Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Opening Night

The exhibition was opened by the lovely Phip Murray and most of the artists were able to be there to celebrate. It was wonderful to see people enjoying the space, and we got a lot of great feedback. Thanks to all who came along. Photos from the opening night courtesy of Matthew Lynn and Craft.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Some install shots, ladders, cables, premiers, babysitting and lights. Thanks to everyone who helped out, we made it. Thanks also to all who came to the opening, it was a wonderful night. Some nice photos on Craft's facebook page from thursday night.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013


We will be running two workshops during the exhibition at Craft.


A phenokistoscope is an early animation device, back when animation was as much a handcraft as knitting or embroidery. Discs are specially cut and divided into even sections and a sequence of images is added to them which becomes a moving image when spun.

Participants will be creating animated sequences using various techniques: embroidery, appliqué, crochet, knitting or collage. Whatever your favourite handcraft is, you can make a sequence onto one of Dell and Isobel’s templates. Finished sequences are invited to be part of the exhibition, and will be played on the phenokistoscope machine at Craft in Gallery 1.

11am-3pm Saturday 9 November 2013
Craft, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

$50 Craft members / $100 non-members
BOOK ONLINE or call on 9650 7775

Stellar Exchange

Learn how to weave an 8 point star with Maryann Talia Pau, Dell Stewart and Kate Matthews, similar to the ones used in their animation collaboration. Take home your star (just in time for Christmas) or donate them to the stellar installation called '1 Million Stars to End Violence' for The Big Design Market at The Royal Exhibition Building Dec 6, 7 & 8. For more info, visit and for workshop details and bookings, contact Craft.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pearls on pink

Progress for Isobel's animation of Pauline's polystyrene knitted scultpure.


We've invited some people from out of town to create handcrafted animation sequences on a phenokistoscope template. This is the first one we've received back. It's from Maureen Watts in Portland, Victoria.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Stitching in Progress

Documentation from a recent meeting in Pene's studio, to finalise animation and installation ideas.

Below are snippets of Pene's embroidery in progress, new research and Rebecca's initial animation tests.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


A testing day at Harvest, with Isobel and Dell, Emma and Jess, ink blobs and speckles.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Small Loop ideas- snow/fire

Loops mixed within the still image (looking at technique more than style)

Nicholas Stevenson

Animated emboidery (filled)

Runaway & Running Backwards, 
heavily detailed animated embroidery by Aubrey Longley-Cook

Also of interest... this artist is currently working on a big project called RU STITCH-
The RuPaul Cross Stitch Animation Workshop is an community based embroidery and animation project. The 35 participants were taught to cross stitch, and they are currently working together to create an embroidered looping animation of RuPaul based on footage from the "Supermodel" music video. Each of the participants were assigned an individualized template based on the footage. They are each responsible for the creation of one of the cross stitch frames. Each frame is 12,800 stitches. Since the original footage is B&W, each stitcher's color scheme is unique to their frame. They each picked their colors and matched their choices tonally to the original footage for registration purposes. The embroideries will animate in a rainbow of colors when composited together. There will be two animations created from the project. One will document the front view of the frames and one the back. The frames and animations will be displayed as part of Serving Face in September, 2013.

Home on the range

A log cabin and a quilting bee, featuring the double wedding rings design.