Louise Meuwissen — Pucker Dress
Australian artist and craftsperson Louise Meuwissen's works are renowned for their lavish and intricate surfaces. Employing traditional textile techniques of embroidery and fabric manipulation, she creates pieces made exclusively from recycled and sustainably sourced materials. Her practice is underpinned by treasure hunting and collecting, and informed by her interests in devotion and the sublime, luxury, aspiration, the natural world and environmental concerns.
Meuwissen's work delicately combines contemporary, vintage and antique textiles and materials such as gemstones, pearls, glass and plastic. Using shibori binding or painting with needle and thread, these are compiled with great time and care in aim of reinstating their preciousness as objects to be treasured.
Her textiles and jewellery showcased at Craft Victoria are distillations of her large-scale sculptural work, each piece being a one-of-a-kind work of art or special limited edition designed to adorn the body.
Meuwissen's work has been exhibited extensively in Australia and New Zealand. Recent projects have been presented at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Craft Victoria, Spring 1883 and Sydney Contemporary, and as part of VAMFF and Melbourne Design Week. She has recently conducted workshops with the NGV, Royal Melbourne Show, and Kingston Arts.
Louise Meuwissen's Pucker Dress is an effortless loose-fitting kaftan style garment, designed to fall below the knee. The permanently pressed hand-textured fabric moves elegantly with the body, making for perfect easy wear and care.
Light weight hand-textured permanently-pressed polyester in Moss
Relaxed fit suitable for all body types.
Mid length dress measure approximately 120cm in length - (slight variation occurs from piece to piece.)
Each piece is unique and handmade with love by Louise Meuwissen in her home studio in Narrm Melbourne.
Materials: Hand textured permanently pressed polyester
Cold hand wash.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not iron.
Do not dry clean.
Handle with care.