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Our Teaching Alumni Julia Billings Jules taught herself to knit twelve years ago in an attempt to keep warm while working outdoors in horticulture- and soon found most of her spare time being spent knitting! Travels in Shetland and time with inspired teachers further fuelled a love of traditional techniques and working with colour Jules firmly believes that the transfer of skills and knowledge is essential to the ongoing development and elevation of the craft.
She has taught knitters of all levels at several Melbourne crafty schools and, since moving to Scotland with her husband in January, will be sharing her take on knitting and natural dyeing with a whole new community.
Always learning, she recently released her first design and has a large backlog of idea to get onto her needles! Knitting and plants, her two loves, come together in plant dyes, as well as botanically-inspired colourwork for her recently-launched label, woollenflower.
You can find Jules at www.
After years working in the fashion industry as a pattern maker and designer, thanks to the arrival of her two children, Nita-Jane re-emerged as a home sewist. Wanting to join the world of fashion design and home sewing Pattern Fantastique was conceived. Growing up in Perth Nita-Jane was originally taught to sew by her mother.
The op-shops were bountiful and supplied many vintage patterns to learn from. Moving to Melbourne in her late teens and eventually cracking the fashion industry working mostly for labels that manufactured on-shore was a great opportunity to work closely with manufacturers and learn the best processes for cutting and sewing.
She has cut many tailored jackets and crazy lacy numbers. Keeping the ideas big and the footprint small Nita-Jane lives in her tiny house in Melbourne with her Partner Ben, two lovely small people and a fluffy cat named FoxyBoy. You can find Nita-Jane at Pattern Fantastique. Helen Duckham Helen has always loved creating and she learnt the basics of sewing from her Mum as a teenager living in the UK.
Helen rediscovered the craft six years ago after being gifted a bag of fabric offcuts from a friend and finding the rich learning opportunities available via the online sewing community.
Helen enjoys sharing her passion for sewing with others. She has been teaching at her local neighbourhood house Makers and Menders Group for the past four years where she has worked with people of all levels and a range of life experiences.
Living as sustainability as possible is important to Helen and she enjoys sourcing fabric, notions, and patterns from op-shops or swaps. As well as having a reduced environmental impact, she also believes this encourages creativity in the making process.
Helen shares her sewing projects and gardening efforts on Instagram Kate James Kate James is a contemporary artist who works in a variety of media to make objects and sculptures, textile works and works on paper.
She is attracted to repetitive and painstaking techniques, often adapted from uncommon, sometimes obsolete, craft practices. She enjoys the challenge of learning new skills from books and has utilised horse-hair hitching, Victorian mourning hair-work, Mexican rope-making and botanical dyeing in her work.
She has exhibited throughout Australia and the UK and has work in private and public collections. Kate is represented by Daine SingerMelbourne. In recent years Kate has conducted numerous workshops sometimes in conjunction with her sister Clareincluding botanical dyeing, flower arranging and festive season crafting.
She lives in the Yarra Valley with her husband, two children, a cat, a dog and two horses. You can find Kate at katejamesart. The delicate basket weave stitches in cotton and paper silk yarn connect and surround their porcelain counterparts.
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