Obi Lane offers exquisite handcrafted handbags and scarves for day and evening use. Handmade by professional fashion designer, Diane Dobson, handbags and scarves can be individually ordered to suit specific outfits and styles using supplied fabrics and trims if required.
Diane gathers her inspiration from the materials themselves, with a natural ability to recognize the best combinations of textiles, design, colour, and adornments, to create her unique fashion evening bags, tote bags and scarves.
Obi Lane fashion accessories attract attention and are perfect for the most stylish occasions.
All of her life, Diane Dobson has been involved in craft making in one form or another.
As the youngest child of four growing up in Maleny, she learnt from her aunts, mother and sisters the skills of sewing and improvisation with basic methods and materials.
Throughout all this period, Diane's work has been balanced by the creative need to express herself through various forms of craft - tapestry, crochet, knitting, rug-making, quilt-making, embroidery and beading. In 1982 she travelled for 7 months throughout Europe visiting major art galleries and exhibitions of craft from such varied and exotic places as the carpet makers in Tangiers and the Royal Tapestry works in Madrid, to the palaces and art galleries of Britain and Europe.
In the early 1990s Diane formalized her skills, completing an Associate Diploma of Arts (Fashion) at Gateway Campus (incorporating pattern making, clothing manufacture, Textiles and Design, Millinery and Couture finishes), where her flair for juxtaposing textiles and various embellishments led her into contact with some leading Brisbane fashion designers, for whom she now accepts commission work.
Diane Dobson has exhibited at major Art & Craft Shows and local exhibitions throughout Brisbane. For the past 7 years, Diane has exhibited her works at Starfish Gallery and Gifts at Redcliffe.
Diane trades under the name Obi Lane which relates directly to her early years in Maleny, where she grew to love the beauty of nature and the simplicity of life which she was privileged to experience as a child.
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