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:: Craft Cubed 2012! Pals, Pompoms and Patchwork!

I am sitting in my office with Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed program all spread out next to my cup of tea, thinking about which events I might go to, if I have some windows of time in the next few weeks.  It’s not easy to think about this, because there are so many great things on, I am not sure how to choose!!!
There are one hundred and twenty two gazillion crafty workshops, crafty career events and exhibitions too.  This is the perfect way to gather some inspiration and spark some fresh ideas I think.  Even if you are not in Melbourne, there are lots of links to click through to, so you can FEEL like you were able to attend!
Here are some faves for today. (I have lots of other faves too!)

Please add your favourites (or any mini reviews of Craft Cubed) in the comments section too!

image via Handmade Romance

Exhibition: I’m quite excited about going to see Needle Work Needle Play this week, because a few great people I love are part of it.  Emma Greenwood, Evie Barrow and the lovely Cat Rabbit are amongst a slew of super stitchers exhibiting at The Brunswick Street Gallery.  You should go to that, dudes. It’s on from now until the 23rd of August.
TalkCraft Online: The Next Level looks pretty amazing, too. It’s a walk through social media success for creatives and it features the rad Kat Higham and Michelle Whitehurst.  I’m totally into social media and I think everyone has a different way of approaching it. So that’s a corker too. (This might be sold out?)
Thread Den Rad Ladies!
WorkshopThread Den’s Craft Focus Weekend : Craft and weekend should always be slotted into the same sentence, I think.  This workshop is all about PATCHWORK.  It’s super good to get some tips from an experienced crafter when it comes to things with lots of straight lines, I think.  It’s nice to learn the best ways of matching up your seams, for instance (especially when doing TRIANGLE patchwork!)
Workshops/SwapRMIT Brunswick Events: There are quite a few great things happening at RMIT’s Brunswick campus, including the super gorgeous Mason’s of Rebound Books re purposing books to benefit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, The Clothing Exchange fashion swap AND a rad macrame workshop by Smalltown (below – who look pretty amazing!)  ACE.
SeminarCraft and Design As A Career: I am going to this. It features all kinds of ace people like Beci Orpin, Hello Sandwich, Angela D’Alton and MORE!  Tickets are selling fast so get in quick!
Open StudioVictoria Mason Open Studio: 18th August (11am til 3pm) at 5/19-35 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.  This used to be my studio too. You will totally love visiting Vic because she has the cutest little shop and the fanciest jewelry making equipment… and because she’s lovely. And it’s her birthday TODAY!
Happy Birthday Victoria! (image credit Oye Modern)
ResidencyHarvest Textiles vs Hello Sandwich: Ebony is doing a residency at Harvest Textiles until August 22nd. I think you might like to go and meet her!  (Especially if you missed out on her workshops!)
ExhibitionFeather Your Nest: at the cutesy/crafty/ace emporium Gleaners Inc in Brunswick.  This exhibition is showing until  August 31st.
MarketCraft Hatch: The very great Craft Hatch market will be held on 1 September at 1000 Pound Bend.
Workshop/Event/Exhibition: The PomPom Prom. Argh. I love pompoms. This looks amazing-great. A whole two days of pompommy events in Castlemaine, directed by the lovely Douglas and Hope.  Don’t you want to go?! Say yes!
What are you going to? Or what would you like to go to, if you were here in Melbourne?  AND did you already go to some of these events? Tell us more!
Let’s get crafty!  Let’s make stuff!
xx Pip
  • hellkatdesigns
    August 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    So many awesome things are on. I'm going to try to catch Needle work Needle Play this weekend – as soon as I saw the promo pic I knew I had to go see it!
    Craft & Design as a Career looks amaaaazing. I really want to go but I have to work instead. Oh well – hope you have an ace time!
    I've got a spot at Craft Hatch too – my first ever market!

  • Emma
    August 14, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Yay! The stairs at BSG give me vertigo, but you are a nimble Fitzroy stair professional, so you'll have no problem x

  • Rulitos
    August 14, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    Oooh! I'd love to see Victoria Mason's studio where all the magic happens!

    I'll be at Craft & Design as a Career too… oh and I've got a spot at the Craft Hatch! YAAAAY! I love Craft Vic!!!

  • CurlyPops
    August 13, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Yah! I'm so glad you included Feather Your Nest Pip. I have a little stitchy feathery piece on display as part of the show.

  • ruth
    August 13, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Would love to be on the other side of the world for all of these amazing crafty events! Enjoy x

  • pip lincolne
    August 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Gem and I are going together tomorrow!! xx

  • Emma
    August 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Holy Schizz there is a lot on this week, and I am also going to Craft and Design at the NGV, so I'll see you there!
    Evie's photos of the install look great, hope you get to visit soon xxx

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