Broken bits become art

October 11, 2017

Model, Eloise Foott and designer Helen Williams.

For most people, when something lets you down on your farm, that’s the end of it.

While most would toss broken tractor clutch plates, worn out header rotor parts and blown hydraulic hoses into the bin, Torrumbarry’s Helen Williams designed to keep each of the offending items and transform them into a stunning black, white and green garment.

Ms Williams, who has been entering the Ag Art competition at Elmore for several years, admitted there would be an Ag Art-shaped hole in her life if she didn’t enter each year.

‘‘I’m a repeat offender,’’ she laughed.

‘‘I wanted to take all the things that broke down on my son last year and turn them into something amazing.

‘‘I asked him ‘how much do you think this garment cost you?’ and he just said ‘Mum, it happens’, which is how I got the name for the garment.’’

Rochester local Eloise Foott, 16, who modelled the garment said it was amazing to see what Ms Williams created.

‘‘It’s really shocking to see what can be made out of something we don’t even think about,’’ she said.

Now in her third year modelling at Elmore, Eloise said it was always exciting to see the new designs that were created each year.

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