It’s very special to see a crafter in action, which is why we are extra excited when Linda joins us for a Rummage! Not only can you buy her hand spun wool, or the treasures she has made with it, but you can watch her spinning said wool on her portable wheel. Then and there. At a Brisbane Rummage. It’s mesmerising and a great part of what makes her stall so unique. We managed to get her attention away from crafting and making and crafting some more, to talk about her process. It’s a great read, especially if you’re a fledgling maker.
Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do? Hi, my name is Linda and I am a beaniologist and spinner. I make quirky, one of a kind beanies and hand spun yarn.
Why do you do what you do? I’m a fibre junkie and always have been. It fulfils a real need in me…. It’s my happy place.
Who are some other artists, crafters, creatives that you love? And why? Locally – Prudence Mapstone is a real icon and just about everyone at the Qld Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists Association are legends and so generous with their time and knowledge.
What excites you? Learning a new spinning technique, finding that perfect hand dyed fibre, the moments before you attend a market day and finding a kindred spirit fibre nut.
We think of a rummage stall as a mini shopfront, how do you make your rummage stall your own? I am a big part of my own stall as I spin on my portable wheel while there. It’s a lovely conversion starter.
Can you offer any tips on setting up a rummage stall? Keep it simple but vibrant. Have clear signage and always smile.
What do you like about attending Suitcase Rummage? The Brisbane Suitcase Rummage has to be the best market around. It has great location, a vibrant atmosphere, a fantastic customer base and an energy you just don’t find anywhere else.
What’s your favourite place or thing to do in your city? Favourite thing to do in Brisbane is haunting markets and exploring parklands. The Epicurean Garden at South Bank is lovely and smells delicious.
What is the next step for you? What does the future hold? Travelling pop-up shops, collaborations, crafternoons. I’d love a shop / studio attached to my home.
Where we can we find and follow you? Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MopheadbyLinda
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mopheadbylinda
Suitcase Rummage Brisbane
Crafternoons by appointment with lots of laughing, coffee and cake!