GONE RUSTIC: Life and thoughts impressedFrancesca Palange
Rita Summers’ business, Gone Rustic Studio, opened in 2003 in a rented building. In 2004, together with her husband, they purchased a disused garage in St. Marys, Tasmania, Australia and transformed this dilapidated building into a studio and gallery. This is where Rita makes, displays and sells her own work (as well as other people’s quality handmade items), offers classes and hosts exhibitions of local artisans and travelling displays.
Rita creates whenever she can, because art is integral to her life. Her beautiful creations includes eco printing and dyeing (fashion, accessories, textile art); mixed media (hand bound books, art prints, assemblages); stitching and drawing.
At No Serial Number magazine we love the following designs. Wanna have a look?
Originally designed as a slip, this garment is so beautiful that is actually a multi-use item! Wear it as an elegant dress, nightie or as you wish!
This quality vintage cloth has been naturally dyed with leaves bark and/or other plant materials that the artist has collected around her home and gallery, plus nails and/or other found objects.
Materials are nylon and lace.
This original, one-of-a-kind handmade cards feature a fat little bird which the artist free-cut from an original eco print on 110 gsm art paper. It has been produced using the natural colours from plant materials and found rusty iron and by employing a steaming process to extract the colour prints. These are mounted on sustainable acid-free watercolour paper and then the designer adds some vintage sheet music and details with black art pen and letter stamps. Beautiful to complement your gifts to your beloved ones!
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