Illusive festival weekend

Summer season is wrapping up…

…but we still have one to go! Welcome to the Illusive festival gif dance! Thanks for bearing with me while I work through the extremely-busy-but-not-especially-crochet-creative summer festival season.

This shaggy vest was finished long ago, I made it for my nephew’s birthday! They are tall for their age but I expect they will need a few years to grow into this. It will start as something with a train and then as the kid lengthens, it will become some kind of wizards’ cloak, a long vest, finally a short vest, and will likely be nicked at some point by their fashion-forward little sister.

I expect they will both outgrow it before it falls apart, and in the event they both outgrow it, it’ll probably end up being framed, both because it is art and for the sweet baby memories. I will also leave room open in my heart for it to be worn into the ground by an army of nieces, nephews and cousins and then, at least a decade from now, a cat gives birth on it. We are not a fast fashion family.

It has been a wild ride through the last few months, but I won’t be taking time off. It is now winding up for the harvest season. Picking during the day, crocheting during the night! Yahooooooooooo.

I can still be contacted directly for custom crochet and bespoke wearables! I will get back to you fast as possible with timeframes and prices. Use the winter to jump the queue and get yourself and the squad set up with one of a kind, bizarre and bespoke woolly wonders!


You may have missed the Illusive festival this year around, but keep this link in handy for 2020…

More shaggy jackets than you can shake a stick at!

Check out the Depop shop for vintage treasures and wearable art.

I would also like to thank everyone for their solidarity and support over the last few months. Spiritual, physical and monetary, it has been wonderfully uplifting! If you believe in sustainable fashion made with love and accountability, you can further support the practice here.

About kellymarietheartist

Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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