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New at the March Market

Handmade Canberra is very excited to announce that there will be over 50 new stallholders at the market on 12 & 13 March at EPIC. Bringing you new designs in homewares, fashion and jewellery, together with a range of new gourmet produce, this market is sure to delight even the veterans of Handmade Markets.

SHOP HANDMADE

Fresh from Shop Handmade, two of our lovely shop designers are making their debut at the market.

Wombat JAC Studios

Wombat & Poss (above left) is about beautiful, simple and stylish clothing and accessories for babies and children using natural, earth-friendly fabrics and fibres. They’re all hand-knitted and sewn in Canberra, using the age-old techniques.

JAC Studios (above right) is all about unique design, with jewellery made from materials not intended for jewellery, such as spoons and copper piping, filled with resin to create wearable artwork. All JAC Studios products are made by hand in Canberra.

HOMEWARES

Flying the Australian flag at Handmade for the first time, we have a selection of homewares designers.

habitue Chrysa

Amindy Ariella

Habitué Design (top left) brings a collection of crochet rugs and homewares constructed in Central Victoria. The range is a contemporary take on a traditional craft, using on trend colours and simple contemporary design. The products are made predominately from jersey yarn, a by-product sourced from the fashion industry, making it an environmentally friendly solution.

Chrysa Koukoura (top right) will be bringing a range of prints in fine-line pen on paper with detailed drawings that aim to draw the viewer in for a closer look. All the prints, including a screen printed collection, are designed and printed in Melbourne.

Amindy (bottom left) is on a mission to spread the style of fun, happy homewares and accessories across Melbourne and Australia. Merging Australian and Scandinavian influences, these products have a minimalistic style.

Ariella (bottom right) makes vintage inspired children’s clothing, aprons, accessories and homewares. Coming from a long line of tailors, Ariella wants to “keep the art of tailoring alive” and every piece is accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia.

Cut To Pieces You Are Brave Kinffish The Fifth Season Hooray Hayley

Cut to Pieces (top left) makes life-sized, realistic hand painted wooden animal pieces that can go outside in the garden or inside.

You Are Brave Textiles (top centre) is inspired by the patterns and textures of nature. Based in Sydney, they hand print & make table linen, tea towels, cushion covers & fabric storage pots.

Kingfish & Co Furniture (top right) makes custom pieces that are unique but chic.  Canberra based designer and craftsman
Dave Kingsburg uses recycled materials to produce one-off pieces that can’t be found in mass-produced furniture.

The Fifth Season (bottom left) is original artwork by Australian artist Jennifer Baird. She works on paper and
canvas using a range of mediums depicting local landscapes and Australian beaches.

Hooray Hayley (bottom right) is a Sydney-based artist with an innocent style inspired by dad humour, whimsy, art galleries, pop culture and food.

FASHION

Our fresh fashion contingent will be at Handmade with gorgeous clothing and jewellery that are handcrafted and unique.

Harriet Jane Meekz Pepper InkKiva

Harriet Jane (top left) makes clothing out of fabric printed with her own nature photography including sunsets, landscapes, water and plant life. She uses only natural fibres such as silks, silk/cotton, organic cotton and bamboo, sewn into clothes, scarves and lingerie.  Each piece is labelled with a description of the photo and where it was taken.

Meekz Contemporary Jewellery (top centre) is a Brisbane based design label that creates pieces that tell a story. Drawing inspiration from the country and the urban built environment, the pieces have geometric forms.

Kiva, Made for Fun (bottom left) is inspired by the Finnish word ‘kiva’ meaning ‘a fun object’. Drawing inspiration from northern European textile, clothing design and construction, Kiva offers a unique line of wares for bodies big and small. All textiles and products designed and hand crafted in Canberra.

Pepper Ink (top right) Temporary tattoos for the rebels and the flower lovers. Known for their floral tattoos made from vintage illustrations, they also collaborate with artists to create new modern ranges.

FOOD

And last but not least, the gourmet visitors to Handmade will be treated with new delicious concoctions from local producers.

J+M Qurry Hill My Sweet Alice

Jasper + Myrtle Chocolates (left) brings you handmade bean to bar chocolate made in Canberra. Like fine wine, each batch is different. Jasper + Myrtle matches the best natural ingredients with the most suitable beans to produce truly unique chocolate. Already with Melbourne Fine Food Awards to its name, the
subtle flavour combinations need to be tried.

Quarry Hill Wines (centre) is a boutique Canberra Vineyard that produces distinctive wines that reflect the unique soils and terrain of the vineyard. The wines include well known varieties as well as some that are a little less common, offering an exciting and intriguing alternative for those looking for something new.

My Sweet Alice (right) is a unique vintage style travelling café located in Canberra, served from a bespoke 1950’s vintage-style wooden caravan.  Serving coffee, teas and other hot beverages, they also provide homemade treats including friands, tarts, cupcakes and biscuits, including gluten free options.

East Street Canberra is passionate about providing fresh and tasty Vietnamese street food.

Not forgetting your four-legged friend, Pupcake Bakery is a Canberra business making homemade dog treats which contain tasty superfoods such as sweet potato and carrot, with no additional preservatives, salt or sugar.

Handmade Market

Saturday 12 March 10am-4pm

Sunday 13 March 10am-4pm

EPIC, Flemington Road.

Entry is free & Parking is free

Callie

Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.

MARKET DATES 2017 & 2018

  • 16 & 17SEPTEMBER 2017
  • 8*, 9 & 10DECEMBER 2017
  • 17 & 18MARCH 2018
  • 5 & 6MAY 2018
  • 28 & 29JULY 2018
  • 20 & 21OCTOBER 2018
  • 7*, 8 & 9DECEMBER 2018
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM
  • ENTRY IS FREE

CONTACT HANDMADE

0402 247 532
market@handmadecanberra.com.au

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  • COMMENDATION: TOURISM SPECIALISED RETAIL
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  • FINALIST: TELSTRA STATE START UP AWARD
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