Hi there, I'm Marn. I make beakies and in the making I learn to be a person.

Beakies are energy beings made from clothes worn to threads.

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goldfish textile artist doll held in a hand, handstitched in bright colorful upcycled fabric

Tammy the goldfish

I made it the way I remember gold fishes from my grandfather’s place—bright ping pong balls bobbing up and down in the water. I joined the colourful remnants to form a soft yet solid ball, and on it I planted tiny wire protrusions. Her fins are small relative her body, to friends her age, or […]

Rhonda the tortie cat

Her face didn’t fit my idea of her. I tweaked her eyes, the slant of her mouth. She looked the same, but tired. Then I cut and pulled out all the threads and, on the beat up canvas I stitched a new face on. A familiar face emerged instead, and said “Enough already. I’m not […]
slow stitched textile art doll from recycled fabric of a hammerhead shark with its mouth opened

Heather the hammerhead

It was business as usual. I stitched irregular shapes to one another into a shell, filled it with remnants to give it shape. Plus a little more in the belly so it’ll sit straighter, taller, and it broke. Right in the centre where the human ribcage would be to protect the heart and lungs. I […]
ostrich textile artist doll with big eyes and feathers looking straight at the camera

Astrid the Ostrich

I started with an egg shape made of a rag that used to be white. To it I then added layers of black tee my neighbour has outgrown. Wings neck legs and last feathers. Feathers harvested from a sundress, a child’s pj, a crib sheet, what else I can’t remember. She is made up of […]