Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Crafty Lady #21 - Anita Cummins

I have another very talented and lovely crafty lady who gave up her precious time to sew a patch for PP. Her name is Anita Cummins and among many other pretty endeavors, she is the Craft Victoria Assistant Retail Manager.

Patch by Anita Cummins
Anita is also a very talented textile maker/creator/designer. I was so excited to discover that her gorgeous patch she sewed for PP was made from fabric she designed and printed herself! Wow! So much love in a 30cm square! You can see from the image of her patch above that she cleverly integrated the PP fabric into her design by sewing on little triangles that fit perfectly into her fabric pattern. She has also embroidered little circles with pretty coloured thread, creating lovely little soft textures.

In June last year Anita had her first solo exhibition called Pantone Pom Pom at Mailbox 141. I adored her beautiful idea of filling each of the mail boxes with different Pantone coloured pom poms. I think she made around 700 pom poms!! That is a lot of prettiness in such a tiny space! There is a really great interview on Anita and her exhibition over at the CV blog. You can read it here. Thank you CV for the photos. 

Photos above are from Anita's exhibition Pantone Pom Pom at Mailbox 141.

Anita also knits the most stunning scarves which are for sale at CV. She has and eye and knack for knitting, i remember her showing me a baby blanket she was knitting for her brothers new little bub. Oh my goodness her tension was beyond perfect, not to mention the pattern she was knitting, not one mistake in sight. wow! Thanks Anita for your beautiful patch! x 

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