Grow your creativity in fabric, threads and colouring.

Perth, Western Australia


Bev Donohoe

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Bev Donohoe


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About WithFabricAndThreads

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On Etsy since 2017

Do more of what makes you happy:) Hand embroidery, Patchwork/Quilting and Mixed Media art :)

Hello and Welcome

A little about me and my ‘creative journey’…. I believe that I have always had a creative side to me, however, like many of us, it has been in hibernation whilst life happened. Now that my children are grown and are living their own full lives, my creative side has awakened.

As a young girl, I loved the Spirograph and can remember spending endless hours creating patterns, patterns and more patterns. I wanted to create a ‘catalogue’ of every possible pattern that could be created.. Not surprisingly, this never happened.

I did a dressmaking course at school and made my own clothes and my children’s clothes up until their teenage years when it wasn’t ‘cool’ to wear clothes that your Mum made. I also dabbled in hand embroidery and knitting on and off while raising my family.

Fast forward to about 15 years ago, my children are now in their late teenage years and I have a bit more time to spend on my creative activities. Cross stitch was my first venture into hand embroidery. I entered a few pieces in shows and won a couple of prizes. I joined the local embroiderer’s guild and found that there were other types of embroidery besides cross stitch! Wow, there was more to ‘embroidery’ than I ever thought and this opened a lot of ‘creative doors’ for me that I didn’t even know were there to be opened.

I tried my hand at several different types of embroidery and from there went on to gain a Teaching Certificate in Hand Embroidery covering a multitude of different embroidery types. The ‘organised’ side of be was drawn to cross stitch and blackwork embroidery – all counted forms of embroidery. Patchwork and Quilting was also covered in the Embroidery Teacher Training Course.

At the completion of that course, we had the option of specialising in one area. I chose to specialise in Patchwork and Quilting and went on to get a Teaching Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting.

In the last few years, I have also been doing Zentangle and Art Journaling with a dash of mixed media. Precision is certainly not a requirement in these creative outlets and this balances the precision required in the body of pieces in my Tangled Line Art Gallery https://tangledlineart.com.au/tangled-line-art/

I have always wanted to draw and I now feel as though I have come full circle. My Tangled Line Art drawings combine my love of the spirograph, the precision, pattern and geometry of cross stitch and blackwork embroidery and the ‘geometry’ of patchwork and quilting.

Fast forward from now, I can envision multiple pieces of art based purely on geometry and/or quilt patterns. I am also looking at combining ‘all of the above’ into multimedia art works in due course.

I believe that creativity is within all of us. It is patiently waiting for us to discover it and show it the way forward. We just need to believe in ourselves.

Head on over to my Tangled Line Art website and take a peek at my ‘Galleries’ herehttps://tangledlineart.com.au/tangled-line-art/ to see just a snippet of the wide variety of designs possible simply by drawing, for the most part, straight lines.

I have also recently launched my website https://withfabricandthreads.com.au This concentrates on the 'fabric and threads' side of my creative journey. I will be adding to this site progressively as time allows around my full time job:)

I hope to see you there:)

Bev Donohoe

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  • Bev Donohoe


    Hi Everyone Welcome to my Etsy shop "With Fabric and Threads". Initially, I will be selling Cross Stitch. Blackwork, and Quilting patterns. A bit further down the track, I will also be selling mixed media "fabric and threads" patterns. Enjoy:)

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Last updated on 21 Dec, 2017
Frequently asked questions
What is my policy on returns, exchanges or cancellations?

As all the products I sell on Etsy are digital and immediately downloadable on completion of the order, you have already received the product.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure products provided are as described, I am a ‘real person’ and errors may inadvertently creep in :(

Should this occur, I am more than happy to provide a refund or, off course, the correct product as described 😊👍

However, I am not able to provide refunds or exchanges if you simply change your mind.

Why do you have shipping information/custom delays information in your Shop Policies when all your products are digital downloads?

This is a standard clause with Shop Policies provided by Etsy. Unfortunately, I am unable to amend or delete this item.

How 'true' are the colours in your patterns?

That's a tricky question to answer. The short answer is that they are as true as I can possibly make them given the number of variables involved in getting through all the various stages to the end product of a pattern in my Etsy store for sale :)

Thread colours from the various thread manufacturers are 'imported' into various embroidery software design programmes via ways that I am not familiar with. I use various programmes to create my patterns and may move patterns between programmes for various reasons. Colour calibration for each brand of monitor, laptop, iDevice etc will vary. Then there is the lighting of where it is being viewed along with the variation of the perception of colour by us as individuals. Lots of variables in there:)