Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Nature explorer, I discover threads of thought, Ironing out my fabric.
Tell us a little about the origins of Talented Apple.
I started Talented Apple in 2011, working from my home studio in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was a means of exploring my love of sewing and fabrics which I developed when studying Performance Costume Design at Art College. I moved to Melbourne at the start of 2014 and Talented Apple moved with me.
Describe your creative process.
My print designs sprout from a love of nature and whimsy, doodled into notebooks and developed into my hand-carved lino cuts and screen prints. I hand print all of my fabrics individually in eco-friendly inks and sew them into accessories, homewares and gifts.
What inspires you the most?
I am constantly inspired by flora and fauna that I find out on the wilds. Getting outdoors and into nature is how I relax and gives me the space to think up new ideas. I also get inspiration by small objects and funny quirks that I notice in everyday life. I like to use dashes of humour in my work and it’s great to share that with customers.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
I love Springwood Porcelain‘s beautiful, delicate ceramics and the colourful and illustrative style of Sweet William‘s prints and paper goods.
What are your ultimate dreams for Talented Apple?
Running my own business part time and having that creative outlet if pretty amazing. I’d love to be doing this full time one day and have the opportunity to keep exploring new designs.
What will will we find from Talented Apple at our November Bend and Snap Market?
I’m going to be selling my full range at the Bend and Snap Market so look out for scarves, purses, tea towels, mens ties and womens tees, plus a few wee extras that can’t be bought online such as hand printed cards and notebooks.
(flyer designed by INKLING PRESS).
Come and see TALENTED APPLE and browse the various art and design stalls this Sunday 23rd November at 1000 £ Bend from 11:00am to 4:00pm for a selection of unique handmade wares from the local creative community, peruse the second hand and vintage stalls and repurpose a pre-loved item or three, get creative and make your own bouquet of paper dahlias with PLATED IMAGE, learn some new origami skills and make Christmas decorations with ORIGAMIG and get festive with some of the delicious gingerbread to be served up at market day.
(image courtesy of PLATED IMAGE).
(image courtesy of ORIGAMIG).
Enjoy an afternoon of discovery with illustrations and an array of art works, plywood jewellery, curious crafts, humorous cards and whimsical prints, quirky cartoons, screen printed and hand dyed homewares, fine linen and crisp bedding products, dapper apparel, origami jewellery and decoration, embroidery hoops and owl plushies, upcycled vintage furniture, delicate paper crafts and recycled electronics, antique medical equipment, found bits and pieces, modern oddities, and culinary creations reinvented into shiny science experiments.
Stall holders include: A SUPERB WREN, ALERT THE BUNNY, EELAV MCBEE, GYPSY’S SEWING BOX, HEADBANDS FOR SMILES, INKLING PRESS, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, KITTY & CADAVER, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MANUELA IGREJA JEWELS, MAYBELLINI, ME.U, MR DRAPER, OLIVIA YORK, ORIGAMIG, PLATED IMAGE, SCRABBLE KITTY, TALENTED APPLE, THAT DAPPER CHAP, TOM CARTOONIST and many more.