4 May 2009

Events: Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show Incubator

It's Mother's Day next week (have you got something nice sorted out yet?), and I thought it would be nice to take Mum to the Stitches & Craft show on Friday. Mum headed straight for the beads, and I headed straight to the incubator section (emerging independent crafters) to check out some old friends and meet new friends showcasing contemporary craft and design. Here are some of the fabulous finds there:

Great hand-printed fabric, clothing range and accessories at Thea and Sami. I particularly loved this bag made in collaboration with Lyssy May.

It was so lovely to meet Tegan, Bianca and Lara from Ink & Spindle with their gorgeous hand-printed fabric.

Cute softies from Dear Fii.

Beautiful reclaimed European linen from old yarns.reclaimed linens.

Adorable children's clothes, sewing patterns and softies from Little Diva (left) and cushions from Red Seed Studio (right).

Divine children's clothes from Blossom Child (left) and beautifully-made wall art from Rellesh (right).

Ink & Spindle fabrics (left) and softies from Dear Fii (right)

It was also great to meet Helen from Ruby 2 Go Go, and see Kelley from Peppermint Magazine and the fabulous Kristen Doran. I'm now so inspired to whip up a skirt for Sophie with the pattern I bought from Little Diva, and my new Thea and Sami mushroom fabric.

If you're interested in more Stitches and Craft photos and round-ups, check out the great posts on Hot Fudge, The Handmade Expo, Blossom Child, Little Diva, Ruby 2 Go Go, Thea and Sami, Red Seed Studio, MixTape and My Girl. I know there are many more - please feel free to leave links in the comments.

Images: Steph Bond


  1. It was lovely to finally meet you Steph. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric.

  2. You too Thea! I promise I'll take pics and send. And I hope that the show was great for you - time to recover after the madness I bet!

  3. The show was great - thanks to lots of local support. I am resting today; trying to recover from sheer exhaustion.

  4. Was so lovely to meet you at the show Steph, hope to catch you again soon,keep up the great work

  5. Hey Steph, was so lovely to meet your mum, and to have a chat with you. Your photos are beautiful. And this little Incubator wrap up is just great.
    Enjoy your sewing.
    Be lovely to catch up soon,

    Ellie :: Red Seed Studio :: Petalplum

  6. Hi Steph. It was great to finally meet you - thanks for dropping by. Let me know how you go with the skirt pattern. Christine xo

  7. Ooh, I really love the red and white cushion from Reed Seed Studio, I'm planning to buy a red sofa soon so something like that would go perfectly. There is some really beautiful stuff in this post!

  8. Sounds like a lot of fun! I really like the fabric...I'll have to check it out!

  9. Hi Shannon, Christine,
    So great to meet you both too! Promise I'll share my skirt when it's done.

    Ellie - always so lovely to see you. Your stand was gorgeous!

    Amy - I'm glad you like Red Seed Studio designs! Ellie and Sam do a wonderful job.

    Heather - so lovely to have you stop by; I've just spent some time on your blog which I love. Please come back anytime.

  10. I'm totally jealous. Fii is one of my favourite bloggers. Wish I could have made it. definitley next year.

  11. Danielle - if you do make it next year, make sure you let me know so we can meet up!

  12. glad you had fun @ the show.The incubator is fantastic bunch of crafty ladies:)

  13. Hi Fi - I was SO sad not to meet you. Just LOVED your softies!!!!


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