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Creating Something Sacred

I love my work to tell unspoken tales. I’m always looking for ways to make something that could be a real treasure, have tones of meaning, and tell stories that are silently threaded through the fabric with every stitch that is taken, or inherited from the materials I choose.
I have been obsessed with the idea of creating something sacred to me. A treasure to be kept close. Something special. I have not achieved this. I think it is an unachievable goal. It doesn’t matter what it is, at the end of the day it is an object. A special object maybe. But no object is worth more than life itself. So i have settled into creating objects that silently tell the tales of life and adventure, heartache and happiness, love, hope and dreams. And one thing i have learnt is that, for me, the process of making is what is most sacred to me. It is the process that I hold close to my heart, it is the process that i get the most satisfaction from.

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Mushrooms For Thought…

I take a lot of my inspirations from nature. I was out doing photos for my brother on Friday when we came across a patch of cute little mushrooms.

I’m imagining urban mushrooms, little cluster of them crochet from plastic bag yarn, dancing around the bottoms of light poles and hidden under bus shelter bench seats! What do you think?


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Graffiti And Yarn Bombing

I have been looking closely at Graffiti recently. It’s not just the awesome imagery which can be found in the paintings spread over walls throughout the city. It’s the ideas surrounding public art, more so the illegitimate art, thats out there causing a stirr.

Guerilla knitting/yarn bombing is bringing “graffiti” into the textile world. Around the streets if your lucky, you will come across pieces that look like your grandmas knitted scarfs wound around poles, hanging from trees and adorning parking meters. Take a look at some of the awesome examples of yarn bombing out there

What better way to use up scraps of yarn than to use it for yarn bombing, your sure to cause a stirr, bring a smile to ones face, get some kind of reaction.

Another idea that is coming to the surface is about strategically placing small art objects so that they will be collected by complete strangers and go on to live a new life, ideally an attached url would leave the receiver back to a common place to tell the adventure of the art object. That art banana has me intrigued …

It could be a great way to turn mishap projects into something that will get talked about, commented on, and viewed, where it probably wouldn’t have otherwise if its left as that badly made scarf with holes all through it.

So keep an eye out on the streets, you might just see some of my misshapen projects recycled into works of yarn bombing. Or recycled yarns made into little critters ready to find a new home…

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