Friday, November 18, 2011

A Christmas Montage Pop-Up !!!

We found a venue - yay!!! It's a fabulous space right next door to the New Edition Bookshop - very cool! More details coming soon...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pretty Gift Guide

Need to get going on that Christmas gift list? A good place to start is the I Love Pretty Things gift guide, featuring lots of Perth loveliness - yes, including Osmosis :D

Do your bit this Christmas & buy local!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pussies Galore!

After many customer requests, I have designed not one, but two cats for my range. Each version comes in 2 sizes of brooch (pictured) and pendants, plus smaller earrings to match.

Purrrrfect gifts for your feline loving friends.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cross Stitch Christmas

I have just uploaded some festive cross stitch patterns to my flickr group page so you have plenty of time to make some decorations in time for Christmas. Four designs in all, including my Rudolph, above. Who in their right mind can resist a Red Nosed Reindeer?!!
Click here to see all 4 designs - this one, a snowflake, Christmas heart & an owl in a Santa hat!
They were each designed to fit either my large round or large oval laser cut blanks available in my online etsy shop - here also at the markets mentioned in my last post - ie Upmarket & Bazaar.
They are going to be featured in the West Australian Habitat liftout soon, along with other Chrissy craft projects by local Perth crafters. I'll no doubt post a pic here when it's out! Silly me forgot to photograph my samples before I sent them to the paper for their photo shoot.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Well, Montage has been closed for a week and I'm just about recovered! It was a truly fantastic run and many thanks to all the fabulous customers who came through our doors.The feedback was simply awesome! We are underway trying to find a venue for our next venture - hopefully pre Christmas. If, by any chance, you have any leads to vacant shop spaces, we'd be really grateful if you let us know. Thanks :D

In the mean time, my next scheduled appearance will be at the always fabulous Perth Upmarket on 27th November. That will be followed by the Fremantle Arts Centre Bazaar the following weekend 2nd, 3rd & 4th Dec, so you'll have a couple of great opportunities to get your locally produced Christmas shopping done!

I'm busy pumping up production & working on new designs & ideas ready for the end of the month... goodness me, where has this year gone?!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The End is Nigh....

Already, it's the last week of Montage Collective pop-up shop in the City!!! Where did the time go?? We close our doors at the end of trade next Sunday 23rd, so get in quick for a dose of locally made goodness!!
Recent additions to the Osmosis range have been some cool nerdy tie clips, greetings cards & the much requested cat design pendants & brooches.
Only 8 days to go....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Half way Already!

Who'd have guessed that we're over half way through our Montage 3 shop already! You'd better get in quick before the next 4 weeks are over! We close on 23rd October - and won't we miss it!
As you can see, there is a lot of handmade goodness on offer by 15 of Perth's finest.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Montage 3

OK, I admit it... my blogging routine is shocking and I am way behind in keeping you up to date with Osmosis news... Sorry
My excuse, however, is very good indeed... I've been too busy with the opening of Montage 3 which is located in the wonderful heritage shopfront in the middle of this photo. It's on the corner of William St & Wellington St in the City and right opposite the horseshoe bridge and the bus station. What a wonderful spot we have this time & it's all thanks to the people of 140 William ( the big tower behind us) who own our building.
Even better news is that we are open now for 7 days a week right up until 23rd October - our longest pop-up to date.
Opening hours - Mon-Thurs - 10am-6pm, Fri - 10am - 8pm, Sat 10-5 & Sun 11 - 5
Visit our Facebook page here

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fibres West

As some of you know, one of my other passions is textile art, focusing on freehand machine embroidery. The image above is of one of my pieces, called Resonance, that was created usung some of the techniques I shall be teaching.
I am afraid I have been very lax in promoting that I have been asked to teach at a 5 day residential workshop, Fibres West this October, down in Bunbury. I am very honoured to have been asked as I'll be teaching along with some international experts in other textile fields.
There are still places available in many of the workshops, including mine which is

Expressionist Threads - Painterly Techniques in Applique and Machine Embroidery
Full workshop description is here and you can follow the links to the other workshops and brochure.

It is a fully residential programme held at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School and the full 5 days, including workshop and full accomodation & food is $865 per person.

Friday, July 8, 2011

I'm in a Video!

