School of Fish

School of Fish

24" x 11" Hand dyed cotton Sun printing, trapunto, hand and machine embroidery

The Fishwife

The Fishwife

16" x 17" Sue Dove’s book "Painting with Stitches" has been a tremendous inspiration to me. I love her free embroidery technique and have done several pieces of my own design using her technique. This is done on canvas.

Vase in the Corner

Vase in the Corner

26" x 31" Hand dyed and commercial fabrics, silk, organza, lace, etc. Transfer printing, scrunched appliqué, quilting, embroidery, beading

Trading City

Trading City

60" x 48" Hand dyed and commercial fabrics (cotton, silk, lace, novelty fabrics), brass trinkets Soft edge and fused appliqué, machine quilting, dimensional work

The Light Beyond

The Light Beyond

26" x 32" Hand dyed cottons, silks Layered and scrunched appliqué, dimensional flowers and foliage

The Light Beyond, Detail

The Light Beyond, Detail

The Edge of Town

The Edge of Town

30" x 20" Hand dyed cottons Soft edge appliqué, hand embroidery, machine quilting

Tree of Life A

Tree of Life A

34" x 42" Hand dyed and commercial cottons Fused machine appliqué, machine embroidery

Tree of Life B

Tree of Life B

47" x 47" Hand dyed and commercial cottons Fused machine appliqué, machine embroidery

Tree of Life C

Tree of Life C

35" x 44" Hand dyed and commercial cottons Fused machine appliqué, machine embroidery

Tree of Life D

Tree of Life D

42" x 42" Hand dyed and commercial cottons Fused machine appliqué, machine embroidery

Three Chiefs

Three Chiefs

41" x 45" Dyed and textured cottons Raw edge appliqué

Vegetable Vendor

Vegetable Vendor

15" x 17" Sue Dove’s book "Painting with Stitches" has been a tremendous inspiration to me. I love her free embroidery technique and have done several pieces of my own design using her technique. This is done on canvas.

Village in the Clearing

Village in the Clearing

58" x 46" Hand dyed and commercial cottons Fused appliqué, soft edge appliqué, painting, hand embroidery, machine quilting

Vistas

Vistas

25" x 21" Variety of hand dyed and commercial fabrics Machine embroidery, piecing, quilting

Wonky Town A

Wonky Town A

42" x 42" A free-cut town of hand dyed and commercial cottons

Wonky Town B

Wonky Town B

44" x 44" A free-cut town of hand dyed and commercial cottons

This was a particularly difficult piece to get right and I made several attempts before I got the colours and the movement I wanted. I used the sun-printing technique for this, with paper as my resist. I like the movement I got with the free motion quilting.