Fabric Collage

Contemporary Applique 2018 -

New incarnations are blossoming, to do with fabric and sewing machines and hoops and threads and roosters ...a whole new learning curve.

Queen of the Tea Cosies 2008 -

Loani worked at home, in a comfortable knitting chair, dreaming up little woolly objets d’art to adorn the humble teapot.  Tea Cosies.  She patterned them and gave them a funny name. They were photographed like haute couture and published in a book.  Four best selling books.


And then came the Tea Cosy Workshops, ten terrific years teaching and playing with Knitty Nutters at home and around Australia. Who'd a thunk that could be a job. The best job in the world.

Proper Work 2009 and before
Loani snuck into large organisations and spring-cleaned and restructured their electronic filing systems - a modern filing fairy.
Before that she liked to administrate for artistic and charitable organisations.  And in another life entirely she mucked about on the viola and taught little kids how to whip out a tune on their own instruments.


Loani is the happy mother of one grown up son, Benjamin Bunny and daughter-in-law, Giada.  She is ridiculously smitten with two recalcitrant Burmese cats, Purl and Bruce (The Naughties), and thanks her lucky stars for her real beaut bloke, Julian.

Oh and...  Loani sometimes talks about herself in the third person.  She can’t help herself.

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Teaching at

May 2022

Fantastical Fish a two day workshop

in applique design and technique

Rowdy Roosters - a two day workshop

in applique design and technique