Welcome to A Home For Tandy! My passion is to create hand made textile homewares and accessories using natural materials, coloured and printed with natural dyes. Here's where I document my processes from my home studio in Melbourne’s outer east as well as "show and tell" new products and exciting happenings. I hope what you find here will inspire creativity, nesting, nurturing and the appreciation of your own environment. Happy browsing!
My exploration of experimental textiles has led me to a variety of media (outside the predictable fabric and fibres)including wood, metal, wire, plastic (shopping bags)and paper.
This piece was created from recycled vintage sewing patterns glued onto a wire frame.It is the first of a series of works inspired by high-end couture and was exhibited in "Fashion As Art" at the Brunswick Street Gallery.
I like the ambiguity;is it wearable/is it not? Are they petals/feathers/scales? The almost translucent paper is light and flutters as it moves, yet the printed lines and notions add a graphic strength I hadn't anticipated in the design process.