Strewth! Most inescapably and most certainly, this is just what happened :)
NEWCASTLE STORE RENOVATED AND RE-OPENED!
It started as a dream. And then it grew - from years, to months in more dreaming, organising and preparing, and intense days in planning, tracking down, making and installing... and eventually, our dream materialised before our eyes. Our Newcastle store is now renovated and re-opened!
Welcome to High Tea with Mrs Woo
of clothiers and artisans,
woven tales and homely goods;
of linen, slate, wood and clay,
love and blisters, tea and sisters.
Leave the street and step into a different time, slow up. A place where you hold things in your hands - a thought, a moment, a scent, a light. Beautiful, useful, everyday things - from skilled hands to your hands.
We're very glad to have taken this time to refresh, and so proud to to have been in business in this same location for 12 years. It was such a dream to re-sand and reveal the natural beauty of our 1930s floorboards, shop counter and display cabinets, design and make a stunning set of modern shelving, brackets, drawers and seating, hand-bind our racks in leather and install re-worked vintage mirrors and miniature crates to create our dream interior space. Most of it put together with our very own hands. It's been such a labour-intensive but rewarding and wonderful process to learn and appreciate working with other materials other than textiles.
Come take a little time out with Mrs Woo and you'll see... and touch, and smell, and feel.
THANK YOU. Our beautiful-store-dreams could not have come true without the love, patience, wonderful help, skills and talents of Matthew Travis, Sean O'Connell, and most especially Benjamin Gallagher for design collaboration and creation.
Well, we do like our Paddington store. And three years on, we're liking it Mae West style :)
PADDINGTON STORE RENOVATED
Welcome to High Tea with Mrs Woo, our Paddington store.
Re-furnished, re-painted, refreshed. Like no other store on this busy shopping stretch, a natural escape. Come away - step off the messy Sydney streets, away from the noisy distracting world. Slow up and find yourself in a heady, tactile place filled with light and treasure.
Our woven tales have blown in with the cool winds.
We're excited to have finally begun designing and printing our own prints. Our adventures with crinkly inky linens, fine patterns, strong silks and softly spoken wool continues. Follow your nose to our wonderful webshoppe.
POP-IN ARTISANS is a very wonderful project we came up with back in Nov 2011 and it continues to blossom and grow.
This exciting retail collaboration is about us sharing parts of our beautiful store with fellow makers, designers and artisans that resonate with our own philosophy and approaches to making, as well as complimenting our sentiments and designs. It's an interesting way to generate awareness for artisans and homegrown designers, and to find many new homes for all our thoughtfully crafted work.
*Each Pop-In Artisan is only in-store for 4-6 weeks so don't dilly-dally or you'll miss them..!
PREVIOUS POP-IN ARTISANS
STAMPEL STUDIO - is the very cleverly graphic and playful work of Andrea Shaw. From vases, jewellery to pot hangers, we love Andrea's use of reclaimed and natural materials to create bright and happy functional pieces for the home.
NANCYBIRD - is the beautiful leather bag and textiles creation of Emily Wright. We love Emily's thoughtful designs and beautiful natural colouring that works so well with every wardrobe.
PAPERBOAT PRESS - Simple and poignant boutique ceramic ornaments, jewellery, vessels, illustration, poetry and homely goods by the hands of artist Kylie Johnson. We love Kylie's sweet and considered way of making.
LINOGIRL - Kerry Scheen is the wonderful illustrator designer making beautiful, meaningful keepsakes with porcelain. We love Kerry's original illustrations on everyday vessels and wearable pieces.
VIXEN - Pattern, texture, sensual layers and rich colours created by dyeing, over-dyeing, hand-printing and embellishing by textile artist Georgia Chapman. We love Georgia's lush and dramatic textiles.
GOLDEN INK - Abby Seymour and Katherine Wheeler create exciting bespoke jewellery and homewares by forming and hand-painting porcelain, cast brass and silver. We love their attention to tiny details, fresh adornment style and artistic functional pieces.
MONOLOG - A celebration of colour, graphics and form, Indie Ladan greatly considers simplicity and versatility in her designs. We love the way Indie produces her bold and playful hand-printed organic textiles.
AND O DESIGN - Crafted by artist Yumi Ando are whimsical ceramic jewellery and sweet interior accessories. We love Yumi's fresh colour palette and shaping with earthenware, porcelain and raku.
Read our BLOG for the thoughts, interviews and conversations we've had with fellow artisans who've had a little Pop-In Store with us so far.
BOWERBIRD BAZAAR is a wonderful design market in Adelaide that we love participating in. Showcasing interstate designers and artisans as well as wholehearted local food fare. Held at Angas Pavilion, Adelaide Showground twice a year.
YOUNG BLOOD DESIGNERS MARKET is Powerhouse Museum's curated markets that showcases innovative designs from talented and creative minds across the country. It's a wonderful event that integrates shopping and supporting young artisans with the museum experience. Market date TBA.
AGFEST is an agricultural festival run by the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania. Held in the first weekend of May of every year in Evandale, it is a huge and exciting community fund-raising event.
TASMANIAN CRAFT FAIR is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia. The beautiful township of Deloraine hosts this fair over a long weekend in November.
THE BIG DESIGN MARKET is one of the biggest design markets in Australia. Held at the stunning Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne early December.
74 Darby Street, Cooks Hill
NSW 2300 Australia
PHONE +61 2 4926 4883
Tue-Fri 11-5 | Sat 10:30-4:30
Sun 11-3 | Closed Mon
72b Oxford Street, Paddington
NSW 2021 Australia
PHONE +61 2 8065 5345
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