Melissa Spratt

 
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Melissa Spratt is a Gold Coast based artist, known for merging textile design and finger-knitting in artworks of various scales.


What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

I enjoy any crafty books, at the moment I’ve got my eye on Rachel Burke’s Be Dazzling.

Most visited blogs, websites? : 

I don’t view any blogs consistently, but I do love a good Pinterest scroll and Instagram is also such a great place to discover creative inspiration.

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What apps do you use the most and why?

Instagram - to present my work and record my creative experiences.
Pinterest - when I’m feeling a bit low on inspiration!
Facebook - so I can keep in touch with friends/family/followers.

Whats currently on your playlist?

I don’t have specific tracks, but I have been into the Arctic Monkeys Album AM and I also like a bit of Vance Joy.

What records would you recommend to hear?

Anything by the Beatles!

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Gifted - on Netflix was a heartfelt watch.

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin, Rachel Burke and many more!

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What are some of your tv top tips right now?

Stranger Things (obviously) and also recently got into Mad Men on Netflix too!

Who are you following?

Gosh I sound like a bit of a Rachel Burke Fan girl, but she’s just so sparkly and from Brisbane! But I also enjoy content from: @wandacomrie, @_linesoflove, @rachael_wellisch, @vanessabarragao_work and so many more!

What tools do you use in your work?

My hands! - for Finger Knitting
Yarn of all different types and sizes.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

Frankie Magazine
Flow Magazine

What are your favorite gadgets?

My Apple Watch and iPhone, noise canceling headphones are a new thing for me and I’m getting into it.

LINKS

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ARTICLE INFO & CREDITS

Portrait image by © Luke Morrow
Images by Monique Montfroy and the artist, Melissa Spratt