As you well know, I love handmade. So I wanted to help promote awesome handmade businesses in any small way I can by starting a new featured section here on the blog.
First up is Mookah.
Having their home based studio in the coastal bushland town of Inverloch, is a perfect backdrop for nature loving sisters Nicole & Leisa. They use the surrounding enviroment as inspiration for their screen printing designs on natural fibres such as hemp, linen and organic cotton. It is very much a family affair, with their mum, dad & Nicole's partner all helping out.
These creative gals use a printer in Melbourne for yardage but do their own screen printing of smaller pieces in their studio. Yardage of some of their designs are available for purchase in their online store.
When not using their own fabrics for their homeware creations, other Australian textile designers feature prominently. The range includes gorgeous homewares of throw cushions, floor cushions, lamps & beanbags.
These quirky softies are such a wonderful & modern interpretation of aussie animals we love.
I visited their market stall in Foster recently and got a sneak peek at the new range of women's skirts. They have incorporated their screen printed fabric designs into panels making the skirts truly unique (they're so new there's not even a picture of them!) This is a another design that was also available.