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The Room

This is the architectural piece that was part of the same show as Song of the Earth. The Room is a mysterious place where something is about to come into being. The Green Man, in past mythology, a symbol of … Continue reading

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Ascencion

  This is another example of playing in Photoshop with the NASA photo of a Greenland glacier. It is commercially printed on cotton. I enhanced the colors with paint and colored pencils and then embellished it with embroidery and beads.  … Continue reading

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Song of the Earth

Rapt Threads is a special interest group, a part of the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria, whose members want to explore their own designs. In preparation for a show, we decided to make bowls and create an architectural piece. The following … Continue reading

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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

This absolutely beautiful and amazing tapestry is coming to Victoria. I embroidered on 2 of about 300 of the panels that make up the tapestry depicting the diaspora from around the world. Don’t miss it!!

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Textile Treasures show

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Current Threads 2015 Garden Tapestry

Medieval Garden The background is painted linen with an applied centre panel of silk fusion. Various embroidery techniques are included – surface embroidery, machine embroidery, machine embroidered slips, hardanger, blackwork, and raised embroidery in the casalguidi style. The basic format … Continue reading

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Greenland Glacier

This is one of my entries into the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria exhibition opening Sept 5 at the Tulista Gallery in Sidney BC. It will be on display until Sept 20.  It was inspired by a NASA satellite photo of a … Continue reading

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More Digital Printing

The Forest This abstract originated from a satellite photo of a Greenland glacier. Every once in a while I like to just play in Photoshop with a photo and see what happens when I apply different filters and this was … Continue reading

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Digital Printing Workshop

For this workshop, I was to print a large scale image onto fabric. I chose this pathway to Prospect Lake on Vancouver Island that turned out to be a less than good choice for this particular technique because it is … Continue reading

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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is a project to involve communities around the world in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. Scots have migrated to every corner of the globe and have often had a profound impact on the areas where … Continue reading

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