Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spinning a yarn

We're now approaching mid Winter and it sure has been a crazy few days in Australia with the winter solstice, the super moon and now a new (old) Prime Minister.  I sometimes wonder what people overseas must think of us Aussies and all our goings on in politics.  Mr Rosanna and I have been watching Borgen on SBS most Wednesday nights and I almost prefer to watch a fictional TV drama series about the Danish female Prime Minister than turn on the television here....
I've been stocking up on vintage winter woollies and wanted to mention a couple of things.  Local textile artist Teresa Bennett is currently a Winter Artist in Residence at The Yarra Sculpture Gallery in Abbotsford and holding an Open Studio this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 5 pm.  Opening drinks are being held on Saturday and Teresa's works are quite sublime both in terms of the wools she uses to the designs she creates.
Siri Hayes image via www.heide.com.au
Yarn bombing has been popular for while now - think urban and suburban guerilla craft makers covering items in the outside environment in wool and you will get the idea.  Yarn Bomb Heide is being held this Sunday at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen where children are invited to join photographer Siri Hayes yarn bomb around Heide and then take a photograph of the scene just as Hayes has done for her exhibition at Heide.
Image via Elk Facebook page
Elk Accessories is also having a massive 4 day sale with up to 90% off previous seasons' stock - the sale started yesterday and runs until Saturday.  It includes discontinued jewellery, apparel, knitwear, shoes, boot and bags (no new season) - everything is at least three seasons old.  The sale is at their offsite warehouse at the old Peerless Glass Factory 296 Plenty Rd  in Preston from 10am - 5 pm today and tomorrow and from 9am - 3 pm on Saturday.  Parking is available in David Street and cash (less queueing for cash) and credit card (Mastercard & Visa) accepted.  BYO shopping bags.  You can call with enquiries on 9478 1800 or email: customerservice@elkaccessories.com.au  They will also hold an online sale from 3 July the week after if you can't make it to the warehouse sale.

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