All posts by Amanda Coutts

Felted Lamb’s wool Baby Fleeces

When the baby Lamb grows big enough for its first shear the new wool is super soft and curly with many different colours

We have been lucky enough to have two organic  lamb fleeces and one beautiful Corriedale Ewe fleeces come into the shop from our felter Jane.

They are perfect for the babies day rug, or for your  favourite  winter chair.

Organic, chemical free just the shorn wool fresh from the paddock,felted with a thicker wool on the back to keep the fibers locked in.

With all its natural lanolin oil the fleeces smell beautifully natural.

And animal friendly, the lamb keeps growing many more fleeces to be felted into beautiful natural rugs.

 

Home Beautiful Pick of Shops

Thank you to Home Beautiful Magazine March 2017

Our gorgeous shop at Brunswick Heads is featured as No# 1 Shop.

The lovely writer Bronwyn McNulty summarized my work well

” In 2000 Amanda Coutts set off for Nepal, armed with love of the earth and a vision that led to the production of fair trade beaded sandals that supported the local women and spread the message

“Tread Lightly on this Earth, learn it’s lessons as you go, leave it as you found it if not better. God is Nature”

Amanda was ahead of her time, and her gorgeous boutique, which opened in 2009, continues to break the retail mould.  Initially she created all the stock herself, but a look at her work-life balance last year prompted her to invite others to join, what is now a creative commercial haven for artists.”

Listening to GOD

amandaIt has been a very challenging year for me..Amanda..founder of Peace by Piece.  EST 1997.

My original goal  20 years ago was to bring awareness of energy in product to the retail market.  And to print a prayer on footwear to act as a moving mantra..that GOD is nature.

Also to encourage and provide retail space for other Artists on the same journey.

Now it is mainstream.  Woohoo!.

So now I sit patiently after a year of health challenges and listen for GOD.

What is next on my amazing journey.  Im waiting for YOUR guidance BIG FELLA!

 

The New Additions

Some amazing talent has arrived at the Brunswick Head Shop to share the journey and bring a new energy and force into town.

satya imagesatya black dress

Satya James is an extraordinary designer known distinctly for her unique pieces.  From Piratess to Bride she can dress you in one of her original creations made from Silks,  Linens or Vintage fabrics.  Satya also has growing collection of ready to wear dresses, jackets and skirts that suit everyone available  in a full size range.

The Design Files

I was recently featured on the biggest design blog in Australia..pretty humbling for me..

 lounge plant and furs

It was truly amazing to experience the feeling of people allover the world appreciating what I have done to make a home out of our old stables.

See the Link Below to look at the full story and photos.

http://thedesignfiles.net/2015/08/amanda-coutts/

Bangalow Birkin

My overnight bag is getting a good run

bangalow birkin

Hand stitched Kangaroo with a linen thread, canvas lining and a leather cord tie….super light but very strong..after two years it looks better…thats what we do at Peace by Piece..things that last and travel with you through your life.

bangalow birkin tied up

James Street Brisbane

On the Lions Full Moon we opened a second shop, this time in The City!…oooh!

we popped up in a day but will take our time to settle in
we popped up in a day but will take our time to settle in

49 James Street Fortitude Valley Brisbane

woks of earth and sand

I dug red soil from my hinterland home and nicked some sand off the beach at Brunswick Heads where Peace by Piece has its first shop.

Dont tell the Mayor!

sheepiecushionhelenajacket

I brought them to the new location with intent…to keep ourselves grounded in the earth and nature so we can stay connected with our  home and our goals…natural handmade…made to last…ethical, practical, beautiful things.