Saturday 2 August
Frankie and Swiss, Studio 8, 199 Toorak Road, South Yarra
We were super excited to be part of the fifth annual Craft Cubed festival run by the great folks at Craft Victoria. With a fresh new line-up of crafty all-stars, we had four of the best creative mentors you could ever want. Or need.
Embroidered Feathers with Madeleine of Made by Mosey – we were thrilled to add this amazingly humble lady to our Melbourne line-up after she joined us as a creative mentor in Sydney with her popular embroidered feather workshop. We couldn’t possibly hold another event in Madeleine’s hometown without having her impart her feathered wisdom on attendees. Mads has been making a name for herself in the handmade scene for some years now with her beautiful organic baby mobiles, dreamcatchers and quilted fruits and diamonds catching the attention of publications, stylists and designers. Poeple created their own feathers and and turned them into brooches and other accessories.
Folk Art Painting with Estelle of Fable Folk – If you haven’t yet come across the likes of Estelle, then let us get you acquainted. Another crafty pioneer, Estelle has been known to make playful felt cushions, eye-catching yet amazingly functional air plant magnets and most recently has been gaining notice for her delicious hand-painted bangles. Estelle shared her tips and techniques for some floral folk-style painting. Folks walked away with a painted gift box, some painted chalk tags and the skills to paint any surface at home.
Stitchy Portraits with Sonia of Dandelyne – This highly energetic, enthusiastic ray of sunshine has exploded onto the hand-stitched scene with her mini embroidery hoop delights which Sonia produces and sells in kit format alongside her detailed and easy to follow instructions. Sonia’s stitchy little fingers are also at the forefront of creating treasured photos into custom stitched portraits. Tiny little felt, fabric and embroidered people forever captured in a wooden hoop. And this amazing ray of sunshine, Sonia, helped attendees recreate their own family/friend/fur-pal portrait to keep. For reals.
Love Letters with Rin of Papered Thoughts – spreading joy around the world with her infectious love of snail mail, Rin has quickly grown a loyal follower fan base through Instagram and her blog ‘Papered Thoughts’ where she writes about things related to the lost art of letter writing – including making her own colourful stationery using basic craft supplies. Her hand-written letters are much drooled over by the loving Instagram and Pinterest community and almost each of her “show and tell” posts attracts people asking if she can be their pen pal. Rin wowed us with her tips and tricks for creating custom special stationery.
Thanks to our generous event partners: