New work: a retro style 3/4 length jacket made from repurposed home decor fabric. The lining fabric is also second-hand. This piece I’m going to wear myself but the model will be part of my studio line.
And so the new decade begins! With a fabric rendition of landscape near my studio: Keillor Fields. Recycled fabric, even some of the sewing and embroidery threads are vintage.
Tomorrow I’ll set up my stall at this unique market showing work of serious upcyclers and designers. Do drop in!
Coming up this weekend: Perthshire Creates Christmas Design Market. I’ll be there Sunday with my handmade linen garments embellished with repurposed fabric. Sunday 24 Nov, 10:00 – 16:30. Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth. Lovely venue!
Perthshire Open Studios 2019 is over. Back to trying out new techniques: the next upcycling challenge is to combine collaged fabric appliqué with erratic stitching on water soluble stabiliser – ‘open’ panels will be more difficult to attach to a garment. Let’s see how it works!
Making work for Perthshire Open Studios 2019, September 7-15: almost finished – the latest appliqué panel collaged with recycled fabric. It will adorn a navy blue linen top.
I’ve been working on a new decorative panel made from recycled fabric, this time incorporating a small piece of commercially printed cotton. The panel is attached to a hand dyed, hand sewn hemp top, displayed on one of my bespoke manikins.
Remember how I participated in Fun a Day Dundee in January? Where I committed to create a piece of artwork every day (well, almost every day)? Sam, the organiser of this project, has invited participants to exhibit their work at Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Henderson Wynd, Dundee. If you’d like to see some of […]
After a month of relentless mixed media experiments on fabric: sorting fabrics and threads for new upcycling projects!
I’m participating in FUN A DAY DUNDEE 2019, an event where you create one piece of artwork per day and share the result online with friends and followers. My chosen field is experimenting with mixed media techniques on fabric. It isn’t always possible to actually finish one piece in a day so I take pictures […]