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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textile art doll tortoise strains his neck and opens his mouth appears to be shouting at the top of his lungs

Gabe the tortoise

I know they are integrated, but didn’t as a child. A tortoise can’t separate from his shell. But what if he could. His home is made of layer upon layers of memories, compressed with stitches, in the form of a shell. Sometimes he puts it behind and goes for a walk. I call him Gabe.
jackrabbit textile art fabric doll leans against the wall with her arms crossed

Jo the hare

Wires are sewn into her lanky limbs, perhaps after she’s known you enough, she’ll let you pose her. But never her ears. They are made to stand with only fabric and thread, moving as the wind moves. I kept adding layers until the ears are strong to take shape on their own. She takes in […]
penguin textile art doll slow stitched and visible mending from recycled old clothes

Jerry the penguin

The head was too big to be an adelie penguin. I cut it opened, stitched it smaller, cut it opened, stitched it bigger, and repeat. The head has been added to and taken away so many times, it is now covered in visible stitches. Penguin will not be told who he is or isn’t. He […]
textile art doll of great white shark handmade with recycled fabric

William the great white shark

Predator is the word on my mind when I started sketching a great white shark. Grey and blue scraps cobbled up most of the body. The materials didn’t come together well, splitting and stretching in an unpredictable manner. So does the personality. The formidable shark in my mind was no where to be seen. Instead, he […]