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. […]
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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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 don’t just upcycle furniture, I’ve started upcycling garments too. I learned how to dye and paint fabric in my studio for functional art in Canada, back in the 1990s. Here you see the back panel of a dress in burgundy red, printed using handcut stamps and embellished with hand embroidery (still a bit shaky). […]