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New logo, new look

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.

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Mulberry Exhibition

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…

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What’s happening in 2013!

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?

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