hello again from the craftiverse

Yup we're at it again. After surviving last week's #hipstergedden we're coming at you live this morning straight outta Northlandia. Bringing you all the news about who's making what and where they're showing it with the lovely ladies of The Grapevine. And boy have we got a lot to talk about this week. We'll be doing our usual whip round the galleries and let us say there are some SERIOUSLY awesome shows on at the moment. And because this is now undisputedly The year of the workshop we'll be giving you the inside tip on who's teaching what and where. 

Neon Wraps with Anna Davern at NC4 and new stuff to make at Paper Lab 

Along with our regular jibber jabber we'll also be talking about the rapidly approaching Craft Victoria festival Craft Cubed. Bigger bolder and better than ever there are 10 keynote events onsite and over 90 satellite events including 3 talks, 18 open studios, 24 exhibitions and yes you guessed right 45 workshops throughout the month of August. Ceramics, plants, fashion, jewellery, paper, furniture, collage, rope, sewing, basketmaking, architecture, films and more... I'm starting to think we'll be taking September off to recover from this onslaught.

Above: Pick and Mix at The Social Studio 

Splinter artists and Damian Hipwell

Paradise Structures x Monk House Design

Sophie Harle open studio and workshops with Cecelia Fox

Yes that's right people clear you calendars, for now is the time to get behind the wheel, pick up the pliers, put your foot on the sewing machine pedal and get busy. Of course we haven't even mentioned the film festival yet - and of course the annual pilgrimage for the Barry clan is ON. Oh dear... might we suggest buying shares in Gaggia now -  its going to be a LLLOOOOOONNNG month. BECK

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