new listing – ‘scales’ in black + white

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This is the latest addition to the shop – the ‘Scales’ pattern is from a French pattern book from around 1920, and is perfectly suited to men and women alike!

This one is extra-soft, as the white warp is baby wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills, and the black weft is the 5-ply that I usually use, to give the scarf more structure.

Available on my ETSY, STORENVY and MADEIT stores!

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new stockist – gallery m

Yes, Threefold scarves are now available at Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre!!

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Gallery M is very easy to find, right next to Marion Shopping Centre – 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park.  There is plenty of free parking right next to the Cultural Centre, so drop in :)

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Gallery M has a shop and an exhibition space, as well as a cafe next door!

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men’s scarves

I’ve decided to create a men’s range of scarves, since men’s accessories seem to be a little neglected!

Overground - Cranberry

Big thanks to Nick for modelling the Overground design in Cranberry + Charcoal!  I am creating some more cotton scarves too specifically with men in mind, so keep a look out :)

cotton loop scarf

FINALLY … I have my first Cotton Loop Scarf for sale in my ETSY and STORENVY shops!!

Cotton - Olive Greens + Black

Cotton – Olive Greens + Black

I’m weaving these on my ‘new to me’ secondhand 1979 LeClerc floor loom (‘Betty’) – it’s fun weaving plain weave with fine cotton!!  These are quite light and drapey, so perfect for all year round.

Instead of sewing with a twist (like my wool ones), I have sewn these into a tube.

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As you can see, you can wear them as is, or doubled over – they are 24cm wide x 140cm circumference (approx 9.4 inches x 55 inches).

 

e for ethel!

I had a fantastic time weaving at E For Ethel as part of their ‘Creatives In Residence’ for the Adelaide Fringe Festival yesterday!  I was trying very hard not to do my ‘concentration face’ while people were taking photos, haaha!!

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Thanks to the lovely people I chatted to, hopefully I’ve inspired some to take up weaving!!  For those reading this who are wondering, my loom is an Ashford 8 shaft table loom 😉

‘Identity’

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‘Identity’

2015, cross stitch with wool on canvas – 59cm x 42cm (23.2″ x 16.5″)

This piece took over 100 hours to complete – it is effectively a self portrait, as I took elements from my Astrological birth chart and overlayed them on the spider’s web.  The piece was inspired by an art competition that I am entering (the Emma Hack Art Prize), which gave the theme of ‘Humanity In Nature’.  I enjoyed the contrast between my ‘slow art’ and the delicate spider’s web which is never permanent.

Here’s the ‘official’ statement for the piece:

Exploring the juxtaposition between instinctive, elemental nature, and the human need to intellectualise these same forces, ‘Identity’ uses Astrology to present the interrelation of humanity in nature.

I will be spending more time this year entering art competitions and trying to get my work ‘out there’ – whether they are accepted or not, it’s the process of creating art and getting it out into the world that is the main thing!

gallery opening!

‘Goth Deathrock No. 4 – Anita’ is in Gallery M at the Marion Cultural Centre from 30 November to 9 January!

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If you’re in Adelaide, make sure you stop by – it’s exhibit no. 1 as soon as you walk in 😉  Here’s Anita posing in front of it:

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And here’s me in the carpark!  (I was too shy to have pictures taken in a very busy gallery)

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If you’re in Adelaide, please put a vote in for me in the ‘People’s Choice Award’!  😀

I’m very lucky to live in the City Of Marion which supports the arts 😉

‘homage to siouxsie no. 2′ – for sale!

SiouxsieNo2I completed this cross stitch the other day, and it is for sale (obviously without the watermark)!

AUD $100 unframed, or I can get it framed for you professionally for about $50 extra.
About 40 hours of stitching time!
Size is 30.4cm x 12cm (11.9″ x 4.7″)

If you would like one stitched in another background colour, please let me know!