A little back story
I am trained in the visual arts and taught at the Textiles workshop at the Canberra School of Art (which is part of the Australian National University ) while doing my Masters degree in Textiles. I have always been interested in textiles and technology. My career shifted to teaching Web Design at the Art school. It is in this capacity that I first encountered blogs in 2000. After much reading of blogs and hesitancy I started writing one in January 2004.
I am now full time in my studio and am thoroughly enjoying life running online workshops and occasionally travelling to teach and present workshops in hand embroidery and/or crazy quilting. In 2011 I was fortunate enough to travel to the United States to teach.
All comments made here are moderated. I do not censor I just keep out spam. Comments that are racist, sexist or made by people who like to offend in order stir up trouble are also deleted and ignored. Please do not take offence if I do not reply to every comment. Some times there is just not enough hours in the day.
I have a firm commitment to your privacy. Your Information is private and I hate spam just as much as you do. Under no circumstances will I sell, transfer or disseminate this information to any other party.
Other Places I am Online
I maintain a community space, Stitchin Fingers which is open to anyone interested in textiles so if you like the look of it feel free to join.
My main static website is In a minute ago it houses a hand embroidery Stitch dictionary. Each stitch is illustrated with step by step photos and I have categorised each stitch as to its degree of difficulty so if ever you need a stitch guide you will find it there.
There are also a number of projects that were run in order to raise money for charity. The All that Jazz crazy quilts were a fundraiser for survivors of the Katrina hurricane disaster. Members of the Southern Cross Crazies discussion group and the Canberra Crazy Quilters, at the First National Crazy Quilt Retreat were invited to decorate a bra in order to raise funds for Breast cancer research. Images of all the bras are in the Can-bra gallery
For those students that drop me an email because they have to write about a contemporary fiber artist. Firstly I have an extended about page and an artist’s statement on my static website In a Minute Ago you will find information about my work. If you really can’t find an answer to a question feel free to email me, but I won’t write your essay for you. If the answer is on this or the about page I will simply redirect you back to these pages to look, think and write up as that is what research involves, and yes you can have an image or two for your essay providing you credit me as the source.
Wipes brow and thinks to self that should keep everyone happy. Enjoy the blog!