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Tuesday, 24 September 2013


Our first grandson arrived at 10pm last night - 24/9/2013

Charlie Edward Gummow

Saturday, 21 September 2013

“Dare to Differ – 2013”

An Exhibition of Art Contemporary Quilts

This is a National Exhibition of Contemporary Art Quilts, which happens every two years. The exhibition promotes and displays contemporary quilting in Australia to a wider audience here, in South Australia. Quilts have been selected from five states of Australia. The exhibition is very diverse - in images, concepts, innovation, techniques and sizes. This will be a stunning show of excellent quality, which will attract large numbers as previous exhibitions have done in the past.
The exhibition is supported through the Quilters' Guild of South Australia and Brother International Australia.

Join me on the opening night next Friday 27th September at 6.30pm.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Articles in Down Under Textiles

I am now writing for Down Under Quilts on a regular basis as their  columnist  - I am thrilled with the first issue which will be out in the newsagents on the 18th September. You can subscribe - well worth it as it would be good to support the Australian connection.

Not great photos so if you buy the magazine you will get not only a better"view" of my work but there is much more in it to enjoy!

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Flowers in my garden 

I love flowers - have always loved them as I grew up in a plant nursery, visit and photograph flowers around the world - now need to put more into my Textile works - time - need more of it!!! 

Can someone supply with more time?

"Flowers" in the Cemetery

I love these flowers in the cemetery - obviously I find flowers everywhere I go on my walks and travels.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Walking in the Cemetery 

On Wednesday this week we had to wait for our car to be serviced so we walked in our local cemetery at Cheltenham, Adelaide.
I was looking for my Grandma's grave which we found. Our Gummow family plot is also there. It was interesting as many of the old graves are now being reclaimed and reused.
Of course I had taken my camera and below are a few shots from that walk.

This is our family plot  - it is for 13 people and only 4 in there at the moment
This is my husbands grandparents

Running Stitch - Kantha

My students have to explore running stitch for one of their assignments and create samplers in both traditional and contemporary methods of running stitch. They also have to do some research on types of running stitch in a cultural context e.g. Kantha which is from India and Bangladesh - and what other countries in the world use running stitch????

Cheryl-Ann Clegg

Louise Frances

Louise Frances

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Colour exercise

One of my student, passed this 3D "flowers" for a colour exercise
I loved it - do you?

Some More Printing

More samples from Ricci - a student of mine

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

More and More Printing

Cheryl-Ann Clegg

Cheryl-Ann Clegg

Cheryl-Ann Clegg

Sandra Obst

Monday, 2 September 2013

Fabric Printing

Another one of my students printing samples - Ricci

Embroidered Chicken

This chicken was given to me as a panel over 20 years ago - I then free machine embroidered the feathers, adding beads and couching to the eye area to add interest and couched the nest. Even though this is what I call an old piece I still love it. I took it into college to show my students when we were doing a section on hand and machine couching.
It was much admired so I thought I would share it with all of you.

Suzanne Gummow - 1991

Detail of the nest with hand couching

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Today in the first day of Spring

Below are photos from my garden - spring has arrived today - a beautiful warm spring day and all the flowers are showing themselves - I will have to water them today - the first time for many months as we have had a wet winter but how lovely is the sun on my skin - it makes you feel alive!!!
Enjoy the flowers like I am today!!!