Gaye Naismith's Profile
We are Gaye Naismith and Melanie Hill, two Melbourne textile designers designer and creators of homewares, accessories and artworks who work almost exclusively with pre-loved textiles. Upcycled felted wool sweaters are one of our favourite materials. Often hopelessly outdated, worn at the elbows, moth eaten or misshapen, the jumpers we use are retrieved from op shops or donated by friends.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 we give these discarded garments a second life as functional homewares and accessories, we like to incorporate elements from their past-- a raglan seam, or a cable pattern perhaps, that hints at what they used to be.
For our 'two-of-a-kind' Tubeway Armies arm warmers, the signature product in our Body Parts range, we make different cutting and embellishing…
- Joined May 5, 2006
- Gaye Naismith