Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I was invited to be on the judging panel of the Craft Victoria Fresh Award, a graduation design award for innovation and skill. These were some of my favourites:
Ceramic Slip Cast Crochet t-cups by Jo Quirk.
Industrially Recycled Rag Rug by Karen Gilleade.
Plot System by Laura Gardner; configuring a textile based on a plot system of lasercut dots.
Imagine Luxury by Crystal Dunn; a philosophy on transforming the myth of fashion imagery back to the ownership of the wearer.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Basic Luxury

I am a fibre nut, and I do love a luxury fibre; buttery alpaca and silky cashmeres etc; but sometimes I love the basic lack-lustre of a warping cotton. Nice weight, easy to handle; and no fuss finish. Handknits for Summer back in 2002

Sunday, November 2, 2008

How Handmade is Your Handmade?

A question I had posed to me recently, and when I explained, it was followed with; why? Well, because it's a beautiful thing to do.
Hand-dyed wool and silk with plant dyes, done at the Australian Ballet Dye Labs for Winter 05.
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