About Making, Renovations, Restorations
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
When I think about it, I have been restoring things all my life.
When we came to Australia (I was 5 years old) we had nothing and made furniture from fruit boxes, padded and lined. I remember them looking beautiful. My mother was very courageous.
My aunt was a seamstress who travelled the world with her Singer Sewing Machine - hand operated of course. so I grew up surrounded with fabric, pins and ideas. Later I worked restoring (among other skills) as far away as New York.
Now I am employed by local galleries and antique shops to mend anything from paintings to fabric panels, from sculptures to dolls - and I love it. What can I mend/darn for you? I also upcycle garments, making a number of old garments into one, fabulous, up to the minute piece of fashion.
JAHNE AT WORK
In the section above you can see an oil painting in the process of being restored. It was painted in the 1920's by an artist in NewZealand. It will look splendid in the restored frame don't you think?
The picture to the left of the red with flowers is a very large oriental wooden bowl with lid. It was in a sorry state, but it too is on its way to a great finish...
BOTH OF THEM WILL BE FOR SALE, (SORRY! ALL SOLD!!! in just one week)
More on the way.
RE-MAKE, RESTORE OR MAKE FROM SCRATCH
I am sewing, sewing, sewing
and I am going to swap my house around over Christmas to reflect how I am working at the moment.
You will be most welcome to visit me when you see the sign out.
If you need your wardrobe re-vamping or something new made from scratch, then I am your girl.
CONTACT ME AT YOGAFIRST2@BIGPOND.COM AND HAVE A CHAT.
We can do it all on line.
You can scan and email me a photo of the project, we can organise a quote, post to me,
and I can post the finished garments back,
and everything paid for on (Super Secure) PayPal.