Friday, 17 December 2010

The Crafter’s Way 164- A Handmade Christmas

 This week’s Messenger column - A Handmade Christmas

There are still a couple of last minute opportunities to give a handmade gift this Christmas.
The BrisStyle  Indie Twilight Markets in Brisbane’s CBD have become renowned for being “Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything “handmade” under the stars”, promoting local indie (independent) artists and bringing to the city the most fashionable, hip and quirky wares that revive traditional crafts with a decidedly contemporary feel.BrisStyle Christmas Mosaic 2010
King George Square is the perfect focal point showcasing the talented local designers of BrisStyle. Lantern-lit stalls will be set up their beneath a statuesque Christmas tree and down into Albert Street and around into the hip Burnett Lane precinct. Burnett Lane will turn on its own quirky and unique brand of Christmas magic with a Video Installation depicting the Handmade Holiday theme which will capture the quirky Christmas memories of days gone by.

The BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market is on Friday 17 December, 5-9pm in King George Square, Albert Street and Burnett Lane, Brisbane CBD.
Bribie Island Community Arts centre is hosting an Art & Craft Fair on Sunday 19th December from 8.30am – 12.30pm. Everything sold by the stall holders is hand crafted, home grown, handmade or home baked. For more information contact the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on 3408 9288 or

And finally, huge congratulations go to an Artist I featured this year, Margaret Barnett. Margaret collaborated with Kilcoy Artist Helen Barnard to create a dress in Gunma Silk. This piece has been accepted to at the Handweavers Guild of America Conference. It was described by one of the judges as a "Masterpiece in shibori!"

I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. Stay safe over the holidays and I’ll be back in the New Year with lots more crafty happenings.

Have fun,


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