Tara

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Designer/maker passionate about textile traditions, sustainability and the handmade.
Syd + Melb
Etsy: StitchandYarnStore
Craftsy: Stitch and Yarn

http://www.stitchandyarn.com/

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Saturday morning - coffee and yarn plans.
@bendigowoollenmills @camposcoffee #knittersofinstagram
Last stop on my way out of Wangaratta was a quick visit to the quilt exhibition, to most particularly check out Barbara McCabe's art quilts (and stare intently at techniques). Detail from 'Floral in Threads'. #artquilt #stitcheduptextilefestival
Wonderfully inspiring weekend away at the Wangaratta Stitched Up Textile Festival with half of @tenfoldtextilecollective - especially from the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award exhibition. This piece, Colony 4 by Carmel Wallace, made from recycled fishing ropes was just one of my favourites.
#textileart
My favourite from the #sydneycraftandquiltfair. 'Summer Heat' by @lisawaltonartist. Layers of folded and pieced hand-painted silk organza.
This along with the collection of works by Carolyn Sullivan.
#artquilt #textileart
There is really only one thing that being sick for nearly a fortnight is good for... knitting.
My #annikacardigan is finally finished!
Can you believe it @yarnandcostore, @needleandhook? 
As noted in previous posts, there were quite a few alterations done to this pattern to make it work. The full tale is on #ravelry 
#ravelryknowsbest #knitsofinstagram #knittersofinstagram #strikk #millamia #handknit
I've been mucking around with some T-shirt waste over the last few months. It's quite hard to manage as it's single jersey and curls a lot, but I think I'm finally getting some pieces that are working.
#textilewaste #upcycling #organiccotton #textilejewellery #textilejewelry #fabricscraps
Oh yeah, I'm finally up to some shaping!
#fieldcardigan #brooklyntweed #spinningyarnsweavingtales #ravelry #donegalyarns
#knittersofinstagram #handmade #knitting
Still beavering away at this one.
#upcycledshirts #shirtquilt #quiltinprogress #modernquilt #modernaussiemaker #stripweavequilt
After a couple of years without buying clothes I have gone out and bought a skirt. I'd been looking for some fabric in a tartan like this to make something, but couldn't find anything similar. Then I spotted this girl's size 12 number in a #secondhand shop. Don't worry, I haven't lost my mind, and I'm under no illusions that it will fit me, but with some unpicking that lovely pleating is going to yield a nice lot of fabric... Stay tuned for upcycling...
#opshopfinds #upcycling #wastenotwantnot #waronwasteau
No. 10 Appliqué 
From the French appliquer - to apply. Appliqué probably started as a mending or fabric-strengthening technique, but is now largely used for decoration.
Here the raw edges of the fabric shapes are turned under and stitched to the background.
The jean pocket project is my year-long exploration of traditional stitch and decorative techniques on what was once a utilitarian, but is now a ubiquitous fast fashion garment.
#jeanpocketproject #fastfashion #fashrev #traditionaltextiletechniques #makersgonnamake #slowstitching #textileart #waronwasteau
The Onkaparinga op shop gods were smiling on me today.
#onkaparinga #opshopfinds #purewool #wastenotwantnot
Instead of finishing the larger version of this quilt, I got distracted whipping up a baby one instead.
#upcycledshirts #shirtquilt #quiltinprogress #modernquilt #babyquilt #stripweavequilt