Thursday, January 20, 2011

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a work in progress- embroidered duck

This week I am showing an unfinished embroidery. This was begun in a class at the Macgregor summer school in Toowoomba a couple of years ago and unfortunately remains a U.F.O.
I hope to finish this at some stage. I am happy with the duck but unsure where to go with the rest of the picture. It's easy enough in the class with the teacher but on your own, you wonder -where do I go from here?
The dam is on our property and there are ducks like that nesting there. I find the scene quite imspiring in real life and hope to convey some of this beauty in this work.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

vintage quilt rescue

I have recently completed a vintage quilt. I bought the unfinished quilt top, probably from the 1940s, and quilted and bound it. The top was not well made with squares not meeting up, and many squares made of several strips, but the final effect was gorgeous . The old fabrics were wonderful and there was even some Davy Crockett fabric!. I have really enjoyed bringing it to life.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Etsy shop

I have recently  set up  a shop on Etsy
Here is the link

Starting the new year with a Blog

Hi, My name is Shauna and I am a fibre artist.  My home is    in rural Australia on a farm where I enjoy looking after my many animals. I also  love working with fabric in many different ways. I make  quilts on commission,  I  make artworks(landscapes and portraits) using fabric and thread and  I  hunt for vintage materials to construct patchwork items and upcycled clothing.  Recently I have been sourcing vintage quilt tops from the 1930's 1940s and 1950s which I bring to life   by completing them with backing , batting and quilting..