Crafts Council of Ballarat Inc.


Geoff Butler - 'Mr Leadlight'

Geoff Butler
We are delighted to have Ballarat's renowned 'Mr Leadlights' join us at the Cottage with his delightful and whimsical leadlight articles. 

Judy Rook

Judy Rook
Judy is a very creative artist, producing interesting, fantasy collages, quirky lovely lady sculptures, paints and embellishes colourful Tshirts.  She also does the most intricate embroidery to produce small wall hangings. 

Lara Russell

Lara Russell
These most beautiful Japanese paper items are made by Lara using her eye for detail to create beautifully unique gifts.  Lara is also working up many lines of DYI kits for you to make your own pieces. 

'Wool Wonder'

Terri Nelson
All of these creations come straight from the sheep's back to you, after being wool washed, carded, spun and finally knitted. 

Glamis and Les Baldock

Glamis + Les
Glamis and Les use their combined artisan talents to contribute children’s tracksuit & overalls, heatbags and pot holders, windmills, children’s games and mosaic pieces.

Ann Di - 'Embroiderer Extraordinaire'  

Ann Dimmer
Embroidery, both new and old feature in Ann's work. She recycles old doyleys, embellishes and reworks them into new works of art, creating pincushions, bags and needlecases, and also creates uniquely different cards.

Michelle Benda

Michelle Benda
Michelle makes a variety of animals from wool and other materials, then decorating them with beautiful embroidery. Michelle also embroiderers lovely baby blankets, and is now creating exquisite tiny leather slippers for babies.

Athol Cain

Athol Cain
Athol creates some wonderful woodwork, often using recycled redgum. 

Dawn Harrington - 'Scarf and Bag Queen'

Dawn Harrington
Dawn just loves to knit using a variety of yarns to create colourful scarves and wraps. She also fulfils her love of bags by creating a wide variety of shapes and designs to delight, including whimsical handbag doorstoppers. 

Elizabeth Cocks

Liz Cocks
Crochet, knitted and felt toys are among some of the things Elizabeth creates.  She also has a line of brooches of various designs, including beading. Her wonderful fuzzy tea cosies will keep your tea warm.

Amanda Fewell - 'Weaving Wonder'

Amanda Fewell
Amanda delights in woven items, from cushions to shawls and even little needlecases.

Anita Livings

Anita Livings
These delightful beaded necklaces and earrings are created by Anita, and proving to be very popular. 

Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas
Specializing in salt and pepper mills, Frank will often branch out into wonderful turned bowls, and lately has been producing very quirky fish themed trivots, he is also known to produce the odd cheese platter.  

Marion - 'Our Seamstressing Wonder'

Childrens hats, crochet beanies, unique hand towels, very quirky door stops, and a selection of lavender bags are created by Marion to a very high standard

Shirley Gourlay

Artist Shirley brings her beautiful art to the Cottage in the form of paintings, prints and cards

Wendy Ferguson

Wendy Ferguson
Denim bags, denim bottle holders, and denim note books are all the go with Wendy. She is now including dilly bags made from beautiful Japanese fabric too.

Peter Macdonald

This very talented artist creates beautiful images of wildlife that would look stunning in any home, and unique gift cards. Peter will also paint your very own pet portraits.

Margaret Stevens

marg stevens
Margaret, another of our talented Artists, uses a unique combination of thread painting and textiles to create images of Australian wildlife. She also produces magnets and gift cards with iconic images of Ballarat.

June Waterhouse

June brings her considerable talents to the creation of beautiful recycled jewellery, glasses cases, fabric button items, felted teacup pincushions, embellished bags, and the most delightful selection of  'one-off' dolls. 

David Henderson

David Henderson
Woodworker David makes beautiful walking sticks, and very interesting hiking sticks, along with innovative vases and candlesticks. He is also an author, producing several booklets of life during the Gold Rush period. 

Velma Lee

Velma Lee
Delightful Origami gift boxes, tiny fairies and funky bedsocks are Velma's forte. 

Georgia Hempel

Georgia Hempel
Georgia creates beautiful applique items such as fairy outfits, decorated shoes and jewellery.

Chris Grant

Chris Grant
Chris is a woman of many talents, she creates felted hats, scarves, brooches and jewellery.

Lyn Maniz

Lynn Maniz
Anything to do with dogs is Lyn's first passion, although she has moved on to these very cute hats and quirky owl rattles for babies.

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