What people are creating in the Studio.
Staying Connected and Creating Our Way Through These Crazy Times.
Suzanne Browne has been busy making two baby nests for her daughter and best friend who are both due very soon. The pattern she used was Simplicity 8568 "with some tweaking". The removable flap at the bottom of the nest, covering the cord which draws up the nest to the desired size, is an idea Suzanne found on You Tube. She also attached a hidden pocket on the inside to hide the cord ends.Both fabrics were purchased from Spotlight. A fun project and the good news is Suzanne is a very proud grandma to a baby boy, Koby Flynn. Congratulations!
Yvonne Twining from South Australia has created these gorgeous leather bags while in lockdown. She is currently working on another batch of bags for an upcoming exhibition opening on the 12th June.
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Cheryle Walker has done an amazing job creating these gorgeous wall hangings.
Suzanne's been busy knitting baby gumnut beanies for 5 babies due between July and September. Now she is starting on bucket hats.
Marguerite and her gorgeous daughter Anna at her recent wedding. A very talented costume designer, Anna self drafted her stunning dress while her fabulous mother used a Vogue pattern. Marguerite wore her lovely dress to our Xmas Party.
Anne Smith made this lovely outfit for a recent cruise she went on. Anne purchased the fabric from Chic Fabrique which is a burnout velour with crystals scattered randomly throughout the fabric. A tip from Anne - using a hammer, bash the crystals along the seam allowance before stitching the seams to avoid lots of broken needles.
Anne Rowland finished her beautiful cushions which she started in Maxine Johnson's class at Convention last year.
Our clever Textile Artist, Lorraine Parker has had her amazing art quilt, titled Transformations in my Garden, accepted in the exhibition for AQIPP in Melbourne. AQIPP stands for Art Quilts in Public Places and the exhibition is called Metamorphosis and is to be held at Box Hill Town Hall, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Victoria from the 15th November, 2019. Lorraine was inspired by a tiny pupa (cocoon) hanging in her garden which shone gold. She also noticed a Common Monarch Butterfly in her garden and included it. The background is a cotton sateen which was initially hand painted. So if you are in Melbourne pop along and see how beautiful it is in real life. Well done Lorraine.
Ann-Maree Kelly made this fabulous Fascinator using her Embellishing machine while Barbara, Diane and Glenda enjoyed the day sewing.
Roma Murray made this gorgeous Katherine Tilton blouse using a stretch cotton sateen which she purchased from Chic Fabrique.
Lyn Cochrane made these Fabulous Fearless Flower Fascinators for Ovarian Cancer Research. Such a clever lady.
Frocks held a dedicated day to making felted flowers for Ovarian Cancer Research last meeting and the results were stunning.
Ann-Maree made this gorgeous coat for her Granddaughter, Rose. It was made from a vintage blanket which she purchased from her local Op Shop. Upcycling at its best.
Elizabeth Lawrence made this beautiful bag using her circular foot. The scarf is also one of her creations highlighting the rolled hem.
2018 must be the year of the coat
Lyn Cochran looked awesome in her double sided, sweater knit in Royal Blue when she attended Frocks.
As is the case with most of us, Suzanne ordered more fabric than she needed for her Brooklyn Coat so she made a vest with the left overs.
Magda used the same pattern as Christine, New Look 6325, and it looks completely different. Magda also added lining to hers, clever girl.
Marguerite Sander created this stunning, silk and thread, free-motion scarf at a recent workshop with Carolyn Sharkey at the "Sewing Up A Storm In The Dessert" recently.
Lorraine Parker's beautiful, two, art quilts she created from a photo.
The photo used for the quilts "Sunset at Wangi" To see more of Lorraine's fabulous works check out her website www.lorraineparker2creativetextiles.com or her Facebook page www.facebook.com/LP2TextileArt/