Stitch & Sip - Upcyclers & Sustainable Sewers | PORT MACQUARIE
Join our growing community of upcyclers & sustainable sewers. Come together to work on individual or group projects and maybe even volunteer some time at at the ReCommunity Repair Café and other Stitched Together opportunities such as Embroidered Hearts project.
Hosted in the purpose build Fab Lab in MakerSpace (equipped with AC so we can be toasty and warm on these chilly winter nights). We will pop the kettle on, there will be tea, coffee & biscuits or BYO your preferred Sip. :)
We do recommend you have basic knowledge of sewing machine or bring your own machine and tinker and learn the basics together in a fun and friendly environment. Feel free to bring your own machine or use a machine in the Fab Lab. Please let us know when registering if you will bring your own machine so we can set up the room.
The wonderful Anne De Nooijer, Textile / Macrame artist, living and working on Birpai Country has kindly offered to coordinate this group to help get it started. Register here to attend regularly (fortnightly) and Anne will be in touch.
Anne's passion and creativity resides in the world of wearable art, blurring the lines between jewelry and up-cycled fashion pieces.
She draws her jewelry inspiration from nature, by intuitively working with natural objects such as wood, crystals, seashells and fibres
Anne has been a self taught sewer, exploring the vibrant world of up-cycling clothes and bags.
She recently started a fashion Cert II and III to deepen her knowledge of all things sewing, design and pattern making.
A love for up-cycled, minimal waste fashion, has inspired unique, one of a kind bucket hats, bags, jackets and shirts.
All of her sewn creations are made with environmentally conscious fabrics, second hand clothing and op-shop fabric and textiles, such as tablecloths and curtains.
The sought and found fabrics are often small and colourful pieces, lending themselves perfectly to patchwork pieces.
This is a common theme and style through Anne’s fabric works.
Frannie Pannie Creative is the home of Anne’s jewelry and clothing.
The business has organically grown over the past four years. It started with simple necklaces as gifts for friends and family which evolved to a thriving business with an online store, an eclectic market stall branching from Sydney to Byron Bay, with jewelry also being stocked in stores in Newtown, Port Macquarie, Sawtell and Coffs Harbour.
Registration is free but essential. Funded by the NSW Government.
Sustainable Sewers / Upcyclers (Fortnightly Meet Ups)
(Please register for each event so we know how to set up the room!)
MakerSpace Port Macquarie
We look forward to seeing you! We will put the kettle on!