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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Inner West Studios, where I have my space, is turning one! To celebrate they’re opening the floor for anyone to come and have a look and a chat on Friday 24 Nov from 6-9pm. All welcome!
838 Princes Highway, Tempe.
#artstudio #textileart #creativespaces
Wahoo pattern is finally up in both my Etsy and Craftsy stores!
And the winner of my wee giveaway? Well the online random number picker thingy chose @therustedhen. DM me with your email address Katy and I’ll send the pattern off to you.
Now it’s back to sewing 😜
#stripweavequilt #upcycledquilt #quiltersofinstagram #modernquilt #craftsy #makersmovement #quiltlife #quiltpattern #patchworkquilt #handmade #etsyau
Had to play along this week with one of my favourite colours. This #fjnine pretty much sums up my feed - textiles and travel with some nature thrown in 💛
Happy hump day peeps!
@flots_n_jets @bynaja #coloursofoaxaca #acecampindia2015
Super frustrating day - you know when you need just the right colour fabric and you can’t find it?
Consoling myself with a finished Strip Weave cushion. Easy combo to make with just three upcycled shirts.
Still a few days to enter the pattern giveaway (back a couple of posts) before release on Thurs.
#stripweavequilt #upcycledquilt #quiltersofinstagram #modernquilt #makersmovement #quiltlife #quiltpattern #patchworkquilt #handmade #etsyau
No. 12 Reverse needle-turn appliqué
This design is done in the style of a mola – a tradition of the Guna (formerly Kuna) people of Panama. The designs were originally painted on the body, leaving as little free space as possible as it was believed that evil spirits could enter in the free space. Later the designs were woven in cotton, but eventually they were sewn in a reverse appliqué using cloth brought to Panama by European settlers.
The finer and more even the lines, the higher quality the piece – not in evidence here! I really want to try more of this technique, but it definitely won’t be with denim next time.
#jeanpocketproject #fastfashion #traditionaltextiletechniques #slowstitching #textileart #applique #reverseapplique #mola #molas 
The jean pocket project is my exploration of traditional stitch and decorative techniques on what was once a utilitarian, but is now a ubiquitous fast fashion garment.
A little bit of green space sandwiched between the airport and the highway. I needed to walk away from the mess in the studio for a bit. Now I’m spending a lot of my time there I’ve (of course) decided to start all the projects that have been brewing in my head over the last few months at day job. Total pigsty.
#quiltlife #makersmovement #makersgonnamake
And this here’s a baby version of the #stripweavequilt - you’re only limited by your imagination with this one (and the shirts you have to hand).
Thanks for all your lovely comments on her big sister yesterday too!
#upcycledquilt #quiltersofinstagram #modernquilt #makersmovement #quiltlife #quiltpattern #patchworkquilt #handmade #babyquilt #etsyau
And here she is hanging out in the park, the finished Strip Weave quilt! It’s my second pattern made with upcycled clothing - this time men’s business shirts.
Pattern will be available late next week.
#stripweavequilt #upcycledquilt #quiltersofinstagram #modernquilt #makersmovement #quiltlife #quiltpattern #patchworkquilt #handmade #lovepatchworkquilting #etsyau
First there was the queen-size version, then the wall-hanging, and now I’m trying cushions. 
Toes for scale #bluegiantquilt #recycleddenim #denimquilt #upcycleddenim #etsyau #handmadequilt #quiltpattern
Been having a bit of fun quilting random lines on this one. Whipping up a simple cushion version of my #stripweavequilt before pattern release on 16 Nov... Nothing like setting yourself a deadline ;-)
#quiltinprogress #upcycledquilt #quiltersofinstagram #modernquilt #makersmovement #quiltlife
After the fiasco of buying needles labelled with the wrong size* and knitting a whole sleeve with them, I'm well under way with the correct needles now. Aiming for a sleeve fitting when I'm back in Melbourne in a few weeks.
*Note to self: no matter how keen you are to get started don't buy cheap chain store needles.
#fieldcardigan #brooklyntweed #spinningyarnsweavingtales #ravelry #donegalyarns
#knittersofinstagram #handmade #knitting
I dithered over choosing the binding on this one but I'm so glad now that I went for red ❤️
#stripweavequilt #quiltinprogress #upcycledquilt #quiltersofinstagram #modernquilt #makersmovement #quiltlife