Who// Brittany Hough
What// macrame decor, wall-hangings, arbours, plant-hangers, and baby-bunting
One of Castlemaine Artists’ Market’s newest stall holders, Brittany Hough (Miss Petal and Co.), is a Bendigo-based fibre artist, designing and creating macrame decor, wall hangings, bridal arbours, plant hangers and baby bunting.
Brittany develops rough designs in a notebook, then produces each individual design, using 100% Australian cotton rope. Some pieces may take up to 30mins, but the more detailed pieces, can take up to 10 hours.
“Sometimes I’ve come up with a design, or have an idea in my head, but when I start knotting, it turns out totally different. This is generally because of the thickness/thinness of the rope or the knots not being symmetrical. I like that I can just work with the rope and be a little bit more rustic.”
“There’s some amazing fibre artists around the world and I definitely find a lot of inspiration and motivation from them!”
What’s in the pipeline for Brittany? She’s got some local market stalls coming up and she’s currently working on a website so she can start selling online.
You’ll find Miss Petal and Co. at the July Castlemaine Artists’ Market – 2 July, 9am-2pm at the Castlemaine Western Reserve, Forest Street.