Tuesday, 14 February 2012

In the studio today

Today in the studio, Pepa got flowers from her secret admirer.

 there was lots of green and blue leather.

and I pleated, and pleated and pleated and pleated and pleated and pleated...

Sunday, 12 February 2012

YMT designs, a studio revamp and 100000,000 pieces of leather.

I am loving this Sydney artist Yvette-Marie Tziallas who works under the label YMT designs. There is something so interesting and intriguing about her work. I love all the small details, her ideas, the feeling of mood and movement in her work.

Yesterday Danny, Jodie and Anthony the upholstery's (these guys rock and are such nice people plus SUPER talented at taking something a bit worse for wear and making something fabulous) whom we share our studio space with had a bit of a revamp. Looks amazing. I'll need to upload some photos tomorrow. They've made our side look a bit crummy so Pepa and I will need to do a bit of a revamp of our own later this week.

At the shibori studio we are hard at work dyeing millions upon million of pieces of leather, I am dreaming about leather dyeing in my sleep. We are also working on some different things and new ideas with the leather. It's just so versatile. I am really inspired at the moment, lots of creative energy, a lot of new ideas and plans for the future. Hooray for February.
Pepa and I have also been hitting Reverse Garbage like mad women (they know us by name).

Here are some of my most recent buys!

Gosh, how I love Reverse Garbage.

Karen xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

In love.

I am in love, madly, madly in love with the work of Tara Badcock. A Tasmanian textile designer who does the most amazing and detailed work. Ah, how my textile loving heart sings.

image from Tara Badcocks flickr.

On another note I am also madly in love with some new textile techniques I have been working with today. Plus we are looking at some amazing old school needle work of our own and how we can bring that into our own work, work that is quite different from things we normally do. I am super excited, today the shibori studio was buzzing with creative energy, hooray.