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Crafty Dining - it's a wrap!

There is something very magical and special about being in a store at night. Like all the merchandise might come alive at any second! That's how it felt on our recent Crafty Dining in Redfern with 19 guests crammed into each of the Redfern design & fashion stores.

Thank you so much to all the stores, restaurants and bars who took part. And our guests who were so enthusiastic and attentive all night, it was great to meet you.

Thanks also to Sydney Craft Week and Good Food Month for having us as part of your respective festival programmes.

And now for summer!

Crafty Dining Goes Off!

Crafty Dining On Foley Guests

Our fabulous guests at the end of the Crafty Dining On Foley dining walk last week. High on sugar after devouring their RivaReno Gelato Australia - so much fun!

We had a full crew of nineteen guests who were keen adventurers on our journey down Foley Street, Darlinghurst.

We learnt about: the construction of handmade shoes with Marina & Adrian in the work space at Bermuda Black; the amount of work required to create the multi-coloured & textured jackets from recycled materials at Spunky Bruiser; the different molds and processes required to create beautiful, modernist dinnerware at Studio Enti; the collaboration between Clara Ho & Giuseppe Santamaria on the Fine Fellow concept and how The Tribe artist Jeff McCann constructs his recycled card jewellery and other fashion accessories.

Thanks to the Foley Crew for getting behind the event and of course Sydney Craft Week and Good Food Month for letting us be part of your respective festival programmes.

Crafty Dining + Sydney Craft Week

Sydney Craft Week

We are thrilled to be part of the inaugural Sydney Craft Week programme for the Craft Up Late event, with Crafty Dining On Foley highlighting the diverse range of craft and food on offer in and around the latest Darlinghurst laneway.

Developed by the Australian Design Centre  Sydney Craft Week debuts this October as a new annual initiative for the city’s crafters and makers. The event will include a program of market days, workshops, lectures and exhibitions at different venues all over Sydney.

Sydney Craft Week will showcase the city’s textile artists, ceramicists, metalsmiths, jewellery makers, glass artists, wood workers, furniture makers, leather crafters, paper artists, Indigenous artists and other makers, designers and craft practitioners.

Attend an event or register for a workshop for an insight into the creative process and an opportunity to meet and support local Sydney makers, designers and craft practitioners, as well as the chance to get your hands dirty and learn (or pass on) some new skills.

6 - 15 October - Multiple venues across Sydney


Design Residency + Open Studio

Another event happening on the same night as Crafty Dining is Open Studio - located upstairs at 66 Oxford Street, The Design Residency, where guests can meet some of Sydney’s most exciting emerging fashion design talent. With everything from ethical fashion with a boho vibe to minimal, monochromatic styles available to buy in this beautiful studio space.

Put some high fashion in the mix and enjoy an Aperol Spritz and a try-on of these innovative local labels before popping down to The Tribe for your Pocket Bar cocktail to kick-off the night.

Check out new summer styles - as seen on the runway at Australian Fashion Week this year - which will be available to buy direct from the designers. Including swimwear, ready to wear, special occasion, sport luxe, summer sandals.

Designers : Leah Williams | Carley Rose The Label | CASEA | Prince and Pauper Collection | Bazinc Brand | Lunar Sand Swimwear

Wednesday 11 October

5pm – 8pm

The Design Residency
Level 2/ Suite 2

66 Oxford Street