NEWS & FEATURES
'the divide' for BAREFOOT ESCAPES, THE BAY COTTAGE BY THE DESIGNORY
We have teamed up on a super special collaboration with the awesome team at The Designory, a multi-disciplinary design studio based here in Sydney. The Designory is in the midst of building their highly anticipated ‘THE BAY’ properties in the heart of Byron Bay, NSW, as part of their new offering Barefoot Escapes. Featuring 3 unique residences, ‘THE BAY’ focuses on delivering a blend of luxe Australian style paired with quintessential Byron chic. For their first residence ‘THE BAY COTTAGE’ , we were asked to create a custom wall hanging based on our original design ‘THE DIVIDE’. It is always a treat to revisit an original design of ours that was created out of pure intuition and free flow of emotions. Approaching it the second time round with greater awareness and confidence encourages us to dig deeper and push further with our practice. This baby is our largest weave to date spanning 1.5 metres wide with 2.2 metre drop and weighing in at 15kg! It’s been a labour of love and one of big logistics but we’re so excited to finally take it off the loom.
To celebrate the launch of 'THE BAY COTTAGE', we've been kindly invited to visit and experience this divine home in the heart of Byron Bay in person! Beautifully installed, 'THE DIVIDE' hangs on two gorgeous oil tanned black leather pulls, showcasing the 15kg of mixed fibre and materials. We are so thrilled and grateful to play a part in bringing their vision to life.
To view more of THE BAY COTTAGE, see below!
If you're interested in a custom piece similar to THE DIVIDE, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We like to ensure with each of our clients receive an authentic, original piece of Crossing Threads art and not a direct copy of previous designs. Given the handmade nature of our work, no two pieces are alike and there would be some variations made to ensure each weave is truly one of a kind.
THE DESIGN FILES 2018 FEATURE
For almost a decade we’ve been following The Design Files. Especially with Lauren originally navigating a career in design, thedesignfiles.net has been one of her go-to blogs to visit in the morning for unique, head-of-the-field, quality Aussie content. Today we are so chuffed to have our story behind Crossing Threads shared on The Design Files, which you can view online, RIGHT NOW! 😆😆 We love to give a BIG thank you to Sally and Elle of TDF for a heartwarming write-up and the talented Jacqui Turk for capturing us in action. Feeling ecstatic.... with lots of happy dances today. Thank you legends!
CREATIVE WOMEN'S LEAGUE PODCAST
Guys! We did our first podcast! We had the best time talking with Kate of Creative Women's League. If you ever wanted to know or HEAR more of our how we started Crossing Threads this is a good listen (1 hour long conversation!) We talk about leading a passion-project-turned-business, while working full-time jobs, our individual backgrounds and growing up together as sisters and business partners. Also some exciting news in the pipeline! Thank you so much Kate for taking the time to chat. Make yourself a cuppa and sit back and listen, we hope you enjoy!
WOOL MAGAZINE SPRING 2018 FEATURE
TACTILE QUALITY // "Pushing back against the early 2000s dominance of video and digital art, a new generation of artists is reinventing traditional craftforms. Lisa Griplas meets women making art with their very own hands". - WOOL Magazine Spring 2018
We share what 'handmade' means to us in this digital age and our high-regard to employ wool in our fibre art practice alongside other fibre artists like Natalie Miller, Jacqui Fink and Grace Wood.
Words by Lisa Griplas, styled by Sophie Joy Wright and photographed by Saskia Wilson.
Published in Wool Magazine, Spring 2018 Issue.
WOOL MAGAZINE FALL 2017 FEATURE
We are delighted to share that our two woven wall hangings 'UNDERGROWTH' and 'ENTANGLED' have been featured in the latest issue of 'WOOL' Magazine by The Woolmark Company. Carefully curated by the amazing Steve Cordony, both scenes embrace the nature of wool within the home. We simply adore the modern take on the 'Terra Firma' and 'Raw Minimalist' themes, with both weavings nestled amongst high-end furniture and decor.
Styled by Steve Cordony and photographed by Edward Urrutia.
Published in Wool Magazine, Fall 2017 Issue.
ART MATTERS MAGAZINE 2017
Being a Museum of Contemporary (MCA) Young Ambassador opens the door to new connections, art and ideas. It offers unparalleled opportunities for networking, learning, as well as professional and creative development.
Check out Kass’ interview in the latest 'ART MATTERS' magazine where she describes what's it like as a Young Ambassador and what she enjoys most about it.
Published in Art Matters: MCA Ambassador and Member Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017–2018 issue.
INSIDE OUT MAGAZINE MAY 2017 FEATURE
Our 'Natural Blush' woven wall hanging featured in the home of Inside Out Style Editor, Jonathan Fleming's family farmhouse based in Oberon, NSW. A textural haven of layered textiles sourced from around the globe. We are honoured to have our handwoven work feature in the mix.
Styled by Jonathan Fleming and photographed by Anson Smart.
Published in Inside Out Magazine, May 2017 Issue.
THREAD + COLOUR 2 TEXTILE EXHIBITION 2017
We are honoured to be invited back to the second instalment of 'Thread + Colour 2' for 2017 - An exhibition featuring emerging and established Australian and international artists exploring their relationship with wool and colour. Hosted by the amazing fibre brand KPC Yarn and Ingrid Keneally of Style Brief Hong Kong in celebrating #WOOLWEEK, we will be exhibiting two of our woven pieces which pushes the boundaries of our Crossing Threads aesthetic.
Join us on the opening night, Saturday May 20th
from 5:30PM, 14 William Street Paddington.
We would love to meet you and say hello!
Exhibition is on display till May 28th with an exciting itinerary of workshops and beautiful yarn to shop.
For more details, visit http://kpcyarn.bigcartel.com/
CROSSING THREADS FOR WOOL WEEK 2017 AT WESTFIELD BONdI JUNCTION
In celebrating #WOOLWEEK , the Australian and iconic brand The Woolmark Company, have invited us to showcase four of our wooly weaves at Westfield Bondi Junction in a pop-up exhibit! We are absolutely stoked and honoured to be part of the amazing activation happening in the centre. From a super-size Merino Sheep to extreme knitting lessons with Jacqui Fink, WBJ is no doubt putting on the show for this much loved fibre. Wool Week commences May 13th - 21st! Check out all the goodness on LEVEL 3 where you can view our woven art in person! Thank you for your support Woolmark!
Thread + Colour Textile Exhibition 2016
We are excited to announce Crossing Threads' first feature in an exhibition, 'Thread + Colour', hosted by KPC Yarn , Ingrid Keneally of Style Brief Hong Kong and Australia's pioneer and teacher of weaving, Natalie Miller.
This vibrant collection of both Aussie and international influences will be on display in Sydney at The William Street Gallery, Paddington from April 23rd – May 1st.
Please join us on opening night, Saturday April 23rd, 5:30PM for the launch!
Not only will it be a special event, but will mark 1 year since the fruition of Crossing Threads and picking up our first ever loom in one of Natalie's weaving workshops. We look forward to meeting you!
For more details of this week-long event of workshops and talks, visit stylebriefhongkong.com
Looking forward to seeing you there!