Tag Archives: Weave

Milan Rouge Contemporary Craft & Design

Hello Friends.

Exciting – if somewhat belated – news today!

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Should you decide to take a little wander through the Adelaide Hills, and stop off in lovely Stirling, and wander into the delightful treasure trove of arty goodness that is Milan Rouge Contemporary Craft & Design, you will find some of my weavings! Really and truly!

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Alison and Rose are the clever clogs behind this beautiful space, and have curated a wonderfully diverse collection. In their own words, Milan Rouge shares … “some of the most fabulous Australian produced ceramics, jewellery, glass, photography, paintings, prints, sculpture, textiles, clothing, bags, wallets, furniture, greetings cards and anything else quirky, amusing, interesting or unique”. As rather accomplished ceramists they have an eye for colour, so to have some of my little makings sitting amongst such wonderful pieces is an enourmous thrill indeed.

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Here’s a peak at a few of my bits and bobs that have found a happy home at the gallery:

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What are you waiting for? Alison and Rose are looking forward to showing you around Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am to 5pm, and Sundays 11am to 4pm. Mondays they will be home drinking cups of tea or having a good lie down.

You will find them at Shop 2/11 Oak Plaza, Mount Barker Road, Stirling (opposite the Newsagent).

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New Year, New Love

Happy New Year to you Friends!

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So, apparently it’s 2013. Does anyone else think that sounds just too futurama? Like we should at least be getting about on hover craft or something….                               

 I had so many good intentions of sharing the flurry of making and baking that consumed our home over the Christmas celebrations. Somehow though,  sleep and eating sugary treats were all I could manage in those fleeting moments of quiet, so I will give you  a recap soon.                                                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Todays chit chat is all about my shiny, all absorbing new love …

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The new year has brought with it a burst of intense making. I have delighted in many happy moments at my homemade weaving loom, often with my Little Babe snoozing  in the sling while Miss C ‘organises’ my fabric stash…

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I have even got my lovely nieces hooked. Miss 5 and Miss 7 were mesmerised by the texture explosion that is my bundle of fabric strips, and we whipped up a couple of simple mini looms for them to experiment with. I managed to keep my inner teacher quiet and refrain from harping on about the importance of alternating the under and overs. Instead, I  played with my own weaving alongside them, watching the joy on their faces as they gleefully commentated their fabric choices and creative decisions. Three of us making and learning and loving the textile goodness forming under our fingers.

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Some of these makings have even made their way out of the studio and into a wonderful new local gallery – but that’s a story for another post; right now my love is calling me….

Megan

Miss Edith makes her debut…

Hello Friends.

Meet Miss Edith.

I have been just a little swept away with weaving here of late, and Edith is the result of lots of gleeful pottering around with twigs and lace and favourite fabric scraps.

There is just something so lovely about building up a tiny little tapestry of treasured textures and colours, unsure how it will all hang together until the last little piece has nestled in with the rest.  I will admit to some child-like hand clapping after the last bit of tricky knotting and weaving in of warp threads, and wrestling disobedient twigs into place… I feel a new obsession may have taken hold!

We have big plans, Miss Edith and I, but for now you can find her in blush or blue  having cups of tea and cake with her friend E for Ethel.

 

Happy Monday!

Megan.