Jacket steals the show

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A JACKET adorned with post­cards has proved to be a good fit for Genevieve Arm­son.

The Carlisle res­i­dent took first place in the tex­tile de­sign cat­e­gory at the Perth Royal Show.

Dr Arm­son said de­spite win­ning nu­mer­ous first prizes at the show in the past, the suc­cess was sig­nif­i­cant.

“I was thrilled with the win and the feed­back from the judges was very valu­able,” she said.

“I’ve been sewing since I was a lit­tle girl and my grand­mother was a milliner and my aunts were dress­mak­ers.

“I al­ways try to cre­ate some­thing orig­i­nal and unique; the cre­ative as­pect of tex­tiles is some­thing I re­ally en­joy.

“Be­cause I’ve been sewing for so many years, I’m al­ways look­ing for a chal­lenge and that’s how the idea of the jacket came about. The post­cards were from tea tow­els that I bought in Broome and I was in­spired by my love of the town.”

Dr Arm­son said she put a lot of ef­fort into the jacket and she was pleased with the results.

“It takes hours and hours to put it all to­gether; I worked over a num­ber of weeks on the jacket,” she said.

“When­ever I cre­ate some­thing, my ini­tial thoughts are that it’s the worst thing I’ve ever done.

“But when I fin­ished the jacket I was pretty pleased with it.

“I like the colours and the idea of it.”

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d460290

Genevieve Arm­son wears her win­ning de­sign.

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