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.

Heavy metal crochet, handcrafted linked chains

Showing off some crochet chain linking work! Continue reading

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Shagadelic Sesame Street inspired bolero, completed!

Finished off my bright blue and yellow coloured psychedelic shag bolero! Continue reading

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Shagadelic short coat

Expanding my repertoire of crochet ravewear, dancewear and festival fashion goodness! Continue reading

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Crochet Fly Agaric Bags

Functional festival crocheted magic mushrooms, water bottle bags and stash necklaces Continue reading

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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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