Sunday, 9 November 2008

The Crafters' Way 73 - Presents and Openings

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Gallery 159 will be holding it last exhibition for the year from November 9th. Botanica Erotica is an exhibition of sensuous work based on botanical forms. The exhibition features Artists Books and freely knitted silk textiles by artist Estelle Virgen. Estelle has also included some amusing photography. When you look closely at the detail of the prints you may be surprised to find yourself blushing. The second artist is Helen Peake. Helen creates small seductive sculptural forms developed from petals and pods found in our Rain Forests. Helen hand models, casts, carves and burnishes in resin, silver and gold foils.

Gallery 159 is at 159 Payne Road, The Gap, Brisbane. For more information please ph Janet De Boer on 33006491.

That was the opening NOW for the presents. The super talented designers from BrisStyle are holding their first ever giveaway of Handcrafted goodies. BrisStyle’s Blog Editor, Ms Rebecca Harris says that the BrisStylettes are getting a head start on the spirit of Christmas. ‘Giveaways are a common occurrence in the world of craft blogging”, said Rebecca. Each gift pack is valued at over $100. They include a selection of handmade items, including bags, jewellery, accessories, homewares and artworks. The gifts have all been designed and created locally. All BrisStyle members have shops at, an online marketplace for handmade goods. .

The giveaway continues until Friday November Nov 21th. To enter, BrisStyle are asking the public to answer a simple question on their blog, and the winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday 24nd November. For more details on BrisStyle events, giveaways and member shops, visit the their blog at The photo is of one of Made by Maisie’s Softies.

The Annual Christmas Twilight Markets at Old Petrie Town have started. Each Friday evening, 5pm – 9pm, until Christmas you will be able to enjoy shopping in the cool. Their regular Sunday Markets continue 8am – 2pm.

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