Saturday, September 28

Put a pin in it!

New Montage store opening 19th October 2013 (that's in a little over 3 weeks!)
So do what you can to be there!

224b William Street Northbridge (right next to our last location)

We will be open for a little over 3 months throughout Christmas and the new year and to keep things interesting we are planning several events and mixing with guest artists.
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See you soon!!

Friday, September 27

Spotlight on Osmosis

Unique jewellery, home-wares and cross-stitch kits using parts which are laser cut from acrylic and bamboo ply.

  1. Spirograph thread pendant $38
  2. Spring Floral cross stitch brooch and pendant in one $28 
  3. 3D Heart cross stitch brooch and pendant in one $30
  4. Torus cross stitch pendants $38 each
  5. Love Blossom etched earrings & $32
  6. Spring cross stitch brooch and pendant in one - $38
Available in Montage opening 19th October 2013 224b William St, Northbridge.
Monday-Thursday & Saturday 10am-6pm.
Friday 10am-8pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Or if you cant wait, visit

Tuesday, September 24

Montage Maker - Jacquie of Delight Society

Hi. I’m Jacquie and I make soap, it’s a hobby and a passion and my favourite activity. 

I don’t know what it is about soap making that is so exciting. Oh sure, there’s measuring and mixing, but it runs much deeper than that. A love of alchemy. A desire to create. A willingness to explore new ingredients, aromas and flavours. My obsession has resulted in hundreds of experimental batches of soap and, with each one I draw one step closer to perfecting this craft: the ideal balance of vegetable oils, the perfectly sized bar, the most enchanting aromas. 

I love making fresh batches of handmade bars for family, friends and my beloved customers, each infused with pure essential oils, nourishing herbs and gentle clays. Each bar of soap is handmade and individually wrapped. I make the best quality product I can and only sell the best of the best; my perfectionist quality control personality demands it. Today, Delight Society is my petite Australian empire. I spend my days indulging in this unexpected passion by producing natural artisan soaps that truly delight. It is my sincere hope that you find delight in them, too.


Delight Society

Friday, September 20

Spotlight on Neddy Nibbles

Beautiful hand stitched aprons and coin purses using designer fabrics.

  1. Ladies apron with frill in dessert theme fabric $45
  2. Classic Style Apron in dessert theme fabric $30
  3. Coin Purse with polka dots $13
  4. Ladies apron with frill in stylish black and white damask fabric $45
  5. Ladies apron with frill in bright floral fabric with a polka dot frill $45
  6. Coin Purse in Little Miss Sunshine fabric $13
Available in Montage opening 19th October 2013 224b William St, Northbridge.
Monday-Thursday & Saturday 10am-6pm.
Friday 10am-8pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Or if you cant wait, visit or

Tuesday, September 17

Montage Maker interview - Stephanie of Caldi

My name is Stephanie, I am the fashion lady of  Montage with my label caldi, designing clothes for women.
After I finished my fashion degree 3 years ago I felt it was time to put all I learned into practice and my label was born.  I am part of Montage since the second shop and never looked back. Being involved in the pop up shops is so much fun: working in a self coordinated team of beautiful creative spirits, the ownership of running our own shop, supporting handmade in Perth, the closeness to our customers by selling our wares directly… the reasons are endless - I just love it!
The main reason I am a one woman show is I enjoy the whole process involved from designing to making and selling. Having customers walk out of our shop with a caldi purchase is the most rewarding experience. Naturally I love clothes, they are important and meaningful to me, some garments I own for many years as they become wearable storage spaces full of memories. I honestly think some I will never part with such as my very first top I designed and made.
If I had to pick a favorite stage of the design process it would be once sampling is finished and the style is ready for ‘production’. This is when a new style gains momentum and flows; there is no stopping then! Sampling can be a long journey of trial and error so when it’s finally perfect I am in bliss, I guess it is mostly the sense of achievement having translated a sketch and idea that only existed in my head into a wearable garment that fits well.
People always ask how inspiration strikes. The answer to this question is not as straightforward as one might expect. Being a creative person I already think in images, visually. As a designer I find my life experiences translate into shapes and form garments in on way or another. I think everyone can be creative and whatever it is you are making it is a reflection of you as a person and tells your story. I know the day will come when I grow out of being able to do everything myself and have to get my range made, but I am not ready to let go of that yet!

Monday, September 9

Montage Maker interview - Anna of Anna Hadwin Crochet toys

Tell us a bit about yourself
I have been crocheting and knitting since I was 5 years old. We moved from the UK to California and it was a great way to keep me occupied. My baby sister was only 6 weeks old. Moving back to the UK I made my first jumper at 8 years old, and I haven’t stopped crafting since.

What inspires you to create?

The joy of making. My husband (Toby) and daughter (Orlando) are both very artistic and their drawings and doodles supply me with many ideas. I love yarn, and have a “Wool Mountain” at my house.

What materials do you use?

Wool in  acrylic, cotton and specialty yarns.

What’s your number one market tip?

Stay positive and listen to advice from those around you- customers and stallholders. There is a wealth of knowledge out there.

What is your favourite part of the creative process?

Taking time out to plan new designs and seeing them take shape.

What’s been your most popular item or line to date?

Owl, Penguins and my Pirate Bunny. But who wouldn’t love a Pirate Bunny??

What is the most exciting thing that has come out of selling your designs through Montage?

Knowing that my products make people happy. I have many repeat customers and am now wholesaling.

What advice would you give someone who wants to sell their crafts

You might need to compromise with your product. I started out selling baby/children’s knitwear. But in our climate it was just too hard. So I thought toys and hats and home wares was a better choice.