Hi, I'm Ebony and Off the Peg is my creative alter ego.
I sew, I make, I design, I paint, I teach... Simply put, I love to create products with my own two hands from concept to finished item and I love to share my skills and knowledge.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion from RMIT University and more than a decade of industry experience within the 'rag trade'. After many years working within varied areas of the fashion and design industry my work has taken a different direction. Open ended creative explorations have allowed me to nurture my artistic capabilities in a less inhibited and more holistic manner. Not one to be categorised, I enjoy working across varied media.
The immense sense of freedom and joy that I can harness through making art is liberating. Through art and the process of making I can express my soul. Through colour, texture and the making of marks I can speak, via the visual I can communicate.
The process of making is my meditation, I often lose myself in tiny stitches and abstract forms. There is a healing power in allowing the mind to wander as the hands craft and create. Creative expression slows the perception of time and reconnects me with my playful inner child.
I share my work and process here;
If you'd like any more information please make contact and send me a message.