Another experiment.

Two weeks ago, I hosted a pincushion making workshop for Toowoomba Brown Owls. Everyone was successful in creating their own pincushion;
Thanks Melita, for your encouraging words of support.
I still have a lot of left over materials for the kits, and have made extra ones up.

We have spiralling in clockwise from the left: embroidery threads, plastic, bags of stuffing (one with a super awesome surprise sticker), stitch material, REUSE stickers, How-to booklets, lids, eraser, pins, scissors (sewing and paper), pen, pencil, felt siding and bases, cloth, artist cards, supplementary booklets.

Cloth, thread and felt pinned together.

Stitch material folded in the How-to booklet, supplementary booklet and card.
Add bag of stuffing and lid…

All done. And a sticker in the corner like a cherry on top.

The stickers were hand-drawn, and each one is a little different. I drew/compiled the other two booklets aswell, and will be selling these kits at the Smells Like Zines distro in Toowoomba. I can also be contacted via this page and this page if you’re interested in purchasing one.

These kits are made from 100% reused or recycled materials.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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