LIFE HANGS BY A THREAD
The final documentation of my graduate collection 'Life Hangs by a Thread', showcasing three outfits from the collection. The narrative tells the folktale of the creation of this collections custom tartan. The custom tartan was developed here in Melbourne on my own table loom, hand woven into thick woollen shawls, pockets and tunics. It was then recreated by hand weavers from Pakistan into soft and supple cottons. But the narrative tells a different story; that of the women who, throughout history have worked the textile industry, passing down skills from grandmother, to mother and to daughter.
Filmed, Written, Directed and Edited by Jasper Fearnley.
Starring Keely Bradley, Emma Hakansson and Ailene Wu.
Garments by Jasper Fearnley.
Jewellery by Hedwig Crombie.
Featuring music by Cloud Farm Studios.
With special thanks to Maggie Campbell-Jones.