Crochet DIY patchwork to reinvigorate tatted clothes

Making improvements to second-hand clothes

I have been trading clothes and upgrading my wardrobe by crocheting eye-of-providence-themed wool patches and sewing them directly onto the fabric.

Cropped this jumper (it was a bit tatty around the bottom) and added a cumulonimbus eye cloud;

Sunrays, eyes and pyramids

Continuing the Illuminati-art-type theme, a new back piece on a plain black cardigan.

I have also started an account with Depop, find me there @kellymarietheartist or follow the link below to my Depop store.


Crochet jewellery

Crocheted dreadlock beads and festival wear

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 Crochet DIY patchwork to reinvigorate tatted clothes

  1. Pingback: Crocheted Eye of Rainbow Providences | kellymariemcewan

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