Brown Street Bespoke has had this lovely long length of Bark Cloth for some time. In the past I have half heartedly offered it for sale, as can be seen in previous market photos. The fabric is now a confirmed ‘keeper’ as I have finally found a use for the fabric that has required minimal cutting, zero waste and importantly it will be enjoyed on a daily basis for a long time- A bed cover!
This months Market 22 will be held in close proximity to two of my favorite cafes- No. 7 Balmac and Delicacy. I hope you have the opportunity to start the long weekend with a visit to either of these locations.
Brown Street Bespoke will have a stall including men’s and women’s wear, handprinted homeware and bespoke tailoring/dressmaking services.
One of the projects I finished this week, was remaking a vintage curtain into a more substantial curtain. This gorgeous 1950’s length of fabric has been kept intact while the new lining and wide border will help to protect the fabric from undue stress. If you have any lengths of fabric that you would like made into a curtain please do ask for a quote. Curtain making from $30 a drop.
“Dunedin Wears the Pants” has been out and about and has written another wonderful review of Market 22. Mark on your calendars the last Saturday of November- Craft market at 22 Vogel St!
When Donna and Kat Gibbons started Market 22 a year ago, their vision was to provide an outlet for Dunedin crafts people to showcase their creativity. Last Saturday’s anniversary market proved that this goal had been achieved with a large variety of unique and affordable treasures to suit all tastes. If you missed this event, look out for their special Christmas market – gifts, coffee and live music!
Brown Street Bespoke has been enjoying developing and printing new textile designs. New Zealand’s Magpie Moth has been a source of inspiration for camouflage patterns and imagery. I have continued to be inspired by acidic 70’s colour, 80’s fluro and current interior design trends.
Market 22– Dunedin’s Art, Craft and Design Market is open this weekend (26 October). Brown Street Bespoke will have new work for you to peruse. The Market is open at 22 Vogel St from 9am to 3.30pm. Docs Coffee is on site, so grab a Latte and make a start on your Christmas shopping!
See you there
Brown Street Bespoke has a busy couple of weeks ahead and it is all starting now. It is 9pm and I am about to sew two plum and orange ‘Deco Garden’ cushion covers for tomorrows Market 22. As usual tomorrows Market 22 promises to be a great day out. I love talking to design and craft enthusiasts who have combined their visit with shopping at the Otago Farmers Market and visiting Toitu. Brown Street Bespoke will have some new designs on sale- laptop bags and a very special circular linen tablecloth with a handprinted border of Manuka flowers. Very Arts and Craft with a 70s twist!
And then… The Vintage Roundup on the 9th and 10th of March.
Tannia from Most Wanted Vintage has been doing a fabulous job of promoting the marvelous Vintage Roundup. ( The above photos are from bollards at the University of Otago). Otago’s best Vintage Clothing collectors and shops will be selling some of their stylish gems under one roof. This will be a fantastic opportunity to buy a special vintage item or two for Dunedin’s ID Fashion Week. Or just come and look and be inspired. I know I will be.
Market 22, last Saturday, was another happy and successful day. It was wonderful to see the return of many collectors from previous markets. I was pleased that a pair of pillowslips printed with my new ‘Poppy’ pattern went to a new home. I will list the last pairs of the Poppy and Manuka pattern slips in my Etsy and Felt shops in the next couple of days.
Many thanks for your support and encouragement- Amanda