Press & Testimonials
TESTIMONIAL: "Dear Melissa, Thank you so much for our class last night! We all LOVED it!! We came out if your class so happy and relaxed. You have a very calming way about you. Thank you again and best wishes for your journey ahead." - Fran
TESTIMONIAL: "It was a pleasure to spend this evening with this creative soul learning the art of Macrame. I hesitated to bring my girlfriend thinking it was a little outside the male comfort zone, I couldn't have been more wrong. Apparently the men get a kick out of tying knots too! So If your short on a partner (or cant coax them along) get a group of girls together, take a break from going on the drink and learn something new!" - Michal.
TESTIMONIAL: "Thank you for a wonderful few days with (my daughter) Hannah in your craft classes. She enjoyed it so much! Haven't seen her all afternoon as she is busy finishing her wall hanging!! She adored you and you have given her so many new skills! Thank you so much!" - Tracy
Award for volunteer work at Sydney Childrens Hospital, 2019
Melissa volunteered her time at the Sydney Childrens Hospital to teach kids craft workshops in the Mental Health Ward.
Home + Garden Magazine - August 2019
Melissa was featured in an article showcasing her textile art on the cover and within the selection of top 10 textile artists.
Sydney Morning Herald, July 2019
Melissa's rope installation at 6 Head Restaurant was mentioned in this article:
"Callie van der Merwe of Design Partnership has worked within the magnificent framework of the 1839 warehouse, with its hand-sawn timbers and soaring sandstone walls... Another installation of knotted hanging ropes from artist Melissa Carey softens the sandstone and also references the First Fleet, with a single knot for every one of the 1500 people on board."
Concrete Playground Sydney - August 2018
Melissa was featured in an article for her latest sculpture "Open Heart" for the Eat Your Heart Out Street Festival for the Liverpool City Council in Sydney, on the 25th August 2018.
"Playing to the name of the festival, Sydney-based artist Melissa Carey will create a huge heart sculpture that will arch over Railway Street as the festival centrepiece."
Inner West Courier (City) - March 2018
Melissa was featured in an article for her latest sculpture, that will be featured in the new Rich Street Arts Precinct in Marrickville.
“A LABOUR of love” is how inner west artist Melissa Carey described assembling this larger than life wooden sculpture which was unveiled for Chinese New Year.
Click HERE to read full article on the front page and page 8.
North Shore Times - Feb 2017
Melissa was featured in an article for the Sunset Artist Markets in Lane Cove, where she will be providing drop-in workshops for the community:
"Arty wares up for grabs: Creativity on display at markets. The inaugural event, at Lane Cove Plaza, will also feature workshops with Melissa Carey..."
The Huffington Post - October 2016
Melissa was featured in the DIY section with her guide to making terrariums:
"How To Make Your Own Terrarium (And Keep It Alive). If you're a forager, or just like to bring a touch of nature into your home, safe to say you have (or need) one of these little guys STAT. We've enlisted visual artist Melissa Carey, with experience running her own terrarium workshops in Sydney, to show us the ropes..."
South Sydney Herald Article - July 2016
Melissa received a full page write up in the local paper about her art practise and crowd funding campaign.
"Creative ties - Artist Melissa Carey has long loved drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. As a 12 year old she had her first jewellery stall. An art school graduate in hometown Perth, she worked for a while in the corporate sector but soon realised the office environment was not a healthy space for her. Three years ago she moved to Sydney where she has established her own creative business. From her share-space studio in Alexandria, Melissa conducts workshops in candle-making, printing and macrame. She enjoys festival work and volunteer work within the arts scene, as well as commissions large and small. Next month she hopes to complete an art residency in Berlin." Click HERE to read full article
Broadsheet Article - November 2015
Melissa was featured in Broadsheet for her craft workshops -
"Make It Yourself. Craft is cool, believe it or knot - Melissa Carey started her first art business at 12 years old. She taught herself the art of macramé, a repetitive series of knotting, and sold friendship bracelets in her local Perth community. Now Carey creates art installations and runs craft workshops from her studio in Alexandria..."
The Urban List Article - May 2015
Melissa and Nikipi were featured in The Urban List for the recent Mothers Day Candle Making & Yoga Workshop:
"Where To Take Mum This Mother’s Day - Step outside the box this year and treat your mum to something more than breakfast in bed."
Time Out Sydney Article - May 2015
Melissa and Nikipi were featured in Timeout Sydney for the recent Mothers Day Candle Making & Yoga Workshop:
"A Vintage Mother's Day Delight - Candle and Yoga Workshop - Treat mum to a 75-minute yoga class and a candle-making workshop this Mother’s Day"
Broadsheet Article - April 2015
Melissa was featured in Broadsheet for the best winter workshops -
"Get to Work: Pickling with Cornersmith, photographing flowers, making your own Kombucha or risograph-printed zine ... we've found the best workshops to help you stay productive this winter."
The Slowpoke Article - Feb 2015
Melissa had the pleasure of working together with Emma Bowen from the online magazine The Slowpoke - a beautiful collection of words and photographs for those who do their best to live a life that is simple, local and authentic.
Emma came by Melissa's studio and created stunning photographs of the different stages of making a Macrame Plant Hanger
Check out the Macrame Plant Hanger article HERE
TESTIMONIAL: "I had an amazing experience at Melissa’s Macramé Class. It was a fun night where we made some friends, ate some delicious home made treats, had a laugh and learnt some new skills! Melissa made even the trickiest knot seem simple, and her beautiful voice and great teaching techniques kept as calm when we started stressing out. We got to take our very own macramé pot hangers home at the end of the class. It was a great feeling being able to pick up some new craft skills in only a few hours! Overall was a very fun night!" - Jenny.
The Southern Courier Article - Jan 2015
Melissa was featured in the Southern Courier Newspaper January Edition: "ARTIST’S COURSES AIM TO REPOPULARISE LOST SKILLS - Maroubra artist Melissa Carey is taking aspiring artists back through memory lane to a time to the time of flared jeans and long hair and macrame - the 1970s." See full article HERE on page 34.
Sydney Central Article - Feb 2015
Melissa was featured in the Sydney Central Newspaper February Edition: "WEAVE SOME MACRAME MAGIC" See full article HERE on page 7.
TESTIMONIAL: "I REALLY enjoyed the soywax candle making workshop with Melissa a few weeks ago, I will be back to be part of another macramé workshop - it looks amazing!! Thanks Melissa!" - Nadine.