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

Book your spot now by emailing

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!