Saturday, May 9, 2009


There's a fabulous exploration of technology in craft at the University of Technology in Sydney at the moment, called Fashion Craft: Fashion Technology. The exhibition features contemporary, collaborative works between UTS fashion and textile designers Alison Gwilt, Cecilia Heffer and members of the Embroiderers Guild of NSWEach designer has worked with the Guild to produce a series of contemporary embroidery samples reflecting a selected theme.

1 Alison Gwilt & Helen Parsons created embroidery samples from recovered textile waste which they reconfigured and reworked. 

2 Cecilia Heffer & Helen Parsons were experimenting with new geometric structures for lace and created "Hyperbolic Lace".

The exhibition also includes a project where the 3rd year students had to rework off-cuts from Rip Curl wetsuits to make a jacket. This one's by Kate Smith.

The exhibition is on until 19 May.

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