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 Often hopelessly outdated, worn at the elbows, moth eaten or misshapen, the jumpers I use are retrieved from op shops or donated by friends.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
~ Friday, July 25 ~
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#tubewayarmies #bodypartswinteraccessories #armwarmers #textiledesign #recycledwool #circles #semicircles #formalism #pop #gayeabandon #fibrearts

#tubewayarmies #bodypartswinteraccessories #armwarmers #textiledesign #recycledwool #circles #semicircles #formalism #pop #gayeabandon #fibrearts

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~ Wednesday, July 23 ~
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Another shot from the artists section of the River Studios site. Fondling my trusty Bernina 801. #sewinmachine #bernina #toolsofthetrade #gayeabandon #designermaker

Another shot from the artists section of the River Studios site. Fondling my trusty Bernina 801. #sewinmachine #bernina #toolsofthetrade #gayeabandon #designermaker

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~ Sunday, July 20 ~
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#workinprogress #wallhanging #artwork #fibrearts #textiledesign #texture #trees #gayeabandon #gayenaismith #madeinmelbourne #melbournemade

#workinprogress #wallhanging #artwork #fibrearts #textiledesign #texture #trees #gayeabandon #gayenaismith #madeinmelbourne #melbournemade

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~ Friday, July 18 ~
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Reblog from @happeehappeejoyjoy thanks for the shout out! Great smiley pic of some very bright Body Parts armies purchased from @craftvictoria on happy people! #bodypartswinteraccessories #armwarmers #woolgloves #upcycledjumpers #warmaccessories #warmhands #wintergloves #madeinmelbourne #handmade #melbournemade #handmadeinmelbourne

Reblog from @happeehappeejoyjoy thanks for the shout out! Great smiley pic of some very bright Body Parts armies purchased from @craftvictoria on happy people! #bodypartswinteraccessories #armwarmers #woolgloves #upcycledjumpers #warmaccessories #warmhands #wintergloves #madeinmelbourne #handmade #melbournemade #handmadeinmelbourne

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Love a random scrap arrangement! #workinprogress #scraps #woolscraps #textiles #fibrearts #offcuts

Love a random scrap arrangement! #workinprogress #scraps #woolscraps #textiles #fibrearts #offcuts

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Wish I had mine fired up right now! $5 off in my webshop. Use the code HOTHOTTIES #gayeabandon #hotwaterbottlecover #hotwaterbottle #hotwaterbottles #warm #winterwarmers #wintergift #woolhottiecovet #textiles #fibrearts #upcycledjumpers #recycledwool #ecofriendly #bedwarmer #madeinmelbourne #melbournemade

Wish I had mine fired up right now! $5 off in my webshop. Use the code HOTHOTTIES #gayeabandon #hotwaterbottlecover #hotwaterbottle #hotwaterbottles #warm #winterwarmers #wintergift #woolhottiecovet #textiles #fibrearts #upcycledjumpers #recycledwool #ecofriendly #bedwarmer #madeinmelbourne #melbournemade

Tags: wintergift winterwarmers hotwaterbottlecover bedwarmer ecofriendly hotwaterbottles madeinmelbourne hotwaterbottle woolhottiecovet warm gayeabandon recycledwool fibrearts upcycledjumpers textiles melbournemade
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Cute hand stitching by Melanie. A custom order for a woman who worked in a cold wine shop! #handstitching #bottleandglass #armwarmers #handmade #melbournemade #madeinmelbourne #embroidery #warmaccessories #bodypartswinteraccessories

Cute hand stitching by Melanie. A custom order for a woman who worked in a cold wine shop! #handstitching #bottleandglass #armwarmers #handmade #melbournemade #madeinmelbourne #embroidery #warmaccessories #bodypartswinteraccessories

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~ Thursday, July 17 ~
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Beautiful new one-of-a-kind Tubeway Armies with buckles made in Melbourne coming soon to shop.gayeabandon.com
‪#‎bodypartswinteraccessories‬ #armwarmers #armstulpen #textiles #warmaccessories #wintergloves #tubewayarmies #monotone #buckles #handmade #handmadeinmelbourne #melbournemade #localproduction #ecofriendly #upcycledjumpers

Beautiful new one-of-a-kind Tubeway Armies with buckles made in Melbourne coming soon to shop.gayeabandon.com
‪#‎bodypartswinteraccessories‬ #armwarmers #armstulpen #textiles #warmaccessories #wintergloves #tubewayarmies #monotone #buckles #handmade #handmadeinmelbourne #melbournemade #localproduction #ecofriendly #upcycledjumpers

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Read about the artists at River Studios in Melbourne (including moi!) on the @creativespaces website. http://www.creativespaces.net.au/artists   #gayeabandon #studio #artistsstudios #textiles #fibrearts #designermaker #workspace #atelier #bodypartswinteraccessories #madeinmelbourne #melbournemade #studiospace #riverstudios

Read about the artists at River Studios in Melbourne (including moi!) on the @creativespaces website. http://www.creativespaces.net.au/artists #gayeabandon #studio #artistsstudios #textiles #fibrearts #designermaker #workspace #atelier #bodypartswinteraccessories #madeinmelbourne #melbournemade #studiospace #riverstudios

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More monochromatic arm warmers new in our shop #bodypartswinteraccessories #armwarmers #woolgloves #warmhands #warmaccessories #monotone #blackandgrey #upcycledjumpers #recycledwool #handmade #melbournemade #madeinmelbourne #gayeabandon

More monochromatic arm warmers new in our shop #bodypartswinteraccessories #armwarmers #woolgloves #warmhands #warmaccessories #monotone #blackandgrey #upcycledjumpers #recycledwool #handmade #melbournemade #madeinmelbourne #gayeabandon

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