July 2016 feature artist Melissa Hume
This month at Nimbin Artists Gallery we are focussing on the work of Melissa Hume, fabric maker, dress designer and creator of beautiful garments. Melissa has been designing and making clothes in some capacity for most of her working life. After her initial training in New Zealand, she moved to Adelaide where she opened a shop doing dress making and made-to-measure garments for special occasions. The prosperous eighties brought her lots of customers, permitting her to indulge in her love of high quality fabrics and fine, natural textiles. Melissa always dyed a lot of the fabrics she made clothes from, drawing her inspiration from nature.