Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Workshop: WANDERING GOLD with June Fiford


Firstly a colourful and simple weaving of silk strips will be created and then embellished with wandering gold threads creating an intriguing pattern of shimmer with a touch of colour. As you stitch perhaps you will imagine yourself on a fascinating wandering of your own.

As an introduction to the technique of non-traditional gold embroidery this piece will be worked in a hoop and information on gold threads and the working process for more complex gold embroideries will be explained during the class.

Background fabrics and gold threads will be available to purchase in the class. Further details will be available once enrolment is confirmed.


WHEN: Proposed dates of either Sunday 28th or Monday 29th November 2010

TIME: 10am - 4pm

WHERE: Nest Gallery - 1257 Amiens Road, Stanthorpe Qld 4380

COST: $100
For further details, or to enrol, please contact Emma on (07) 4683 3197 or
Numbers are limited, so be quick!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Jetta's Nest

During the past few months, I have been researching and researching, trying to find a wonderful collection of Queensland artisans to feature in the Nest Gift Shop. I have had lots of fun doing this research, and was so happy to stumble across Jetta's Nest - and her fantastic range of wooden brooches, all lovingly hand crafted from salvaged wood.

They have proven so popular in our gift shop and I can't wait for the next order to arrive! This time the brooches will also arrive with a delightful range of gift cards - all illustrated by the very talented, Samantha.

Visit and discover this amazing world ... and I hope you too will fall in love with Samantha's work.

Support handmade!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Any potential lino print artists out there?

Nest is looking at hosting a lino and wood cutting workshop at some point in the near future. We are trying to get a feel for numbers, so if anyone was interested in a one-day workshop where you will learn basic lino/wood cutting techniques and the printing process, please email me at or call (07) 4683 3197.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Primavera in the Granite Belt

In the Spring... when one's fancy turns to love,
to food and wine,
to music and the arts,
and to nature's many gifts.

For 20 years the Granite Belt held the Spring Wine Festival when new vintage wines were released in Stanthorpe. New vintages are still released in Spring but there is now so much more than wine to celebrate. The Granite Belt has regional wine, food, art, lavender and other produce, so it is now called...Primavera.
For further information, booking accommodation or an event, please visit the GBWT website:

Friday, October 1, 2010

'Nest' Gift Shop

Wow! We are so pleased with the our little corner of goodies available in the 'Nest' Gift Shop. We can also proudly say that everything is made by hand, and we are so excited to be able to support local artisans and help to promote their amazing wares.
If you are after a truly unique, one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one, then our little treasure trove of goodies is sure to have something ideal. And in the process of spoiling a loved one (or yourself!), you are helping to support the handmade industry - which is always fantastic!
We will also be launching the online version of our store soon - so stay tuned for that! So if you can't make it out to us, you can still purchase some of these goodies ... thanks to the wonders of technology!