Author Archives: kellymarietheartist

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.

Crocheted Eye of Rainbow Providences

A recent series of crochet rainbows and all-seeing eyes. Continue reading

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Crocheted jellyfish

Amigurumi jellyfish building. Playing with UV wool and LEDs to create phosphorescent underwater creatures for magical spaces Continue reading

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A crochet parasol part 2; finishing off

I finished the crocheted parasol! Discussion on how to attach the canopy to the ribs, and what I would do differently next time. Continue reading

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Crochet parasol

How to crochet a parasol, part one. Woolly crocheted handmade umbrella! Continue reading

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Crochet DIY patchwork to reinvigorate tatted clothes

Taking ordinary clothes and using crochet patches to make them extra – ordinary Continue reading

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Eye of Providence pyramids

Latest crochet series. 3-D Eye of Providence pyramids, and a little on how to make them. Continue reading

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Crocheted technicolour pineapple bikini

Another handmade festival wear creation, hot pink, blue and neon green bikini Continue reading

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