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Handmade Designers – December 2017


Are you ready for the weekend? In case you haven’t heard, the Handmade Christmas Market is on THIS WEEKEND! On Friday evening from 5pm until 9pm and on Saturday & Sunday from 10am until 4pm, 260 stalls of food, gifts, fashion, homewares and accessories will solve all of your Christmas shopping and menu dilemmas under one roof.

With over 260 stalls at the Handmade Christmas Market this weekend, there really are too many to mention them all, but our ONLINE DIRECTORY presents each of them by category. Our designers are artisans at the top of their game. With innovative products, beautifully made here in Australia, each a result of hours of careful work and attention to detail, you can find a gift for everyone. Here’s an overview of what to expect in each category


Screen printed linens, quirky cushions and knitted blankets all make stunning gifts, or complete your own decoration for the Christmas home. We also have a huge range of ceramics, from simple whites to textured and floral. Fun mugs and coasters are great stocking fillers and don’t forget the larger pieces of furniture and outdoor ornaments, just in time for your guests to descend.


Whether it’s a small greetings card or a framed original, you’ll be spoiled for choice by our range of creative artists. Australian birds, abstract oils, delicate line drawings and original photography will all be vying for a place on your walls.


We’ve moved on from the bad old days of gaudy souvenirs to remember our beautiful city. Whether it’s an edible War Memorial, a bus stop coaster set or a vintage map, you can take a piece of Canberra home while remaining stylish.


Handmade is not only a great market for children to attend, but it also provides a number of stalls to inspire them to write their letters to Santa right now. Jigsaw puzzles, soft toys, teething rings, funky outfits and nursery art are just some of the children’s items that can be found at EPIC this weekend.


It’s party season, and you may want to try Handmade for a piece that’s unique and has its own story, allowing you to stand out from the crowd. Some of our fashion designers create patterned fabrics from local photography, while some screen print their own with original indigenous designs. You can find made to measure suits alongside dresses made from repurposed shirts. Whatever you’re looking for, Handmade is bound to delight.


And don’t forget the finishing touches. Fascinators and hats, clutches and handbags, ties and handkerchiefs will all finish your ensemble. And for those really special people in your life, a pretty box containing a stunning piece of silver jewellery with precious stones will make the perfect gift.


Great for the hard to buy for people on your list, skincare by Handmade’s designers is ethical, local and beneficial. From a Christmas scented candle to a nourishing body scrub or subtle perfume, a Handmade gift will be easy to choose.

And if you’re still wondering which stalls to visit this weekend, have a look at our ONLINE MAGAZINE with beautiful images and a full listing of everyone who’s coming to the market this weekend. We can’t wait to see you there!


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.


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