Tamara Russell is a Textile Artist specialising in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and mending based in Melbourne, Australia.
I explore my surroundings and interpret what I see through the medium of embroidery. In my works composition, I combine light, colour, shape and texture to recreate images that inspire me. I consider myself a painter using thread, an artist painting with a needle. My work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom and Australia.
I regularly hold classes teaching hand embroidery, free machine embroidery, creating from reclaimed materials and various forms of mending. See my scheduled classes here or contact me to arrange individual or group sessions.
I also love making my clothes and mending which I have been doing since a teenager. I enjoy personalising my wardrobe through embellishment and visible mending. Fast fashion is not sustainable so we need to love the clothes we already own and work harder to make them last. By mending our clothes we create a bond with them ensuring we wear them longer. Come along to a mending workshop and learn how to revitalise your wardrobe.