I am a textile designer and creator of homewares, accessories and artworks who almost exclusively works with pre-loved textiles. Upcycled felted wool sweaters are my favourite material. Often hopelessly outdated, worn at the elbows, moth eaten or misshapen, the jumpers I use are retrieved from op shops or donated by friends. The shrinking process causes their defects to fade and their felted textures, patterns and colours emerge full of possibilities for transformation. When I give these discarded garments a second life as functional homewares, I like to incorporate elements from their past-- a raglan seam, or a cable pattern perhaps, that hints at what they used to be. Find out more at gayeabandon.com
~ Thursday, August 28 ~
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Roisin Conelly

Lovely knitting!

weftwarp:

Roisin Conelly

Lovely knitting!


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~ Wednesday, August 27 ~
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Pumpin out the armies today…. #bodypartswinteraccessories #armwarmers #madeinmelbourne #melbournemade #makingstuff #mustardyellow #upcycledjumpers #recycledwool #knits #overlocker #sewing #smallscaleproductuon #textiles #designermaker

Pumpin out the armies today…. #bodypartswinteraccessories #armwarmers #madeinmelbourne #melbournemade #makingstuff #mustardyellow #upcycledjumpers #recycledwool #knits #overlocker #sewing #smallscaleproductuon #textiles #designermaker

Tags: designermaker armwarmers smallscaleproductuon sewing makingstuff madeinmelbourne bodypartswinteraccessories textiles mustardyellow overlocker recycledwool upcycledjumpers knits melbournemade
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#hieroglyphics #automaticwriting #asemicwriting #script #unravelledwool #unravel #recycledwool #textiles #text #stitching #handstitching

#hieroglyphics #automaticwriting #asemicwriting #script #unravelledwool #unravel #recycledwool #textiles #text #stitching #handstitching

Tags: stitching handstitching script text asemicwriting hieroglyphics unravel automaticwriting recycledwool unravelledwool textiles
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~ Tuesday, August 26 ~
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Unpicked neckband yarn from deconstructed jumpers #wool #unravel #wiggly #curly #recycledwool #upcycledjumpers #scarlet #textiles #unravelledwool

Unpicked neckband yarn from deconstructed jumpers #wool #unravel #wiggly #curly #recycledwool #upcycledjumpers #scarlet #textiles #unravelledwool

Tags: unravelledwool curly wiggly scarlet unravel recycledwool wool upcycledjumpers textiles
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~ Friday, August 22 ~
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Close up. Wall piece by Gaye Naismith. #wallhanging #artwork #texture #textiles #woolscraps #fiberart #fibrearts #collage #quilt #handmade #madeinmelbourne #upcycledjumpers #mustard #hanging #closeup #stitching

Close up. Wall piece by Gaye Naismith. #wallhanging #artwork #texture #textiles #woolscraps #fiberart #fibrearts #collage #quilt #handmade #madeinmelbourne #upcycledjumpers #mustard #hanging #closeup #stitching

Tags: woolscraps stitching mustard quilt collage hanging handmade texture wallhanging madeinmelbourne closeup artwork fibrearts upcycledjumpers fiberart textiles
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~ Wednesday, August 20 ~
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Body Parts necklace scarves and scarflettes now 30% off at gayeabandon.com Use the coupon code SCARVES30 Also on sale in my @madeit and @etsy stores. #scarf #scarves #bodypartswinteraccessories #wool #upcycledjumpers #recycledwool #necklace #strand #garland #melbournemade #melbournewimter #madeinmelbourne #handmade #handmadeinmelbourne #circles #discs

Body Parts necklace scarves and scarflettes now 30% off at gayeabandon.com Use the coupon code SCARVES30 Also on sale in my @madeit and @etsy stores. #scarf #scarves #bodypartswinteraccessories #wool #upcycledjumpers #recycledwool #necklace #strand #garland #melbournemade #melbournewimter #madeinmelbourne #handmade #handmadeinmelbourne #circles #discs

Tags: circles discs garland handmadeinmelbourne melbournewimter handmade madeinmelbourne necklace bodypartswinteraccessories strand scarves recycledwool wool upcycledjumpers scarf melbournemade
~ Tuesday, August 19 ~
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More strands….. #textiles #hanging #handmadeinmelbourne #fiberart #fibrearts #recycledwool #dangle #strands #yarn #offcuts

More strands….. #textiles #hanging #handmadeinmelbourne #fiberart #fibrearts #recycledwool #dangle #strands #yarn #offcuts

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~ Monday, August 18 ~
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View from my workroom window at Rivet Studios @creativespaces #blurry #rain #louvres #gayeabandon #melbourneinwinter

View from my workroom window at Rivet Studios @creativespaces #blurry #rain #louvres #gayeabandon #melbourneinwinter

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Ephemeral strands. Out of the box and back on the wall. #textiles #wool #corrugatediron #textiles #texture #recycledwool #strands #handmade #threads #hanging

Ephemeral strands. Out of the box and back on the wall. #textiles #wool #corrugatediron #textiles #texture #recycledwool #strands #handmade #threads #hanging

Tags: handmade texture threads textiles hanging recycledwool wool strands corrugatediron
~ Friday, August 15 ~
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Nothing like a studio rearrange and a bit of sun to perk one up! #studiospace #gayeabandon #designermaker #atelier #workroom

Nothing like a studio rearrange and a bit of sun to perk one up! #studiospace #gayeabandon #designermaker #atelier #workroom

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