Category Archives: Clothing

Dressmaking: a Fibreswest fabric

I don’t usually make my own clothes.  However, at  Fibreswest in October this year in Northam , Western Australia, the “garage sale” yielded some beautiful fabrics.  i got two metres of a gorgeous knit for A$5. Tonight seemed like a … Continue reading

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Sarong transformation

My Friend Anne Williams showed me how she makes batick sarongs into relaxed cotton shirts last Friday at a WAFTA meeting. So I made one from a sarong I bought many years ago.  I do have some newer and more … Continue reading

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More jewellery

There are only two sleeps to go before the Gifted event  (https://www.facebook.com/openmindtextileworkshops) on Sunday and I’ve been trying to make some more jewellery pieces. Status report:

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Hats as Displacement Activities

I really WAS going to clean out that sewing room.  Honestly! But then I found the half done crocheted hat.  No pattern and not even a hook to give me any clues as to how to finish it.  [Actually there … Continue reading

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Only Women Weave: overview of my Timor trip

I have just had the best holiday ever.  I went to Timor in Indonesia (aka West Timor before the independence of Timor L’este).  Our guides were Ruth Hadlow and Ony Made. The trip was organised by Active Travel (http://activetravel.com.au/Trips/west-timor-textiles-culture/). In … Continue reading

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STILL LIFE ME

My mother gave me her dress dummy.  Problem: it was size 10.  NOT me. I wound it with layers of batting from my scrap bin.  Every layer stitched for stability.   Then I covered it with black cotton interlock fabric … Continue reading

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Draping Course

I started a short course at ECU on creating fashion using draping techniques today with friend and fellow MELDers (http://meldarts.wordpress.com) , Julie and Louise. Louise kindly provided me with a pic of me trying to make a properly marked form … Continue reading

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