out of the blue

out of the blue

Inspired by a cruising trip to the Great Barrier Reef. This jacket reflects the colours and shimmer of the sea. Coconut beads speak of coconuts washed up by the swell. The bespoke brooch is made from shells gathered from the shoreline.

walls of jerusalem

walls of jerusalem

Tasmania is my endless source of inspiration the enduring beauty of our island is celebrated in the photography of Peter Dombrovskis

autumn, lalla

autumn, lalla

the beautiful colours as autumn reached full bloom were inspired by the renowned photography of Peter Dombrovskis

opal dreaming

opal dreaming

The colours of opal that shine in the light peep through from beneath the main fabric technique is called chenille and is constructed from 5-6 layers of fabric (mainly silk) sewn together, cut to different levels and then resewn twice to reveal and hold in place the colours hidden beneath Matching handbag compliments the jacket The brooch adornment is created from a handmade glass disc purpose made by glass artisan Penel Bigg (www.firebirdbeads.com) and enhanced by fine silver 'tree of life'

branching out.....

branching out.....

Freehand machine embroidery and hand stitching add texture to a plain fabric. The clasp is hand cut from colour heated titanium

native pigface, tarkine

native pigface, tarkine

Breathtaking photography of Peter Dombrovskis inspired this wearable art. Made from silks and synthetics sprinkled and layered they recreate the textures of nature.

city lights

city lights

Inspired by twinkling city lights this black jacket is so versatile it can dress up the 'little black dress' or a more relaxed pair of jeans. Pink piping beside the zip gives an elegant touch of colour as does the black lace.

from the earth

from the earth

Iconic colours of Australian. Inspired by a 4WD outback adventure. The many layers of fabric reflect the colours of the outback revealing what lies beneath the surface of our country.

 

By combining skills fine-tuned over a number of years a bespoke garment can be created for you. The wearable art displayed here are examples of places and memories very dear to myself.

The background photos in some of the images show my inspiration and that, combined with my love of colour, ensures that the clothing is  a

'one off' creation.

So where is your most memorable place?

do you have a photo?

could it be.......

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

old medina of Marrakech, Morocco

family picnic at the beach at sunset

thermal pools of Pammukale, Turkey

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