New Designers & Producers


We’ve started our countdown to the next Handmade Market on 17 & 18 March 2018. All of the wonderful Australian designers and producers that will be attending the market are now in our online DIRECTORY so you can find your favourite or look at some of the new designers we have booked. We are very excited that we have so many new small businesses coming to Canberra, and the full list is in our New Designer section of the directory. However, here is a small taste of what you can expect to see.

Gorgeous Autumn Designs from our new stallholders. Clockwise from top left: Quirkie Su, Yalu Apothecary, Sinead Buckney, Map Journal, Jumble Light, Amanda Eats Cake.

Let’s start with the little ones. Gorgeous toys can be found at Quirkie Su run by a mum and daughter team who create animals out of materials that were already available. Finding woollen blankets and jumpers from Op Shops, they turn them into a beautiful range, and can even customise their toys so you can have a little replica of your own dog or cat.

To homewares, and a Canberran designer whose Bermuda pendant light is made from 60 triangles that can be assembled at home. Jumble Light has designed the light so that the triangles fit together to make star shapes that form the finished light, capable of transforming a room.

Using a collection of new and vintage maps, Map Journal celebrates the beauty of the paper map in a world of apps. Reinventing them as sketch books and travel journals, all pieces are hand stitched and put together with love.

We have a number of clever jewellers coming to Handmade in March. One of them has returned to Australia after some time in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Sinead Buckney‘s Paisley and Mandala collections are inspired by the traditional folk designs she came across on her travels. All pieces are designed and made using traditional hand tools combined with new techniques such as 3D printing, and some feature beautiful and unusual gemstones from her personal collection.

If you’re keen to indulge in a skincare treat, have a look at Yalu Apothecary whose philosophy is simple – “we nurture with nature.” Speciality naturopathic herbal tea blends, botanical perfume oils, face masks and bath products all cultivate wellness of the mind, body and spirit.

Another product that will lift the spirit is a treat from Amanda Eats Cake, a patisserie where quality is the top priority and there is a delicious array of French delicacies and Brazilian delights. Wash this down with a cuppa from Literary Tea . Ever wanted to have a cup of tea with Jane Austen or F. Scott Fitzgerald? Until you can get your hands on a time travel machine, this is the next best thing. Their certified organic tea is inspired by literary icons, each blend unique to the writer, making the perfect accompaniment to reading their works.

We’ll be focusing on more new and established designers and producers over on our social media channels and here in Handmade Style until the market on 17 & 18 March. Put the dates in your calendars.