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The Design Exchange – Tomorrow – 18 September 2016

News Flash:  Gorgeous specials to be had tomorrow!  Clearing the last few of our Autumn /Winter pieces.  Not all sizes available, FANTASTIC prices, be quick, hope there’s something for you!

This little ripper, she’s vintage and serves me well!

With her help, there’s also lovely new season Goomo tops for you to see tomorrow at the Design Exchange Market, 8a Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.  10 am – 3 pm.

img_4225  My vintage industrial plain sewer!

Queenscliff Market – 29 May, 2016

Queenscliff Market – Last one for the season – yep – 29 May 2016. And it’s going to be chilly. Best pop down for some of our Australian Merino, hand dyed, terry lined socks. Just the thing to beat the chill……. (and check out our complete Ladies wear winter range while you’re there)

Australian Merino, terry lined, hand dyed.  So Good.
Australian Merino, terry lined, hand dyed. So Good.

 

Design Exchange Market – Ballarat – 15 November 2015

Hey!  Christmas is coming and the Design Exchange Christmas Market is on Sunday…….

Great opportunity for you to grab some of my bespoke Christmas gift goodies………..

10 am to 4 pm.  Pop this into your diary now!
10 am to 4 pm. Pop this into your diary now!

Market on Noble – 13 November 2015

Noble street market.


1 – 7 pm today. Noble street, Newtown.  See all the wonderful hand crafted gift ideas for ready for your Christmas shopping.

13 November 2015.

Fabulous colours and styles for the Spring / Summer season.
Fabulous colours and styles for the Spring / Summer season.

 

 

To market, March 2015………..

Looking for me?  March is a busy time with lots of great opportunities to see me and my lovely wares.  Here’s my schedule:-

1 March – Design Exchange Market, Designer Market – Mining Exchange Building, 8a Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, 10 am – 4 pm

7 March – (Saturday of the Labour day long weekend:) Red Hill – Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill, 8 am – 1 pm

8 March – (Sunday of the Labour day long weekend:) Aireys Inlet – Community Centre, Great Ocean Road,  Aireys Inlet, 9 am – 1pm

15 March – Festival of the Sea – Barwon Heads Foreshore, 9 am – 5 pm

22 March – I have a couple of options for this date, so this one is “To be confirmed”, will let you know which one I go for as soon as I do…………….

29 March – Queenscliff Community Market, Gellibrand & Symonds Streets, Queenscliff, 9 am – 2 pm

Important:-

Oh, and by the way…………….  You must follow my blog, or my facebook page!  (or both, yeah, go for both)  Why?  Well, that’s where all the great Goomo news can be found.  Important stuff, like where I will be and also the latest news on new styles as they come “hot off the press and straight from my machines to you”.          Do that NOW, quick!

And, here’s a pic to brighten your day…………

The threads of Goomo
The threads of Goomo

 

Aussie Made Goodness…………..

The longer I live, the more focused on this I get:  no longer happy with vast quantities of second-best imported stuff that’s thrown into our market place. The recent imported Frozen Berry saga made me really think about it all over again………………

I am a realist, however, I do know it’s a big ask to expect that everything we buy is going to be Australian.  Have a look in your wardrobe, is there any Aussie Made Goodness in there? Here’s our challenge, let’s think about this and all the impacts there are when we all keep buying imports.

This year, buy a beautiful, Aussie made item of clothing, go on, love it, live it, wear it. You will thank yourself, and so will so many other folk……………

Goomo - made in Australia
Goomo – made in Australia

Superfine Australian Organic cotton:  This is the fabric I am working on at the moment. It’s a dream, it’s my dream. Go on, ask me why?

I feel it as I work it:

It is so soft,

so fine,

it is Australian,

it is a superfine knit and

it is organic cotton.

It is everything I look for.

 

Superfine Australian Organic cotton
Superfine Australian Organic cotton

I can’t always find Australian made fabric, of course, our market place has reduced so much over the years, so when I do find something to fit my range and style, bliss! I’m hoping you look for Aussie made things too.

