LEATHERWORK FOR BEGINNERS with ANITA GOSDEN from MYCLECTIC
After some crafty retro action? Let Anita take you back to that crafty age of the 70’s to discover that groovy art of leatherwork. Make a super cool personalised retro leather key ring while learning all the latest tips and tricks from Anita. With leather scraps so easy to come by these days it's the perfect retro eco craft to learn!
WHEN Monday 27 May / 10am - 12pm
WHERE Upper Mt Gravatt Progress Hall, 1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
COST FREE - all materials included!!
BrisStyle Inc. :: Saving the Lost Arts in 2013
A joint initiative of BrisStyle Inc.and the Brisbane City Council
Friday, May 24, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hey there. I've got a real treat for you today with an interview from one of our newest members, Jamie Maloney from Leather Maid.
How would you describe your work?
I hand make custom crafted leather pieces.
Who or what inspires you?
Passionate craftsmen and challenging leather pieces.
Do you reduce, reuse, recycle as part of your creative process and if yes, how is your art/craft eco friendly?
Because I work with natural hide, every offcut piece or scrap portion can become another crafted item. I endeavour to waste nothing and try to incorporate every portion of a hide into a crafted pieces.
I have created a large work space in the downstairs area of my home. In this area I have cutting tables, draft tables and storage shelves. In this space I can research and create designs, store leather, cut and shape leather, carve, tool and lace items and paint, seal and condition leather.
What is your favourite thing to make?
Whatever in leather!
How did you decide on your business name?
Well, I'm a female and I make Leather things so....Leather Maid....I also though it was quite catchy too!
Where do you hope to see your creative journey taking you in the next 12 months?
I'm aiming to have a web presence, some market stall opportunities with BrisStyle and more challenging leather craft commissions.
What is your favourite handmade item that you have bought?
A knitted scots bear with a bagpipe.
Do you have any other places that people can view/purchase your work?
I'm hoping to have web presence in 2013.
Thanks so much for sharing with us Jamie and we look forward to seeing your beautiful work at a market soon!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The guys over at RAW have another stellar line up for their next upcoming exhibition 'Expressions', including a few of our very own members :
Brooke from Bog Standard Designs
Clare from Small Green Leaf
Michelle from Michelle Pujol
Be sure to book your ticket to Expressions today to see some of the best Creative's that Brisbane has to offer
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
All-you-can-eat chocolate buffet - just one of the treats at The Big Night Off! Gals of all ages will dance, feast, enjoy a drink and indulge in a well deserved pampering at this year’s premier event for mums! The party starts at 8pm and finishes by 11:30pm. With the kids happy at home Mum can enjoy being a grown up and still get home at a decent hour. For a busy, loving mum this truly is The Big Night Off…
The ticket price includes:
- One free drink on arrival
- Mexican inspired canapes served throughout the evening
- Fabulous live entertainment featuring celebrated comedian Jenny Wynter
- Great DJs (dance the night away)
- The endless chocolate buffet sponsored by ALDI
- The endless lolly buffett sponsored by Big Lolly
- Live Thermomix demonstrations and taste testings
- Access The Make-Up Foundation makeup artists and photographer for free
- Take home goodie bags
- Giveaways and lucky door prizes on the night
- Mum of the Year prize (for one deserving mum)
- And much more.
“I so regret going to The Big Night Off” … said no mother ever!
Friday, May 10, 2013
|Image courtesy of Sandrine Marsh of ImageInCafe.etsy.com|
Get set for some amazing displays from the Queensland Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists at tomorrow's BrisStyle indie Market at Brisbane City Hall from 9am-2pm
Make sure you head on down to their Open Day on May 26!
A crafty Brisbane institution not to be missed:
WHAT: QSW&F OPEN DAY
WHEN: 26 May,
WHERE: Fibrecraft House, 12 Payne Street, Auchenflower
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