I am a textiles artist and designer who loves wearable art. My pieces have predominantely been wrap around skirts and are a canvas for my art.
It all began…with a project at art school. I attended the UTAS School of art in 2003-4. My focus was on photography in my first year and then textiles in the second. We where given a project using methods we had learnt through out the term to produce a piece of art. I decided to make a wrap around skirt which I then dyed, block-printed and free-hand embroidered. I loved it and wore it with many compliments. This led to making a further 6 different skirts to sell at the markets to make some money to put towards my first sewing machine. I also did costume design in Textiles and entered into the Wearable art awards in Hobart fetching a second prize for a fairy costume which could also hang as a sculpture.
Then…my partner and I had our first baby followed by another two. They are such beautiful children who inspire and motivate me. I have been doing markets and art/craft fairs and have established a name within the community as Lottie who makes skirts..therefor Lotties Skirts was born. I organised a skirt show in 2008 and it was a huge success. My aim was to step out of the cotton skirts I had been concentrating on and experiment with heavier fabrics. There where fourteen Winter Skirts modelled by four women and their four daughters. It was a fantastic way to exhibit my new work.