If you thrive on lively colour, we have just the thing to brighten your day 

Proudly announcing:  Brisbane’s own ambassador of colour: Georgie of “Lordy Dordie” now in store. 

As a Brisbane Artist, Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer, Georgie works from her home studio, surrounded by a supportive family, and strives to bring joy through her bright, abstract compositions which are printed onto fabric and transformed into clothing, and homewares in strictly limited runs. Here at Forager’s Nest we have a small range of dresses, tops and mini umbrellas. 

For younger seekers of colour we have a real heart-warmer; the inspiring book “Loving, Lappy Little Boat” about a very small boat searching for a place in the world.  Written by Racheal Lovett and Robyn Sheptooha the book is illustrated by Creative Arts Therapist, Kate Finnila.  The endearing story floats gently across vibrant water-colour painted images following “Lappy” on this soul searching-story and affirmation of belonging. 

One of the very first artists we stocked here at Forger’s Nest Art Space was young ceramicist and designer Shuh Lee.  Shuh moved from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne to study Fashion Design at RMIT. On graduating, the ‘Shuh’ brand was born out of a desire to mix art with craft; creating usable, wearable, fun keepsakes. She sources her inspiration from animations and documentaries on her favourite things: food and travel. Playing with a vibrant colour palette, organic shapes and unexpected silhouettes, she uses different mediums to create unique pieces with purpose. 

To help you cope with our sub- tropical Queensland weather extremes, we have just restocked our range of stunning inverted umbrellas in vibrant indigenous prints from Alperstein Designs. This most clever technology is combined with a beautiful design directly supporting the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation 

You can further explore colour in our workshops exploring re-use of fabrics,

“Slow Stitching” with Fiona Garrett-Benson and “Coiled Baskets” with Bettina Palmer. Giving you the opportunity to play with different colour combinations while finding a new use for an old favourite garment or left over fabrics and yarns is the driving force of these unwasteful arts as a brand new, hand-made gift emerges. Being Eco-Conscious doesn’t have to be bland! Search on-line for our workshop listings with Class Bento and EventBrite. 

A final request for the folk here at Forager’s Nest.  As fellow advocates of locally made, please give us a review of your Foragers’ experience on Google to help this small local business continue to do its bit to support Australian artists like those listed above. 

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