YOU ARE BRAVE Hand Printed Textiles & Handmade Home Decor Made In Australia By Textile Designer Michelle Kistima-Menser

Hand Printed Textiles & Handmade Home Decor - Inspire A Relationship With Nature

Jun
17
Jun 24

Intro To Fabric Screen Printing

YOU ARE BRAVE fabric printing workshop at Makerspace & Co

Come + learn the basics of screen printing in this Saturday morning class.

This is a 2 part workshop (over 2 Saturday mornings) covering designing for hand cut stencils + how to screen print your own designs on textiles at home using minimal equipment.

For more info & to book please go to the Makerspace & Co website via this link http://makerspace.org.au/book/intro-to-fabric-screen-printing/ 


May
21
10:00 am10:00

Visit My Studio : Inner West Open Studio Trail

follow the trail on Sunday 21st May to my studio at Makerspace & Co in Marrickville, Sydney

there will be

  • demos by artisans,

  • an exhibition of member works,

  • tours of the workshops + studio spaces

  • a handmade market on site

make a creative day of it + be inspired by what you find hidden in Sydney's inner west!

click here to download this year's Open Studio Trail map

you are brave invitation to inner west open studio trail
Apr
29
May 6

Next Intro To Screen Printing Workshop

Intro to screen printing workshop at Makerspace & Co

Come along & learn how to transform your design idea into a screen printed design that you can replicate at home.

Learn the basic skills of screen-printing onto ready made fabric products using hand cut stencils

The class runs over 2 consecutive Saturdays at Makerspace & Co in Marrickville, Sydney. Click here for more info

Apr
28
3:45 pm15:45

Print + Make A Cushion : Kids Workshop

kids print making + cushion making workshop with YOU ARE BRAVE

Bring the kids along for a fun cushion making workshop at Makerspace & Co. in Marrickville

Their cushion creationwill be entered into the woodpapersilk "Well Cushioned" in-store exhibition which is being held as part of the Inner West Open Studio Trail from 12 - 21 May 2017.

Cost is $15 per cushion + includes all materials + exhibition registration fee

To ensure I have enough materials + equipment for everyone, please contact me to register your interest.

Mar
6
6:00 pm18:00

MakerSpace Monday - Maker Talk

Join me, other makers & the Makerspace crew on Monday 6th March for their monthly "MakerSpace Monday" when I will be giving a talk about what I do & how I do it while you enjoy a drink or two on us.

Then take a tour of the amazing facilities available to you as a member at Makerspace.

All welcome! No need to book ... just come along.

More info is available here

Dec
6
Dec 27

Studio Open Days in December

YOU ARE BRAVE - OPEN STUDIO.jpg

Last minute shoppers, browsers & sticky beaks are very welcome at my studio open days in December.

Head to Marrickville in Sydney's inner west every Saturday to browse the shelves at my new studio. Located within the Makerspace & Co building at 1/17 Barclay Rd Marrickville.

+ Tue 6 Dec : 10am - 4pm

+ Sat 10 Dec : 10am - 2pm

+ Sat 17 Dec : 10am - 2pm

+ Fri 23 Dec : 10am - 1pm

Looking forward to catching up with you & sharing a cuppa!

Oct
29
Nov 5

Fabric Screen Printing Workshop

Photo by Meng Koach

Photo by Meng Koach

Come learn the basics of screen printing onto fabric with me at Makerspace & Co in Marrickville. In this 2 part class we will be printing a tote bag or a t-shirt using your own design & hand cut stencil.

So if you've ever fancied seeing your ideas in print on fabric, this is a good place to start.

Everything is provided. Just bring an old shirt & your 1 or 2 colour design ideas on paper.

To book & find out more please go to the Makerspace & Co website.

Oct
14
6:00 am06:00

The Summer Range Release

The new Vanuatu inspired range is on it's way with the launch on Oct 14th.

If you're not already a member and would like to attend the launch + opening of my new studio space, please sign up now?

You will then receive your exclusive member invitation to the event in Sydney.

Can't wait to welcome you + show you around!

Sep
27
Oct 7

School Holiday Fabric Printing Classes For Kids

Prepare to get messy & experiment with stamps, stencils & hand painted techniques to create cool patterns on fabric bunting/wall flags.

We use non toxic, water based inks to print your own bunting or cool wall flags to hang in your room or use at your next party. And you get to take home plenty of test print fabric to make into other projects at home with the help of an adult.

Bring a smock, a snack & a smile & let's get creative with fabric prints!

Classes are held at Makerspace & Co in Marrickville, Sydney. There are various dates for ages 5 to 13 years during the school holidays.

To find out more or book click here.

Sep
17
Sep 24

Fabric Screen Printing Workshop

Photo by Meng Koach

Photo by Meng Koach

Come learn the basics of screen printing onto fabric with me at Makerspace & Co in Marrickville. In this 2 part class we will be printing a tote bag or a t-shirt using your own design & hand cut stencil. So if you've fancy seeing your ideas come printed on something useful, this is a good place to start. Everything is provided. Just bring an old shirt & your 1 or 2 colour design ideas on paper.

