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.
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.