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Consider this a repository for our thoughts.. and we might also tell you about some of our makers, our artist collaborations and the charities we support.

Rachael King – bringing the watercolours to Material Difference!

By Kristie Fankhauser on October 20, 2021

We are thrilled to introduce you all to the talent that is Rachael King. Rachael turns her amazing watercolours into repeatable patterns that make stunning fabrics. Rachael is our October featured artist os is with us for the next six months. To find out more about Rachael and her work you can visit her website. […]

Rach Jackson is in the House!

By Kristie Fankhauser on September 1, 2021

It’s September and that not only means a new season is upon us but it means we get the chance to welcome another new artist to Material Difference for the next six months. Joining the MD creative team is the talented Rach Jackson, a wonderful artist from Victoria who spends her days creating stunning pastel […]

Heléna’s Stars – bringing hope to the disability community

By Kristie Fankhauser on July 11, 2021

Heléna’s Stars has been designed to support the Heléna’s House fundraising initiative of BestLife Foundation. Named in honour of Heléna McIlwain, who was a beloved member of the BestLife family and passed away suddenly from a Pulmonary Embolism (DVT) aged only 19. Helena worked with BestLife and dreamed of becoming an Occupational Therapist. She wanted to make life better for young people with a disability. Her enthusiasm, passion, and sense of humour embody everything BestLife want Heléna’s House to become.

Material Difference welcomes Julie Harrison from Pattern Play Studio to the family!

By Kristie Fankhauser on June 30, 2021

We are very excited to have the talented Julie Harrison from Pattern Play Studio join the Material Difference family as our July Featured Artist. We asked Julie to tell us a little more about herself and her artistic style and this is what we found out! Tell us a little bit about yourself and what […]

Just the two of us!

By Kristie Fankhauser on June 4, 2021

Want to learn a bit more about how Material Difference came into being?  This morning we were interviewed by Rebecca Levingston from ABC Brisbane Radio. Listen from 1:43 onwards. https://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/mornings/13364876

Welcome to Material Difference – Ann Nguyen

By Kristie Fankhauser on June 4, 2021

We are so excited to be launching not only our first featured artist, but this particular artist’s first foray into using fabric design as her creative medium. The talented Ann Nguyen, who creates under the brand The Artful Grimmer, is an artist who enjoys living her best creative life with her family of five in Brisbane, […]

We are live!

By Kristie Fankhauser on February 15, 2021

They say launching a new business is a bit of a rollercoaster ride of emotions – fun, exciting and terrifying all at once. I didn’t believe “them”. I was wrong – so very wrong.They say launching a new business is a bit of a rollercoaster ride of emotions – fun, exciting and terrifying all at once. I didn’t believe “them”. I was wrong – so very wrong.

Are we seeing the renaissance of crafting?

By Kristie Fankhauser on February 5, 2021

Is crafting making a comeback? Did it ever go anywhere? Craft knows no barrier. There is no age limit nor gender bias. You can do it in solitude or in the company of others.