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 Often hopelessly outdated, worn at the elbows, moth eaten or misshapen, the jumpers I use are retrieved from op shops or donated by friends.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
~ Wednesday, September 17 ~
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Tully. Far North Queensland #sugartown #fnq #steamy #smokestacks #roadtrip

Tully. Far North Queensland #sugartown #fnq #steamy #smokestacks #roadtrip

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~ Monday, September 15 ~
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Bowen, Far North Queensland. #bakery #signwriting #fnq #queensland #vintagesign #roadtrip

Bowen, Far North Queensland. #bakery #signwriting #fnq #queensland #vintagesign #roadtrip

Tags: fnq vintagesign roadtrip bakery queensland signwriting
~ Saturday, September 13 ~
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Goodbye beautiful tropical Fitzroy Island in Far North Qurensland. Back at Cairns wharf now.  Next stop Mission Beach #fnq #holiday #aquamarine #getaway

Goodbye beautiful tropical Fitzroy Island in Far North Qurensland. Back at Cairns wharf now. Next stop Mission Beach #fnq #holiday #aquamarine #getaway

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~ Sunday, September 7 ~
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Out the bedroom window at Wandin. #yarravalley #australianbush #country #morning #green

Out the bedroom window at Wandin. #yarravalley #australianbush #country #morning #green

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~ Saturday, September 6 ~
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Big thanks @raynafahey: RG Yay @gayeabandon in the paper! #buylocal #buyhandmade #rad #goyou #meetthemaker #saturdayage #textiledesigner @creativespaces

Big thanks @raynafahey: RG Yay @gayeabandon in the paper! #buylocal #buyhandmade #rad #goyou #meetthemaker #saturdayage #textiledesigner @creativespaces

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Today’s Saturday Age Spectrum. Meet the Maker. http://m.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/meet-the-maker-accessories-and-homewares-maker-gaye-naismith-20140829-109i2k.html   #gayeabandon #textiles #designermaker #interview #publicity #fibrearts

Today’s Saturday Age Spectrum. Meet the Maker. http://m.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/meet-the-maker-accessories-and-homewares-maker-gaye-naismith-20140829-109i2k.html #gayeabandon #textiles #designermaker #interview #publicity #fibrearts

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~ Thursday, September 4 ~
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#workinprogress #workroom #stack #armwarmers #textiles #fibrearts #recycledwool #upcycledjumpers #bodypartswinteraccessories #jucy #colourful

#workinprogress #workroom #stack #armwarmers #textiles #fibrearts #recycledwool #upcycledjumpers #bodypartswinteraccessories #jucy #colourful

Tags: jucy armwarmers colourful workroom stack bodypartswinteraccessories recycledwool fibrearts upcycledjumpers workinprogress textiles
~ Sunday, August 31 ~
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RG @shopsui_melbourne: Lovely #linoboards #tongueandgroove #woodenboards #wandinstationcottage

RG @shopsui_melbourne: Lovely #linoboards #tongueandgroove #woodenboards #wandinstationcottage

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~ Thursday, August 28 ~
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weftwarp:

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

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