rafty Co. is a collective of local artists who have taken up residence in the space that was once Drummond Street Cellars (the bottle shop has moved to Elgin Street). With an emphasis on the handmade and the intricate, the Crafty Co. kids have a huge selection of unique pieces.
Passersby may have already noticed the changing window display, which hints at what can be discovered within the store until the end of October.
Currently, you can find the knitted and stitched work of Sharon Margaret, who pays homage to the granny who taught her how to knit with her knitted jewellery and accessories, as well as a sweet selection of (sadly inedible) oversized knitted cakes and doughnuts.
Those with a hankering for all things Japanese, see Juniper Design, who fashion bags, purses and other useful trinkets out of authentic kimonos and obi sourced from Japanese flea markets.
Ol’ Beady, as the name suggests, makes beaded accessories and colourful four-letter word plaques of ceramic beads that can be commissioned to spell out any four-letter word that you can think of.
Kick and Screen specialise in screen-printed works, with a selection of tote bags, pillowcases and the odd item of clothing in their range, while Love Bird Design presents a range of very cute and very reasonably priced paper arts alongside Butterfield5’s colourful jewellery. Little Things, meanwhile, makes a set of intricate butterfly mobiles, while milliner Feathers & Bows supplies handmade hats, headbands and fascinators.
Upstairs, there’s a studio space available for short-term lease, projects and exhibitions, until the end of October. For expressions of interest, contact Tracey here.
348 Drummond St, Carlton
Thu & Fri 12pm-6.30pm
Sat & Sun 11am-5.30pm
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