Tell us something about yourself?
Sam & I are two good friends, who have both found sewing and crafting to be our creative outlet for many years and now found we are able to create a range of items to sell at markets. We enjoy collaborating together, yet working within our area of strengths.
What are your sources of inspiration?
We are inspired by the very pattern, colour & design of a piece of fabric that often ‘speaks’ to us of the need to be made into a particular item. Meeting needs of friends with young babies & children in colourful & creative ways or wanting to produce items around the home that encourage sustainability & are environmentally friendly. Sam is also exploring new ranges that up-cylce vintage items.
Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?
We both have memories of sewing & knitting from a young age with our mums, aunts & grandmothers. Both of us studied Textiles & Design during high school.
Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
We always enjoy checking out local tea rooms (under the guise of business meetings), travelling, cooking & spending time with our church community.
What piece of advise can you give to other artists?
Relax, trust your instincts & enjoy what you do. Also that it’s OK to refine your product range & realize different locations & market goers may find different items more appealing.
What are your plans for the future?
To continue crafting together & to explore further opportunities to create, share & promote our crafts.
Arjay Creations will be at the Dreamers Spring Market on October 19,2013.
Riverside Theatres ,Parramatta.