On Wednesday Anna, Nicole & I were interviewed at the Montage shop by the West Australian about what I do & about the next Made on the Left Market this Sunday 10th. Here is the result - fame at last!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Market this Sunday

The wonderful Made on the Left markets are on again this Sunday 10th July and they have a new market venue in the City. We'll all be upstairs (with lift & escalator access) of 140 William St by the new train station entrance. Click here for a map
It's a much larger venue, so there will be even more yummy crafty stalls to peruse. The MOTL rule of goods having to be made by the stallholder themselves is being strictly upheld, so that's more locally made goodies to choose from.
While you're in town, you'll also be able to pop by our Montage pop-up shop on the other side of the railway at 244 William St!
I'll be will be having a clearance section on the Osmosis stall, making room for some new stock to be launched later in the year, so come down and see what's on offer!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Montage 2 is on it's way

It's been such a busy time round here that I'd forgotten I hadn't mentioned that Montage is about to open again in it's second incarnation. Same concept, most of the same people plus some news designers and a new venue!
The day after Perth Upmarket, we start setting up and will open on Friday 1st until 31st July at 224 William St, Northbridge - a few doors up from New Edition Bookshop & over the road from the Brass Monkey Pub.
We're really excited about this new venue. It's in a great position and is situated in a cute, if slightly run down old shop with wooden floorboards and pressed tin ceiling. We'll be transforming it into an Aladin's cave of hand made local goodness and it's gonna be just great!
I'll be reporting on it here on the blog and will introduce you to the rest of the designers too.
click on the image to read the info

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beau Est Mien!

I'm going to bring you occasional posts about some of my creative friends & introduce you to some of the amazing skills they have.
I'll start today with Magali Dincher, who you've heard me talk about before as we had a joint exhibition last month.
Magali is a printmaker & by that, I don't mean she uses her inkjet printer! She works in a variety of traditional printmaking techniques using a true printing press. These include collagraph, etching, linocut etc , and each brings a different quality to her unique and delightful visual style.
We became close friends when she also had a studio space where I work in Fremantle and we just clicked. We share similar tastes in design as well as enjoying a frequent chat and long macchiato!
She is from N.E. France and somehow this shows in her work, even that based on local WA themes - they have an air of light-heartedness and joie de vivre that can't fail to put a smile on your face. Her business name Beau est Mien says it all!
You will find Magali on the stall next to mine at the next Perth Upmarket, this Sunday 26th June at UWA.
More info at
above image is a collagraph called Paris II

Monday, June 13, 2011

Papercuts at Upmarket

The next outing for my papercuts will be at the next Perth Upmarket on Sunday 26th June.
Each design is framed in such as way to make the papercut float above the backing, creating beautiful shadowplay.
They are being limited to an edition of 15 so new designs can be added as one sells out. Some will be ready for taking on the day and after, that I'll take orders to be picked up when framed and ready.
I'm currently busy creating some other paper cut items, but you'll just have to come and visit my stall to see what they are. Mean, ain't I!!!

Of course, the usual range of laser cut & etched jewellery will also be available
See you there!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Perennial Favourite Blog

One, of many lifelong fascinations for me has been patterns. This image is of one of my 1st attempts at making a repeat pattern on the computer and it has been used as a basis for a couple of my jewellery pieces.
I have early memories of drawing 'walking the dog' type patterns and colouring each bit in a carefully chosen colour. I'd also spend ages looking at the patterns on wallpaper, carpet, lino & curtains - tracing the elements with my eyes and working out where the repeats began & ended. It turned into a sort of meditation. You can take yourself away to another place by simply entering the pattern and letting it lead you to another place.
Is it any wonder then, that one of the 1st blogs I ever read on a regular basis was the fabulous Print & Pattern, by Bowie Style. As it says on the profile it
"... is a website that celebrates the world of surface pattern design" She posts nearly every day about current design trends & reporting what is in the shops now. Based in the UK, it is a great way to keep abreast of what is happening over there in my old home country! What's more, she also does research trips around the world (currently Italy) and posts about many international designers. She has even posted about Perth's very own Little Design Horse (now known as Future Shelter)
If, like me, you love being mesmerise by patterns, go check it out & I challenge you not to spend waaaaay too long looking at the variety & following all her links. If I were you, I'd put a couple of hours aside!

Time to Up my Blog posts...

OK folks, up til now, all my blog posts have been mostly details of markets etc. Details of all that is already sent to my email list and posted on my facebook page, so I've decided to use my blog a bit more imaginatively.
From now on, I'm aiming to post at least once a week on a subject related to, but not specifically about, my own work.
As you can see below, I've also worked out how to email posts from my phone, so stand by for a bit more insight into my work, inspiration and the things that get my blood pumping....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mobile trial

I'm just attempting to post a blog entry from my mobile phone. Hope it works!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Already it is day 4 of our exhibition and I've only just got to post the info here!! Where has the last week gone?! It's going brilliantly so far - a lovely gallery space and great response to my new work. If you do plan to come and see the show, please note that it's at 330 South terrace, not 30 as advertised (whoops!) We are open every day until Sunday 5th June, 10am-4pm exept Friday when we're open 12-8pm.
I'll be on gallery duty tomorrow Tuesday, Thursday & all weekend, plu Friday from 4-8.

More info and images of the exhibition on our Facebook page

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Last minute shopping for Mother's Day....

... or just need a craft market fix?
You can find me at St Hilda's School Autumn Bazaar on Saturday 7th May. 10am - 2.30pm
McCabe St, Mosman Park. Parking on Chidley Oval.
I'll have a large range of my jewellery in a variety of colours plus cross stitch kits & jewellery trees etc.

