Hi, I’m Rachael, owner of Orcwood and maker of things found on this website.
I live in the suburb of Maribyrnong, which is in the Inner West suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia with a bloke and our two boys. Oh, and 2 cats... both girls - to balance out the testosterone in this house.
I previously hawked my wares at makers markets around Victoria for a few years, before co-creating a small biz called Far Fetched Designs in 2014. What started as a pop up retail store, became legit when we set up a permanent shop in Seddon, Melbourne in 2016. And l've not had to attend a market since! Far Fetched Designs stocks only handmade and locally designed goods. Our model is structured so that small makers that do very limited runs have the opportunity to sell their goods in a retail environment. If you're in Melbourne - pop in! All of the Orcwood goodies are there plus so much more. The shop is open seven days a week, 10-5 (except on Sundays, when we close at 3pm) . You'll find Far Fetched Designs at 84 Charles Street, Seddon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
I do lots of custom work too, so if you can’t find quite what you’re after here, feel free to send me an email and test my mad skillz.
Oh, and if you were wondering - the name Orcwood is a play on the word awkward.. Yeah, you kinda need to say it out loud to get it.
Thanks for reading this far. I’m pretty impressed – gold star for you!