Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Meet the Northside Crafters: Retro Print Revival

While working on this "crafters" post, I found myself listening to 70s music (and also listening to a bit of Pornland ...) and thinking of fondue ... enjoy reading about Retro Print Revival.

Tell us about what you sell?
Retro Print Revival make lamps and lampshades made from rare 100% vintage fabrics and lamp bases creating a true retro look. The lampshades vary in style from 60's floral patterns to bold 70's geometrics.

Each lamp is made as a one off piece giving you a truly unique piece of decor for your retro or contemporary home.

What inspires you?

I surround myself with inspiring things everyday. Other crafters inspire me, the colours and patterns in my fabrics inspire me, the demand for handmade products inspires me, and switching on a lamp that I've just made inspires me.

What is your favorite medium to work in?
Vintage fabrics

What would you be lost without?
The great designers of the 1960's and 70's and the amazing people in my life that listen to me talk about lamps ALL THE TIME, who are always on the look out for new materials for me, who inspire, encourage and support me in my endeavors.

What's your favourite crafty read?
I've just picked up this 1970's book from the op-shop full of quirky craft ideas and very funny illustrations.

What do you like to listen to when you craft?
It could be anything from The Beatles to Elton, Leonard Cohen to Wilco or Nick Drake to The Stones.

What other crafty forums do you lurk in?
I havent quite tapped into this side of the craft scene yet but I do like Meet Me at Mikes forum.

Do you have any UFO's?
I have recently started a new line of decor. The product is vintage fabric stretched over circular wall hangings that come in all different sizes and widths. They offer something different than you're standard rectangular or square wall hanging. I will be selling them in sets or individually and I've got some for the kids room too!
It's a new project for me that I would like to get off the ground in the coming months.

Where else can people shop for your goodies?
Retro Print Revival will be doing markets in the spring/summer

Rose Street Artists Market, The Sisters Market, Thread Den, Craft Hatch, Yarraville Market,
Substation Market. Look on my myspace for market dates shortly and soon to be stocked in stores!
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