Supporting our Makers & Small Business Community
Welcome to our first edition of the Makers Gift Guide brought to you by Thread Collective. This guide showcases some of the amazing artists we have in our community and promotes local small businesses this holiday season.
Being a mother of 3 creative souls, I want to teach my children the importance of supporting local entrepreneurs and artists. They witness the joy I get with each day with every purchase you make from my business, and I hope that by promoting our artist community, the joy will spread far this holiday season.
Grab a cuppa, relax and enjoy exploring the websites and social profiles as you get to know some of our very talented local artists.
Weave Your Way
Vintage Pieces with a Modern Twist
Threefold Designs crafts one-of-a-kind handmade loop scarves and plant holders in line with slow fashion principles. All pieces are handmade by artisan Michelle Driver in Adelaide, South Australia, and combine traditional weaving techniques with vintage patterns and a modern colour palette to create sophisticated statement pieces.
Threefold Designs’ fabric pot plant holders are made of 100% cotton with a handwoven fabric panel on the outside, designed to beautifully hide your nursery pots.A plastic saucer is included with your purchase, which is suitable for a 140mm/6” nursery pot.
Where to find THREEFOLD DESIGNS
RICE THE LABEL
The Practice of Slowing Down
RICE.THE.LABEL is a small ethically minded label making hand woven pieces. I use environmentally friendly and sustainable fibres in consideration for our beautiful planet. Each piece brings its own life and character with unique irregularities and pops of colour.
Add some colour to your table with these hand woven napkins. Woven with organic cotton and linen , they are durable, absorbent and can be washed over and over again. They measure approximately 40cm x 40cm and are priced at $23 each.
Where to find RICE.THE.LABEL
THE WEEKEND WEAVER
A Story of Family Ancestry
At The Weekend Weaver you can find that special handwoven piece for yourself or a friend. Handwoven by Megan, the current scarves, shawls and cowls available for purchase at The Weekend Weaver are the result of a year-long project focusing on the family history of Megan’s Maternal Grandfather’s family, the Templetons.
The Templeton Collection 20/21 is not only made up of unique pieces designed by Megan, but each has a story relating to her family’s ancestry and the revelation from whom Megan descended.Make your loved ones feel extra special this Christmas with a bespoke handmade gift from The Weekend Weaver.
Where to find THE WEEKEND WEAVER
Visit the website
Weave Your Own Christmas Bunting
Kelly is a self taught weaver with a big passion for sharing the timeless art of weaving with others. Kelly is known for her calm and slow teaching style and she bases her classes on how she would have liked to have been taught. She designs all of her own projects and caters for levels from beginner to intermediate. Most available classes are for the rigid heddle loom, some floor and table loom weaving and plans to expand classes into inkle and tapestry weaving.
Learn to weave your own festive Christmas bunting, using 8/2 cotton and a rigid heddle loom.
Where to find KELLY CASSANOVA
Enrol today Weaving Christmas Bunting
HANDWOVEN BY BELLE
Inspired by Nature
Inspired by my love of natural yarns and fibres, I create unique handwoven pieces – scarves, wraps, shawls, baby blankets and throws. Much of my yarn is sourced from local artisan dyers and spinners – pure Australian merino, alpaca, cashmere, yak and even camel!
LOLA features delicious cherry plum colours in gorgeous hand dyed yarns from Tasmania. A supersoft extrafine Australian merino and silk is combined with a merino nylon ply featuring periodic 'slubs' to create textural interest. Lightweight and soft, Lola will take you from a country walk to a night out. 26cm x 190cm
Where to find HANDWOVEN BY BELLE
Sundance Studio is the creative venture of Melbourne based weaver, Emma Shepherd. Each piece is made by hand, slowly, on the Mornington Peninsula, and is imbued with connection and care. We honour the ancient craft of weaving, the structures passed down through generations, and the tactility of natural materials that have been used for hundreds of years. We hope the pieces we make create room for pause, to admire what our hands are capable of making.
MOSS is a generous tote, woven slowly and with love, the perfect size for a shopping or beach day. Handwoven and sewn in Australia, MOSS is made from 100% linen an measures 38cm x 75cm.
Price : $135
Where to find SUNDANCE STUDIO
HELEN KEOGH DESIGN
Vintage Pieces with a Modern Twist
Designer and maker of one-off, hand made fashion textile goods. The range includes unique hand woven clutches and bags and fashion scarves for men and women in luxury fibres. There is also a collection of beautifully hand painted individual silk scarves.
All items are hand finished individual pieces that use the most beautiful fibres and patterns to create truly unique heirloom pieces.
Handwoven clutch $100. Digitally printed silk scarf $50.
Where to find HELEN KEOGH DESIGN
My name is Mel, and I am the creator of Curiously Stitched, a small hand embroidery business.I am obsessed and addicted to all things embroidery! I started playing around with embroidery a couple of years ago. I bought a pattern off Etsy, used my Nan’s books to learn the different stitches and I was hooked. I have been stitching ever since. I fell in love with the possibilities it created.
I am a big nature lover, and my designs are inspired by our amazing range of Australian birds. I am fascinated by all the colours and patterns their feathers create. I love using different stitches, beads, sequins, and fabrics to create different textures on the birds. I enjoy stitching myself, but I also love creating embroidery kits and patterns for you to enjoy these designs along with me.
Where to find CURIOUSLY STITCHED
Visit my Etsy store
Modern Crochet - Made with Love
I’m a Danish maker of quirky little crochet purses, tote bags and pouches out of cotton twine in colourful patterns with matching lining and zippers.
My unique happy bags are sold on Etsy and on Art fairs in Sydney and at The Greenwich Art Trail. It’s a great gift to send by mail.
Where to find URTH DESIGN
Visit Urth Design
Sandra and Dean, both makers and artists based in Mount Gambier. Creating is our passion and we are keeping traditions alive by pursuing our dream of making quality handmade textile and timber products using beautiful materials.
The Lucet is a handcrafted timber cord/braid making tool, finished with a natural beeswax polish. Available in a variety of timbers. Produces a square, stretchy cord believed to date back to Viking/Medieval time, it’s uses are only limited by your imagination. Instruction included. Priced at $20 plus postage, the Lucet makes the perfect small gift.
Where to find HARTISANS
Handmade Soaps and Handyed Wool
Coloured Wool is located in the mountains of the Upper Murray Region of Victoria. We sell a wide range of beautiful, soft, hand-dyed wools, and handmade soap.All of our wool is 100% Australian produced.
These fun sheep are priced at $8 each.
Where to find COLOURED WOOL
My name is Taryn, I am a mother of three just outside of Perth, WA.I created And Terran as I moved in to our first house, wanting to create the perfect space for my children to sleep, play and live in - and as an added bonus it gives me time to soak in my beautiful family.I love creating these personalised knitted pieces individually for you & I love being able to bring your ideas to life.
These knitted names look so sweet hung up on the wall of a child's bedroom or placed on a shelf as a decor piece.
Where to find AND TERRAN