Tag Archives: handmade Brisbane

Squid

To celebrate the grouting of the squid there was a garden party. Fatima S Hellfisch and I decided to make some attire for the project leaders and team. Heroic undies, a squid apron and chesty bond singlets, as well as some squiddley … Continue reading

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mosaic sculptures

Sometimes life takes a surreal turn. I never know what’s around the corner working on some large mosaic sculptural pieces in a bizarre and wonderful setting surrounded by low maintenance animals. Pinch myself to check if it’s real, and even … Continue reading

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the dead are getting bigger

https://www.facebook.com/Fiesta-Latina-166861910064140/ Big  things: skulls and bones: Day of the dead Fiesta Latina is coming up in West End and Upatree have been printing for the occasion. Two days in Mount Nebo printing, and the skeletons are getting bigger!    

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silk scarves

Making silk scarves, some work in progress, for Catwalk Botanique event, Friends of Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens.

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into the blue

Indigo: complicated and unpredictable, irresistable shades of blue. Making new from old with my indigo pot, with bizarre transformations from green to blue. Shibori: the art of clamping, pleating, transforming and twisting fabric to create and repeat pattern. http://rawart.com.au/product/shibori-indigo-pot

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Shifting

It’s Ekka time again, I have made some shifts for the Botanical fashion parade,  my contribution to the slow fashion movement, a small and growing sewing machine led rebellion to the globalisation of fashion. A response to questions that are … Continue reading

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upcycling: wearable art

Photos from a School visit with Flying Arts: creating new from old, exploring ways of printing pattern onto fabric.

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Alchemy and pattern around the Hills

On my line from today’s workshop, Shibori folded, clamped twisted and sewn. I found some triangles, circles and squares to clamp onto the cloth at Reverse Garbage, http://www.reversegarbage.com.au/ We created some very geometric pieces of indigo dyed cloth, with the … Continue reading

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studio door

now open! on display Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art 2014

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