To the Maker, the Making is the Made.
Cotton lycra, pattern paper
This piece was driven by research into Bilum, a textile technique from Papua New Guinea. With Bilum, the final piece is said to hold the being of the person who made it, as their sweat, hair and muscles are engaged in hours of concentrated spinning and knotting. The piece evolved from a playful re-use inspired take on Bilum where I spun (using the wheel of a sewign machine) old pattern paper into yarn that created a soft malleable but durable weft around a cotton-lycra yarn warp that was made from old knitwear. Commissioned by textile designer Emma Peters, this neckpiece features crochet and weaving using cotton/lycra and twine hand-spun out of pattern paper.
DENFAIR: FRONT & CENTRE
Craft ACT Exhibition
DESIGN CANBERRA FESTIVAL