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The Hadron Collider

I have crafted for what feels like my entire life. I worked at a haberdashery store to pay for design school, became an in-house designer for a Patchwork and Quilting distributor, then went rouge setting up my own studio that specialises in graphic design for the textiles industry. (I only went into graphic design because I didn't cut the mustard with technical skill for costume design). I love fabric, and wool yard, fibers, embellishments, I love slow crafts and most of all I love looking at an existing item / concept / idea, and wondering how I can make it better.

So one school holidays break I sat down with my girls and we made our very own fabric bowls. Granted they were more interested in raiding my stash than actually finishing anything, but I made mine. I loved it so much that I wanted to make MORE, the design didn't change much but the materials did, now using Mylar templates (not card) to create a sturdier end product. So after staring at my Hedron bowls (A combining form meaning “face,” used in the names of geometrical solid figures having the form or number of faces specified by the initial element. Eg. Tetrahedron which if this bowl was completely closed it would be.) for nearly a year they now have written instructions, and packaging samples, and hopefully a very bright future as someones weekend craft project and desk buddy.

I have to thank my younger self for choosing heads in the coin toss to decide what I was going to be when I grew up. Tails was a medical science degree... some how I don't think that would have been as much fun.

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