It has been a while in the making… The beginning of Nanna Woo’s new logo and a new look.
Leah of The Queen of Something (aka, art by Leach Rachcoff) has worked so tirelessly in designing me a new logo. All art and design is by her beautiful self! She took my idea of keeping it earthy with an Art Nouveau influence and created a new-look Nanna. I love it! Leah’s professionalism, advice and guidance in the beginning of a refit for Nanna Woo Handmade has been outstanding. More exciting things are on their way!
A huge thank you to Sophie of Willy Walnut for my original logo.
I just finished my first ever exhibition. It was titled “Mulberry” and each piece had silk cocoons in it. It took me 5 months to complete 13 pieces for the 5 week exhibition and I am just thrilled and humbled with the response I got! I wanted the pieces to be really earthy and organic is shape and texture. I used lots of wool, silk, cocoons and threads. I took the chance to experiment with different types of materials, all using the wet-felted technique and hand stitching to finish the pieces off and highlight the cocoons.
Thank you to everyone who attended, commented on photos, supported me and bought pieces! Jahn Buhrman is the gallery owner of Waubs Bay, a gallery in Bicheno where the exhibition was held. She has been so supportive and encouraging of my journey into establishing myself as a textile artist. Jahn has even gone as far as to take a sample piece of my work to Melbourne with her to show some galleries. She supports artists in every way she can and really believes in me and has passed on feedback I received throughout the exhibition. FIRST and SNOW are still showing in the gallery.
The next exhibition is in September!
Here is a collection of photos of works. Some are still available for purchase. Feel free to contact me if you’re interested and would like more information…
It’s already April and I haven’t had a market yet! Can that be right? Well there was the Bicheno Bush Fire Fundraiser event on Australia Day… That was a blast! A great festive vibe and my lovely hubby raised over $600 in cutting his AMAZING dreadlocks off! (Insert massive sigh…) All for a good cause plus I donated a portion of my sales to the fundraiser.
Soon I’ll be packing the car and the kids up and heading to Melb0urne via the ferry (keeping everything crossed for a smooth ride over) to see my family and friends and thought, hey, I should do a market while I’m there. And the gorgeous girls of Blackbird Markets are happy to have me! Georgia and Courtney have been so supportive and encouraging and we’ve had some fun emails back and forth. I cannot wait to meet them and be a stallholder at my first ever Melbourne market. It will be a sweet feeling to be in my old stomping ground of Fitzroy too! They’ve written up a lovely post for me too under the Who’ll Be There section of their website!
Then, I’ll come home after 3 weeks in the big smoke with my mumma! Yes, I cannot wait! While she’s here, I’ll be prepping for 2 weeks solid for the Bay of Fires Art Prize Market where I will focus on my fibre creations and wearable art plus a little bit of jewellery.
While all this is happening, I’ll be doing my best to get ready for my second exhibition at Gone Rustic in St Marys in September. I had the pleasure of meeting lovely Rita Summers when she and a group of ladies visited my Mulberry Exhibition and she asked if I’d consider doing one at her gallery (chuffed!!!). Of course, I said yes!
And aside from all that, I’m continuing to create new pieces and new to Nanna Woo are the Dingle Dangle Earrings… you like?
Oh dear! Where has the time gone? I just cannot believe tomorrow is March and my last entry was November! How very very slack of me… But I have you all to thank for keeping me so busy… Lots has happened between then and now, including markets, Christmas, devastating bush fires and now floods around our lovely country.
Amongst all the excitement and terror of mother nature and the festive season, I have had lots of opportunity to keep creating. I’ve started making shrink plastic jewellery and it has been a great success and oh so fun!
I am just over a week away from the opening of my exhibition, titled: Mulberry Exhibition which is just a little bit nerve racking combined with little happy dances in between! It is an exhibition of natural fibre, featuring silk cocoons. It has allowed me to make some great textural pieces and wearable art. Coming into winter (I know I know, there’s still autumn to go!!!), it felt right to, well felt! And felt I have been… I am just loving being surrounded by wool, silk, bark and all kinds of natural bits and pieces and have been so inspired! More photos once the exhibition opens next week!
As a big thank you to my facebook/instagram/twitter following folk, here is the giveaway promised once I hit 200 likes…
One randomly selected liker of my facebook page will receive a pair of ballerina pink vintage button earrings, Christmas card and a pendant from my Little Lady series. keep it for yourself or give it as a little pressie for someone special! Just in time for Christmas
3. leave a comment on this post as to which is your favourite nanna woo handmade piece and why
EASY!!! Competition ends midnight Tassie Time Tuesday 11th December and prize will be announced here and on facebook on Wednesday 12th December and sent out as soon as the winner sends me their address!
These OOAK Little lady pendants and brooches have made their way into my etsy shop! They are made from shrink plastic and have been printed, baked and carefully assembled to created a unique adornment!
Attention Makers of lovely things and East Coast lovers!
There are plans underway to hold a makers market in Bicheno on Friday 4th January from 9am-3pm!
Bicheno is BURSTING at the seams in the first week of the new year so what better thing to do than hold a quality Tasmanian market! There are so many people wandering around looking for fun things to do…
It will be run as not for profit with anything left over from the stall holders fees and after advertising and hall hire etc going to our community and local childcare centre…
Are you interested? Send me an email and let me know…
More details to come!
(This will be an indoor market and we are looking for around 25-30 stallholders at $40-$50 per stall)
Here’s a little peek of what’s been happening in the land of Nanna Woo. A busy bee has been me!!!! And it’s only getting busier! The last few weeks have been very exciting for me with loads of orders coming through and some exciting things still to come!
Feel free to leave any comments! Would love to hear from you… I’ll be adding more and more to etsy in the coming weeks and facebook specials will continue for the devoted likers!