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Craft hobbies using humble and nostalgic materials. Photo: Amy Shamblen, Unsplash. Colourful paper stripes shooting out of an icecream cone with a small paper umbrella at the top. The background is a pastel yellow.
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Craft hobbies you may have overlooked

Apart from crocheting and knitting, there are other craft hobbies that have come back into fashion with new aesthetic twits.

‘Tutti Fruiti’ by AQC tutor Chris Jurd, part of the AQC Teach Me display. Photo: Supplied. An intricate quilt with a pink dotted background and floral motif, nine squares lined up in the centre, each with a round patterned floral motif.
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What’s in a quilt convention?

The Australasian Quilt Convention offers a platform for showcasing the best quilters from around the world and encourages learning and…

Anniversaries. Sculpture of big silver pillow on crowded beach.
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Who's celebrating significant anniversaries in 2024?

Surviving in the arts is hard. ArtsHub speaks with organisations celebrating significant anniversaries this year.

Quilt work from the exhibition 'Quilts: The Fabric of War 1760-1900' at The David Roche Collection. Photo: Supplied. A harlequin quilt pattern with red, pink, yellow, blue green, white, purple and black diamond patches. It features various emblems, the US flag, the union jack and the words 'IN GOD WE TRUST'
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Quilts by men: fabrics of war

Significant and rarely seen quilts from 1760-1900 will be on display in Adelaide, offering insight to their makers' lives and…

Sturt. Black and white image of several woman and a male teacher learning woodworking techniques.
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Australia’s oldest craft gallery and studios facing closure

Sturt Gallery and Studios has closed doors as it undergoes a review for its future viability.

LEGO build of Hong Kong street view. Photo: Hong Lin, Unsplash. A street view built from LEGO featuring a road with different cars, and densely stacked buildings.
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10 mind-blowing LEGO creations on Instagram

From emotive storytelling to gravity-defying creations, these Instagram accounts are exemplifying the possibilities of LEGO.

Photo: Maria Varshavskaya, Pexels. A group of young people sitting and standing next to a table with scrapbooking material laid out.
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Library workshops offering respite through making

Local libraries hold an array of workshops for all kinds of crafters, including art nights, social groups, or just some…

Kezia Hayter, Unidentified women of the convict ship, HMS Rajah, ‘The Rajah quilt’, 1841. National Gallery of Australia, gift of Les Hollings and the Australian Textiles Fund 1989. Image: Supplied. A patchwork quilt with floral motifs and lettering on the bottom centre.
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Fashion, craft and design calendar 2024

What’s on in fashion, craft and design this year, including exhibitions, fashion festivals, art trails and makers' markets.

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School activities review: Slow Art Collective: Pavilion 2024, Abbotsford Convent

A free, immersive and creative workshop experiences for kids.

LISA GORMAN + MIRKA MORA, installation view at Warrnambool Art Gallery. Photo: Supplied. An exhibition space partitioned with orange, dark turquoise and pink sheer curtains. In front of the curtains hang embroideries by Mirka Mora and clothing by Gorman x Mirka.
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Exhibition review: LISA GORMAN + MIRKA MORA: To breathe with the rhythm of the heart, Warrnambool Art Gallery

A lyrical and symbiotic pairing of fashion design, sculptural installations, painting, embroideries and more by two Australian icons.

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