This project has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Artist Collective Caneland and Mackay Regional Council.


Join Stephanie Allen and learn how to make your very own Australiana hanger and textile leaves.

What you will need:

  • Two pieces of fabric (approx 30 x 40 cm each)
  • Leaf pattern
  • String
  • Scissors
  • White chalk pencil
  • Lead pencil
  • Dark or light green thread
  • Freezer paper
  • Applique paper
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine

About the artist:

Stephanie Allen is a down to earth country girl who has always loved sewing and craft but was never drawn to the traditional. Textile Art was a wonderful discovery for her. Today she uses Australian Merino wool, as well as all sorts of preloved fibres, yarns, and fabrics. Instead of a pencil or a paint brush, Stephanie uses her sewing machine to depict her love of the Australian outback, her local rainforest or life on the land.