Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show 2009

I went to the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show yesterday and came away so inspired. This is the best show I have been to in a decade. The show was so fresh and fun and as you can see from the pix, I got some fantastic stuff.
Here are some of the highlights for me: The incubator section obviously, this is so full of fun talent and I am only slightly biased because of the significant Brisstyle presence there (hello to Ruby to GoGo, Trishalan Designs, and Scampsville, as well as Made by Miffy and Helen from Ruby to GoGo doing an interview on centre stage). I absolutely fell in love with Kristen Doran's great robots and Babushkas, and I had to pick up my Mixtape magazine subscription. I loved the Biddy Bags from Samantha,and I really enjoyed Creative Arty Facts stall.

I was so inspired by the parades as well particularly the clothing upcycling and the skills of the BurdaStyle team. I have got to check out their site now.

I loved the art throughout the space - the giant knitting needles with fish net knit, the artificially turfed table and chairs, and especially the selvedge arts all were wonderful. I so wish I had my camera there.

I came away from the tired and inspired and went straight home to create, so stay tuned for where that will lead. But if you get a chance over the next couple of days, you must inspire yourself with a dose of the Brisbane Stitches and Craft show.


bubbachenille said...

Wasn't it great !!

The Handmade Expo said...

We sooooo loved it too.


Helen said...

It was so great to see you Sharlene xox. Thanks so mcuh for your post - and sharing all of your lovely finds.