Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Working it

I always think winter is a creative time spent indoors being industrious and there are a number of workshops that I just wanted to mention in today's post.
The very stylish Leeyong Soo
There are still spots left for Leeyong Soo's refashioning workshop as part of The Ethics of Style exhibition this coming Saturday at The Light Factory Gallery.  Leeyong is a bit of a star in the eco-fashion world - she's previously worked at Vogue Japan, currently writes for Peppermint Mag and has her own blog Style Wilderness.  And wait, you guessed it, she's also a dab hand at upcycling garments (which is basically taking existing pieces in your wardrobe and giving them a new life or creating new pieces from fabric scraps).  I think she's a bit of a modern day magician myself!
Image via Diamond Valley Leader
I also wanted to mention that artist in residence at Montsalvat Jeanette Dyke has also starting running jewellery classes in her gorgeous studio at Montsalvat overlooking the pool, which is all a bit Great Gatsby if you ask me.  My sister-in-law and her sister have previously made rings for each other and the sentimentalist in me thinks it is a really personal, individual and unique thing to do either for yourself or as a gift to someone and a memento that will live on throughout the passage of time.
Image via Heide
Finally Snap and Stitch is being held at Heide Museum of Modern Art this Saturday for knitters wanting to do something a bit different by yarn bombing the Heide gardens and creating a stitched photographic image using similar techniques to Melbourne photographer Siri Hayes in her exhibition 'Back to Nature Scene'.  You will be joined by Siri and places are limited - bookings on 9850 1500 cost includes museum admission and photography materials but you will need to BYO knitted material.

Nb. Miss Rosanna is The Light Factory Gallery's freelance PR consultant.

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