Left to right:  Seedling vest over white organic cotton tee, organic cotton tee, blossom vest over white organic cotton tee.
Left to right: Goomo Seedling vest over Goomo white organic cotton tee, Goomo white organic cotton tee, Goomo blossom vest over Goomo white organic cotton tee.

It is a fabulous item to wear on its own, trans-seasonal, long raglan sleeves, nicely shaped crew neck, A-line shaping, and asymmetrical hem with the sides slightly longer than the front and back. Wear it on its own or under one of my pure linen vests – either the Goomo blossom or the Goomo seedling print.

The Design Exchange Market – Ballarat – Sunday

A wonderful opportunity awaits……………

Pure wool, Australian Merino, single jersey, hand dyed with Australian plants and metals!  Wow, colour!
Pure wool, Australian Merino Scarves, single jersey, hand dyed with Australian plants and metals! Wow, colour!

The Design Exchange Market is this Sunday 15 December 2013.

The Mining Exchange Building,  8a Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.  Runs from 10 am to 4 pm.  Filled with the best collection of Artisan makers you could hope for.  It is absolutely the place to be to finish your Christmas shopping.

I have some fantastic new limited edition ladies wear ready to go, linen tops, dip dyed tee shirts, stripe tee tops, fabulous designs, fresh colours.  You’ll look great for Christmas too.  

Hubba tops, also available in white and a magnificent pink
Hubba tops, also available in white and a magnificent pink

These are great for gifts, or there’s my individually hand dyed socks  (two types now on offer!), fingerless mittens, silk and wool scarves, throw rugs and cushions.  My stall will be bursting with wonderful treats. 

From top:  Maverick scarves with pockets, silk scarves and Australian Merino Throw Rug. Yum.
From top: Maverick scarves with pockets, silk scarves and Australian Merino Throw Rug. Yum.

See you Sunday

“Natural Dyeing – Plant Print – Workshop” and The Design Exchange – Ballarat – 6 October 2013

Recently I ran a “Natural Dyeing – Plant Print – Workshop”!

"Natural Dyeing - Plant Print - Workshop"
“Natural Dyeing – Plant Print – Workshop”

The picture is of some of the magnificent fabric samples the clever ladies produced!  Totally beautiful and amazing (both the fabrics and the ladies that came!).  I would like to thank those special ladies that came to the workshop, it really was fabulous and that is because the ladies that came were just wonderful!

I will be running another workshop soon, so if you are interested, please contact me and I can send you the details.

Oh, yes, and importantly, tomorrow is the Design Exchange Market in Ballarat.

Runs from 10 am to 4 pm, Mining Exchange Building, Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.  It really is an Artisan market, I am always amazed by the quality and individuality of the stalls.  Now is the time to start thinking about Christmas, so hopefully, see you tomorrow.

Design Exchange Postcard
Design Exchange Postcard – 6 October 2013 also!
 

The Design Exchange and The Flemington Market – Christmas Shopping Anyone?

See you tomorrow at The Design Exchange – Sunday 16th December 2012.  The Mining Exchange Building, Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.  10 am to 4 pm.

Also appearing at The Flemington Market, Epsom Road, Flemington. 9 am to 2 pm.  Site 112.

Design Exchange Postcard
Design Exchange Postcard

Wonderful new offerrings for your Christmas delight!  Adding to the fabulous Shibori and Indigo Tee Shirts (each piece of fabric is individually shibori and indgo dyed before panels are placed together into the tee), sooooper soft organic cotton tees in Mandarin, Stone and White.  Fabulously trendy Mandarin Floral pants in pure cotton.  More pants in a fine selection of:  Pure Linen White, Lyocell/Linen in Navy and also Mandarin.  Then a couple of home decor treats:  Handmade Christmas stars made from handcut twigs and string, that hang around looking groovy, and Flame tree pods.  Pods?  Pile them up in bowls, they look wonderful!  Lastly, don’t forget to grab yourself a little Reindeer Food to tickle the fancy of that special small person in your life! 

See you tomorrow!