Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Design Made Trade

So Design Made Trade is over for another year. Every event/market/fair/thing I go to in Melbourne, I’m always blown away by how many awesome talented people there are! So. Many!

So first up is Sandra Eterovic. Her stand was so gorgeous and right in the entrance as well, fabulous exposure for her work which has also been in Inside Out and Frankie. We printed The Lonely Polygamist for her:) So cute! See her lovely blog here. And an interview here.

I think everyone knows by now how much we love Rowena Martinich and so working with her and her partner Geoffrey Carran on their new collaborative range was really cool:) The cockies were super popular! More (and much better!) photos over here on The Design Files. (sorry, crappy iphone pics here…)

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Belinda Christie is the designer behind Surface, a Textile and Surface Print Studio, and she’s really quite amazing. It was really great working with Belinda on her launch range for DMT, her designs are intense and they are printed on the organic cotton/hemp. You should check out her other work – so beautiful! Her Facebook page is here.

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And Maraya from Print Paper Cloth’s new range of cushions and tea towels is also gorgeous. There were so many people buzzing around her stall, very popular! Our favourite is the cushion below – it printed so well! My photo is so crappy it’s hard to see – but the contrasts between the black and white elements to the coloured feathers worked so well. Her lovely blog is here.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Winter Crafty Fix - this Thursday!

Gee, more than a month since the last post...tut tut! It's been so mega busy around here lately that we've brought on another fabulous girl - Kate. And with the impending arrival of my third bub (I don't think I've mentioned that yet, have I!), I'm super excited that we've got a great little team now. Once Kate has settled in, she'll make her blogging debut as well:) Meanwhile, Rachel is busy putting together some tips and tricks posts on file set up etc. If you have a topic suggestion, let us know!

Other news - next week we're hosting Brown Owls again - a crafty winter fix! We’re mixing it up with a BYO project / digital fabric printing demonstration combo! Soooo, bring along BYO project and chat away over a hot cup of tea and/or bring along an image file (check out file set ups here) to use in a fabric printing demonstration:)

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Date: Thursday 12th July
Time: 7:30pm onwards
Venue:Frankie and Swiss, Ground Floor, 199 Toorak Road, South Yarra. It’s the building on the corner of Toorak and Claremont Street. Right on the #8 tram or a 2 second walk from South Yarra station. I’ll also have parking available underneath the building. You’ll need to call me (9826 4261) to buzz you under:)
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Craft: A digital fabric printing demo or your BYO project
Goodies: We will have tea and baked goodies, please feel free to bring something along if you would like to show off your baking skills!
RSVP: Add a comment to let us know you are coming along!

Feel free to email me or tweet me with any questions.

See you all next week!
Michelle
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