Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show - BrisStyle Demonstrators Timetable Announced!

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Let's Get Crafty!
This Thursday, we'll be bringing a taste of our collective creativity to the Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show at the Brisbane Convention Centre, March 20-23 ::10am - 4.30pm Daily.
Find all the details of our FREE art and craft demonstrations, ranging from resin and plaster work, right through to live art displays on the BrisStyle Website HERE!
Ticket WiNNERS
Many thanks to all who entered the competitions to win tickets to the show. Congratulations to Gail Jamieson, Tracy Milchick, Emily Rose Barwick and Belinda Chisholm. We'll be in touch soon with your eTickets!
BrisStyle Membership Special
Remember ....if you're thinking about joining BrisStyle as a member, then be sure to grab a copy of our BrisStyle Booklet from our stand and look for the 'special offer membership code' entitling you to join right through until June 2015!
Stop Press!
You can now connect to The Stitches & Craft Show now - with their FREE app!
Just open this email on your smart phone or tablet and click through to the link above for instructions!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Bel x
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

{ NEW & FREE } :: I ♥ Craft :: INVITATION :: Heart to Hearts :: Conversations with Successful Creatives

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:: Join us for a series of heart to heart’s with some of Brisbane's most successful creatives! ::
These brand new interview style Q&A “heart to hearts” are set to take you on a creative journey to learn how these professional craftisans developed their signature style and stay relevant in the marketplace whilst still having a work / life balance.
Hosted by BrisStyle Inc., this brand new series is part of the successful :: I ♥ Craft :: Program, where blossoming Brisbane creatives and professional artisans alike will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet and greet the interviewees and be inspired in their own creative pursuits.
:: WiN :: Tell us who you are most looking forward to hearing and WiN 2 tickets to the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show. Simply leave a comment on the BrisStyle facebook page to go into the draw!
DATES: See below
TIME: Saturday 10.30-12pm
VENUE: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane City
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Directly through Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166
Places are limited so Book Now!
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Saturday April 5
:: Kirsten Devitt – each to own ::
Brisbane based designer Kirsten Devitt is the creative force behind the successful label, ’each to own’. Kirsten’s warm and generous personality, simple design aesthetic, combined with the bright colours inspired by her home in Brisbane have made her a creative icon in the craft scene the world over.
Learn more about Kirsten’s creative journey and how she stays true to her signature style while still evolving her products.
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Saturday May 17
:: Clare Collyer – Zillpa ::
Clare Collyer burst onto the Australian craft scene last year with her brand ‘Zillpa’ and has been taking the Australian homewares market by storm with her signature stitched rope bowls, bags and baskets. What started out as a fun creative experiment has turned into a successful career being featured in Australia’s leading magazines, blogs and culminating in the opening of Clare’s own signature store in Brisbane’s bayside.
Find out more how Clare has achieved such a meteoric rise to fame whilst still handmaking the entire Zillpa range by herself!
Saturday June 21
:: Stephanie Phillips – this brown wren ::
With a camera in hand, her wee children at her feet and a delicious mountain of vintage fabric within her grasp, photographer, blogger and textile artist Stephanie Phillips from 'this brown wren', sets about finding little sparks of magic in the everyday.
Learn how Steph stays true to her ethically and environmentally conscious creative lifestyle whilst still running a family and penning her much loved blog.
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Saturday July 5
:: Ellie Beck – Deadwood Creative ::
Textile artist, photographer and blogger Ellie Beck lives and works in an idyllic forest in Northern NSW. As well as penning her world famous blog 'petalplum' and running creative workshops for her community, she runs Deadwood Creative with her husband, Sam Messina.
A self confessed Instagram addict, find out more about how Ellie integrates her successful career with rural family life.
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We're super excited to be bringing you a new series of Creative Development Sessions real soon!
In the meantime, grab a cuppa and sit back to watch all our previous sessions online HERE.
If you're not a member, then just set yourself up with a guest login and away you go. Happy watching!
Presented by BrisStyle Inc. and supported by Brisbane City Council
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:: The perfect time to become a BrisStyle Member! ::
Are you passionate about handmade?
Would you like to meet like-minded creative people?
Do you want to take your craft to the next level?
Are you keen to take part in markets and events?
BrisStyle Inc. provides support and creative opportunities for independent artists, crafters and designers who call Queensland and Northern New South Wales home.
The 2014 BrisStyle membership experience includes:
 creative business development sessions;
 markets, events and exhibitions;
 promotional opportunities;
 personal website profile;
 social networking;
 access to our online forum;
 Etsy team affiliation; and
 much, much more!!
For less than a ball of yarn per week, you too can be a member of BrisStyle’s fabulous and fun crafty community.

Keep up with all the 2014 BrisStyle action, via the:

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Heavenly Handmade, Prizes and More this Saturday :: BrisStyle indie Market :: March 8 :: 9am-3pm

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Tomorrow we welcome a host of brand new marketeers alongside your fave's for a heavenly handmade City Hall market.
It's the last chance to WIN a signed limited edition Rainbow Pineapple Print....... as well as 2 FREE tickets to the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show!(more details below)
Grab a take away coffee or tea from the
Shingle Inn and shop to the soulful sounds of Tim Sladden and our local chanteuse Emily Rose.
Invite your friends and follow the marketeers oninstagram and facebook
STOP PRESS:: Just arrived:- A NEW batch of Rainbow Pineapple Badges, FREE to our first customers on Saturday!!
We do LOVE seeing all your market shots after our events!
This month we'll be rewarding one of our avid Instagramers with 2 FREE tickets to this month'sBrisbane Stitches and Craft Show!
Simply hashtag #BrisStyle with all your snaps of the markets or all the goodies you've purchased and go into the draw to win!(Comp closes Mon March 10)
It's also the last chance to go into the draw to WIN a signed limited edition A3 Rainbow Pineapple Print by BrisStyle artist Samantha Gilkes. Simply tell us how you heard about us at the BrisStyle Promo stand to be in the running.
Both comps will be drawn next week and winners notified by Friday March 14.
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Do you make beautiful handmade wares? Are you looking for a gorgeous, regular space to set up your own pop up shop?
If you live in and around Brisbane, Northern NSW or anywhere in Qld and want to be part of of our award winning BrisStyle indie Markets at City Hall ... be sure to apply for *membership today!!
*Once approved you'll be able to apply for all markets open. Our 1/2 year $44 membership special continues and additional market fees apply.
getting there
Park: King George Square Car Park for only $12 per day!
Additional Parking:Brisbane City parking options
Bus: King George Square Bus Station directly under the venue
Train: Roma St / Central Stations.
Bathrooms: Adjacent to Ann St Foyer
Disability Access: Main entrance to City Hall via King George Square.
Date: Saturday March 8
Where: In the Sandgate & Sherwood Rooms and Ann St Foyer on the ground floor of Brisbane City Hall, right next door to the Shingle Inn.
Time: 9am-3pm
follow us
Post all your fab market pics to our Facebook Page and Instagram with @brisstyle and #brisstyle so we can share the love right back.
See you Saturday!
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