Thursday, October 30, 2014

brisbane finders keepers ss14


Getting all my stock sorted and my stitching fingers back on for the Brisbane Finders Keepers Spring Summer market. I'm so excited about re-connecting with all of my lovely customers and crafty friends.


8-9 November, 10am-4pm each day
The Old Museum, Cnr Bowen Bridge Rd & Gregory Tce, Herston.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MAD Craft Party: Weaving 2.0



MAD Craft Party: Weaving 2.0 (Your better beWEAVE it!)

After the amazing time we had at the last MAD Craft Party: Weave it to me AND all the amazing wall art that has been produced since then, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to host another weaving workshop!
MAKERS AND DESIGNER AUSTRALIA and BRISBANE BROWN OWLS invite you to our latest MAD Craft Party:
Weaving 2.0 – You better beWEAVE it
Friday 24 October, 7-10pm

The Buffalo Hall, 30 Seeney Street, Zillmere 
There are three different ticketing options this time around:
Curious Weavers
Places cost $50 per person which will include:
  • loom (value of $50) plus accessories for you to take home after the MAD Craft Party.  Beginners will receive a starter pack and advanced members will receive a new and bigger loom to develop their skills they learnt last MAD Craft Party
  • yarn and other materials for weaving
  • a complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival
  • a ticket in the lucky door prize
  • a goodie bag to take home
People who have attended the first weaving workshop with MAD Craft Party: Weave it to me have two other ticketing options:
Content Weavers
Places cost $25 per person and you BYO Simplicity Loom kit
Eager Weavers
Places cost $50 per person and you will receive a new and bigger loom to work on new projects.
Both of these tickets will include the rest of the goodies (materials, food, drinks, lucky door and goodie bag)

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW
MAD Craft Party is a Friday evening crafting session, allowing you to wind down from the week with some great company, a drink and nibbles and learning or developing a creative skill.  Come and create woven wall art that you will be able to proudly hang in your home or give as gift. 
It doesn't matter if you've never crafted before...we'll have people to help you get started and tutorials and ideas for all levels.
Once you have "Reserved your spot" on Eventbrite HERE, we will email you a PayPal invoice to ensure we have reserved all your goodies for the night.
We will be also showcasing the wares of some of members on the night and their makers and designers will be on hand for you to ask questions about their processes for creating.
The MAD Craft Party was set up by the Makers and Designers (MAD) Australia Etsy Team. 
Follow along for inspiration and ideas in the lead up to the event with MAD Craft Party, Makers and Designers Australia and Brisbane Brown Owls.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Craft Lab 2


It's happening again!

Let's all take some time out to finish off our projects. Get out all of those half made craft projects from the year or catch up on a craft you've missed out on!


I'm holding a little Craft Lab for Brisbane Brown Owls, come along for a demonstration or some extra help with these crafts:
Embroidery
Rag Rugs
Hexies
Thread Wrapped Jewellery
T-shirt yarn
Crochet

If you've missed out on these crafts during the year or you need a little extra help with one of them book in asap! Even if you're a pro at all of them you might like to take some time out to finish them off.

Tuesday 21 October, 6-9pm
The Craft Nest, 30 Fallon Cottage, Everton Park 
Cost: $10
RSVP: essential by emailing brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com
 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

spring weaving session 2: lazy squaw stitch


I'm enjoying the Spring basket weaving sessions so much and am especially looking forward to sharing lazy squaw stitch in particular. It's such a great way to use up or upcycle bits of yarn and fabric.




Lazy Squaw Stitch
Date: Sunday 19 October, 1-5pm
All sessions will be held at The Craft Nest at 30 Fallon Cottage, Fallon Street, Everton Park. The cost for each session is $50 and includes afternoon tea. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials to suit their style however there will also be extra materials available free of charge for you to experiment with.

The third and final session is:

Navajo Stitch
Date: Sunday 30 November, 1-5pm

Bookings for both sessions can be made by emailing rebecca@edwardandlilly.com.

I hope to see you there!

Crochet Club for Girls


This one's for your daughters, granddaughters, nieces and any girls in your life who are keen to learn crochet and get together with like-minded craft lovers! 

I'm so excited to be kicking off the first in an ongoing series of crochet workshops for girls this Saturday :)

Starting this Saturday 18th October, The Craft Nest will be opening its doors on a Saturday afternoon from 1-4pm for our new children's session CROCHET CLUB for girls between the ages of 7 years - 14 years. 


