Claudia Husband
Shibori: Dyeing with Indigo

Claudia is a practicing visual artist trained in printmaking in both Australia and the United States, currently residing in Brisbane, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with the Queensland College of Art in 2012, and attended the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, USA to complete a summer workshop in aluminium plate lithography and her work has been exhibited in Australia and America. Claudia utilises the manipulation of printmaking and drawing mediums through a detailed exploration of material and mark-making, in order to reflect her direct responses to her environment. This is explored through a portfolio of imagery ranging from expressive landscapes and portraits, to macrovision images of surface texture and detail. Claudia works primarily in the printmaking medium of lithography, but explores and teaches other artistic interests such as shibori.

Shibori class information HERE

Kathie Overeem
Macramé Wall Hangings

Hang out with fibre art specialist Kathie Overeem and make beautiful macramé wall hangings. As a teacher, Kathie loves to let students create and express themselves freely and enjoys seeing people’s individuality come through in their work. As a student, you will use cotton rope to learn some of the classic knots of macramé. During the workshops you will be supported as you design and make your own individual macramé wall hanging you can take home and go away with new skills to use in the future.

Macramé class information HERE

Rosalie Hart
Modern Brush Lettering & Fauxligraphy

Rosalie is originally from Sydney and has called Brisbane home for the past 17 years, and loves all things crafty and creative. As a little girl, you’d find her with a pencil in her hand drawing cartoon characters and getting her mother to teach her skills in knitting, crochet and cross stitch. However she always found herself going back to sketching, lettering and then calligraphy.

She loves lettering, calligraphy, watercolour painting and now sign writing!

Lettering class information HERE

Myléne Hillam
Resin Jewellery

Myléne Hillam is a designer for the craft and hobby industry, author and artist. Home for Myléne is in Brisbane, in sunny Queensland, Australia. During the day (and most nights) you’ll find her playing with the many art, craft and jewellery-making supplies in her studio.
“My interest in resin was first piqued in high school when I got to work with plastics in the Manual Arts Block – it was an exciting experience for the manual arts classes to be opened up to girls. Of all the things we did in manual arts, plastics was by far my favourite!
My passion for plastic and resin was re-awakened about 10 years ago when I learned how to make resin bangles and rings and I haven’t stopped making them since! I’ve worked with many craft mediums over the years but none has held my interest like resin. My repertoire extends beyond bangles and rings now to include resin jewellery, home décor and homewares, as well as resin art. And there’s no end in sight with all the wonderful possibilities resin presents.”

Resin class information HERE

Elise Rosen
Terrarium & Kokedama

Elise Rosen is an award-winning florist. She has won many awards locally, nationally and internationally for her floristry and floral design. Elise has a passion for teaching and runs regular floristry, terrarium and kokedama courses and workshops in Red Hill. Everything from full floristry courses to one-day pop-up classes.

Terrarium and kokedama information HERE

Judith and Richard Wolski
Wild Baskets

Wild Baskets grew from Judith and Richard’s passion to protect the native environment and its inhabitants, together with their enthusiasm to create something out of normally discarded items. Judith and Richard have been active members of many conservation groups and while helping relieve the bush of destructive weeds and vines they started experimenting with these plants in their weaving. They have been involved with education in wildlife protection, organic farming, composting, recycling, waste reduction and have participated in remnant vegetation studies and mapping programs.

Judith says “I first became interested in basket weaving as a child from my Nanna. Later in my life I learnt some valuable traditional basketry techniques using natural plant fibres from Aboriginal and New Guinea locals. I started experimenting with plant fibres available in our area and soon developed my own style and techniques”.

Wild Baskets conduct workshops all over Australia and productively sell their baskets from their home gallery and online. They use invasive weeds like morning glory, cats claw, white moth vine and lantana, which are smothering the Sunshine Coast landscape.

Wild Baskets have successfully been using destructive weed vines for many years and making the most amazing baskets, which ignite huge interest when it’s disclosed their beautiful and functional works of art started as invasive and destructive plants.

Wild Baskets class information HERE