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Creative practices of a textile artist from Queensland, Australia. Now living in Somerset, England.
Tag Archives: alterations
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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Making artworks and being creative without a studio
Making artworks, being creative without a studio …can be difficult. And I won’t lie, I am at complete odds with myself a lot of the time since I have started traveling. Where are my pencils, where are my bolts of cloth and … Continue reading
Posted in Crafternoons, Crochet & Knitting, Experiments, Re-use, Research, Rugging, Textiles, Travelling, Works in progress Tagged alterations, artist perspective, crafternoons, Creative Reuse, crochet, DIY, experimentation, handmade, Reuse, Rugging, sewing, textile design, textiles, Travel, Wool, work in progress Comments Off on Making artworks and being creative without a studio
Making earmuffs using crochet, Part Two
Making crochet earmuffs how-to, Part Two To save my sanity (pattern writing gets very tedious) I have broken up this post into three parts. Part One (making earmuffs for the winter chill) which includes the ingredients, can be found by following this … Continue reading
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Does art matter? Artists say, yes.
Does Art Matter? …Is the question Benjamin Tupas, a producer for ABC Open posited to artists recently about the creation of art in Toowoomba in the article Art Matters. I was one of the artists, and I was quoted! The … Continue reading
Posted in Australia, Collaboration, Exhibitions, Experiments, Inspiration, Queensland, theGRID, Toowoomba, Works in progress Tagged ABC Open, alterations, Animating Spaces, artist perspective, Artslink Queensland, brief encounters, collaboration, exhibitions, experimentation, handmade, Toowoomba 1 Comment
Large handmade postcards, collage crafternoon
I needed large handmade postcards for a recent spree of letter writing. I enjoy sending snailmail to people. With the assistance of Muzy, I have put together a compilation (or series of) the cards I collaged together from reused file … Continue reading
Posted in Crafternoons, Inspiration, Paper, Re-use, Works in progress Tagged alterations, books, collage, compilation, crafternoon, crafternoons, drawing, experimentation, handmade, Muzy, newspaper, paper, postcard, recycled, reused, snailmail Comments Off on Large handmade postcards, collage crafternoon
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
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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