Kate Ward podcasts

Kate Ward in her element

Friday 23 April 2021: Have you wondered what the effect of decluttering enmass has on thrift stores and op shops?

Kate is back with some repurposing ideas that will give your decluttered clothes another life.

Kate Ward is back to help you come up with repurposing clothes rather than having your clothes end up as landfill when you declutter.

Here are some recycling ideas to inspire you.

Friday 9 April 2021: Kate is back to talk about her Project 333 experience.

Kate has used the Project 333 guidelines to curate her Winter wardrobe.

Kate did her research last year before she assessed her clothes using the Project 333 guidelines. Kate refers to Courtney Carver’s work where Courtney says ‘Simplicity is the way back to love.’ Kate Ward grew up in Australia so to use the Project 333 guidelines on making her Winter wardrobe simple, was brave and very practical. In Australia, we don’t have the same lived experience of living in a country with long and extreme Winters like Canada has.

What ideas do you have to repurpose this jacket?

Since December 2020, Kate has curated her Winter wardrobe and of the 33 items she’s selected the jacket pictured above needs to be repurposed. What are your suggestions for repurposing this jacket? Can you help Kate?

Here’s the pattern Kate used to create her jacket.

Kate discusses some of the learnings she has gained by following the Project 333 guidelines and she’s discovered her style in the process. You’ll need to hope over the Kate’s blog to see how she tackled her wardrobe once you’ve listened to her podcast.

Thanks again to Kate for sharing her Project 333 experience.

Friday 26 March 2021: Kate has researched the detrimental impacts of textile production on the environment to reinforce the benefits each one of us can make to lessen by extending the life of our clothes.

Kate Ward shares her research on the impacts textile production has on our environment and workers

You really should go to Kate’s website and read this research she shared with us for #Mendmarch.

Water resources and pesticides are a big part of growing cotton.

Friday 12 February 2021: This time Kate Ward delves into the research where time spent crafting and stitching has so many benefits for us. This podcasts covers her blog posts 10 reasons why stitching is good for us and 7 more reasons why stitching is good for us.

Kate Ward discusses the many benefits of stitching and crafts
A lovely travel kit from Kate Ward’s website

Friday 29 January 2021: Kate Ward is a multidisciplinary artist, working in jewellery, textiles, ceramics, video and installation. Kate’s work is often minimalist, focusing on form, colour and the interplay of contrasts. Her practice is inspired by the ephemeral, the metaphysical, the symbolic, and the relationship between art, ritual and culture. 

Kate talks about her background and stitching

In this podcast Kate tells us about her arts training and a few reasons why stitching is good for us. There are many more reasons why stitching is good for us.

Kate Ward

Kate has a number of art degrees.

Workshop stitching example

She first obtained a Bachelor of Visual Art from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 1998. Went on to study a Masters in Arts Management and Policy from London University, UK in 2008. A Certificate in IV Ceramics from Goulburn’s TAFE, Australian 2012. And culminating with a  Masters in Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College for Art and Design, Halifax, Canada in 2016. 

Stitching to encourage calmness

Kate has been the recipient of numerous international scholarships, residencies and exchange programs. Her work has been selected for national and international exhibitions, and won the Fibreart International Guild’s 2001 ‘Outstanding Work by an Emerging Artist’ award, Pittsburgh, USA. Her work is in private collections world wide.

Benefits of stitching is Kate’s specialty

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