Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Such an honour...

Connectivity: Port Clyde
Heather Dubreuil

... to have my work profiled in the latest issue of the SAQA Journal, in Kris Sazaki's "Notes from the President" column. This Journal is available in print and on-line to SAQA members only, but I have permission to reprint the column on my blog, July 26.

I found Kris's insights to be perceptive and thoughtful. Those of you who ask yourselves how fibre art is essentially different from painting will see that question addressed briefly in her text.

Thank you to Dianne for suggesting that I post my news here.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Fun and Games in Durban

With some special time together with Phillida and the pressure of getting some Marsala coloured fabric, here are some pictures of our 'fun and games'.  We think we have cracked it although we did produce some 'interesting' variations along the way.  Best practice: we never let a bit of left-over dye go to waste - hence some obviously non-Marsala bits of fabric!

Notice how organised we were to start with - formulas written out!
First batch out in the sun

Soda being added

Not quite right - back to drawing board

Maybe?  Better?  We'll see when they're dry and ironed...

Almost there. Looking more promising.

Some of the variations and play pieces

We feel we have got the full range of Marsala - yippee!
Some of the lovely extras we finished up with - nothing wasted!
All that remains now is to make something stunning with all this yummy fabric...

Hilary and Phillida

Saturday, 11 July 2015


This was my entry at the Festival of Quilts held last week in the Durban area.  Wonderful time was had by all and I was so thrilled to catch up with Hilary and Phil.

Hilary persuaded me to put my entry onto the blog and although I did not win anything it was a fun experience.  Saw some magnificent work and can't believe the talent that we have here in South Africa.