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:: The Pompom Diaries

September 6, 2014

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Hello peaches!

Today I was in Wangaratta! (And yesterday too!)

I have a piece in a really beautiful exhibition with some other textile artists and our show (called Material Edge) opened today. My work is called #thepompomdiaries. I made pompoms nearly every day, for thirty days. I kept a little diary as I went. You can see it all here if you aren’t able see them in person.  (You might have seen the beginnings of this project on Instagram and wondered what it was all about?!)

I gave a little (mini!) talk today about #thepompomdiaries – about how they are about making time to make things each day, about how little things can become big things, about how the internet lets us share projects and ideas near and far, about how reconnecting to childhood crafts and making things together is an important thing, about even more things, in fact!

The nice thing about this installation is that you can be part of it. There’s a pompom wall set up in the gallery and creative types like YOU can make a pompom or two and have them included in the show! There are other ways to join in too. Check in here to find out how to get pompommy!

If you are near Wangaratta (or want to head there for a day trip or road trip), there is a pompom making station all ready for you at the gallery!  The show is on until October 19th. Then I’ll be heading back on closing day (October 19th) to lead a crafty session, sewing the pompoms onto a giant rug canvas. (Come along, if you like!)

Thanks for having me Wangaratta Art Gallery! Make sure you head there if you have some time – my work is right next to the amazing Romance Was Born and Douglas McManus and Maricor/Maricar and Kate Just and Kathy Temin’s. They’ve made rad-beautiful things. Remember the dress I was swooning over five years ago? It’s right there, right next to my piece! How amazing! So great to see it up close and personal.

Thanks so much to the gallery gang for including me and installing my pompoms so beautifully: Sally, Di, Emma and Rob (and others too! thank you!)

Do you want to pompom? How cute do they all look?!

x Pip

Follow the gallery on Instagram : @wangarattaartgallery


  • Reply Style Curator October 9, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Love this exhibition! It feels like there’s a beautiful, innocent story behind it that you can’t help but feel happy when looking at it 🙂

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes October 9, 2014 at 8:08 AM

      Oh thank you! What a lovely thing to say! xx

  • Reply Gemma September 8, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    So lovely to see all your lovely pompoms Pip! They are wonderful!

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes September 9, 2014 at 5:45 AM

      Aw yay! Thank you Gemma! x

  • Reply Gitta Amor September 7, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Pip it was really amazing to meet you and see your very creative pieces .
    I love projects that inspire especially with such simple things we can all create.
    Your pom pom inspiration is just gorgeous. Hugs Gitta

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes September 9, 2014 at 5:45 AM

      Thank you Gitta! So great to meet you too! 🙂

  • Reply Clare September 7, 2014 at 5:26 AM

    I will be sure to make a pom pom in honour of your amazing installation!

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes September 9, 2014 at 5:43 AM

      I would SUPER LOVE IT if you did!!!

  • Reply Reannon @shewhorambles September 6, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Pip this is lovely! And YES I did wonder what all the pom pom business was about on Instagram but I figured you were just making lots of pom poms because it’s fun 🙂

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes September 9, 2014 at 5:43 AM

      It really IS FUN. That is true!

  • Reply Rowena September 6, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    As it happens I will be in Wangaratta this weekend… I must go and see this!

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes September 9, 2014 at 5:43 AM

      Oh yay! Let me know what you think! And have a coffee at Cafe Derailleur! x

  • Reply Becca September 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    This looks amazing! I did wonder what all your pompoms were for. What a lovely idea. 🙂 x

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes September 9, 2014 at 5:44 AM

      Thanks Becca! It turned out super lovely. Phew! 🙂

  • Reply Edie September 6, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    I read ‘I made pom poms every day for 30 years’ I was like… Gosh! Your whole house must be a big pom-pom!!! I love pom poms. Lovely installation Pip 🙂

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes September 9, 2014 at 5:44 AM

      Thank you Edie! 🙂

  • Reply Laura September 6, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Wow! Thank gosh for the internets so that I can see all your amazing work from way over here in New Zealand. What a stunning exhibition. Pompoms! How great are they. I love your philosophy behind the project too. And I love the photo of you at the end of the post.

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes September 9, 2014 at 5:44 AM

      Maybe you could make a pompom too?! If you have time! x

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