Here is this week's Messenger column.
Craft Catch Up
There is so much to see and do in the craft world at the moment. Here’s a quick rundown of dates to put in your diary.
Saturday 15th August sees The Handmade Expo celebrating their 1st Birthday at their new home, The Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd Bundamba. This great venue has allowed the expo to expand to over 100 stalls of handmade goods and the inclusion of Gourmet Fresh. If you don’t want to drive, catch a train, it is a short 600m walk from the station. While in Ipswich pop into Handmade Heaven a boutique retail outlet full of handmade items. You can find Handmade Heaven at the Old Flour Mill, Brisbane St. Ipswich.
Continuing at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery until the 22nd August is That Felted Feeling, an exhibition of works by the Qld Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists. Free Artist Talks and Demonstrations continue throughout the exhibition. For more details ph: 3480 6941
From 21st August – 29th Sept the Henzell St Quilters are holding their annual exhibition at the Redcliffe City Art Gallery. The exhibition will showcase 20 years of modern and traditional quilts, wall hangings, cushions and dolls.
The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre will be hosting Crust, a travelling exhibition of international contemporary ceramics from 5th August 31 August.
Still at The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, there is a series of 2 day workshops on offer. Ph: 3408 9288. Learn Goldwork Embroidery, Mural Techniques, Watercolours and Sculpting in Clay.
At Artisan until 5th September is Living Treasures, a sublime exhibition by Marian Hosking. Featuring over 100 beautifully crafted objects, including brooches, rings and necklaces, highlights the breathtaking beauty and diversity of natural forms.
If there is any other craft news you would like to share please email me. Hope you enjoy these craft activities.