Also to let you know that later this month I am in a joint exhibition with my good friend & printmaker extrordinaire, Magali Dincher. Here are the details...

South Freo Mementos

an exhibition of Prints and Papercuts
by Annie Rawle and Magali Dincher

Earlywork Gallery
Shop 9, The Biscuit Factory
30 South Terrace (cnr of Wardie St)
South Fremantle

Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June
Opening hours:
Fridays 12 - 8pm
Sat - Thurs 10am - 4pm

Information :
tel : Annie 0414 372 794
email: Magali -
Annie -

Yes, I'm expanding my cutting to paper works for framing! Great fun it is too.
You can visit our Facebook page here

Stay tuned for more details


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fremantle Village Market & Street Arts Festival

I've decided (last minute as usual!!) to have a stall at he Fremantle Village Market this coming Saturday. It is the last FVM for this season and being Easter, there is also the hugely popular Fremantle Street Arts Festival with performances at the market in King's Square at 11, 12 & 1 o'clock. It should be a fun day!

For a programme of Street Arts Events visit here

Friday, April 8, 2011

Angove St Festival

Late notice I'm afraid, but tomorrow April 10th I'll be at the great annual Angove St Festival, North Perth. This year the market side of the event is run by the fabulous Perth Upmarket team, so it's bound to be even better than usual! You'll find me at the Rosemont Hotel end of Angove St between Fitzgerald St & Charles St - 10am -4pm.
details here

My last special was so successful that I've decided to run it again for this Market i.e. buy any 2 items and the second is half price!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Special Offer Ahoy!

As mentioned in my previous post, this Sunday, 27th March finds me with Osmosis at Unwrapped: part of this years South Perth Fiesta. It is being held in Angelo St from 12 noon til 6pm.

I've decided to do an "Unwrapped Special" which is going to be:-
Buy 2 items and get 50% off the lowest cost item & 25% any further items
Mention that you saw this blog post to receive a free gift with your purchase

A pretty good deal, I think you'll agree!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ahhhh, Minty

Do you get Peppermint Magazine?
Turn to the last page and you'll see this lovely bit of promo for Osmosis. Thanks to Unwrapped for submitting my image.
One detail is wrong, the tree photographed is not bamboo but poplar. Never mind, you can find both versions at Unwrapped which is part of the South Perth Fiesta.
When - Sunday 27th March, 12 noon - 6pm
Where - Angelo St, South Perth

Monday, March 14, 2011

2 Sundays & 2 Markets

I hope you'll be free one of the next 2 Sundays to come and see me at 2 of Perth's best craft markets.

This Sunday, 20th I'm at Perth Upmarket at Winthrop Hall in UWA, Crawley. It's always a busy one, but those in the know - ie you! - know it is open for VIPs (that's you!) from 9am (10am stated in press) Details of the market can be found here
Be warned that there are freeway closures this Sunday because of a bike race, so please check your route before you leave.

The following Sunday 27th finds me at Unwrapped South Perth. This year it is being held in Angelo St from 12 noon til 6pm. More info for that event here

Stay tuned for more market goodness in April

Friday, February 18, 2011

Made on the Left Pop-Up Tomorrow

Remember Cyclone Bianca that caused the market to be cancelled? Well it's on for tomorrow, Sunday 20th Feb at Perth Cultural Centre - outside the WA Museum
Come and peruse my laser cut goodies and maybe treat yourself to some DIY heaven with my cross stitch blanks and kits. By then, I'm aiming to some ready made for those who like crafty things but don't do-it-themselves!. I'd better get busy!!!
If you can't make it there, I'll be at the Fremantle Village Art Markets for the next 2 weeks - that's Saturdays 26th Feb & March 5th, King's Square by the Town Hall.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Montage Pop-Up Shop Now Open

and here are a few examples of what you can buy there from now until 25th Feb - 7 days a week 10am - 5pm.
Thanks to the lovely Jane at Future Shelter for the great montage photo of our Montage wares!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

...and in more exciting news!

I have joined the talented new Montage Collective who are opening their very own Pop-Up Store in Freo in just over a week on Tuesday 8th Feb. We will be open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm until Friday 25th. A lot of work is going on behind the scenes to bring you 3 weeks of locally made gorgeousness.
Visit our Facebook page here to see some sneak peaks at all our work, and don't miss the Montage blog here for more news and designer profiles.
We'd all love you forever if you help share our excitement by liking our FB page & sharing with all your interested friends.
Thanks a million & see you at our shop soon!


It's going to be a big day at the Perth Cultural Centre this coming Sunday 30th Jan. It's the opening of the new State Theatre, the final day of the Guggenheim exhibition & the harvesting of produce from the new urban orchard. To top it all off there is a Made on the Left Pop-Up Market and I'll be there with more laser cut and engraved goodies for your delectation!
We'll be set up in the lovely green area outside the WA Museum. See you there!
you can visit the Facebook page here