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The Slow Clothing Project

Every day, we eat and we dress. We have become conscious of our food, it is time to become more conscious of our clothing.Tamara-making-1024x610

I love the Slow Clothing project instigated by Jane Milburn at Textile Beat textilebeat.com . The project is a social enterprise inspiring a creative approach to the way we dress, through slow clothing. ‘We believe in ethical, sustainable choices that don’t harm people or the planet. We want to know the story about where clothing comes from and we believe in care and repair, refashion and restyle of existing clothing using old-fashioned home-sewing skills.’

I have contributed to this project.  http://textilebeat.com/a-meditative-process-tamara-russell/

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Mending – a very therapeutic activity!

Mending a favourite shirt. Very high on the feel good factor!

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Linda McLauglin

Beautiful stitching by #Linda-McLaughlin. And a great idea on her blog where she creates a new leaf each week. Http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com 

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Jessie Deane

This is Jessie Deane’s piece, “Maersk Containers” which was shortlisted for the inaugural 2015 Victoria Craft Award – beautiful stitching and wonderful colours.

Jessie Deane is a textile artist from Yarraville in Melbourne’s west. She recently won the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Best Visual Arts Award for her exhibition, ‘(Thr)edifice’ and her latest exhibition, ‘Stitching Spotswood’, is currently showing at the Duchess of Spotswood. “My work captures, in thread, the richness I find in the decaying urban facades and streetscapes of Melbourne’s west. Stitch-by-stitch, in vibrant colour, I recreate these abandoned, fading or forgotten structures that are for me, objects of beauty.” You can view more of her work here. http://jessiedeane.com/thumb_IMG_1758_1024

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Slipstitch – Contemporary Embroidery

#SlipStitch an Australian perspective of contemporary embroidery. Works by#MaeFinlayson #DavidGreen #LucasGrogan #AliceKettle #TimMoore #SilkeRaetze#DemelzaSherwood #MattSiwerski #JaneTheau #SeraWaters #ElyseWatkins #IlkaWhite. On now at #BenallaArtGallery

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