Much-loved and respected regional success story Creswick Woollen Mills has collaborated with Melbourne based artist Tammy Kanat on a luxury Alpaca throw collection. The new ‘Tammy Kanat for Creswick’ collection features adorned unique textures and colours with Tammy’s emotive and artistic themes, using her signature soothing, tranquil tones.
Arriving in-store this February, the collaboration draws on both Tammy Kanat’s artistic flair and Creswick Woollen Mills’ quality natural yarns. The work is inspired by the handmade touch, natural fibres, and beautiful surroundings of the Creswick Mill, home to the only remaining coloured woollen spinning mill of its type left in Australia. Creswick Woollen Mills Executive Director, Boaz Herszfeld says “The authenticity and quality of Tammy’s work was such a big motivator for us – it was an easy decision to collaborate with her, using our genuinely Australian products. The collection that we have created sits comfortably with our uniquely Australian style.”
Tammy is best known for mesmerising, abstract weavings of intricate wall art, vessels and sculptures, and her work has established her as one of Australia’s most intuitive and original textile artists. The NGV commissioned Tammy as part of the gallery partnership with MECCA to acquire new works by contemporary female Australian artists. The use of mixed yarns – merino, alpaca, mohair, ultra-fine and super chunky - are prolific throughout her portfolio of masterpieces.
Tammy Kanat’s said, “I went straight to the Mill in Creswick to get a feel for the place and to soak up the atmosphere, then collected some beautiful raw alpaca fleece and got to work. I can’t wait to share the pieces that will reflect the gorgeous heritage of Creswick Woollen Mills.”
Look out for Tammy’s new Alpaca homeware throw collection, the backdrop for this wonderful collection will be featured at the gorgeous award-winning retreat Lake House Daylesford.