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Resilient Textiles

Resilient Textiles

25 March 2015 This Friday I’ll be contributing to a project in London exploring the notion of ‘resilience’ in the context of culture. A group of artists, designers and academics at the University of the Arts London are thinking about what a ‘culture of resilience’ would look like. How would we create a culture that...
Sutra Stitching Sydney

Sutra Stitching Sydney

25 February 2015 The next Sutra Stitching Workshop is Sunday March 15th. In this workshop, we will explore the link between textile craftwork and mindfulness. Both hand-stitching and meditation have been proven to reduce stress and increase levels of well-being. This workshop uses both the hands and the breath, to reconnect you to a state of inner calm....
Sutra Stitching Sydney

Sutra Stitching Sydney

25th November 2014 I will be running my Sutra Stitching workshop this Saturday 29th November, as part of the Flourish Festival, co-organised by Green Ups Sydney and Fashion Revolution. The event is running over the weekend and will be housed in a fantastic warehouse space at The Rocks, in Sydney. There will be workshops, films...
Textile Toolbox launches

Textile Toolbox launches

12 November 2014 The Textile Toolbox online exhibition is launching tomorrow and will include my Inner/Outer Jacket, a hand-quilted and patch-worked jacket, made from silk and wool/linen, with a lining printed with the word for ‘sustainability’ in Chinese, inspired by my trip to Chinese garment factories last year. The group exhibition is the outcome from 3...
Creative Heroines Interview series

Creative Heroines Interview series

7 August 2014 The Creative Heroines series is a range of interviews I have been doing with women who inspire me – makers, doers and thought leaders in the fields of fashion, textiles, well being and craft. While my expertise and focus over the last few years has been the environmental and social impacts of...
Sutra Stitching Workshop

Sutra Stitching Workshop

7 April 2014 Sutra = a spiritual text, from the Sanskrit siv, ‘to sew’ Alongside my PhD research, I have been training to be a Kundalini yoga teacher. I have enjoyed seeing the links and parallels between yogic philosophy and the ideas around sustainability: the importance of thinking in wholes, understanding each context or individual...
The Divided Brain

The Divided Brain

15 March 2014 The left brain/right brain duality argument is somewhat old hat these days. Or so it seemed. Until a recent book was published that brought this subject back into the cultural landscape – Iain McGilchrist’s The Master & His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (2009). I discovered...