Stall Feature of the Month!

Introducing Kathy Seton, from Meta Designs Co!

Kathy Seton, of Meta Designs, jokingly refers to herself as the ‘accidental clothes maker’. She claims that she fell into making clothes and it wasn’t something she ever planned or trained to do. Well, however it happened, we’re so glad that it did!

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Stall Feature, Melbourne Fringe!

Please meet our next Featured Rummage Re-Designer – Claire Humphrys!

Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do?

I’m a bit of a legend in Melbourne. Many are still around who remember Gerry and I in the 60’s (the late Gerry Humphrys of iconic Oz rock band,The Loved Ones).We left for the UK in 72 after the first Sunbury, 20 years on I came back to Melbourne. Chrissie Amphlett’s book Pleasure and Pain pages 29/30 as I recall, we’re mentioned. I dyed her hair when she was still a girl. I do art on a daily basis, its like a compulsion, its always been that way for me. I do a lot of sketchbook work, putting down ideas.

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Stall Feature of the Month!

Please meet our next Featured Rummage Re-Designer – Retro Mementos!

Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do? Our shop is called Retro Mementos. It was created just over 12 months ago. Our dog Oliver was diagnosed with cancer so we were spending a lot more time at home. This allowed me to rediscover my creative side that I had put on the back burner for years for career choices. I have always loved the kitsch and colourful design of vintage souvenir tea towels and the story they tell so I began repurposing them into home decor items, bags and accessories.

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Stall Feature of the Month!

Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do?

My name is Caitlin and I make things. Mostly collages but I also dabble with drawing and up-cycling random objects. I call these creations my Curious Imaginings. I also love myself some craft and DIY. I’m one of those people who feel funny calling myself an artist, I prefer the term creative.

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Stall Feature of the Month!

The 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival and Suitcase Rummage are presenting two special pop up Rummages alongside the 30th annual Fringe Furniture exhibition. Melbourne Fringe presents Fringe Furniture 30: Redesign. ‘Fringe Furniture 30: Redesign turns a spotlight towards the sexy new supernovas of the design community as they reinterpret, re-imagine and reboot the history of the object. Expect to look back in order to look forward, be ready to embrace ideas alongside form, and to champion wild and innovative design.’ As you know, Suitcase Rummage celebrates all things upcycled, recycled, hand made, and locally designed by artisans, crafters and second hand entrepreneurs. Suitcase Rummage are featuring a selection of artists and designers who connect to the Suitcase Rummage & Fringe Furniture 30: Redesign ideal, and engage in creative up cycling and objet d’art. Please meet our first Featured Rummage Re-Designer –  Upswitch   Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do? I’m Michael Hanley and I make upcycled lamps. Why do you do what you do? I’ve always been quite a collector of old things, but it only just dawned on me a few years ago that I should be doing something more creative with all of these cool old things. Hence Upswitch was born. Who are some other artists, crafters, creatives that you love? And why? Jos Van Hulsen – A brilliant local Melbourne artist who creates everything from discarded and found objects, producing lots of welding and sculptural pieces. He runs a cafe called Post Industrial Design and has created an incredible christmas window display, made with gizmos and contraptions like the mouse trap... read more

Stall Feature of the Month!

Punny Plants are frequent Rummagers and impress us time and time again with their consistently fantastic wares. You almost can’t leave a Rummage without one of their little cement pots, which house the sweetest of succulents! We chatted to the team about other Rummagers that have been invaluable supports and their hopes for the future. We’re sure their success will continue to bloom! Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do? My name is Tess and I run Punny Plants; a small market stall that sells handmade concrete planters filled with funky little succulents. Each succulent is super easy to care for, and every pot is truly one of a kind! Why do you do what you do? When I first started growing succulents I remember being incredibly frustrated at the lack of small planters at big shops like Bunnings. So I started making my own! Who are some other artists, crafters, creatives that you love? And why? There are just too many to name! I love all the stalls that come along to the Suitcase Rummage in Brisbane City, but Rose Leather Crafting is one of my faves! Chris, who runs Rose Leather Crafting, creates the most incredible handmade kangaroo leather wallets! He was super supportive when I first started out and I can’t thank him enough! Potato Queeen is another of my favourites. The awesome duo Maddy & Nancy run Potato Queeen, which features some of the coolest handmade clothes in Brisbane (and all the skirts have pockets)! Laura Clare Illustrations is another great rummager! She draws the most exquisite animal portraits, and is always great to stop and have a chat to! What excites you? Plants of... read more