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’!  :D

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

threefold designs in ‘the wheel’ magazine!!

I’m super excited and honoured to have been asked to write an article for the prestigious magazine ‘The Wheel’ released by Ashford Handicrafts!!

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I have a few Ashford looms in my studio, I must confess!  My tapestry loom is an Ashford, as is my table loom and my rigid heddle loom.  I also have an Ashford warping board and weaving bench … well, they *are* the best!

You can grab a copy when purchasing Ashford products, becoming a member of the Ashford Club, or by visiting an Ashford distributor ;)

 

new infinity scarves

This is my favourite pattern at the moment – I call it ‘Underground’, because it reminds me of that brilliant Siouxsie And The Banshees song ;)  The pattern is another beauty from 1895!

All scarves are available on ETSY and STORENVY!

il_570xN.653352048_jfbcil_570xN.653352802_1gosAnd another Purple Peacock, medium length:

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