Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fresh fabrics from Australian designers: I

At the Stitches and Craft Show today I spent the most time on the third floor, where the smaller stalls were with wonderful work from craft businesses designing fabric and softies and more.  Here are some of the ones I browsed:

Madeit handmade marketplace:
Sprout Design fabrics (Rebekah Chichero):
Pippijoe printed textiles (Caitlin Klooger):
la rara (Lara Raymond):
Amitie quilt fabric shop:
surface art printed textiles:
cloth printed textiles:
ink & spindle hand printed textiles (Lara Cameron, Bianca van Meeuwen and Tegan Rose):
kristen doran design, hand printed textiles:
For a list of all the retailers at this year's Sydney show (with links): click here.
Stay toooooned for some pics of my loot....they sure have revitalised the Stitches and Craft Show, it had dropped off my radar, but it's now right back on as an August unmissable.  Amitie was on the second floor, as a not so small business retailer: I also browsed Just Patchwork on the ground floor - she has some fabulous jelly rolls cut from shop stock, and they're corkers (I'm going to play with an Anna Maria Horner Good Folks range one).
I also really enjoyed the only opportunity I've had to see the recent documentary on craft in the US: Handmade Nation.

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