Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Textile Tuesdays : #25 FOUND in Sydney

When I was in Sydney, Australia last week, I walked all over the city. Day after day I trekked to and from my hotel, starting and returning to the same streets. One day, I told my husband we should cut down a small alley just for the diversion. It looked like an empty alleyway, just wide enough for pedestrians, with no doors, windows, or signs.

However, once in the narrow space, we discovered that there were display cases on the wall holding amazing works of art! It was like a secret surprise! Best of all, two of the cases had fiber arts!

The two works in the photos above have small bud or basket-like shapes crocheted out of plastic bags and plastic close tabs, bits of paper and string. The first one is arranged with old plastic knitting needles to look like a vase of flowers. The second one, with wood, lace and concrete, looks like a landscape, or something architectural.

There were no signatures or descriptions anywhere that I could see so the makers and the purpose is a mystery - one that absolutely made my day!


  1. Thanks Victoria! I wish I could have gotten a better photo but the area was so narrow I couldn't back up any more.