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Dialogue at the BAC

January 12, 2013
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Guardian critic Maddie Costa was in residence at the Battersea Arts Centre while I was over there doing A Moment in Yarn for the Scratch nights, and she asked each artist to participate in a project called Dialogue. As part of that I created a Moment in Yarn for her based on one of her …

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Sneak Attack

January 4, 2013
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Sneak Attack was a month long stealthy yarn bomb of the NGV Studio in Melbourne in 2011. I’ve just uploaded all the images to the site, you can find them here.

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The tale of the artist and the NGV

June 4, 2011

I’ve got some very exciting news. If you follow me on Twitter, you might already know it… But for those who don’t, my work is now being held in the National Gallery of Victoria archives! How awesome is that! Let me tell you a story… The NGV recently celebrated it’s 150th birthday. In the lead …

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A Moment In Yarn

May 1, 2011

I’ve created a new project, A Moment In Yarn…  It focuses on translating warm memories into crocheted granny squares. Talking to people and asking them for a happy memory to translate into tangible crochet for them to hold and keep. Today I did one for someone, and they got teary over it. I think that’s …

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History of the Granny Square!

April 2, 2010

I’m so excited! I’ve found evidence of how far back Granny Squares go! I’ve been researching them in an attempt to place them in history. Clearly they have a revival at the moment and I know they were huge in the 70s, but where did it start? I’ve done a bunch of research on the …

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Have yourself a merry handmade christmas…

January 19, 2010

Finally all my christmas presents have been received, so I can share them with the world! Buying handmade is a wonderful idea, but making handmade for those you love is so warmingly satisfying as well. I made up a number of hampers that included homemade chutney and treats, and a few of the hampers had …

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handmade, homemade goodness

December 20, 2009

Firstly, two beautiful things. We needed a peg bag, and rather than just buy one, I asked the ever clever Becclebee to sew us one. This is what she made… I love the machine stitching, and the cute little jocks! How beautiful is that? Next is some handgrown garden goodness. I went out this morning …

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crocheting is an addiction

December 14, 2009

Becclebee, from marjoryjane, invited me toone of her regular crafternoons last weekend. While there, she was crocheting very interesting things. So interesting, infact, that I abandoned the pre-prepared craft I had bought along and jumped instead on the crocheting band wagon. She, and now I, have been busy crocheting stars using the wonderful Royal Sisters …

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Where Sayraphim dabbles with prototypes and finally finishes a rug

June 22, 2009

Usually I get an idea of what I’m going to make I’ve got it clearly in my head and I set out to make it. Days or weeks later it’s done and it’s always pretty close to what I imagined. I’m incredibly lucky in that skill, that I can produce pretty much exactly what I …

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Updated photo

June 15, 2009

It’s not finished, so that’s why there’s a couple of ends hanging off it still, but I’m impressed on how big it’s getting, so I figured I’d share it with you. I’ve run out of wool (again) so I’m waiting until I can get back to the store. I’ve lost count how many balls are …

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