Saturday, September 13, 2014

macramé & rag rugs

Macramé this afternoon, Rag Rugs tomorrow!

It's Jungle Bar's birthday and we'll be running a Saturday afternoon macramé session! I know there are a lot of you out there who are unable to make the week night macramé workshops so now's your chance to get your knots on while sipping a cocktail!

Free with any cocktail (or mocktail) purchase 2pm sharp on Saturday 13 September at Jungle, 76 Vulture Street, West End.

Due to popular demand rag rugs are back and there's only a couple of spots left!

Learn the easy and fun 'toothbrush' technique of knotting, upcycle your old and unwanted fabric into a fabulous rug or a little basket or bowl! The meet up will cover preparing your fabric to make the rug, the basic knotting technique and a few tips for creating a nice flat circle or a bowl shape.

Date: Sunday 14 September, 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
RSVP is essential to for a list of what to bring.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MAD Craft Party: Weave it to me!

I'm so excited to be involved in the next MAD Craft Party this Friday! And we're doing one of my favourite crafts to teach, loom weaving! You even get to take home your own Simplicity Loom at the end :)

Presented by Makers and Designers Australia and Brisbane Brown Owls, 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.

All of the details on how to book and pay can be found on Eventbrite here.

Places cost $50 per person which will include:
A beautiful loom from Simplicity Looms (value of $50) plus accessories for you to take home after the 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

We will be also showcasing the wares of some of the members of the Makers and Designers Australia Etsy team 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.

Places are limited so book your spot asap here

Thursday, September 4, 2014

workshop: crochet flowers 5 ways

I'm teaming up with Brown Owls member Michelle Durelli to teach five different styles of crochet flowers and a leafy garland, suitable for absolute beginners through to more advanced crocheters.
Crochet flowers can be made into gorgeous accessories for adults and children or used to decorate home furnishings, wearables, anything you like! They also make sweet gift toppers.
Absolute beginners are welcome!

Date: Tuesday 9 September, 6-9pm
Venue: The Craft Nest, Fallon Cottage, 30 Fallon Street, Everton Park
Cost: $10 payable on the night
RSVP is essential to You must RSVP for the list of what to bring.

See you then!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

macramé at jungle bar

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 4 September, 6:30pm sharp!
Where: Jungle Bar, 76 Vulture Street, West End
Cost: Free with purchase of a cocktail or mocktail, materials provided!

Friday, August 8, 2014

hexies workshop

sweet hexies from kerri

Learn the basics of paper piecing and use up all your gorgeous fabric scraps. Hexies can be stitched up quickly and mapped out to a variety of designs from sweet flowers to geometric patterns. Enjoy some time out hand stitching these little treasures. We'll also discuss a range of projects you can use your hexies for.

Date: Sunday 10 August, 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane CBD
Cost: Free. There will be a small amount of thread and fabric scraps available for use for a gold coin donation.
RSVP is essential to You must RSVP for the list of what to bring.

thread wrapped jewellery workshop

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Create beautiful statement necklaces, bangles, bracelets, earrings and more using wrapping, weaving and tassel making techniques. I love to upcycle at our Brown Owls meet ups so dig out all of those left over yarn, string, embroidery thread and woolly bits and pieces and upcycle your old bangles, hoop earrings, or create a new wearable piece from scratch.

Date: Saturday 9 August, 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale
Cost: Free, a little Brown Owls stash of craft supplies is available for a gold coin donation.
RSVP is essential to You must RSVP for the list of what to bring.

Friday, July 18, 2014

GOMA Winter Design Market 2014

I'm so excited to be part of the QAGOMA Store Winter Design Market! I'll have some lovely new pieces available at this market.

QAGOMA Winter Design Market
Saturday 19 July, 9am-4pm
at the Gallery of Modern Art, Cultural Centre, South Brisbane.

See you there!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Crochet in the round workshop

Crocheting in the round is easier than it looks and you can make loads of things from beanies to bowls and baskets, rugs or once you’re on a roll you can cover pebbles, stool covers, beads, anything round!

Learn the basics of increasing to achieve a circle, the base of many projects as well as little pitfalls along the way like what to do when your crochet circle curls up at the edges or goes wavy!

Sunday 13 July, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane CBD
RSVP essential email

Friday, July 11, 2014

a marathon of craft

I can't believe it's been one week since the absolute crafty marathon of a week began. I've met so many lovely, amazing and talented people in the last week, had so many laughs and expelled so much energy (don't worry there's loads more in the tank).

We kicked it off with a bandana fabric printing workshop at the Brisbane City Council Laneway Festival for 4th July. Theme: hoedown! It was so much fun and so entertaining.

The next day was the Brisbane Finders Keepers market. Held over the weekend we had a great time on my little stall, meeting lots of lovely people and making money to help fund the edward & lilly mission of sharing creative skills development!

This was my first market of the year and it was great to re-connect with a lot of my lovely regular customers, thank you to everyone who stopped by! My next market is the GOMA Winter Design Market on Saturday 19 July, details are here.

Tuesday night was spent at the beautiful Craft Nest where I shared my crochet tea light pattern with a lovely group of ladies. It was a great evening and everyone did an awesome job!

I squeezed in a few custom orders this week too!

And finally back at Jungle Bar last night for a macramé workshop on World Pina Colada Day ;)
So fun!

Thank you to everyone who came along to a creative event in the last week, stay tuned for more!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

crochet tea light holder workshop

Upcycle your old jars edward & lilly style with beautiful crochet designs. I will be back at The Craft Nest for another gorgeous evening of chatting and hooking. This meet up is not a learn to crochet class but for those who already know how to chain and either single, double or treble crochet. Start your crochet jar cosy and go home with the pattern.

Date: Tuesday 8 July, 6-9pm
Venue: The Craft Nest, 30 Fallon Cottage, Fallon Street, Everton Park
Cost: $5 payable at the door.
RSVP is essential to

See you then!