To book & find out more please go to the Makerspace & Co website.

Sep
6
Sep 12

Shop Currently Closed

YOU ARE BRAVE Textiles + Decor Shop Closed

Currently the online shop is closed while I visit potential stockists in beautiful QLD.

Any orders will be attended to on Tuesday 13th September. However, please feel free to email me to discuss your order or anything at all ... I will be online while I'm away!

And if you'd like connect on Instagram, find me @youarebrave

Thank you & see you when I get back.
Cheers,
Michelle

Aug
13
Aug 14

YOU ARE BRAVE + Makerspace & Co at the Powerhouse Museum

As part of the Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2016, YOU ARE BRAVE has the pleasure of being featured alongside other makers & artisans at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The fair is on for this weekend only from 10am - 5pm

Jul
8
Jul 15

Fabric Printing Fun : Kids School Holiday Classes

Fun with patterns & fabric! These classes I'm holding are for kids ages 5 - 13 coming these July school holidays at Makerspace & Co in Marrickville, Sydney.

Prepare to get messy & experiment with stamps, stencils & hand painted techniques to create cool patterns on fabric bunting/wall flags. We use non toxic, water based inks to print your own bunting or cool wall flags to hang in your room or use at your next party. And take home plenty of test print fabric to make into other projects at home with the help of an adult. Find out more & book here.

 

 

Jun
11
Jun 12

Handmade Canberra Market

Looking forward to Handmade Canberra again! It's over 2 days over the Queens Birthday long weekend from Sat 11th - Sun 12th June, 2016. It's at EPIC park in Mitchell. Doors open at 10am & close at 4pm both days.

Love the energy & enthusiasm for handmade in Canberra! See all you lovely people there!

Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

Etsy Sydney Made Market at VIVID

YOU ARE BRAVE will be trading at Etsy Sydney Made's markets at VIVID 2016 in Sydney.

On Saturday 4th June 2016, an array of local makers from the Sydney Made team.  will be at Pier 2/3 (Sydney Dance Company), Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay from 12pm - 10pm. So bring your glow sticks & light sabers & come say hello as you stroll around the harbour & enjoy the light spectacular.

Apr
30
10:30 am10:30

Fabric Screen Printing Workshop

Fabric Printing Workshop at Makerspace And Co

Learn the basic skills of screen printing onto fabric with me at Makerspace & Co in Marrickville, Sydney.

Print your own very own design onto a tote bag, t-shirt or tea towel using a hand cut stencil and try your hand at printing a length of fabric.

Come away with all the know how you need to start printing your designs at home!

Visit the Makerspace & Co website to book.

Apr
4
Apr 11

This Week On Instagram

Over on Instagram, this week YOU ARE BRAVE released "Everyday Exotica". The new range.

A new month also means a new blog release & this week I was thrilled to announce the artist I interviewed at her funky inner west home, Reiko Azuma. She's one multi talented, inspiring artist!

Also on "The Gram", I got back to my New Years resolution to draw more which was put aside for a while as I prepared for Handmade Canberra a few weekends ago.

If you love Instagram ... & I do, please connect with me over there! #youarebravedesign

Click on any of the icons below to connect on social media ...

Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

The Makers & Shakers Market

  • Marrickville Town Hall

A new market in Sydney from the organisers of Round She Goes.

The Makers and Shakers Market is an indoor, curated event that brings together people who care about where things come from, how things are made and what they are made of. 

Whether it’s homewares, furniture, food, flowers, stationery or photography – The Makers and Shakers Market aim is to give makers an affordable and fun place to show and sell their wares and for shoppers to have a awesome day out, as well as pick up some wonderful new treasures along the way.

Come along to Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday 2nd April. Open from 10am - 3pm

Mar
12
Mar 13

Handmade Canberra Market

  • Exhibition Park (EPIC)

Exciting news!

The "Epic" Handmade Canberra Market happens only 4 times a year & this is YOU ARE BRAVE's first time trading at this esteemed market.

It happens over 2 days of the long weekend in Canberra, our nation's capital & boy am I looking forward to it!

If you are in the vaccinity the weekend of 12-13th March, head over to Epic Park. It's free & all indoors! Open from Sat 12th to Sun 10am - 4pm.

Feb
21
10:30 am10:30

Fabric Screen Printing Workshop

* Photo courtesy Makerspace & Co

* Photo courtesy Makerspace & Co

Learn the basic skills of screen printing onto fabric with me at Makerspace & Co in Marrickville, Sydney.

Print your own very own design onto a tote bag, t-shirt or tea towel using a hand cut stencil and try your hand at printing a length of fabric.

Come away with all the know how you need to start printing your designs at home!

Visit the Makerspace & Co website to book. Spaces are limited to 6, so do it soon!