When I received a call from Bree Leech, stylist and owner of Texture Design I knew the job wasn’t going to be small. To might delight I was thrilled to take part in a collaboration project with Dulux Australia and Space furniture for Melbourne Indesign. The brief was to create a custom macramé piece for their new 2015 colour forecast. I’m sure this will be my one and probably only largest Macramé piece to make in my creative lifetime.
The brief was to create a 9 meter high Macramé rope sculpture piece that would hang from the Space Furniture Ceiling and connect to their new colour palette painted on their north wall. The theme was called ‘Connection’ and of course what better way to demon-straight the theme by using cotton rope, computer cable and some amazing Macramé connecting knots.
It took over 20 hours to create, I developed bicep muscles and I learnt how to operate a cheery picker. Macrame can come with many perks!
Thank you to Bree, (Texture Design) Rachel (Dulux) and Space furniture team for being amazing xox
Order Phase. Used approximately 900 meters of rope. 12mm Cotton Sash cord. All Australian made.
Making Phase. This is the time where I wish I had a warehouse studio with at least 20 foot ceilings.
Installation Phase. What lots of fun!
View from Church Street, Richmond. It’s an amazing feeling putting your blood & sweat into something you love and seeing this come to life.