We think we have something to say . . .
Which leads us to this media page. From time to time we are featured in the media; sometimes a small article; sometimes something more substantial. Every time, though, the questions and observations are not so much about the tangible things we help people to make but more about the benefits of making something with your own hands, the contentment in slowing down, the boost in self-worth you feel and the relaxation you gain from doing something creative.
There is no denying that there is a world-wide move into slowing down, contemplating and being centred. We believe that handmade is a part of that journey. In essence, it is what makes us who we are.
Listen to Julie speak during an ABC interview (July 2015) with Jess Hinchliffe:
Enjoy reading some of the articles . . . click on the green tabs to reveal the stories.
Weekender: Learn to sew and create handmade craft
Did you grow up with your mum or grandmother sewing your shorts or knitting your jumpers? Hand-sewn clothes are making a comeback. Julie Hillier Founder of Ministry of Handmade spoke to Clinton Maynard.
You can listen to the entire segment (20 minutes – includes Julie, Clinton Maynard and others) from the Radio Station here:
Or you can listen to just Julie’s 5 minute excerpt right here:
Julie and one of our wonderful students (and now friend) Jenni were interviewed by Hailey Renault of ABC News Brisbane in our studio.
Thanks Jenni for your time and your most appreciated support!
This was a follow up session after Julie was interviewed live on ABC Radio (with Leon Compton about the value of learning to sew) on Friday 5 January.
You can read the complete article here:
Julie was interviewed by ABC Radio Brisbane as part of their Summer Mornings “Learn Something New” segment. The topic was about learning to sew and that sewing is the new black. Julie covered the steps required to start your sewing journey and the accompanying personal benefits of joy, self esteem, confidence and the extra value that made-by-hand items bring.
Ministry of Handmade has an article featured in Queensland Homes online magazine. As we launch our Art Series of Ottomans it is great to see this wonderful magazine getting behind Queensland’s small business community.
Julie featured in the “Slow Clothing Project: 40 garments in 40 weeks” as the first garment makers. This is an article by Kerri Harris on slowing down the fast fashion epidemic. The Slow Clothing Project is the brainchild of Jane Milburn of Textile Beat.
BNE Magazine featured Ministry of Handmade in their article called “Long live handmade”. The article showcases three Brisbane businesses catering to the desire for handmade goods. Julie’s interview is the first of the three. The feature appears on pages 10 and 11.
Julie was asked to speak at the Carindale Library in conjunction with the launch of the movie “The Dressmaker”. The event was well attended and the response was fantastic.
It is great to see such an interest in the handmade craft of dressmaking. We are sure the movie will do well at the box office.
An interview with Julie by Elizabeth Santillan (photos by Tina Bechly) about the background of Ministry of Handmade and some creative insights.
Jess Hinchliffe from the ABC interviewed Julie and put together a wonderful article that appears on ABC News online and also on the 612 ABC Brisbane website. The recording of the interview was played at 11:15am on Saturday 18 July on 612 ABC Brisbane.
Sew you can make it yourself. A great article about Julie and the “Handmade not manufactured” design revolution. The article is a two-page spread (pages 16 and 17). You can view the original article through Issuu.com.
Homemade section. Lampshades! This was an awesome piece of media coverage for us. Nearly a full page. We really appreciate Carly Hennessy’s focus on Homemade and the exposure she has brought to our business.
Brisbane’s premier weekly lifestyle magazine. Ministry of Handmade and Julie featured on a two-page spread about craft and the philosophy of slowing down and accomplishing something that builds your self-worth.
The feature appears on pages 12 and 13.
If you would like us to provide more information about our business or even arrange an interview then please contact us.