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December 7th, 2010

Almost all of the work shown on this site is available to purchase, and similar products are available on my Etsy store.

An exception is the photos of the made up samples I have created of the DIY patterns which I sell. Only the DIY patterns are available to purchase, rather than the completed versions shown in the Gallery page.

If you wish to buy something, or you have any questions about anything you have seen on this site,  feel free to contact me at;

ann@spikeydesigns.com

Or you can browse my Etsy store;

http://spikeydesigns.etsy.com/

Walkers Bags.

November 22nd, 2015

Coastal Banksias.

I absolutely love banksias. I created this small lino cut of the coastal banksia, printed it with opaque screen printing ink, then added more colour with the inktense pencils.

Coastal Banksia Bag.

Coastal Banksia Bag.

I found this beautiful fabric at Kate’s Sewing Centre. It immediately made me think of the sea colours and my Banksia print. The colours went together beautifully.  I decided to applique the banksia print onto the sea fabric, rather than setting it in, as I did not want to break up the commercial print. It all looks (to me) like the sea rolling into the shore.

 

Sun Glasses and small glasses cases.

November 22nd, 2015

This week I have been creating more glasses cases. I use my screen prints, lino cuts and appliques to decorate each case. The case is then quilted over the wadding, bound with a fabric bias strip, folded and the sides sewn together.

Glasses cases.

Glasses cases.

The first case has been hand dyed. The one directly beneath it, has been indigo dyed. The two centre ones are screen prints…..eastern spinebills and platypuses. The last one on the top line is a lino cut of gum leaves, nuts and blossom. The last case has been strip pieced using hand dyes and commercial fabrics.

Australian animals.

Australian animals.

Appliques and screen prints.

Appliques and screen prints.

Appliques and screen prints.

Appliques and screen prints.

In this last image, there is an applique gum leaf, and below that, a screen print of gum leaves. The other designs are also screen prints. The ink is heat set once dry, and the articles are then able to be washed by hand or by machine.

Lyrebird bag and case.

Lyrebird bag and case.

Some of the cases are made to match the walkers bags. The fabric here has first been hand dyed. The lyrebirds have been screen printed then quilted before the items have been sewn up.