Sunday, March 31, 2013
'Revisited' by Robyn Davies
Between 29 March and 17 April, don't miss Robyn Davies' quirky textile jewellery, referencing vintage crocheted doilies, in Off Centre's gallery window. Robyn writes:
I taught home economics and textiles in secondary schools both in NSW and Tasmania for many years. As well I have had interesting positions in health promotions since moving to Tasmania. Although my professional life was fulfilling I have always “needed” to create. Creating by “Revisiting” garments; wool; yarns; buttons and working with vintage doileys keeps me out of mischief, or actually it is a delicious mischief.
After many years creating, I have finally come to terms with and am able to accept and call myself a textile artist. My latest work involves “Revisiting” vintage crocheted doileys to create unique jewellery. The doileys are carefully cut out, then they are painted or hand dyed, hardened and sealed. The process is time consuming and slow but the three dimensional effect is worth it.
I turn the vintage doileys into interesting and unique earrings; single, triple or multi-doiley necklaces. I hope you enjoy my vintage doiley jewellery pieces as much as I enjoy creating them.