Tuesday 12 September 2017

Arts in the Ville

Once again over Labour Weekend my studio will be tidy and open to the public. Arts in the Ville is a celebration of local art and creativity. Studios are open, pop up galleries appear and trees are yarn bombed. I will be open all 3 days Sat, Sun, Mon from 10 - 4 so if you are in the area pop in and say Hi, even if it only to see how tidy my studio can be!!!

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Stitch People by Jo Dixey

My book is finially finished and is in the shops, Its called Stitch People and has 20 projects from beginners to advanced, all the designs are based on people, faces, figures etc.
it is published by Bateman in New Zealand and Search Press in the rest of the world so ask your local bookshop to order a copy for you.

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Rooster Auction

Tomorrow evening will see my patchwork rooster go up for auction alongside 37 other beautiful roosters. Money rasied from the auction will go to Starship childrens hospital.

My rooster is called Quentin. The fabric is just glued onto the mould with PVA glue, then a coat of varnish. He has a quilt wrapped around his base.

Monday 17 October 2016

Open studio

Labour weekend has come round again and Helensville is having another open studio weekend. This means it tidy the studio time so visitors don't fall over anything when they come in. I will have work on display and the studio will be open for people to see where I create mess as well as work!!

I will be open 10 - 4 Sat, Sun and Mon. lots of places in the main street of Helensville will have maps so if you are in the area please drop in and say Hi.

Wednesday 24 August 2016

contemporary silk shading

I have just finished this piece of long and short stitch, sometimes called silk shading.
I am planning on developing this into a class for the future.

Sunday 7 August 2016

New Or Nue

I have just finished this piece of Or Nue, a gift for a school principle.

A close up to show how the metal threads changes direction which provides the piece with so much movement.

I then discovered that my computer can zoom into the picture and it show the stitches and the texture of the metal thread, which when you are using it looks smooth! amazing.

Tuesday 2 August 2016

exhibition open

I hung my solo show yesterday, this picture is before the lights were sorted . The show is at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa from now until the 28th.