Exhibition at Chandlers Cottage.

March 16th, 2021

From the 23rd of March, Leesa is holding her first Textile show for the year. This time it will be at her show rooms : 1/20 Canterbury Rd, Braeside. The show will run from Tuesday – Saturday.

I will be demonstrating printing and painting at home using easily obtainable acrylics. This will include using a Gelli plate, mono prints and creating lino cuts and cardboard prints. A variety of my goods will be on display and for sale.

These are ipad covers. They have a fold down flap, held by Velcro. The designs are a mixture of lino cut prints and screen prints.
The designs include an echidna, honey possum, banksia , a black cockatoo and magpies. They are priced at $50. each.

The walkers bags will feature again. These are handpainted screen prints. The bags have a zipped pocket down the side which makes an easy place to secure cards, keys etc. In the top opening, there is room for a drink bottle and sun glasses. The bags are priced at $30. each.

There will be some bags with eco dyed leaves……i.e. the actual gum leaves printed onto silk by contact printing.
The golden wattle has been handpainted with Lumiere paints. The grass trees is a lino cut print.
More Walkers bags…….these feature handpainted animals plus the new Eastern Barred Bandicoot.
Craft bags painted with Lumiere paints.
Some customers have asked for a larger Walkers bag so I have made up ten larger bags. Both sizes will be $30. each.
Brewing up my pots of eucalypt leaves to create eco prints. I also added cotton ropes into the mix. As you can see a variety of colours happen with the brewing. I have added finer cords and pieces of silk to embellish the various bowls. To finish off where the rope ends I have sometimes created a knot and tassel and on others I have sewn beautiful gumnuts.
These lovely rope bowls will be $15. each.

I have also made up two eco dyed bags. These are comprised of cotton and silk pieces. The bags will be $50. each.

Latest Work.

March 6th, 2021

Last March the Banksias were in full bloom in my front garden. I played around with a variety of techniques to achieve the look of the blooms. Some of the backgrounds are dyed with Procion dyes. The brown background and edging is eco dyed. Hand and machine stitch embellish the wall hanging. The blossoms are a mixture of lino cuts, screen prints and overlays of one over the other.

Silver Wattle.

In May the silver wattle was blooming in my local park. I have used hand dyed fabrics and mono printed over them, using Inktense blocks and pencils. To create the ovate leaves and bright blossoms, I cut paper stencils for screen prints. More yellows were needed to complete the runner so I dyed some more fabric with the Procion dyes.


The pin cushion Hakeas started blooming in April. All the background fabric has been eco dyed. The seed pods are lino cuts. The blossoms are a mixture of stamps [created with adhesive foam, cut and adhered to a piece of cardboard] and lino cuts……cream print. The leaves are screen printed and appliqued. Eco dyed cord surrounds the individual pieces.


This image represents a hillside in Angorichina, covered with spinifex. This is in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. The Spinifex plant is so exciting with its spikiness and way of growing. I have machine and hand stitched the plants over the image. Little walking trails are defined with a kantha stitch. Again eco dyed fabrics are used in the image and for the edging. Silks and cotton fabrics are used.