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Tamara MacLachlan’s Linocut Prints & Greeting Cards

Tamara MacLachlan’s Linocut Prints & Greeting Cards

City Bowl based videographer and printmaker Tamara MacLachlan, is from the UK and studied and later lectured in TV production at Goldsmiths, London. Tamara’s hand printed linocuts are local wildife – birds (Willy WagtailCape Robin and Swift), or analogue audio equipment (Tape Recorder and Cassette). A4 signed numbered edition prints, 200gsm paper and unframed, R350 each; three prints for R1 000. Tamara can arrange framing.

 

Tamara has made eight greetings machine printed cards from the original linocut design; R250 for a pack with envelopes.

Collect from her in Gardens, or Culture Connect in Rosebank.

 

 

 

Comfy, well-made masks by marginalised communities

Comfy, well-made masks by marginalised communities

The masks are stylish with three layers – two cotton, with a middle of micro filter fabric. Colours: black, blue, or bright patterns in Shweshwe style. The elastic for around the ears is soft and easily adjustable. They are pre-washed and wash well. Each one is in its own sealed bag with instructions. Five R200 or one R50 either adult or kids’ size. Discounts and free delivery nationally for large local orders. Otherwise collect from Culture Connect in Rosebank, or Kate can deliver closeby and in town. Please support local, small, creative businesses.

Strong face shield, designed and made locally

Strong face shield, designed and made locally

Thoroughly thought through, this beautifully minimalist premium shield is quick to put on, take off and adjust. Made from ultra high impact 1mm Plexiglas, it doesn’t easily break yet can tilt easily for drinking or talking on the phone. Architectural model makers, Boyd & Ogier made 2 500 free shields for Groote Schuur Hospital, Red Cross Hospital and Khayelitsha Hospital at the start of lock down. They are only selling to the public via Culture Connect. We’ll be wearing them for tours, including Side Street studios, in Woodstock, where they are based (in Faith 47‘s former space, no less). Adult shields: R180 each, 232mm height. Kids: R160 each (nine years and down), 196mm. Buy four or more, R20 off. Orders over 10: reduced price. Branding possible. Costs include VAT, collection from Culture Connect in Rosebank or delivery close by. (Thank you Wassefa Khan for making and modelling; the kids are my son with his mates!)

Table mats and coasters by photographer Ed Suter

Table mats and coasters by photographer Ed Suter

Quintessential African graphics, close-ups, scenes, veg, beauty – enjoy Ed Suter’s stunning photography on your table, while protecting your furniture. Ed lives and works in central Cape Town but works around South Africa. You can commission Ed to take photo’s – he did Kate’s picture on our About page, and buy his art prints from his website; please mention Culture Connect!

Placemats heat resistant, set of six:
Fresh & Fruity (see image)
Take Away Special
Bright Lights Fabric City (see image)
Six different images per set, 29x 21.5mm, R350
Coasters, heat resistant, set of four:
Local Dorp
Fizz Pop
Ndebele
True Blue
Four different images per set, 10.6×10.6cm, R120

Prices exclude shipping.

 

Hand felted bowls, cosies, scarves, covers and slippers

Hand felted bowls, cosies, scarves, covers and slippers

Felt made and designed ten minutes drive from Culture Connect. Favourites are the floor baskets for loo rolls, (magazines or towels).

  1. Baskets (eg for loo rolls), 52cm diameter and 40cm diameter, R1 900 and R980 respectively
  2. Striped ukhamba, Karakul wool (bowl, like the one I’m holding in the pic), 25x15cm, R644
  3. Scarf/runner/blanket/shawl, Adire, Merino wool with yarn detail and fringes (yarn Merino wool, kid mohair and silk fibres), indigo or charcoal, R1 680
  4. Square pillow/cushion, Waterlily, Merino wool front, cotton twill back with metal zip, 50x50cm, R700 (cushion with duck feathers and down,50x 50cm extra, R200)
  5. Scarf ruffled, Merino wool,170cmx40cm, R575
  6. Slippers, mule (closed) or peep (open at the end), mute or bright colours, suede or resin soles, male or female, say what size, R450
  7. Tea-cosies, Merino wool, eg nguni cows, rooster, elephant and strelitzia, R450
  8. Egg-cosies, Merino wool, R140

More available and you can have your own bespoke felt and objects made. All materials are from South Africa. Prices exclude shipping.

Tours to see the felt making in progress can be easily arranged, and combined with other studio’s and workshops nearby.