Crossing Threads® is the collaborative work of Lauren and Kass Hernandez, Australian-born sisters of Filipino heritage based in Sydney.
The sister-duo creates handwoven fibre art that is distinctively highly textural, organic and intricate. Both leading full-time careers in advertising and financial services, Crossing Threads® was originally born ‘a passion project’ in April 2015 but evolved into a hungry and successful brand that celebrates the revival of the hand-made through a 'Gen-Y' lens.
Each piece is an extension of their dual personalities and contrasting abilities. Heavily inspired by the beauty found in Mother Nature and the Australian landscape, the sisters aim to cross the boundaries of woven wall art by experimentation and use of sustainable fibres. Their carefully curated fibre selections involve Australian Merino wool, plant-based fibres, up-cycled fabrics, roping and other foraged items that aren’t traditionally used in fibre art. Their practice has led them to develop their recognisable ‘interknot’ technique, made up of intertwining hand knotted chains of varying texture and thickness which graduate to a relief.
For both Lauren and Kass, to 'cross over' is the ability to transcend barriers whether they be geographical, cultural or in age.
Crossing Threads® aims to inspire, evoke emotion and conjure up memories; celebrating the innate connection that we are all threads which make up the tapestry of life.