Fremantle new business of the week, Debra Corbett Studio
April 9, 2016 3 Comments
This week’s new Fremantle business of the week, Debra Corbett Studio, is wonderfully Fremantle. Deb Corbett’s obsession with textiles all started with her hairy dog, Dougall. He needed his first haircut and she said she couldn’t bear to throw away his gorgeous locks. So she taught herself to spin and made ‘wool’ then crocheted a handbag out of his coat. Deb then became interested in spinning different fibres, Dyeing, knitting and felting. Any way of using wool, alpaca, silk, bamboo was a fascination to her.
Deb’s name might be familiar to you as prior to her interest in textiles she was a multi award winning visual artist, exhibiting Australia wide. Her house was overflowing with years of creations and that led her to decide to open a Pop up Shop at Debra Corbett Studio on Elders Place (as part of the appropriately named Woolstores Shopping Centre!). It is definitely worth checking out.