From my studio: latest linen jacket in charcoal grey, with screenprinted facing and collage-appliqué on the back, all made from recycled fabric. I machine-embroidered the face, a self portrait obviously, in a workshop led by the inspiring artist Claire Heminsley of Incahoots. My linen jackets are size 14/16 with one-of-a-kind decorations and made to order. […]
My latest custom order: a navy blue linen jacket with facings made from recycled fabric, in this case the customer’s old Japanese silk dressing gown in vibrant pink with hand printed pattern. I love this colour contrast! On the back I’ve sewn on different colour-matched bits of fabric chosen and shaped to go with the […]
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 […]