Stall Feature of the Month!

Olivia and Cynthia are two creative friends who often share a Suitcase Rummage stall at our Canberra Rummage! Neither of them can watch TV without a project in their hands. And, if that project is made from recycled materials they find the creation even more satisfying. Ultimately, they just love being creative! And we think they’re gosh darn good at it.

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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