Wearable art works in progress, Creative Tanks update.

Wearable art works, Creative Tanks meetings this week…

…and I feel so alive! So, Creative Tanks will be in it’s third year for the 2013 Carnival of Flowers festival in Toowoomba. It will also be my third year in participating in the Creative Tanks project for the CoF fortnight. As soon as I saw the registration open on the .made Creative Space website, I applied because 2013 is the last chance to do something like that, here, at least for awhile.

We had a meeting today and things got done; planning for our spaces and what not.

creative tanks 2013

The wearable art works:

I have a couple of older photos of things I have been working on, but haven’t gotten around to writing about. I have to continue crocheting puppet legs (?), so I will make this brief.

I learned Crocodile Stitch to have another great textural stitch to fall back on; again from a tutorial linked on Pinterest. It is also known as Alligator, Pineapple and Scale Stitch.


I learned this via HS Schulte’s YouTube video ‘How to Crochet a Crocodile Stitch Tutorial’.


And so on.

Also, this is what happened to all those skull-themed granny squares I was crocheting awhile back. I turned them into a skirt:


Then I modelled said skirt while I took a photo of a mirror; oh la la!


A nice shiny mirror!

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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2 Responses to Wearable art works in progress, Creative Tanks update.

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