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 and the bespoke brooch is made from shells gathered from the shoeline

when nature walks with you
when nature walks with you

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

autumn in lalla
autumn in lalla

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

opal dreaming
opal dreaming

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

tree of life
tree of life

this jacket started life as a very different shape I participated in an amazing class...had a wonderful experience and learnt much The pattern didn't suit my shape so I recut it ensuring that I highlighted the fabrics and stitching The clasp I made from colour heated titanium

pigface in the Tatkine
pigface in the Tatkine

the pristine beauty of Tasmania

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 the australian outback inspired by an outback adventure the many layers of fabric expose the colours speaking of what lies beneath the surface

a fun exercise using a fabric designed for chairs

 

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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