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Q&A with Winestains creative Father/Daughter team

We connected with Kristal from Winestains over our mutual love for picnics, platters and wine.  We adore the eco picnic accessory range Kristal thoughtfully creates with her Father Peter, all made from reclaimed vintage wine barrels! Being Fathers Day on the weekend we thought it'd be great to get to know a little bit more about the family business Winestains and what it's like working with her Dad. Tell us a bit about yourselves and how Winestains started? We’re a father and daughter team from the Barossa Valley, SA.  Since the age of 15, Dad’s worked his way up from cellar hand to Winemaker. This means that he’s seen a lot of wastage in the industry and found a way...

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Q&A with Artist Bree Brooks

Bree Brooks is a talented artist who connected with a member of our family while they were both living in Sri Lanka. Her mesmerizing and mostly blue hued nature artworks immediately bring on feelings of peace and tranquility. Before she embarks on her next sunshine filled adventure we got the chance to learn a little bit more about her art journey, wandering memories and where she fills up her inspiration cup. Tell us a little about yourself, where you live and what do you call ‘work’? At the moment I am currently based in Encinitas, California for the rest of the summer. Although, my base changes about every 6 - 12 months so I'm planning on my next location! I...

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Dreamy pastel hued picnic

We just had to share this dreamy afternoon picnic in our own backyard. The pastel hues that come along with the cooler change in Winter inspire us so much.  Things sure have changed on the picnic platter too... we've switched out the cheese, wine and wine glasses for cookies, pastries and non-alcoholic refreshments in cute retro enamelware! We've teamed up with our beautiful friends from Kip & Co for a giveaway to celebrate the re-launch of their retro inspired enamelware.  Their strawberry bomb colour is the perfect match with our Pastel Forest picnic rug.  To win your own enamelware set and our Pastel Forest picnic rug simply head to our instagram and follow the prompts on the competition post.  Picnic...

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Print design process with Sharnee Thorpe

We often get asked about our unique hand drawn prints so we're taking you behind the scenes of how our prints are created with textile designer and Wandering Folk founder Sharnee Thorpe. Before Sharnee began the journey of Wandering Folk 4 years ago she studied a Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design at RMIT Melbourne back in 2011. She has worked with many well known Australian fashion labels as a freelance designer in the 6 years since her graduation, creating one of a kind artworks that you may recognise or even have in your own wardrobe, bedroom or kitchen! Sharnee describes her design process below and for a little more discussion on this topic you can listen in on her...

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