Tara Glastonbury

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Quilt patterns • Art quilts
Designer, maker, textile artist
Founding member @tenfoldtextilecollective
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Two acceptances for Quiltcon! Just as well since I’m getting on a plane for classes this year ;-) This and my #skimmingstonesquilt will be heading over. 
And yes I’ll stop being a pain in the butt and put full pics up soon. I’ve been trying to get to pattern notes but work is a bit 🤪
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#quiltcon2019 #modernquilt #bauhausinspired #stitchandyarnquilts #stripweavequilt #upcycledshirts #thiswouldbeartquilt #straightlinequilting
#senseofplace - Starting to think about the Wangaratta textile festival for 2019. If you’ve followed along here for a while you’ll know my sense of place has been a bit fractured these last few years so I’m going to focus on the sense of place I’ve found through my textile travels. 
#textiletravels #batik #waxprint #mudresistprinting @acecampstravel #stitcheduptextilefestival #1000thpost
And this is where things really started getting serious!
Over the last couple of years Mum has said to me ‘wouldn’t a hand sewn Liberty quilt be a lovely thing to have?’ and ‘oh I like those Libertys with the grey linen’. Then earlier this year - ‘don’t do anything stupid like make me a quilt for my birthday’.
No Mum, nothing happening here!
There have also been times I’ve had to gently steer her away from embarking on similar herself 😬
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#notmygrandmothersgarden #mumshexiequilt #libertyfabric #essexlinen #quiltinprogress #epp #hexies #stitchandyarnquilts
It really shouldn’t be this hard to buy ethical underwear from Australia’s two major department stores. Open letter on my Facebook page (at stitchandyarndotcom) to @davidjonesstore and @myer 
Yep, I’m at the point where stuff needs replacing!
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#ethicalclothing #whomademyclothes #shopsustainable #consciousconsumer #sustainableclothing @iamjessicagomes @elyse.knowles @carlazampatti @jenhawkins_
Counting the small blessings of corporate life - from the sweet team at my current contract.
#corporatelife #dayjob #wherearethetextiles
It was such a good feeling to start getting the grey hexies around their Liberty centres.
As well as being stitched on lots of flights Mum’s quilt also got sewn on the couch (a LOT), on friend’s couches, in a sister’s kitchen, in courtyards, on train platforms, airport lounges, in buses and even sitting on the windowsill of my Airbnb In Warsaw.
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#notmygrandmothersgarden #mumshexiequilt #libertyfabric #essexlinen #quiltinprogress #epp #hexies #stitchandyarnquilts
Remember this quilt from earlier in the year? Well say hello to Ada, now the owner of said quilt. This photo makes me smile every time I look at it - those cheeks! 💕
#Repost @louiseundertrees with @get_repost
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#babyquilt #stripweavequilt #stitchandyarnquilts
Know where I’ll be on Thursday evening!
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#Repost @tenfoldtextilecollective with @get_repost
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As one exhibiting Tenfolder finishes up, another one opens! Come and see @jemolsen’s contribution to @c3artspace’s annual fundraising show. Opening this Thursday and running through until 9 Dec.
This year the theme is art in the age of spectacle. 50% of funds raised go directly to the artist and the remainder will go towards reducing C3 exhibition fees for 2019. Hope to see you there!
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#textileart #machinestitch #machineembroidery #craftivism #politcalart #youmaybemonitored
I’ve had to walk away from the quilting/binding frenzy for a bit - I’m scared I might start unpicking something!
When I was in the UK earlier this year, visiting the nieces while on their 6-month stay, Miss 9 was super keen to help out with Nana’s quilt. I hit on the idea of basting the grey hexies and away she went!
I spent the next few weeks kicking myself that I hadn’t thought of it earlier. She could have been basting for months in Sydney before they left 😩
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#notmygrandmothersgarden #mumshexiequilt #libertyfabric #essexlinen #quiltinprogress #epp #hexies #stitchandyarnquilts
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve changed my mind about how to quilt this. Even mid quilting when I skipped a strip accidentally then decided it looked better that way 🤭
Oh, and I won thread chicken on the other one!
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#quiltinprogress #modernquilt #bauhausinspired #stitchandyarnquilts #stripweavequilt #upcycledshirts #thiswouldbeartquilt #straightlinequilting
I’ve played yarn chicken before, but never thread chicken... I don’t have time to order another reel, so each evening this week I’ll be holding my breath that I make it through the last row! 🤞🏻
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#threadchicken #modernquilt #quiltinprogress #skimmingstonesquilt #stitchandyarnquilts #aurifilaustralia
While I quilt seemingly endless wavy lines we’ll get back to this one...
It was stitched on flights to Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, LA and London, as well as the daily train schlep from Dulwich Hill to Parramatta while I was on contract out there. I can’t tell you the number of raised flight-attendant eyebrows I got when I answered that it was going to be queen-sized and the top finished by October. 😂
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#notmygrandmothersgarden #mumshexiequilt #libertyfabric #quiltinprogress #epp #hexies #stitchandyarnquilts