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Creative practices of a textile artist from Queensland, Australia. Now living in Somerset, England.
Category Archives: Research
Ten thousand hours of crochet
Have I done 10,000 hours of crochet? I looked up some stats and roughly worked it out. Continue reading
Posted in Crafternoons, Crochet & Knitting, Inspiration, Research, Textiles Tagged artist perspective, crafternoons, crochet, Maths, Reflection, Statistics, textiles 1 Comment
Artist News / October Links Round Up
Artist News / October Links Round Up Personal artist news: Someone snapped a photo of a throw I created, and used it as a title image: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b20044531929534bdd108e0a1&id=fda8a0348a&e=%5BUNIQID I found an older write up on Brief Encounters on ActorsGreenRoom: http://actorsgreenroom.net/archives/8525 I … Continue reading
Posted in Australia, Inspiration, Queensland, Research, Textiles, theGRID, Toowoomba Tagged artist perspective, Australia, brief encounters, Empire Theatre, Fair Isle, NAVA, promotional, theGRID hybrid arts collective, Toowoomba Comments Off on Artist News / October Links Round Up
We are looking for artists from regional South East Queensland
Originally posted on artdesignprecinct:
We thought it was time to dedicate an exhibition to our regional artists. Submissions are now open for Coo-EEE!
Posted in Australia, Queensland, Research Comments Off on We are looking for artists from regional South East Queensland
Amigurumi and Fair Isle crochet – the latest ideas
Amigurumi and Fair Isle crocheting have been two crochet techniques I have enjoyed working on for about the last month. I made a 3-dimensional squid in a hat (with a moustache); It reminds me of Thomson and Thompson. Except there’s … Continue reading
Meet: Artist Hive
Originally posted on Factory Diaries:
This one’s for all you creatives & lovers of creative things! Artist Hive is a unique business running in Brisbane that encourages and creates opportunities for artists and throws some killer artistic events for people…
Crocheting recently has been a hit and miss deal. I’m in the preparation stage, and I’m still hitting my stride working out these floral details. I am having a lot of fun with the crocheting and general arts and craft … Continue reading
Fur and leather sewing – where do I even start?
Fur and leather. I was recently passed down some items of sentimental value. There’s some kind of strange stuff; teeth, tusks, furs, leather tooling equipment, scrimshaw equipment… shells… hammers… photos…. Already sounds like an amazing contemporary art piece, or like … Continue reading
Posted in Crafternoons, Experiments, How-to, Re-use, Research Tagged alterations, antique skills, experimentation, fur and leather, how-to, repair, textiles, tutorials, youtube Comments Off on Fur and leather sewing – where do I even start?
Clothing alterations; adding to a slip to make it correctly fit
So, another thing that I tried out in January was learning a new stitch, and using it on a boob-tube style slip that I purchased that just wouldn’t stay up (but that’s why it’s called a slip, right? Hur hur). … Continue reading
Vintage craft books
Vintage craft books are great. Although, it is really difficult to find a website that will pin down the definite age of a ‘vintage’ book. I have settled on this definition which says that over 25 years old [clothing] can … Continue reading
Posted in Crafternoons, Experiments, How-to, Inspiration, Research, Vintage Books Tagged antique skills, crafternoons, crochet, experimentation, textile design, vintage books, wearable arts 3 Comments