether you dip or soak the fabric in the dye solutions; and whether you apply the dyes to… Read More →

Serendipity Shibori Tutorial #1: Karamatsu – Japanese Larch

My first tutorial as guest artist at 3 Creative Studios is now up: Karamatsu – Japanese Larch. Karamatsu, or Japanese larch, is a radiating circle design created with a stitch resist. Different effects are achieved depending upon the number of circles you stitch; the number of rows of stitching; and how close together the rows… Read More →

3 Creative Studios: March Guest Artist

I once infamously declared that I would never do shibori (or more particularly, stitched shibori) again. I should not have been so emphatic. These days, shibori is an integral part of my creative repertoire and I embrace its inherent serendipitous qualities. So when 3 Creative Studios invited me to be guest artist for March and… Read More →

Gift Making

All going well, today I will make a start on some small Christmas gifts and decorations. I might even make some of my Pacific-themed table mats. Here’s a free pattern that you are welcome to download: Pacific Place Mats Pattern (150KB PDF) This pattern is provided for personal use only. Please respect my copyright.

Photo Transfers with Orange Power

1 July Update: Orange Power Sticky Spot + Goo Dissolver is the only Australian product that I have found works reliably with this technique. Check the Orange Power website for where to buy, including at Coles, BILO and larger IGAs. Australian Purchasers – You can purchase Orange Power online. Further to the Twelve by Twelve… Read More →

Basket case

Basket case:

My favourite quilt facing finish

Download my My Favourite Facing Finish Tutorial (PDF) Since I set out on my exploration of alternative quilt finishes over two years ago, I have identified and trialled a multitude of facing techniques. This tutorial represents the culmination of my research and experimentation (so far!) and is suitable for both rectangular quilts and quilts with… Read More →

Christmas Visitors

In the past 24 hours my blog has been inundated with visitors referred by the Free Quilt Patterns website. Thank you. They have come to see my free quilt pattern for Pacific Place Mats: Pacific Place Mats Pattern (150KB PDF) The place mats make an excellent Christmas gift. It’s not too late to make up… Read More →