Tina Fox, Made by Hand (flat lay) 2020. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Meet the Maker – Tina Fox

Tina Fox is the maker behind the striking images we have used to launch the 2021 Sydney Craft Week Festival applications.

The Made By Hand image pictured is a detail from a crochet sculpture created to look like a textile printer…an imaginary crochet machine.

Tina says of her work: “Knitting, sewing, embroidery, lace and weaving can all be manufactured by machines and mass produced. Crochet is one of the only textile crafts that cannot be automated in this way. This gives crochet, as an artistic medium, a unique nuance when it is used to explore the nature of craft, hand fabrication and the impact of the machine and digital ages”.

After working for over 10 years in architecture and interior design, Tina moved to Sydney in 2011 and expanded her private practice into visual and public art.

Her innovative practice uses projection, digital imaging and stop frame animation to create cross-disciplinary works that melt technological boundaries. Tina combines the aesthetics of the digital computer pixel and binary code with various crochet techniques to create a new crafted language. Filet crochet in particular, holds a special resonance with pixelation and is explored again and again.

We are looking forward to seeing what she comes up with for the Sydney Craft Week Festival guide cover to be revealed in September. Watch this space!

Find out more about Tina Fox here.

Images: Tina Fox, Made by Hand, 2019. Crochet. Photo: Tina Fox.