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Carly Leech

Carly has been working in textiles for 27 years, studying at at the Melbourne College of Textiles in Brunswick and  starting as a weaver and silk painter.
Carly changed her style once she became interested in drawing with a sewing machine or free motion machine embroidery and wanting to explore 3D forms. The garden bowls were developed over a 2 year period. Working out the best sewing methods and flower stitching to the right stiffener. “I evolved my skills into free motion machine embroidery or drawing with a sewing machine to form my new creations. I love the joy they bring me.”
A lot of Carly’s work is inspired by nature, colour and texture and mixing her different techniques together.

“I love the feeling at the end of completing a project and thinking ‘Wow, I made that!’
Carly has been involved in previous exhibitions in the Bolin Bolin Gallery – Flourish in 2021Trio Creative in 2019, Renewal in 2018 and Triple stitch in 2016 as well as regularly selling  her work at Bulleen Art & Garden.

Bolin Bolin Gallery acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land now known as Manningham. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present and emerging, and value their ongoing contribution to the cultural heritage of the area.