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    Something Tasmanian
    Hobart, Tasmania
    This showcase of Tasmanian arts and crafts is now home to some of my original eco prints and handmade books, alongside works by other Tasmanian artists.I was invited to participate early this year, and as well as being on display and for sale in their showroom, everything is also available for purchase online. It's great to have another venue for my work!
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    Bothwell Spin-in
    2 pm
    A highlight for me this year was when I was invited to co-judge the fashion event/s at this iconic festival with couturier Rudolf Ramseyer and wool fashion designer and educator Jan Dineen. Aspects included "Fashion for the Highlands" entries and "Showcase of Tasmanian Design". Accommodation was included. We had an amazing time!
  3. 11-26
    Ten Days on the Island - Exhibition
    10 am - 5 pm
    Lucia Usmiani was invited to install her current work, Nearly 50 Useful Things, at Parnella Gallery in St Helens, in association with a parallel exhibition of work by local makers. I was invited to be one of them, along with a number of other local textile artists, quilters and embroiderers. Such an honour to be involved!
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    Investment Opportunity
    We have decided to sell the property where I have my gallery and studio. We are building a new house, plus a separate studio cabin for me, and the sale will give us the funds to complete the project. I have so loved my time here - nearly 14 years now! Time for the next chapter.
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    Wedding Dress Parade
    Oct 2017
    Wedding dresses old and new will be on show at this event in Fingal. My own wedding dress from 1974 will be a part of it, but I'm especially excited that I've been invited to design an ensemble especially for this event. After eco dyeing the fabrics, the sewing is nearly complete! Venue - Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House
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    28 July
    Out of Hand Exhibition
    10 am - 4 pm
    This is an outstanding exhibition and sale of new textile and mixed media work by members of Stitching and Beyond Inc. I can't make it to the opening on 27 July, but I will be exhibiting and selling a number of textile artworks and accessories. I plan to visit the exhibition before it ends on 8 August. Can't wait! Venue - Long Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart
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    Island Threads Quilt Expo
    10 am - 4 pm
    This showcase of Tasmanian quilts, including art quilts, is held annually, and this year will be displayed in the Albert Hall, Launceston. It's an amazing venue, and after a break of a year, I have entered some of my textile artworks in this event. Venue - Albert Hall, Launceston, Tasmania Entry: to be confirmed
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    Rustic Ragamuffins
    7 - 9
    Bring along your sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting or crochet etc. and enjoy an evening of stitching with like-minded friends! A relaxed evening - sometimes more chatter and laughter than actual stitching. Contact us soon! Venue - Gone Rustic Studio + Gallery (see map) Cost: $5 (inc. supper)
  9. 3rd Friday
    Operation Coverup
    11 am - 2 pm
    Helping those in need. We make quilts and clothing to distribute via the East Coast Counselling Service and the Salvation Army. It's amazing how many items we can make in a year. Please bring own tools, supplies and lunch. Venue - Gone Rustic Studio + Gallery (see map) Cost: $5 (inc. coffee, tea, etc.)
  10. Open
    Gone Rustic Studio + Gallery
    10 am - 4 pm
    Drop in and say 'hi' next time you're in the vicinity! I would love to meet you and show you around the gallery. In February this year, Judy Duckett of Bagdad Quilting Supplies also joined me with her lovely fabrics and all your quilting needs. Find me via the map shown below, or contact us to arrange a time outside opening hours if needed.

Gone Rustic Studio + Gallery
37 Main Street St Marys Tasmania Australia