Shagadelic short coat

I made a coat!

It’s a hypercolour woolly shaggy heavy – fringed bolero or short jacket. It doesn’t close at the front (need to work on that) but I added tassel ties on the bottom, now it closes in a super cute psychedelic trance – dance kind of way.

I didn’t have a mannequin and I don’t take selfies well, so here’s a series of work-in-progress shots where I’ve pranced around self-consciously while trying to operate my phone. Enjoy!


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More functional festival crochet…

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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