The Craft Nest's talented mentors will teach yarn craft skills and give guidance and inspiration over a period of time to complete projects your daughter will be proud to share with family and friends. An afternoon in the peaceful and relaxing environment is wonderful for forming friendships with like minded girls that comes from belonging to an art and craft group.

Each session only costs $25 per child, but your child must be registered as a club member.  Initially the sessions will be every two weeks, however it is not compulsory to attend every session. Payment options and dates will be sent after registration.  

Due to the size of the cottage and our student/ mentor ratio membership is very limited, so if you think this is something your girl would enjoy REGISTER your interest here now!

Friday, October 10, 2014

spring basket weaving


A few weeks ago we kicked off the first in a series of three Spring basket weaving with textiles workshops at The Craft Nest. The first one was exposed core buttonhole (or blanket) stitch and the results were really lovely.









Can't wait to see Michelle's completed water bottler carrier!




 
Great company, great food and a really beautiful session of slow crafting. I'm really looking forward to getting together and unwinding at the next one.


For the next session we'll be doing lazy squaw stitch, there are a couple of spots left:

  

Lazy Squaw Stitch (pictured above)Date: Sunday 19 October, 1-5pm
Venue: The Craft Nest, Fallon Cottage, 30 Fallon Street, Everton Park
Cost: $50. Your spot will be confirmed on receipt of payment.
Bookings: essential, email rebecca@edwardandlilly.com for payment details and a list of what to bring.
 
Hope to see you then!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Craft Lab


Let's all take some time out to finish off our projects. Get out all of those half made craft projects from the year or catch up on a craft you've missed out on!
I'm holding a little Craft Lab for Brisbane Brown Owls, come along for a demonstration or some extra help with these crafts:

Embroidery
Rag Rugs
Hexies
Thread Wrapped Jewellery
T-shirt yarn
Crochet
If you've missed out on these crafts during the year or you need a little extra help with one of them book in asap! Even if you're a pro at all of them you might like to take some time out to finish them off.

Sunday 12 October, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane CBD  
RSVP: essential by emailing brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com

Friday, October 3, 2014

Join The Craft Nest team


The Craft Nest is currently taking expressions of interest for senior mentors for the sewing component of its children's workshop program.
The Children's Workshop Program is mostly run week-ends and school holidays however if you are the right fit this is flexible.

Are you the right person to join The Craft Nest team?
- Are you fairly confident with a sewing machine?
- Are you interested in passing on your sewing skills to the next generation?
- Are you a patient and fun loving person?

No experience in teaching or running workshops is necessary, we would love to offer this opportunity to someone who we can mentor and share their experience, in particular art students, or women looking to re-enter the workforce, or who are retired/semi-retired and looking to contribute to the craft community.

THE CRAFT NEST PROJECT is a place where women and girls from diverse backgrounds and ages gather to embrace the art and love of making and exchange skills and knowledge that will not only benefit themselves, but also benefit communities into the future.

If you think you might be the right person for the role email both thecraftnest@gmail.com and rebecca@edwardandlilly.com with some images of your work or an outline of your crafting/sewing experience and history.

Further information about The Craft Nest, our activities and our vision can be found here http://www.thecraftnest.net/

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

macramé at jungle


Come along for a great night out and learn basic knots to create plant hangers, bracelets, wrist bands and more. If you've been to a macramé workshop previously, pick up from where you left off!
When: Thursday 2 October, 6:30pm sharp!
Where: Jungle Bar, 76 Vulture Street, West End
Cost: Free with purchase of a cocktail or mocktail, materials provided!

Monday, September 22, 2014

spring basket weaving session 1


Spring Basket Weaving Workshops, Brisbane

It's finally here! I am joining forces with The Craft Nest to bring you three basket weaving sessions over Spring. Each session will cover a different type of basket weaving stitch using upcycled textiles and materials.

The first session is Saturday 27 September, 1-5pm and will cover exposed core button hole stitch (pictured above and below).


Session 1: Exposed Core Buttonhole Stitch
Date: Saturday 27 September, 1-5pm
 
All sessions will be held at The Craft Nest at 30 Fallon Cottage, Fallon Street, Everton Park. The cost for each session is $50 and includes afternoon tea. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials to suit their style however there will also be extra materials available free of charge for you to experiment with. You can book in to just one session or all three, the sessions are not consecutive (each is a stand alone workshop).

The other two sessions are:

Lazy Squaw Stitch
Date: Sunday 19 October, 1-5pm
Navajo Stitch
Date: Sunday 30 November, 1-5pm

Book your spot now by emailing rebecca@edwardandlilly.com.