Friday, November 20, 2009

Canberra Christmas Market



Tell us a little bit about the market?

Looking to experience a market which is full of original handcrafted designs that are stylish, unique and exceptional quality?

Handmade - Canberra's quarterly Upmarket brings together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets all at one destination. It is a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the quality, handcrafted and locally designed. Handmade is located at the gorgeous historically listed Yarralumla Woolshed, at Yarralumla Canberra. At the moment it is an quarterly event but due to crazy but fabulous attendance numbers we will be thinking of holding Handmade a little more frequently next year! (ohhh and this is the first time I have posted that anywhere, so that is a scoop) Check the website for more details once Handmade Christmas is over.


When/why did you start your market?
Handmade started on Nov 2009, so this would make our first Birthday coming up, yeah! I started Handmade to compliment and contribute to the fantastic designer/creative scene in Canberra. Canberra has so many creative courses, you can learn anything here but then there is very limited space to then sell your goods or try them in the marketplace. Handmade can offer designers the chance to connect with the public about their product and build their small business into something more.


What is the favourite part about running the market?
Finding the most amazing application on my computer from someone who would love to be part of Handmade. Then there are the lovely stories I hear from stallholders about how well they did at Handmade, how they are growing their products and brands. Oh also the fabulous customers who come along and make it all happen!

Why do you love handmade so much?
Handmade as a product has really become the new black! making your own designs and being creative is so satisfying on so many levels, buying and supporting handmade makes the world go round.
On another level It gives me the chance to part of so many different peoples lives. Designers, students, customers, ACT Tourism, Motor neurone Disease NSW, who we fundraise for. It also allows me to be home with the kids and family and work full time.































Name 5 reason why your visitors should attend the market?

Only 5! .......
1. To find fabulous, can't buy anywhere else goods
2. To support local and National designers
3. Support people suffering from MND and their families
4. Find out why the new black is handmade.....
5. Because Canberra Rocks!

Christmas Market 2009

Friday 20 November 5-9 Twilight Market
Saturday 21 November 10-4pm

visit www.handmademarket.com.au for more info

2 comments:

  1. HI there..

    Do you have an email that I can contact you at?? Looked all over for one!!

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