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Queensland Day: Celebrating Queensland Women in Design

Queensland Day: Celebrating Queensland Women in Design

Join us on Saturday, June 8th as we celebrate Queensland Women in Design as part of Queensland Day celebrations, with a special lineup of events showcasing the incredible design talent in our state!

Whether you're an aspiring designer, a passionate supporter of local makers, or simply someone who appreciates beautifully crafted, sustainable design, this event has something for everyone.


Workshop: Expressive Embroidery with Karina Seljak
Saturday, June 8 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dive into the world of sustainable design with a fun, hands-on workshop!

Repair is an important part of extending product lifecycles, an important aspect of sustainable design. This workshop will equip you with a practical and expressive embroidery technique to repair rips, holes, or stains on your favourite garments or home textiles. Bring in an item you love and learn how to use scrap fabric and colourful yarn to create a patch that not only fixes your textiles but creates a feature that is unique to you. Repair saves you money, empowers you to restore the things you love, and helps release pressure on the planet from overconsumption. Repairing your stuff with others can be easy, fun, connecting and meditative – and in this case, really beautiful. 

All materials provided, but to get the most out of the workshop, bring a garment in need of repair.
This is a free event but spaces are limited

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Panel Discussion: Sustainably Made Design in Queensland
Saturday, June 8 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
In a world of fast fashion and mass consumption, how do we create furniture and objects built to last? Our esteemed panel of Queensland designers and makers will share their unique perspectives on sustainable design practices, supporting local industries, and building a circular economy. Hear from Clare Kennedy (Five Mile Radius), Professor Beck Davis (QCAD), Shari Lyon (Fluxwood Lighting), Paivi Piotto (Ebb&Flow), and Karina Seljak (Seljak Brand) as they discuss the transformative impact of their work. This thought-provoking discussion will be moderated by interior designer Angela Spillane (Studiospillane).

RSVP here

Secure your spot now for an afternoon of inspiration, learning, and connection. We can't wait to see you there!



Image credit:
Seljak Brand artisan online workshop.
Karina Seljak, artisan online workshop. Film still Alec Schultz.


Attendees consent to their filming and sound recording as members of the audience. By entering this event site you agree to being filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.

Queensland Day: Celebrating Queensland Women in Design is part of the 2024 Queensland Government’s Queensland Day celebrations.