Alison Merrin, says she started ‘creating’ at a very young age, spending many hours with my grandmother who lived in the next road.
“At the age of six, I knitted my first pair of bootees, my grandmother assisted with the tricky bit with the heels. Gran also taught me to sew, this started me on the path of making my own clothes, I experimented with wool and fabric”. Said Alison
“When y children came along, I graduated to making wedding and bridesmaid dresses in the evenings, this expanded my creativity and dressmaking skills no end.
“We moved to the Maclean area over 11 years ago, I quickly found the Maclean Patchwork & Quilters group, which was exciting as I’d always wanted to learn patchworking. I think I have found my true passion.”
Alison said over the years she has amassed an amazing stash of fabric and spends many happy hours in her home studio experimenting with colour, texture and creating; she calls it her “happy place”.
“I hope you enjoy looking at the exhibits”. Said Alison.
Ferry Park Gallery can be found on Big River Way (old Pacific Highway) at the southern entrance to Maclean. Operating hours are 9 – 3.