Barb's Thread Art
Barb's Thread Art
About Me

My Pfaff and meMy name is Barbara and I live in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs with my husband of 30 years and my 24 year old daughter. I trained as a nurse in the late 70’s and worked in various positions in nursing until my daughter was born.  I began smocking when my daughter was small, I enjoyed the rhythm and precision of handwork. I moved on to ballet costumes and uniforms and all those things children get you into!

In 2004 I chanced upon a job offer to make dog training collars and harnesses and so began a new phase and relationship with my sewing machine.    T

I've always tended to sew things fairly fast in my impatience to get things done.  My mum used to say I sewed with a "hot thread and burning needle" which I'm sure was not intened as a compliment!  But thread painting and free motion embroidery really lend them selves to my way of doing things, so perhaps this technique was just waiting for me to discover it.