I have always wanted to make little shoes. I made little crocheted booties for my eldest daughter when she was a baby They had lovely warm lambs skin soles and I shared my Crafts council residency with a shoemaker in Darwin in 1991. I also had a Subiaco market stall with a friend in 1997 She made the most adorable baby shoes from hand dyed leather. So I wanted to try them with Rainbows End Fabric. I saw a pattern by Kwick Sew and was imediately inspired to try....but...I found the pattern fiddly and could not get the hang of the directions, I found this ladies wonderful tute! http://babypatterns.atspace.com/tutorial1.html and liked the idea of the bound sole. So using her ideas I adapted a pattern of my own and Presto!!! Baby shoes!!! Now I am working on a design for a baby boys boot!
Welcome to Rainbows End, a sanctuary of Colour Art and Craft
I am a textile designer who loves colour and I explore a variety of techniques in my work including Sun Printing a lovely refreshing method of textile printing that produces amazing effects, You will find a variety of applications of this process amongst my work.
I have a number of free tutorials and am in the process of adding more.
I have also updated this space with a shop where my fabrics can be purchased within Australia with no added charge for shipping.
Please browse amongst the colour New things are in the process of being added
I am a qualified textile artist who has worked in Craft and Arts councils all over Australia. I have also worked in Indigenous art enterprises in many isolated communities. I am also a trained and qualified art teacher and have taught in primary and secondary schools. I have strong spiritual beliefs, this is reflected in my art work which you can veiw via the links on this blog.