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. The impressive clay button was made by a fellow artist.
Just back from setting up my display at The Peacock and The Tortoise on George St in Perth. Until Friday morning March 27 you can see a selection of my handmade linen tops and jackets with flamboyant colourful appliques made from recycled fabrics in one of Trudy’s quilting shop windows. Posh location!
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 silk pattern. Satin stitches in vibrant colours hold the appliqués in place.
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.
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 Station
284 High Street, Perth PH1 5QS