Sunday, September 11, 2011

"Gleaners Inc."

Ok, it's time to spill the beans on an exciting happening in the life of Betty Jo.
We are opening a SHOP!
So along with making lino goodies we will be purveyors of handmade and vintage delights !
The shop "Gleaners Inc." will be situated in Brunswick in the foyer area of the historic old Perucci shirt factory in Ballarat St. The factory is now called "Gracious Space" and is the home of several Brunswick artists and craftspeople.The factory was originally built in 1955 for Yakka Overalls, and has also housed Fletcher Jones.
The facade has a heritage overlay, and almost nothing has been changed from the original modernist design.
We open on the 10th of October , so follow us on the Gleaners Inc. blog, Facebook page or Twitter for updates!
We are now sourcing handmade items for the shop. If you have a unique vintage, recycled or prepurposed inspired product and would like to be a part of this exciting new enterprise, email us at
There is also an opportunity for a craftsperson to share studio space at "Gleaners Inc." and display their products in the shop. Email us to chat at
"Gleaners": accumulators, collectors, gatherers.
"Incorporated": united or combined into a whole.


  1. oh wow - that is exciting! i love the building and its history, sounds like the perfect place, cant wait to see it unfold and check it out one day. good luck Betty Jo!

  2. Wow, Fabulous news! Congratulations. :D
    I will have to make the treck over and come-see.
    Sounds like it will be a wonderful collective.

  3. Congratulations! That's very exciting! :)

  4. Congratulations, I wish you every success there. I'm often over that side of town, I'll drop in to say hi!

  5. Oh Liz...
    How did I miss this fabulous news...It is so exciting...and can't believe I didn't work it out til now...I think your shop will be just amazing!!! and wish that one day I will be able to get to Melbourne and see it all...I would love to send you some crocheted granny goodness for your shop...I am just a little low on stock as I keep getting side tracked...But I can always whip up some cute small things like the Vintage tea time pincushions or Iphone holders etc...Let me know if you are keen...


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