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  1. Melbourne Must-Do: Craft Cubed

    Craft Cubed festival in Melbourne

    This is one of those (many) times when Lisa and I lament the fact we don’t live in Melbourne. But it’s great news for our southern friends, who can look forward to seven weeks of fantastic events, workshops and markets that celebrate Melbourne’s maker community.

    RMIT's Claire Beale Structure and Surface.

    ‘Structure & Surface’ – BA Textile Design students at work in the windows at RMIT Brunswick: Claire Beale.

    Head to the website to see the full schedule of events – but here’s our pick of the best stuff not to be missed:

    Craft Hatch Market
    Sunday 9 August 10am-4pm
    Venue: Thousand Pound Bend
    Showcases emerging makers, featuring the craft of over 30 fledgling craftspeople and those new to the market scene. This special Craft Cubed edition will feature workshops and demonstrations upstairs, above the bustling market. Don’t miss the craft Stash Swap!

    Craft Window Walk
    1-21 Sept
    Venue: CBD to Docklands, see website for details
    A fantastic walking tour from Spring Street to Docklands, taking in window displays ranging from simple tableaux to grand experimental displays.

    ALTA Papercraft Workshop
    29 August 2-5pm
    Bookings
    Venue: Bouverie Studios, 1/81 Bouverie Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
    Create a papercraft masterpiece with ALTA Papercraft in a 3-hour workshop that will provide you with the materials and know-how to cut, fold and glue your own piece of art. You’ll walk away with your own 3D paper artwork from ALTA Papercraft’s unique DIY papercraft templates and some great new papercraft techniques from founder and head paper engineer Anna Trundle.

    Anna Trundle's ALTA papercraft workshop.

    Craft and Design as a Career
    Tuesday 15 Sept 10am-5pm
    Cost: $45 member/ $90 non-member
    VENUE: Deakin Edge, Fed Square
    Craft’s annual conference for makers and designers. Speakers include artists and experts at the forefront of the creative industries.

    SaJo Ceramics Open Studio
    August 15-16
    Venue: SaJo Ceramics, 11 Lillypilly Lane, Kilsyth South, VIC 3137
    See a working studio, watch throwing and hand-building demonstrations, meet some of the Sajo Students, and check out the garage sale.

    Pop Craft Studio Wild Weaving
    August 1- September 20
    Venue: Meri Creek, Northcote
    Forage the surrounding Merri Creek for organic materials to incorporate the warp provided onsite.

    Pop Craft Studio.

    Head to Pop Craft Studio for Wild Weaving.

    For all information about the events, workshops and markets, head to Craft Cubed 2015.

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