Welcome to 51 REDesigns.   I am a Melbourne based artist working in textiles and fibre arts.
The process of transforming fibres into new materials, felt, is what I’m truly passionate about.  Creating texture using surface design and fibre manipulation techniques as well as advancing from 2D to 3D has progressed my work further.  My main inspiration comes from the natural environment with a strong interest in natural plant and eco print dyeing, collecting plant and windfall material on walks in the local area.  I am also dedicated to sustainable art practices and frequently re-use fabric remnants and discarded garments to create repurposed individually designed items.
My work is constantly evolving by exploring new disciplines.  A series of works on paper and framed textile art is the latest on offer.
I regularly exhibit in art exhibitions around Melbourne and sell at local craft markets.  I am also involved in the Alphington Open Studios Weekend,  alphingtonstudios.com  Items can also be bought by direct order and visitors are welcome to the studio gallery by appointment.

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