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Thursday, October 27, 2011

In the Spotlight - Frankenstein's Fabrics

Another new store will be debuting at our next market.  Frankenstein’s Fabrics is run by Marni Franks who has worked in the textile industry pretty much her entire working life. Upholstery with her dad, a stint at Lincraft, a patchwork shop & even working for Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine. 

About 7 years ago Marni was working in a craft shop and something hit her – all she ever wanted was to run and her own patchwork and quilting shop. That (nearly) decade long dream has recently been achieved, with the aid of her family and friends, with the opening of a store in Birru Road, Gosford.


 
 


The shop is improving all the time with more and more stock arriving almost every day. Classes are getting there with mainly basics being taught at the moment – basic quilting techniques such as cutting and calculating (always important!) There is also a service that we provide where you can rent out our classroom for a small hourly fee to baste your quilts, work on a project etc. 

You can find Frankenstein's Fabrics at our November markets. In the meantime, please drop by their facebook page HERE or say hi in person at the shop in Birru Road, Gosford.
At the moment I am only on Facebook as I endeavor to get my website, blog, shopping cart and phone set up at the shop. I am available on

Thursday, October 20, 2011

In the Spotlight - Divine Signs

Carla Norman is the creator of Divine Signs, is mum to a 22 month old little boy & is a local of Wyoming.  She is inspired by all things pretty, vintage, girly and whimsical, which is clearly shown in her wooden, hand-painted signs.

Divine Signs is all about signs that not only look great but that are full of sentimental meaning. A wedding sign can be placed in your home after the big day, and remain there for years to come. Similarly, Carla can make a sign for your home or family which are made with complete love and care. 

The signs are painted in a crackled, distressed white, with black font, they are coated with a varnish and are all reasonably priced. 

Carla started Divine Signs at the beginning of 2011 & is inspired, supported & encouraged daily by her husband, sone and parents. In her ‘pre-craftiness life’, Carla worked in several offices in Marketing and Sales Manager roles. She adores being creative and sharing her products with others. 

You can find Divine Signs at the Nov 20 market & at these locations - Facebook or madeit

 






Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In the Spotlight - Rhi Designs

Let the excitment begin! Our next market is Nov 20th - perfect for pre-Christmas shopping!
 
The even more exciting news is that we have so many fantastic stallholders lined up, both returning vendors & new ones!
 
Being launched at the markets is new brand Rhi Designs by Rhiannon Gray
Rhi Designs - a unique womenswear label offering one of kind luxury apparel including swimwear, resort wear and funky accessories. I love the playful colours and pattern combinations in this range! All pieces are designed and made by Rhiannon with some of the fabric she uses being her own design which is digitally printed in Australia. The fabric she designs is all inspired by various fabric dyeing techniques making them unique and exclusive.  
 
 



Rhiannon Gray is a local up-and-coming young designer, with a Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles. Her new and exciting eclectic label 'Rhi Designs' is being launched in the local markets this Spring/Summer 2011.
 
We can't wait to see the one-of-a-kind bikinis, luxury silk and mesh Kaftans, funky accessories and beach bags.
 
If you'd like to follow Rhiannon's journey, visit her here: http://rhiannongray.blogspot.com/