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About robyn

I hand dye silk embroidery threads, ribbons, fabrics, wool and create embroidery designs in my garden studio. I have sourced interesting embellishments from my travels around the world. My greatest textile passions are colour then texture. From a little girl I have collected colours & textured fabrics. I enjoy teaching workshops passing on my passion & knowledge while meeting great people. I am a total textile queen who loves to wallow in the champagne of the Pacific Ocean at Byron Bay not far from my home.

Colour Streams Christmas Greetings

Christmas greetings to you all. Firstly thank you for your interest and custom in my luscious goodies over the last year. I would like to wish you and your family all the best for Christmas and may 2014 be filled … Continue reading

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Stitch on Felt

One of the most stable fabrics to embroider or stitch on is felt.  It does not need a hoop to keep it taut and you don’t have to worry about the edges fraying.  Of course there are many kinds and … Continue reading

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Stitch, Texture, Felt!

One of the joys of making your own felt is creating surface texture with a variety of fibres, yarns and fabrics.  These of course add to the colour play in your felt as wild or as subtle as your desire. … Continue reading

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What a great start to the year, CRUISING.  I was fortunate enough to work as a tutor for Needlework Tours on their cruise to Noumea & Fiji in February.  We had 12 tutors on board and a great range of … Continue reading

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A bit more of KASHMIR

Here is Mr. Bhat and a closeup of a very fine wool shawl he is embroidering.       Single strand ofsilk thread using a simple  whipped stem stitch. Hours of work. The men sit in one room stitching and … Continue reading

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A sojourn in Kashmir

WE spent 6 days in Kashmir, a real pleasure after hard driving days through the Himalaya foothills.  Ramsan served us each day with hot meals and a wealth of local knowledge.  Lassa guided our boat through the floating gardens & … Continue reading

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Well here we go with my latest learning curve creating this blog. Firstly thank you for taking the time to read it and I hope I may be able to encourage you in your textile adventures. Earlier this year I … Continue reading

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