Allison Brandt Malinski
Allison Brandt Malinski was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She discovered the love of fabric and a sewing machine in 2004 and has continued with this medium ever since. Allison’s business ‘South40 Designs’ has been at markets, galleries and stores around the prairie provinces and her magnets have been spotted all over the world! #StuckonSaskatchewan.
She has a passion for repurposing, so her choice of materials includes any type of fabric from curtains, clothing, remnants and upholstery. Allison will cut these into pieces and integrate them into her original designs. Applique and thread painting techniques are used as well as hand dying the fabric to create each wall hanging and magnet as a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of work.
With a wheat field and grain elevator out her studio window in Bradwell, Saskatchewan, Allison has prairie inspiration at her fingertips. Her work encompasses landscapes, color saturated skies and many different, mystical creatures.