Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{ NEW } :: I ♥ Craft :: Heart to Hearts :: INVITATION

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Thanks to all who joined us for the first of our interview style Q&A “heart to hearts”. It was fab to be taken on a creative journey with the gorgeous Kirsten from each to own. Lots of laughs and inspiring tales were shared!
Next up is the super lovely and talented Clare Collyer from ZillpaRead on the find our more about Clare and our other upcoming stars and make your booking today!
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
(You can book into all the sessions at the one time!)
Places are limited so Book Now!
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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 in July!
In the meantime, grab a cuppa and sit back to watch all our previous sessions onlineHERE.
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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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BrisStyle HQ :: Brisbane's NEW Space to Meet, Learn & Create!

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BrisStyle HQ - Artslink building at 1F/24 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe
BrisStyle sure has come a long way since that first meet up, where a group of likeminded crafters talked about bringing handmade to life across Brisbane!
That day inspired a "wish list" of regular meet ups, markets, workshops and skill sharing...and most importantly a central space where Brisbane creatives could share their resources and experiences.
It's testament to all our supporters and members that much of that original vision has been realised... and now we're excited to announce that a BrisStyle Headquarters (HQ) is also about to become a reality in the Artslink building at1F/24 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe
The new BrisStyle HQ will be a place to meet, learn and most importantly create!! Read on to find out how you can benefit from this new space here in Brisbane....
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What will this mean for you?
 Opportunities to attend hands on creative workshops.
 Opportunities to run your own creative workshops.
 Mr Rush Coffee shop at the front of our HQ is an artist enterprise and the perfect place for catch ups and crafty happenings.
 Gallery exhibition space.
 Central location with ample street parking
 Close to two Ferry/ CityCat terminals - New Farm Park and Teneriffe Stops.
 Bus stop 13A (010331) Zone 2 directly outside door of the building (route 199 directly from the city).
 Ground floor pram and wheelchair accessible.
This will all be a work in progress over the next few months and we look forward to welcoming you all soon. Read on to find out more...
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"We will officially be moving in towards the end of April and will soon be inviting you all to our first public "House Warming" at theBrisStyle 6th Birthday Party on May 22nd.
Also stay tuned for your official invite to join in all the fun of the Annual Etsy Craft Party in Mid June.
Such exciting times for Brisbane's creative community and we know you'll love it as much as we do!
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to email them through.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Make it a Handmade Easter at City Hall this Saturday! :: BrisStyle indie Market :: April 12 :: 9am-3pm

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This Saturday we welcome a host of brand new marketeers alongside your fave's for another simply gorgeous handmadeCity Hall indie Market.
Grab a take away coffee or tea from the
Shingle Inn and shop to the sweet soulful sounds of Alisha Todd.
Be sure to say hello to the lovely members ofThe Australian Textiles Arts & Surface Design Association who are showcasing their "Miniatures Exhibition".
Guilt-free handmade Easter treat alternatives will abound as well as some fab Mother's Day treasures.
Invite your friends and follow the marketeers on instagram and facebook
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 April 12
Where: In the Sandgate & Sherwood Rooms and Ann St Foyer on the ground floor ofBrisbane City Hall, right next door to the Shingle Inn.
Time: 9am-3pm
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Post all your fab market pics to ourFacebook Page and Instagram with @brisstyle and #brisstyle so we can share the love right back.
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If you live in and around Brisbane, Northern NSW or anywhere in Qld and want to be part of of our award winningBrisStyle indie Markets at City Hall ... be sure to apply for *membership today!!
*Once approved you'll be able to apply for all markets open. (more details about membership below and via the FAQ links)
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter Kids Craft at Daiso!!

School Holiday Easter Craft Fun!
Looking for some fun Easter Crafts for the kids on the school holidays?
Come and visit the BrisStyle team at Daiso in two great locations for 3 hours of Easter Crafting fun! We'll be making woven easter baskets, Easter Bunny masks and Washi Tape Easter cards.
When: 12 April 2014
Where: Chermside, Westfield Shopping Centre, Level 1 next to Best and Less
Where: Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Level 1 opposite Kmart
It's FREE to join in and we'd love to see you there so why not bring the kids along for some crafty fun!!*

*all participating children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

{ WiN } @ The Brisbane Twilight Market :: Apr 4 :: 5-9pm King George Square

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:: { WiN } at Twilight! ::
Over 50 BrisStyle Marketeers are set to light up King George Square again this Friday night from 5-9pm!
Be sure to drop by the BrisStyle promo stand in the middle of the square to WiN a FREE double pass to the special advanced screening of Wes Anderson's new filmThe Grand Budapest Hotel at Dendy Portside,
Wednesday April 9, 6.30pm (( Big thanks to our friends at 20th Century Fox for the treat! ))
Invite your friends check out all the market posts on our Facebook pageand Instagram
getting there
Park: King George Square Car Park for only $12 after 4.30pm
Additional Parking:Brisbane City parking options
Bus: King George Square Bus Station directly under the venue
Train: Roma St / Central Stations.
Bathrooms: Behind the Groove Train restaurant.
Disability Access: Via the ramps leading from Adelaide and Anne Streets or via the lift from the car park
Wet Weather Alternative: On the covered protected Deck above the Groove Train in King George Square. Access all areas including the lift from the square or car park.
Date: Friday April 4
Where: King George Square, Brisbane City,
Time: 5pm-9pm
Cost: FREE
See you all there!
Brisbane City Council initiative, proudly produced by BrisStyle Inc. and supported by Peppermint Magazine.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

We're looking for a Treasurer!

Our lovely treasurer Alycia has announced some wonderful news - she is pregnant with her third child! Our whole-hearted congratulations go out to her and her family.
This means that we are looking for a new Treasurer for our committee and while we would love for that person to come from our membership base, we can also accept applications from others outside the BrisStyle family (so please feel free to pass on this information). Please read the details below and let us know if you think you would be right for the role, or know someone who would be a perfect fit!

Treasurer - Volunteer
Hours - 2 hours per week + one committee meeting every two months

Skills and experience:
- At least three years experience in accounting or bookkeeping
- Excellent knowledge and proficiency in MYOB
- Work with Not For Profit organisations in the past a benefit

Duties and Responsibilities:
-  Prepare budgets of income and expenditure
- Work closely with BrisStyle Staff Bookkeeper to ensure proper maintenance of BrisStyle financial records
- Prepare annual and monthly reports for BrisStyle Management Committee
- Ensure the BrisStyle finances are annually audited by an independent auditor
- Ensure all taxation commitments (including BAS) are met by the association
- Recommend changes in procedure to improve the BrisStyle's financial performance
Can't wait to fill this exciting role with a current BrisStyler or someone new to our organisation*  If you would like to see the full job description or find out any more information please do not hesitate to contact us via email at

Kath (President)

*please note that all committee members are required to be financial members of BrisStyle.