2015, cross stitch with wool on canvas – 59cm x 42cm (23.2″ x 16.5″)
This piece took around 270 hours to complete – it is effectively a self portrait, as I took elements from my Astrological birth chart and overlayed them on the spider’s web. The piece was inspired by an art competition that I am entering (the Emma Hack Art Prize), which gave the theme of ‘Humanity In Nature’. I enjoyed the contrast between my ‘slow art’ and the delicate spider’s web which is never permanent.
Here’s the ‘official’ statement for the piece:
Exploring the juxtaposition between instinctive, elemental nature, and the human need to intellectualise these same forces, ‘Identity’ uses Astrology to present the interrelation of humanity in nature.
I will be spending more time this year entering art competitions and trying to get my work ‘out there’ – whether they are accepted or not, it’s the process of creating art and getting it out into the world that is the main thing!
‘Goth Deathrock No. 4 – Anita’ is in Gallery M at the Marion Cultural Centre from 30 November to 9 January!
If you’re in Adelaide, make sure you stop by – it’s exhibit no. 1 as soon as you walk in Here’s Anita posing in front of it:
And here’s me in the carpark! (I was too shy to have pictures taken in a very busy gallery)
If you’re in Adelaide, please put a vote in for me in the ‘People’s Choice Award’!
I’m very lucky to live in the City Of Marion which supports the arts
I completed this cross stitch the other day, and it is for sale (obviously without the watermark)!
AUD $100 unframed, or I can get it framed for you professionally for about $50 extra.
About 40 hours of stitching time!
Size is 30.4cm x 12cm (11.9″ x 4.7″)
If you would like one stitched in another background colour, please let me know!
I’m super excited and honoured to have been asked to write an article for the prestigious magazine ‘The Wheel’ released by Ashford Handicrafts!!
I have a few Ashford looms in my studio, I must confess! My tapestry loom is an Ashford, as is my table loom and my rigid heddle loom. I also have an Ashford warping board and weaving bench … well, they *are* the best!
You can grab a copy when purchasing Ashford products, becoming a member of the Ashford Club, or by visiting an Ashford distributor
This is my favourite pattern at the moment – I call it ‘Underground’, because it reminds me of that brilliant Siouxsie And The Banshees song The pattern is another beauty from 1895!
All scarves are available on ETSY and STORENVY!
And another Purple Peacock, medium length:
One-off artworks are another part of Threefold Designs – here is what is involved with finishing off a tapestry!
Here I am nearly finished the weaving:
I wove it on the side:
Cutting off the loom:
The back of the tapestry looks like a rug! Time to ‘mow and sew’
Next blog entry: the finished tapestry!
I have been weaving like mad, trying to replace scarves that I have sold! We had a short holiday in Robe (bliss!), where I took a few product pics:
Here I am returning to our holiday house with a load of scarves!
I finished a few more after our break too – have a peek at the ETSY and STORENVY scarf sections for new additions!
This is my favourite scarf … luckily I wove an extra one for the shop!
It was a beautiful Australian Winter’s day … perfect for double wrapping this one! If you want one, it’s available on ETSY and STORENVY for USD $60 + postage!
Yes, I have FINALLY gotten around to uploading all the Astrology Bookmark designs into PDF pattern format. They are available on ETSY and STORENVY for only USD $5!
It takes *so long* to convert the colours into approximate DMC equivalents!! Of course, once you purchase the pattern, you are quite welcome to change the colours as you see fit
I have also reduced all the large-sized patterns to only USD $15, since the physical kits have been discontinued.
We had a break in hot weather, so I thought I’d head down to the local beach for some more product shots!
For a change, I thought I’d model one … it matches my hair!! This is the Peacock design, medium length in Turquoise + Black – available on ETSY and STORENVY:
And a pic of the Vintage Designs No. 1, short length, woven in Guava + Black – available on ETSY and STORENVY:
There will be more listings coming soon – I will post them here when they’re ready!
Also, you may have noticed this website went down for a little while – it seems that in January the rules for domain names changed, and my website was put on hold! Luckily my domain provider fixed this for me