Patches of Steel

You will meet Glenda and Joci at our next Brocante, sharing their passion of recreating unwanted tapestries into stunning pieces of handmade beauties. This is where it all began for these close friends…

‘We first met quite a few years ago through mutual friends and we soon discovered that we had similar tastes and a love for vintage items. We started op shopping together, going to markets and antique shows and picking up some great items along the way. Amongst our treasures we began collecting tapestries to make cushions for our homes.


Joci was about to embark on a trip to NZ and was inspired to create a travel bag  and just like that Patches of Steel was born.

We are both now making travel bags, market bags, handbags and cushions and we send them all over the world. So exciting.

With the help of our husbands we also cover furniture. We are constantly coming up with new ideas and new styles….no tapestry is safe from us!! Even the straps for our bags are repurposed leather belts. We enjoy our creating our unique pieces made with lots of love and we hope others love them too.’

These two ladies are very passionate about, up-cycling and re-cycling. All of their creations are are made by reworking items that others have discarded or have been lost and forgotten.

Come and say hello at the Brocante on Sunday 19th November. Canungra school of Arts Hall, CANUNGRA.