Sunday 7 April 2013

Finding and Keeping 2

So now for more on the Finders Keepers Market held in Melbourne yesterday. In this post I am going to focus on flat things (mostly). Stationary, fabric and the like. Linogirl is up first. What a cool name and such beautiful delicate work. She works in porcelain and makes wonderful objects, vessels and brooches. But then she makes limited edition digital prints from the porcelain surfaces, so the images have a strange, glowing, slightly soft feel about them.

Maze & Vale  makes beautiful hand-printed fabric. Heather Moore and Jesse Breytenbach, I thought of you immediately. I love that they sell sections of fabric as limited edition prints. This really elevates fabric into the realms of fine art, where it should sit of course. 

I was thrilled to find Anrol Designs at the market. I have done a post about them before - I so love their stuff! I bought a few cards and just loved the quality of their tea towels - very pure and lineny.

Desire Books was one of my favourite finds of the day. They make these great felt, iron-on badges. Seeing that Leith has recently started Cub Scouts I am so tempted to sew one of these onto his uniform!

Some of the other stationary stalls I loved were Damn it, Maggie, Blank and Bespoke Letterpress.

This post is getting too long. Tomorrow is another day. But before I go I just wanted to say how pleased I was to meet the makers of these beautiful things. They all seemed like such nice people and were really engaging when I talked to them. Having been a stall holder myself before, talking to people who ask the same questions all day long can be a difficult thing.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I have lived in Melbourne over 15 years and have never been to a Finders Keepers market, such beautiful stuff! I look forward to seeing you at the next market in Oct! Karry