Renee & Burt was created from a love for arts and crafts and a passion to show the whole world how amazing and fun making things is!
Hey! I’m Becka a Fibre & Paint Artist & Crocheter and the face behind Renee & Burt. Creator of beautiful things through mixing old with new, with plenty of paint, colour & yarn.
Ever since I was little I have always loved drawing, painting and creating things. I would spend hours creating my masterpieces, making sure each brushstroke or sequin were in the perfect place. So its only natural in my adult life that I continued to follow a creative path. My passion for making things stemmed from my Great Nanna, Renee. I use to love to watch her knitting and crocheting, making blankets and clothes for me and my dolls. She even made my dolls little knitted knickers!
That’s actually where the business name came from! Renee and Burt were my Great Grandparents. It seemed fitting to name my business after them.
After two years as a children’s book designer and four years as a designer for a craft and seasonal decorations company, I decided to set up Renee & Burt and go it alone. I wanted the opportunity to create things I loved and were passionate about, as well as show people the positive effects creating things can have on our minds, bodies and souls.
Having always been drawn to nature and have always loved animals, theres no surprise that they both have a big influence on my creations. I love trying to capture the tiny details, patterns and textures, in my work, incorporating my own little creative twist.
Another factor that has a massive impact on my art is consumer waste. To do my bit for the environment my creations use a mix of new materials as well as preloved items. Making each of my creations completely unique. I use as much of each preloved item as I can making sure nothing goes to waste. So that could be using buttons of an old cardigan, upcycling an unloved dress or creating yarn from a holely t-shirt. I love the restriction and challenge of creating something beautiful from things I find and thrift.
My workshops are also very focused on using second hand items and giving them a new source of life. Teaching people new and creative skills to be less wasteful through an array of different crafting techniques.
Renee & Burt’s goal is to touch as many peoples lives through art and crafts as I can. Even if its just for that short moment of getting lost in the craft, that is truly amazing. If I can create a positive impact on someones life through creating then my dream and goal has come true.
I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I love making them.