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December: Creative Juices Flow For Christmas

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There is no better time to get crafty and add a personal touch to gifts or decorations than Christmas. Let your imagination go with fabric, scissors, string and bits of nature and you’ll be surprised at what you can create. Here are a few little ideas to help you get started. Don’t be shy, dive straight in! STOCKING A homemade stocking is an easy one to start with. Simply cut two stocking shapes, leave an opening and sew the fabric together. Trim with faux fur, ribbon or consider personalising for every member of the family. This is a cute and thoughtful present that you could stuff with something a little extra such as pyjamas or be a stand-alone gift.  ...

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NAIDOC Week: What, Why, How and When

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It is NAIDOC Week. This is a week that is about proudly celebrating the diverse culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. Each year there is a different theme to reflect the issues and events and for 2020 it is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’. The aim is to recognise and acknowledge the First Nations people that occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, therefore there is no better time to check your boobs! Book that mammogram and encourage your friends to do the same. It is early detection of lumps and bumps that makes all the difference and gives the best possible chance of survival.

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Meet Ellen McKenna: Art Becomes Fashion

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Melbourne-based artist and pattern designer, Ellen McKenna, is a beast with colour. It is her secret weapon and she is not afraid to use it. For Ellen, 2020 has been one of her most rewarding and exciting years professionally, which is refreshing. And there is no knowing when it will end!

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Meet Brook Gossen: Streak of Rainbow

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Jump onto Australian surface designer and illustrator Brook Gossen’s Instagram and you are in for a feast of colour, colour and more colour. It is a party on a page and an instant mood changer! Not that long ago, Brook listened to her heart and pursued a life of drawing, once she had had her family that is, and we are very thankful that she did. Read on to get an insight into Brook’s creative career, running a business with her twin sister and teaming up with both Nerida Hansen Fabrics and Future Folk Designs. Firstly, could you tell me a little bit about yourself? Where did you grow up? I was born in Perth but moved to Brisbane when...

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Meet Nerida Hansen: Fun, Feelgood Future Folk

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Forever dreaming and conjuring up plans for what is next is Nerida Hansen, creative director and founder of Nerida Hansen Fabrics, which has led to the recent launch of her new business, Future Folk Designs. 

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Meet Jennifer Bouron: Fashion Drawer

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Simplicity and curated colour choices are stand-out features for French illustrator and designer, Jennifer Bouron. She is known for her fashionable drawings, contemporary portraits and inky tones.

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Meet Isa Form: Marinated in Colour

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Isa is a designer and illustrator who loves to draw people, patterns and happy things. She lives in the very north of Sweden with her husband, David and two sons, Theo and Eddie. She often says she was marinated in colour and design.

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