Friday, November 26, 2010

Perth Upmarket this Sunday

Don't leave Christmas shopping until the last minute! Get started this Sunday at Perth Upmarket. In case you can't read the detail on the image, it's at Winthrop hall UWA, Stirling Highway, Crawley and runs from 10am - 4pm. In case you didn't know, it is open early to Facebook fans from 9am, so get there early to beat the rush. You'll find Osmosis downstairs in one corner, near Eucalyptus Homewares (the opposite end to the stairs)
click here to see the list of retailers for the November Upmarket

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Launch of Osmosis DIY Blanks!

As you might know already, I have always enjoyed hands-on crafting, especially when it comes to sewing and embroidery. I am now sharing the love by introducing the first of a new range of DIY stitch jewellery blanks.
Firstly there are the felt pendant blanks. In a range of colours & 2 sizes in a pack, each is cut from thick wool felt and has a jump ring attached to the decorative border for an instant but plain looking pendant. The idea is that you stitch on buttons or beads, embroider a simple design or simply pin on a favourite brooch to give it a new lease of life. A unique pendant every time!
Then come the cross stitch blanks, available as a kit with pattern ideas, threads, needle & findings & or as individual pieces if you already have the rest... Pre-cut holes allow for perfect stitches and the options for designs are endless. There are round & oval options, each in 2 sizes. These come in either felt, black acrylic or bamboo- each giving a totally different feel to the stitching.

Both of these will be for sale at next weeks Perth Upmarket - Sunday 28th Nov at Winthrop Hall, UWA, Stirling Highway, Nedlands. My stall is downstairs in the corner near Eucalyptus Homewares. In the new year, they will be available online... watch this space!

I've even started a flickr page here so that purchasers can share what they have been creating on the blanks and I'll post some design ideas & patterns.

Don't forget to also 'like' my facebook page too!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Made on the Left Christmas Market

It's that time of year again & this is the 1st of my big Christmas markets - always a goodie and lots of cool young designers in attendance. There will be different Designers EACH DAY & I'm there on Sunday 14th.

I'll have a heap of new designs & some new items including cuff-links and coasters.

Upstairs at The Saint, Innaloo (sorry, no lift access) 2 Morris Rd
10-4, Sat 13th & Sun 14th November

Monday, November 1, 2010

Exhibition & Sale of Work

This week sees the beginning of Fremantle festival 2010 and I'm excited to be a part of the fun in 2 ways this year. Firstly, Off the Wall is an exhibition of work by some of the resident artists of PS Art Studios which is where I have had my studio for 12 years. It's a great space & there will be a wide variety of work styles & media exhibited.
I shall be showing some of my mixed media artworks on canvas, plus a selection of Osmosis jewellery.
On the 11th & 12th of November I'll be having an open studio and all are welcome to come & see the chaos that is my workspace!!!

Here are the general details...
Providing studio space to local artists for 18 years now, P.S. Studios and Gallery is a hub for creativity in Fremantle’s West End. Off the Wall showcases a collection of diverse artworks by resident artists, encompasses paintings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and mixed media works. Open for viewing and sales, everyone is welcome.

INFO - Amanda 0417951249

Entry FREE

WHERE P.S. Art Studios & Gallery, 22 Packenham St, Fremantle (corner Leake St)

Sat 6–Sun 7 Nov, 1pm–5pm. Thu 11–Sat 13 Nov, 10am–4pm. Sun 14 Nov, 1–5pm

Off the Wall Facebook event page

Stay tuned for news of my second festival involvelment...