I love contributing to magazines, either by submitting tutorials or getting interviewed for feature articles. Most recently I have featured in three international magazines, and this is my second time contributing to two of them! (see here for and here other articles):
Porcelain Flash, Switzerland, February 2014, No.29.
I have a 9 page feature article, and my art work is featured on the back cover.
Creating Vintage Charm, United States, January 2014 edition
I have a ribbon embroidery TUTORIAL on one of my new prints, it’s organza roses and forget me nots
Decor Magasinet, Norway, December 2013, No 5.
I have a 4 page feature article about… Continue reading
Are you looking for something new to embroider?
If you answer is yes, then read on…I think you’ll love these inspiring designs- AND I think you’ll love the special event which you’re invited to at the bottom of this post!
If you don’t embroider, but love to be inspired by beautiful creations, or maybe you do crazy quilting or other forms of sewing where you could use some beautiful designs, then this post will appeal to you too….and of course you are welcomed to the special event…read on you never know, you might be inspired to learn how!
Here is a sample of what I’m talking about:
I have designed a range of fabric prints especially for embroidery and embellishment…this art project has taken over 18 months to develop.
It was 4.30 am in Melbourne and I presented a ribbon embroidery demonstration via skype to a VIP event at NeedleDelux in St Petersburg, Russia. The focus for this demonstration was to look at how to create layered effects in two different styles when working on painted backgrounds. Here are the two ribbon embroidery projects I presented:
The backgrounds were painted first, the background petals and leaves were created with ribbon stitch to create depth. I use combinations of organza or silk ribbon (these ribbons are 7mm). The front petal of the violet is a ruffle, made with 13mm silk ribbon.
It was wonderful to see some familiar faces from my masterclasses which I taught there in May 2012, and continue… Continue reading
Silk Ribbons and roses…what am I doing?? If you’ve read most of the posts to date, I’m busy painting on a variety of projects, so what do I do when I need a break? I spend time in my rose garden. I always share my garden with my online friends and followers, and I’ve written and posted about it my blogs before…but this is where I relax and have space. My beautiful roses were in full bloom when I got home from Thailand inn November 2012; but sadly because of the heat now in January, my garden is not happy. So to brighten my day, I’ve gone to look back on my photos from last November, and I’ve been inspired to work on an silk ribbon project I started last year.
This rose isn’t finished yet, but it gives you an idea… Continue reading
This project was finished last year, where I creating art with porcelain and ribbon embroidery, but it entailed a lot of problem solving along the way. Sometimes I like to create a mini artworks within an artwork, so I painted a small porcelain shoe with raised paste roses and gilding, added gold pen work rose buds, and filled the opening of the shoe with a bouquet of silk ribbon embroidered flowers to complement the paint work. All of the colours in the embroidery bouquet reflect the colour you see reflected off the gold paint and off the white white porcelain which is why it is more harmonious. But this project wasn’t going to be as simple as I thought!!
Here is the porcelain shoe
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