Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Hi there Owlies,

Are you ready for some buttonology?  We're going to take some boring old buttons and other items, and reimage them...

From this... to this...
There will also be learn to knit and learn to crochet support or you can bring along your own projects.
I'll bring along some supplies for the workshop.

The details:  Where: Gallery One, 1 Torrens Road, Mitcham Ph: 0431 297 258
When: Saturday August 24th from 1.30 to 4.00
Cost:  $7.00 room hire.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Brisbane: Meet Pip Lincolne!

Pip Lincolne is coming to Brisbane! In place of our usual Brisbane Square Library meet up in June you are all invited to hear from Pip and then join in afterwards for a special pom pom making workshop, places are limited for the workshop, read on for important booking information!

Lord Mayors Writers in Residence Pip Lincolne 
Australian blogger-crafter extraordinaire Pip Lincolne has delivered her ode to living a balanced, fulfilled life with her latest book Craft for the Soul – a step-by-step guide of practical ways to inject your life with creativity. Have you always wanted to be creative, but don’t know where to start? Join Pip as she shares her wisdom on prioritising your own creativity, the importance of doing new things, finding inspiration and things that spark excitement and passion, being positive, creating routines, loving your work and much more. This event is supported by BrisStyle Inc. and the Brisbane Brown Owls.
Sunday 14 June
11.30 to 12.30pm
 - Exclusive Q&A with Pip, to book in for this session you need to contact BCC Library directly on 3403 8888.
12.30-1.30pm - Lunch break
1:30-2:30pm - Pom pom workshop with Pip, book for this one directly through Brown Owls by emailing Fully booked but there is a waiting list!

Brisbane: Fabric Brooches

Tuesday 9 June, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park

Re-discover the traditional craft of 17th century covered button making to create fabric brooches or buttons. The technique used is definitely for lovers of 100% handmade, no glues or quick-assemble tools allowed at this meet up, it’s all about slowing down and valuing the time and skills of completely hand-stitching your brooch.

After you've mastered the basic technique you can go on to create more with embroidered designs or embellishments! Bring along some little designs if you'd like to include embroidery.

RSVP: Essential! To book in click here.
Image from edward and lilly.