Cultural Strategist Kate Fielding gives us a wrap up of Fossick Handmade’s Summer Fiesta.
Take a measure of vintage elegance, mix it with a generous splash of contemporary zing, shake it up to some 1940s crooners and you’ll get a taste of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s own take on the nationwide phenomenon of new wave makers, crafters and artists. If you caught Marcus Westbury’s excellent Bespoke TV series this year, you’ll know that Fossick Handmade is part of huge retail movement that values excellent design, contemporary handmade goods and small local business.
Earlier this month the decor at Fossick took on a fiesta flavour for their end of year party. If you’ve gone along to one of Fossick’s events or crafternoon teas, you know that the ladies put on a cracker show. Fairy lights and bunting transformed the building’s laneway into a gorgeous place to gather with friends, whilst inside guests bought up Christmas presents and, one of my favourite Australian traditions, gifts for teachers.
My office is in the same building as Fossick, and I see what an important role Fossick plays in connecting new and old residents with each other to share in making, creating and selling. Come say hi next time you are in, and make sure you ask Carly in Fossick about what events are coming up in 2016!