Around the age of 15 she started making her own clothes, always altering the paper patterns so as to make the garments ‘hers’. Textile art developed into a passion as she became fascinated with colours and textures, and fabrics that had a WOW factor or ‘something very special’ about them.
Lynne now creates her own fabrics using many techniques including silk painting, appliqué, block printing, faux chenille, fabric collage and machine embroidery to create wearable art garments and accessories … she varies the use of colours or fabric layouts each time so that everything created is truly one-of-a-kind. When creating jackets with collaged or machine embroidered panels, Lynne often incorporates pieces from vintage silk kimonos or fabrics which come from the collections of ladies who once wore ‘long frocks’ to dances back in the 1950s and 1960s … you can’t buy these wonderful fabrics anymore.
Lynne’s garments have featured in Australian Machine Embroidery Magazine (one of which was a cover story), and among her clientele is Dame Diana Rigg who purchased one of her jackets.