Vintage Roundup March 9–10

What a great way to gear up (sorry, terrible pun!) to Fashion Week!  There will be more stallholders than just those named on the poster.  gives a fuller list. Atelier Jeux d’esprit will be there on Sunday March 10 . The  shop will be open as usual on Saturday, March 9, 11:00–4pm—just a hop, step … Continue reading

Thieves’ Alley 2013

The 2013 Thieves’ Alley Market is on next Saturday, from 10 am til 4 pm.  The Thieves’ Alley part is really Bath Street, where the (foot)traffic is often at a standstill, but the stalls are always fascinating. The rest of the market is in the Octagon, and the first blocks of Princes, Lower Stuart and … Continue reading

Oamaru Victorian Fete: success!!

The whole Oamaru Victorian Fete experience was just great!  I’ll be going again next year, all being well.    What was so good?  Organisation top hole, customers interested, engaging and a delight to look at in their fabulous garb, simply splendid sights amongst all the stalls, —I could go on. Pictures will say it this time, … Continue reading

Oamaru Victorian Fete

Just a reminder about this fabulous event, on Sunday Nov 18th. Atelier Jeux d’esprit is making its debut at the Fete this year.  I am very grateful to the organisers for finding me an indoor space for my stall—my treasures do not like windy days.  You will need to look just a bit harder for … Continue reading

Oamaru in November—I’ll be there

Atelier Jeux d’esprit will be at the Oamaru Victorian Fete on Sunday, November 18!!  I will have lots of white–lingerie, linen, handkerchieves galore;  lots of accessories–gloves, shawls and scarves, bags; and even some Christmas decorative items, such as this little red velvet angel. Details of the Fete are on the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust website: … Continue reading

Add some dash to your old …

The Otago Museum has been encouraging us to reinvent garments, bags and other accessories as part of its showing of a World of Wearable Art, till October 28 So I thought, why not, with the results that follow. First step, as always, is to check the stash.  I found several bags that could do … Continue reading

Vintage Clothing and Textile Fair, Dunedin

  Seen this flier?  Forgotten the details?  Here it is again, so you don’t miss out.  (Atelier Jeux d’esprit will be there on Sunday!) Note the venue:  it may not be there much longer! INDIGNATION Exhibition_Press Release[1] When:  June 16 & 17 Where:  Women’s Pioneer Hall, 369 Moray Place Times:  10am–4pm Yes, you can go to … Continue reading

Regent 24 hour Booksale: found

Some great finds from the booksale       This is a bit like a creative journal:  beautiful pen-and-ink drawings, very descriptive, but also inspiring suggestions about how to develop patterns from other needlework sources as well as from nature, great advice on using stitches.  I’m sure this one will become a trusted friend.   … Continue reading

Great Dunedin Events 2: Op Shop Fabric Sale June 16

The Op Shop Fabric Sale, June 16, 11–2 pm:  I’m dreaming about it now:  The queue outside Burns Hall reaching almost to the gates onto Moray Place by the time the sale opens;  the trestle tables loaded to overflowing with all kinds of fabric, neatly bundled and ticketed, the eager buyers feverishly searching for the … Continue reading