Needlecraft to wearable art

Seamstress Annie Coy wears a piece from her collection, A Collaboration.
Seamstress Annie Coy wears a piece from her collection, A Collaboration. Contributed

SHE has had a passion for the needle and thread since she was a little girl.

Yangan resident Annie Coy has been sewing for almost 50 years and this week some of her most extraordinary work will be on display in the Toowoomba Art Gallery.

In conjunction with one of her best friends, artist John Weeronga Bartoo, they have created some of the most beautiful wearable art.

Six years ago Mr Weeronga Bartoo had some of his Aboriginal painting designs transformed into fabric.

Mrs Coy started making some clothing out of the beautiful designs.

"John and I have been friends for almost 20 years," Mrs Coy said.

"I have always loved his paintings and now I am privileged enough to be wearing them.

"He's a world-renowned artist."

Mrs Coy said she has created many different items out of the fabric.

"I've made a ball gown, beach wear, handbags and even baby wear," she said.

"For many years I've been sewing wedding dresses, but using the fabric was something very special.

"I've made the clothing very practical and suitable for almost anyone."

The exhibition, A Collaboration, opens on Sunday, July 1, at 2pm.

It features Mrs Coy's clothing as well as well as Mr Weeronga Bartoo's artworks.

Everyone is welcome to attend and view the artwork and clothing as well as purchase them.

Topics:  art, needlecraft, thread, toowoomba art gallery, warwick, wearable art




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