Monday, September 6, 2010
Shop Handmade: Gone Dotti
We're so excited to share another Brisbane retail outlet with you as part of BrisStyle Shop Handmade series, Gone Dotti!
Gone Dotti is a gift shop with a difference, specialising in unusual and eclectic handmade items you won’t find everywhere! These handmade items are made with passion and quality by over 50 talented local artists and craftspeople. A feast for your eyes and a friendly smile will greet you when you come through the doors.
Gone Dotti provides a stage for local artists to display and market their incredible wares. A total community experience can be enjoyed, where artist and customer are brought together via their stories. Many of our customers feel confident to drop in on their way to an event, choose a fabulous handmade gift, partake in our free gift wrapping service and depart with a unique present in hand. We feel that our passion for handmade items fills the shop with positivity. The Gone Dotti experience is also a fabulously fun one for both the customer and the artist!
Who is Gone Dotti?
"Gone Dotti on Latrobe started in August 2008 with a dream to create a sense of community involvement and encourage talented people to sell their unique hand crafted inspirations. My name is Megan but some people call me Dotti..."
"If you look at the meaning of Dotti in the dictionary you will find it means:
• ·very enthusiastic or infatuated
• ·amusingly eccentric or unconventional....
I am very enthusiastic about handmade items and their individuality. I love to share the artist’s stories with the customer and this ensures that the gift is filled with a community spirit. For many years my creative outlook has been painting and recovering other people’s rejected items and redesigning them into treasures. I love to find discarded things and make them beautiful. I love to paint anything that doesn’t move! I am passionate about hunting down different, handmade items. This gave me the inspiration to open a shop that provided an outlet for others to do the same. It never ceases to amaze me how clever our artists are! I love to sell inspirational, eclectic handmade gifts, and provide a platform for small independent artists to sell and display goods that are handmade with love, laughter and passion."
200 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
07 3369 0006 or 0409 399 025
Open wed to sat 10- 4 or by appointment
For more Brisbane handmade retail therapy check out the rest of the Shop Handmade series here!