I have been out shopping for new fabrics. Not done yet, but here are some of my discoveries, mixed in with some oldies. Hope you like them.
I will make a promise to you all. And we all know a promise can be difficult to keep. But I do confidently promise, if you venture into West Footscray, in Melbourne’s inner west, and visit Post Industrial Design on Barkly St., that you will be in love. I cannot tell you exactly what will capture your eye (and thus your heart) but some item in Mary’s shop will beguile and seduce you. That is my promise.
I have loved Post Industrial Design ever since its doors opened three years ago. Jewelry, home-wares, curios… or maybe it is just the wonderful Mary Long. Here she is, pictured below.
Mary commissioned her husband, Jos, to create this years Christmas window, which is a “moving wonderland, an artistic impression of the Melbourne’s cityscape viewed from Melbourne’s West. Made entirely from up-cycled materials, local sculptor, Jos Van Hulsen wanted to create a world that brought wonder and magic back to Christmas. “As an artist you cannot ask for much more than watching a sea of children, hands pressed to the
glass, mesmerized,” said Van Hulsen. “It beats any exhibition I have ever had! Just to see people so engaged and fascinated gives me such a thrill. This is what I aspire to when developing a work.”” The photograph of Jos below is by Aaron Maguire.
Mary supports many local makers and social enterprises. She stocks Greeves St. products, such as our Christmas decorations, and my own Andie scarves, pictured below.
Cool shop, cool vibe and cool people. Get down here if you want the people you love to love their Christmas gifts this year!
638 Barkly Street, West Footscray, Victoria 3012
Ph: 03 93627703
- Monday : Closed
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 5.30pm
- Sunday: 12 – 5pm.
- Or by appointment 0424055652
The beautiful Brittany models one of my scarves outside Post Industrial Design in West Footscray for their Mother’s Day catalog
I delivered a batch of scarves to Wilkins and Kent this morning, amongst them were some of my new fabrics. I have been making scarves for around six years and am still loving the whole process, and have only just reflected on what makes a successful Andie design.
- Must just fall in love with the fabric
- Must feel floaty and soft to the touch and drape beautifully
- Must have some point of connection for me through either culture or vintage
- Must fit into the overall story. That is, must connect to my other designs
On scarf making days I set up my sewing machine on the dining room table and sew happily for a number of hours, taking regular coffee breaks of course! Each scarf is finished by hand as I watch my favourite shows.
Hope you love wearing what I love to make!
It is that time of year and, once again, I am not prepared for the Christmas trade for my scarves. But it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
Have been trying to get into gear and make a new range of scarves. Just lacking motivation. These ones were photographed at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in Paddington, Sydney, where I stayed last year.