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My artwork is hugely inspired by nature and a deep love for flowers and the brilliant colours provided by nature.
I mainly work from my own photos I take on long walks and travel adventures.
Each of my paintings evolve intuitively as I build each layer of paint. I stop layering my artwork with colours when the painting "laughs back at me”.
The main mediums I paint with are Acrylics, Pens and Watercolour.
My home country is Switzerland. As a couple and later with two children, we travelled and lived in multiple countries.
Art is an endless journey and it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction!
I have a fine arts certificate and worked in Sydney for over 20 years as a Graphic Artist and part of that time as Art Director/Production Manager.
After relocating to Tenterfield I have gone back to my passion, painting.
I paint with acrylic paint that is applied mainly with pallet knifes to achieve the textural quality of the object I am painting, I also enjoy the freedom that a pallet knife gives me.
I have recently joined Make it Tenterfield Team and have several paintings on display.
Please come in and have a look.
Denise N Rall
Denise's foray into fashion and textile art is as a conceptual costumier, putting costumes on mannequins with 'fairy tale' personalities that are unique and stunning.
She has exhibited in the Northern Rivers area, in Sydney (the Rocks) and in the USA
Recently relocated from Lismore to Tenterfield, and now part of the Makeiteer team.
Her beautiful 'recreated' garments are works of art bound to be heirlooms for the future fashionistas.
I have lived in Tenterfield for over 30 years, wearing different hats.
If I wanted to earn money, I used my teaching qualifications, I have also been an orchardist, b& b host, craft shop operator, Alpaca farmer and now a Chestnut farmer.
I have always had an interest in Australiana and Australian furniture which I now turn my hand to restoring and upcycling. I have quite a collection in my space at Make It Tenterfield.
An abundance of locally grown fruit from my grandfather’s garden inspired me to begin my jam making journey fifteen years ago.
I enjoy experimenting with different flavour combinations and I am mindful of keeping waste to a minimum. Winning prizes for my homemade jams, relishes and pickles has only added to my joy in making them!
Crafts on Derby
After moving from New Zealand in 1979 Cherie started her creative journey with decorative art painting, then moving to paper crafting, beading and most recently to vinyl printing on clothing and other items.
Cherie has owned and used a digital cutting machine for many years and is always looking for ways to expand her knowledge with its use.
Cherie enjoys experimenting with new art and craft forms and searching for new ideas to ever expand her exciting creative journey.
Look What I Made!
Erica Hammond made Tenterfield her home only a few years ago.
Settling in and looking for a creative outlet, a random conversation led to her being in the start up of Make It Tenterfield INC.
She loves redesigning, upcycling and transforming, rather than sending anything to land fill.
Quirky, unique and eclectic are features of her work.
Upcycled clothing, repurposed dolls, scissors and old jewellery feature in an ever changing display of her works.
Tramonto Design by Carmel Higgins showcases handbags, tote bags, wristlet and coin purses, leather bound books and bags in fabric and luxurious, kangaroo leather.
I also create cushions, tea-towels, aprons and potholders to add to your decor. My watercolour paintings, greeting cards and hardanger embroidery are crafted for the reflective times.
Tramonto Design is a cornucopia of colour, style and original design handmade to brighten your space.
Marie's Sewing Repair Cafe
I was born an environmentalist. I like to walk lightly on the earth. And at Make It Tenterfield, I do so by creating solutions with fabrics and fostering creativity in others, with positive environmental outcomes.
I fondly remember a school holiday, batik dyeing workshop that inspired me to open my childhood creative senses. And the joy of it. Today I want to create solutions for people that are sustainable; hence my interest in using fabrics to inspire people to recycle, up cycle, reuse, re-purpose, reinvigorate, repair, alter and enhance, every day items like clothing, linen, blankets and bags.
I also want to encourage people to sew by giving lessons, by example, by living my philosophy. By selling our own clothes, we are reducing pollution, global warming, sweatshop abuse, and at the same time having the joy of creation.
I hope that Make It can shine a light on how we all make a difference.￼￼￼￼
Ruth moved from the Huon Valley in Southern Tasmania in 2018.
Working with natural fibres you will find Ruth;
Knitting tactile items
Working with silk fibre
Creating functional colourful bags
Ruth is also a self-published author. You can browse and purchase her books, “Wentworth’s Country” or “Tibby’s Day Out”. These books reflect on Ruth’s time in the Gibson Desert on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.
Ruth also stocks a small range of natural fibre yarns, needles and crochet hooks and books.
Let’s get creative NOW.