Sounds Crafty: Fleur Jack
Top: Fleur Jack
Winners of NZ Battle of the Bands in 2005, The Twitch have taken their post-punk rock and roll to Hong Kong and Melbourne, as well as numerous tours in New Zealand. Lead singer and bass player Fleur Jack also hosts the I.A.N show on Kiwi FM and writes for Tearaway magazine's Kiwi music section. She still finds time to knit up a storm and gets a kick out being able to say "Thanks! I made it." Fleur picked out some favourites on Felt and shared her philosophies on all things handmade.
Did you make stuff when you were a kid?
Are you crafty or do you make stuff now, and if so, what do you make?
Hot glue gun, needle and thread or hammer and nails?
What's the best handmade thing you've ever been given?
Have you ever worn something you've made on stage or in public?
Why would you buy something handmade?
What was the last handmade item you bought? Morgalicious Icecream... OMG YUM!
Do you think people should make more stuff (...instead of buying it)? I sure do, but I think the general population thinks why spend the time making it, if I can buy it cheap. Personally, I get a kick out of compliments about my clothes and things more if I can react with "Thanx, I made it!"
Is it really the thought that counts or do you think people who make gifts are just cheap? Take a pair of gloves for instance. Sure the wool may have only cost me $10 but I put a few hours labour into making them which is worth a lot more that wandering around a mall for 10 mins to spend $50. I'd prefer a gift that was made specially for me!
The Twitch are half way through recording a new album with Jimmy Christmas (D4 Luger Boa) producing. It's still a few months away, but worry not! While you're waiting for that to come out, you can tune in to the latest in Kiwi underground music on Fleur's show I.A.N. on Kiwi FM, 7 till 9 weeknights.