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Margaret Connor

Visual Arts , Textiles

Margaret Connor

Visual Arts , Textiles

LocationWingecarribee Southern Highlands

Artist TypeSemi Professional

Summary

I am a feltmaker practitioner and exhibitor fashioning one-off garments or art pieces from natural fibres combining sustainable principles with ingenuity, craftsmanship and originality. Old craft, new product.

  • About

    Colour and texture inspire original creations of very wearable “art-to-wear” appealing to consumer demand for environmentally responsible design and innovation ie. “slow fashion” to rail against cheap mass produced “fast” throwaway fashion. Rejigging, dyeing and reinventing fabrics into garments is also a passion of mine.

  • Biography

    I am grounded in the arts as a professional occupational therapist with a Creative Arts Diploma. I am a spinner, weaver, quiltmaker, a member of two feltmaker organisations and the Southern Highlands Textile and Fibre Network. I have attended various short-term textile related courses and am experienced in a variety of techniques deftly used to create original works. As a regular exhibitor my works have been purchased for wear here and overseas.

  • Awards & Career highlights

    2018 - Solo Winter Wool Fashion Parade (2013, 2017 & 2018)

    2015 - Finalist in Creativity and Innovation, Henty Wool Awards, NSW

    2002 - Invited Exhibitor, Artisans in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

    2006 - Founder and Participant, Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail (2006 to date)

    1996 - Founder and Annual Exhibitor, Southern Highlands Textile and Fibre Network (1996 to date)

  • Studio Address

    Southern Highlands
    NSW 2576

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