Finding reasons to attend big design trade fairs can be tricky for the domestic and the professional crafter alike. In recent years we've seen these events, at least in part, have set out to celebrate the handmade by inviting craft in and letting it show off. This years DMT is no exception. Of course being so closely linked to CV (Beck is the sector development manager and I'm on the board) means we are biased in our opinion. We do urge those that can to check it out this weekend for inspiration, for shopping, and to support the makers being showcased as part of the Craft Victoria contingency
|the gently unfurling sneak|
Anika of The Gently Unfurling Sneak has a completely unique way of looking at the world. I bought this gorgeous 'sneak'silk scarf for my daughter's 18th birthday and she adores it
It will be refreshing to see some old school ceramics in the design heartland! Adriana Christianson's work has real charm and I'm hoping one of these birds will fly home with me.
We are pretty sure Emily Green is now officially a craft superstar. Hopefully she will sign autographs for fans.
|The Hungry Workshop|
Letterpress deign duo The Hungry Workshop are just round the corner from my house. Their impressive Heidelberg press can be seen through the storefront window and that bit of old school ingenuity is beguiling to say the least.
Cindy Lee Davies of Lightly is the perfect example of where craft and design meet, shake hands, exchange ideas and produce lovely well crafted design pieces. does that make sense?
How impressed are we with Wovenspoke? Beautiful woven designs incorporating reflective thread for safety on your bike/scooter/feet? love!
|Dani M Designs|
Lots to see, lots of craft. See you there?
Design Made Trade is on this weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton. $10 entry fee open 10-5