Slowly we are re-emerging from our homes and I feel it is safe to re-open my studio and welcome visitors – with face cover and washed hands! For the time being we’ll be open Wednesday 2-4pm. Some of my slow fashion garments are also for sale in my online shop on the Perthshire Artisans website. Browse the other artisans’ shops too!
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.
A while ago my studio was visited by Vaso Makri. Vaso is the manager of Circular Tayside, a project that aims to help local businesses and organisations transition towards circular economy where “waste is given value and re-introduced to the economic system”. Vaso interviewed me about my mission and business goals working with repurposed fabric and invited me to portray my contribution to slow fashion and circular economy on Circular Tayside’s Be Inspired page. Here is the link.