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Indie Made Gift Shop

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by Loni Joy (subscribe)
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Published June 27th 2015
Strolling around Sandgate one Sunday morning I came across an interesting little shop with a small group of ladies inside, busily learning how to crochet.

sandgate craft shop
Hand made, home made, how good is that?

The group of 6, sat quietly chatting among themselves, crotchet cottons in hand. The cost? $30 per person for a 2 hour class. Knitting and crocheting are incredibly relaxing and you can do it anywhere; on the train, bus, plane and especially if you're waiting for an appointment, like at the doctors. I's the perfect time to practice.

Learn to Crochet
What better way to fill in a Sunday morning?

Chatting with the owner, Libby Taylor, it became apparent this wasn't your average gift shop. All items are handmade by Australian artists and crafters. Libby is all for authentic Australian art/craft - no cheap stuff from overseas on these shelves. I love supporting Australian businesses like this and it's pleasing to see they still exist. Libby was also trying her hand at crocheting.
craft classes
You never know, if you don't give it a go

Libby explained she runs lots of workshops and you can check her website to read more about them. Last weekend there were a bunch of people hammering away learning how to make their own jewellery. The teacher Jemica Ostrofski, travelled from the Lockyer Valley to take a group. Read more about her here.

So, if you have a free morning and are not sure what to do with yourself, may I suggest a drive to Sandgate, a walk along the foreshore, a coffee at the markets in the main street and pop around the corner to Indie Made. I couldn't think of a more pleasant way to spend a Sunday.

sandgate art and craft shop
I loved these wooden 'tiles'

And if your looking for an original gift, you just may find something not only locally made, but something completely different, like the tiles above!
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When: check with owner
Phone: 0451144864
Where: Shop 2, 14 Bowser pde Sandgate
Cost: $30 learn to crotchet class
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