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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

My shop has moved! Come find me at www.gonerustic.com 😊

Rita Summers

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Rita Summers


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About gonerustic

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Gone Rustic Studio + Gallery


Our business is based in a converted garage / service station in St Marys, Tasmania, Australia.

My husband Ian renovated the building into a studio and gallery in his spare time.

This is where I make, display and sell my own work (as well as other people’s quality handmade items), teach classes and host exhibitions of local artisans and travelling displays.

I also create art at home, especially eco dyeing/printing and handstitching..

As well as doing my own stuff, I organise workshops with guest tutors at our studio and gallery, and showcase artwork by other artists and artisans.

I enjoy putting my creations “out there” as exhibition entries and on the net.

Often there is a hidden as well as an obvious message in my work.

I also love collecting, and feature vintage and retro items in my gallery and my home.

Bachelor of Education - Art Major (distinction)
Diploma - Art Craft Design (Textiles)
Certificate IV - Visual Contemporary Art and Craft
Certificate IV - Assessment and Workplace Training

2015 - NEW - eco fashion range launched (gone rustic studio + gallery, tasmania)
2015 - 'birdsong' (art quilt, second prize, break o'day stitchers exhibition, tasmania)
2015 - 'written in the cloth 7' (art scroll, juried into biblio art award exhibition, victoria)
2014 – ‘doorkeepers’ (art quilt, island quilts tasmania, 2nd prize)
2014 – ‘rivers’ (textile art scroll, island quilts tasmania, best use decorative/mixed media, judge’s choice)
2014 – ‘infusion (mixed media, zen 10 exhibition qld, by invitation)
2014 – ‘the random years’ (mixed media, juried into biblio art award exhbition vic)
2013 - 'agatha's wardrobe' (mixed media, winner of grand art prize, biblio art award, victoria)
2013 - 'doorkeepers' (art quilt, featured in quilting arts magazine, issue 63)
2013 - 'lost/found' (wallhanging, featured in quilting arts magazine, issue 63)
2013 - 'blue roses' (street art, wrapped in st marys, 1st prize in textile art section)
2012 – ’4′ (street art, wrapped in st marys, 1st prize in textile art section)
2012 – ‘odyssey’ and ‘doorkeepers’ (mixed media journals, island quilts tas, each highly commended)
2011 – ‘odyssey’ and ‘doorkeepers’ (quilts as part of display of australian work, international quilt show, houston, texas, usa)
2011 – ‘lifting the veil’ (mixed media journal, island quilts tas, 1st prize)
2011 – ‘apron for a driad’ (judges commendation, island quilts tas)
2011 – ‘narnia’ (island quilts tas, 2nd prize)
2011 – ‘forbidden fruit’ (finalist, one step further exhibition, vic)
2011 – nomination for australian of the year (services to art and music)
2010 – ‘remember me’ (art quilt, professional, island quilts tas, 2nd prize)
2010 – ‘journey of life: light’ (little quilt, open, island quilts tas, 2nd prize)
2010 – ‘remember me’ (break o’day stitchers exhibition, tas, miscellaneous, judge’s choice)
2009 – ‘survival’ (art quilt, professional, island quilts tas, 1st prize)

Shop members

  • Rita Summers

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I create whenever I can, because it’s integral to my life – has been ever since I can remember! My arts focus includes eco printing and dyeing (fashion, accessories; textile art); mixed media (handbound books; assemblages), stitching, drawing.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to my shop! I hope you enjoy browsing through the unique items that I have on offer.

IMPORTANT - items marked Sold Out are NOT available as they have sold on site at my gallery. Everything in my shop is one of a kind! For all other items, measurements are available by request.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Negotiable in extreme cases only - please convo me first if any problems occur.
Paypal or credit card accepted.

Reserved items to be paid within 7 days unless otherwise arranged.
All items will be packaged and posted to you at a maximum cost of only $5.

If you purchase more than one item, I will reduce the cost of sending them to you.

You will also be sent a tracking number once your order has been posted.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every care will be taken with packaging and posting your order.

Your order is also lovingly gift-wrapped for you!

I dispatch your order within 3-5 business days.