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!
Another market in November that I’m participating in. The brand new first ever RE:Design market, in Perth! Showcasing the creativity of artists working with repurposed materials. Do you have time to visit my stall? Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 10:00 – 16:00 at The Perth Bike Station284 High Street, Perth PH1 5QS
My first winter market this year is Urban Market Dundee at the Keiller Centre on Sat, 16 Nov, 11:00-17:00. In the company of excellent local designers I’ll present my colourful handmade linen garments embellished with repurposed fabric and embroidery – a contribution to slow fashion. Come and join the fun!
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’m in the paper! With a small write-up as part of a series of case studies of small rural businesses in Perthshire.
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