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Special Invitation

On Thursday 1st July from 5.30– 7.30pm we’re starting our monthly late night shopping event with demos, music and special promotions.

This month you can learn the art of making great coffee from our friends at Ritual Coffee, we’ll have live music in the gallery, free hand massages from Launceston’s natural beauty products producers  ‘pampology’,  free wine tasting and you can also meet the chef behind the  ‘Lean to Kitchen’ manufacturers of Tasmanian gourmet mustards, relishes & sauces, and local Tasmanian Honey Company founder Julian Wolfhagen.

NEW Mill cooking & craft classes – book now!

Gluten-free bread making
Monday 5th July
9.30am–12 noon
Learn to make loaves, bunskys, pita bread and tortillas wraps with Robin from ‘Sky Ranch Bakehouse’.
Cost: $75 (including morning coffee/tea)

Creations in merino fleece felt
Monday 5th July
10am–4pm: with Devonport designer June Hope
Learn how to make felt and leave with your finished masterpiece – from a scarf to a wall-hanging or tablemat.
Cost: $150 for the 6 hour course (including coffees/teas and light lunch)
 
Making seasonal chutney
With new Tasmanian import Dee Hewish – former NSW preserves champion. All materials and ingredients included.
Monday 12th July 2pm–4.30pm
Cost: $75 (including afternoon coffee/tea)

Creating wearable art & costume jewellery
4 x Monday afternoon sessions from 12th July – 2nd August
2pm-5.15pm
Learn to make beads and pendants, source unusual materials, and master all the basics to assemble your own wearable art in the form of necklaces, brooches, earrings and bracelets – with Angela Casey & Ashley Bird.
Cost: $280 for the 4 week course (including afternoon coffee/tea)

Let them eat cake!
All the techniques and knowledge to make a series of classic cakes and turn them into culinary marvels – with ‘Bad Shirley’ (Ashley Bird’s cupcake goddess alter-ego!)
3 x Monday morning sessions from 16th August 9.30am-11.30am
Cost: $185 for the 3 week course (including morning coffee/teas)

Silk screen & lino printing
This introductory printmaking course with Isis St Pierre will have you printing your own designs in no time. You’ll learn about materials, techniques, choosing/creating your image, and much more. All materials and tools provided.
2 x Monday morning sessions From 16th August 10am – 12.30pm
Cost: $150 for the 2 week course (including morning coffee/teas)

To book – please come into the shop or phone with credit card details to 6331 0777 (full payment for one off courses, 50% deposit for multi-week courses)

Other workshops to come will include:

  • Cooking around the world
  • Western Calligraphy
  • Mosaics
  • Crochet class
Dates are now being organised, so please register your interest and preferred days/times for these courses by emailing info@millprovidore.com.au

New products in store now

Victorian-Tapestry-WorkshopWearable art
A chance meeting with an Italian designer in Queensland means we now have a new range of unique wrap-around skirts featuring artworks by such masters as Austrian symbolist Gustav Klimt, Vincent Van Gogh and Monet.  They fit most sizes but extra small ones can be ordered (and you can just try them on over your clothes).

silk-flowersWe also now stock gorgeous alpaca felt and silk brooches and scarves made by Tasmanian designer June Hope – who is also running a one-day felt class for us (see info on classes above).

More from local designers
Our philosophy is to promote Tasmanian artisans and we’re delighted to have increased our collection of locally created jewellery, textiles and homewares. They include:

  • Arna Sweeney’s beautiful bags, cushions and throws made from hand-printed fabrics sourced from Scandinavia and South Africa;ama-sweeney
  • Free-form wooden chopping boards with integrated cheese knife made from Tasmanian timbers by local craftsman John Poxton (who is raising funds for an Indian orphanage);
  • ‘Soewnearth’ ceramic earrings, pendants & brooches, silk and felt wool scarves made from ecologically sustainable natural fibres and traditional materials;earrings
  • Rebecca Roth’s colourful resin jewellery; and much more….
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Emma-Bridgewater-potteryEmma Bridgewater pottery
Staffordshire earthenware has had a world-wide reputation since Josiah Wedgwood pioneered his beautiful creamware in the early 1800s, but the Emma Bridgewater company was born in 1985, when Emma was looking for a birthday present for her mother.

She wanted to buy a cup and saucer, but the choices seemed to be either bewilderingly formal bone china with stiff silver or gold patterns, or clunky earthenware. She liked some of the colourful Italian designs that she saw, but they would crack or chip in the dishwasher.

So she set out to design it herself - experimenting with the forgotten decorative technique of sponge printing on Staffordshire’s durable cream earthenware - and today Emma Bridgewater pottery is one of the UK’s great success stories. We’re delighted to offer two of the most popular designs – black toast and polka dot – but we also have the catalogue in the store and can add specific requests and other designs to our next order.

Cheese of the month - Il Forteto Cacio Di Bosca Stagionato
This black truffle infused, aged pecorino comes from a very successful commune tucked away in the Muggelano valley in Tuscany. The farm is spread across 650 acres of rolling hills and is run entirely on bio and organic principles. It’s one of our most expensive cheeses but just a small taste will send you to heaven (and will certainly impress any cheese-loving guests). Plus we will give you 20% discount if you mention this E-News

pacmenVictorian Tapestry Workshop
If you haven’t yet seen our travelling exhibition of small tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, you’ve still got a few weeks left to have a look at these fascinating works which are the result of highly skilled weavers collaborating with some of Australia’s best artists.
The Victorian Tapestry Workshop is regarded as a world centre for one of western civilisation's oldest and richest art forms and boasts an international reputation for the freshness, vitality and technical excellence of its hand-woven tapestries. This is the first time that a complete collection of their tapestries has been on display and available for sale in Tasmania, so don’t miss it!  (And keep a space in your diary for our next exhibition opening on Sunday 18th July at 2.30pm).

The revamped gallery has also become increasingly popular as an evening function venue with catering provided by Stillwater Restaurant – if you want to find out more please contact Bianca or Kim at Stillwater on 6331 4153. Or if you just want to book the space without catering please contact Becky on 6331 0777 or email info@millprovidore.com.au.

 

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