working from home with Billie Holiday
Originally part of my SWEETSPOT LOOPS online exhibition at Sydney Craft Week, where I named each piece after a musician or piece of music.
This one looks like a Holiday, so I wanted to call her Billie, and then I found a compilation album called 'Working from Home with Billie Holiday,' which felt like an even better title.
Hand-printed on vintage Irish linen and Russian linen, hand-stitched with cotton thread.
This work is stitched and finished with its own mountain ash branch with either two leather straps or one long pendant strap to hang as a loop on the wall - you choose which you'd prefer.
You can adjust the loop by gently pulling downwards whenever you fancy, to show a different part of the work, creating a new composition each time.
How to hang your SweetSpot Loop
Just like the times we live in, this work can't be framed in the traditional way. It's designed to be turned as the mood takes you.
It's important to hang it in a relaxed way. There's two ways to do it.
You could hang the branch from two leather straps. I always nail them into timber or gyprock, or screw them into masonry.
The alternative is a leather pendant that we attach to both ends of the branch. Then you can sling your SweetSpot Loop from a single hook or nail.
Either way, tell us which you prefer at time of purchase.