WELCOME It’s still warm in Canberra, but the morning air is growing crisp and crystal clear, signalling the very beginning of Autumn. This is the time to get out and enjoy our beautiful city, with its many events and seasonal colour. Please join us at the Handmade Market, where you can come to shop, socialise and graze to your heart’s content. Hopefully, you can take time out of your busy schedule to flick through the pages of this, the Autumn edition of Handmade Magazine. In it, we will be telling you everything you need to know about the March Handmade Market, including what to put on your shopping list for your home, your pantry, your wardrobe and your loved ones. The Handmade Market is on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March, from 10am until 4pm at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC). Two halls will be packed with beautiful designs and produce made by Australian artisans, delicious food and an unbeatable atmosphere of fun and creativity. And in March, we will be hosting over 50 new designers and producers, all of whom can be found in the directory online. www.handmadecanberra.com.au/directory-home/ Please enjoy, and we’ll see you at the market.
Handmade Canberra was established in 2008 to satisfy a local need for high quality, handmade Australian designs.
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From small beginnings, it has grown into a much anticipated event on the Canberra calendar, attracting designers and visitors from all over Australia. In two halls of the Exhibition Park (EPIC), there are 250 stalls of designer gifts, homewares, fashion, accessories, childrenâ€™s items and food. The gourmet food hall is growing in popularity, with locals eager to taste, try and buy the best local produce, coffee, wine and street food. There is easy access, abundant free parking, plenty of space to sit and relax, wide aisles, baby changing facilities, ATMs and friendly, knowledgeable staff to assist and advise you.
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Handmade will be giving away some $50 gift vouchers in the run up to the market on 18 & 19 March. Head over to the Facebook Page for your chance to win. 4
Honey and Glow is all about products from the hive. With a sustainable, no-tox, hand made, 100% natural range, Honey and Glow is the place for beeswax candles, body products and of course, honey.
Follow the scent to The Essentials Lab at Handmade, where you will find natural home and body fragrances made with the finest essential oils and absolutes.
BODY AND SPIRIT The March Handmade Market will have its biggest ever selection of deliciously scented cosmetic and body ranges. Talk to the producers and discover their methods, which, being artisan, are natural and skin friendly. From soy wax candles to essential oils and menâ€™s grooming to scarlet lipstick, Handmade is the place to find your spa ingredients.
Beautiful homewares with heavenly scents. Mi Amor candles smell as good as they look.
Buddha Bodycare makes a vegan, palm oil free and organic skin care range. Relax and reconnect using this collection of ethical botanicals, oils and clays made of only the purest raw and nutrient rich skin loving ingredients available.
New to Handmade, Lâ€™Ascari brings beautiful packaging to its home fragrance, personal grooming and skincare products.
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Australian wildflowers, moss and lichen are thoughtfully harvested and captured in eco resin to make up the collection by Nanna Woo.
The homewares on display at Handmade in March have all been created by hand in Australia. Original design, innovative production methods and attention to detail all combine to create pieces that will adorn your home in style.
Simple, elegant, sustainable design comes from Turner + Turner. New to Handmade, this collective uses natural materials to create pieces that will become collectors’ items.
Combining stunning home centrepieces with unique wearable jewellery, Nanna Woo will add colour to you and your home.
Upswitch makes imaginative lamps, lighting and home wares using reclaimed and upcycled materials. Each piece is a one-off, designed to bring out the character of the found object’s original use, giving it personality and longevity.
4 Leaf Clover is a textile house which painstakingly designs and hand prints its fabric collections before turning them into sumptuous homewares. The current collection, ‘Botanica Australiana’ is inspired by the beauty of Australian native flora & fauna.
Ceramics from Louise M Studio. Handmade homewares at their best. Playful, colourful and made with care.
Tango & James rescues old chairs and gives them a new lease of life with in-house designed fabrics. ‘Un-beiging’ Canberra one chair at a time is the mission. Visit the stall at Handmade for bright furniture to make you happy.
Artomobile has a collection of art based on vintage vehicles. Perfect for fans of four-wheeled fun.
ATP Creative Design will have you organised in style. Planners and calendars come unframed, or framed with glass pens for wipeability.
boyandgirlco recycles pallets and turns them into conversation pieces. Choose from the range at the market, commission a bespoke piece or hire multiples for an event.
Award-winning art studio, Hadfield, is known for its landscapes. New to Handmade, the ‘50 Shades of Blue’ Antarctic series.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES Ruth Tate uses beautiful fabrics sourced from around the world to produce collections characterised by classic cuts with a twist.
We’ve got news for you, Canberra. This is the season that the nation’s capital will be especially well-dressed. With unique fashion from true artisans and dramatic accessories that will get people talking, Handmade is definitely the place to define your style.
Jude Artisan Fashion creates women’s, men’s and unisex fashion through the unique and off beat use of shape, colour, texture and an unexpected combination of materials.
Elegant, refined and very easy to wear.
Zilpah Tart’s Yumi Morrissey designs her own exclusive fabric prints for use in her collections. She uses photographs taken around Canberra to create beautiful, bright, unique prints which adds an exciting element to the designs.
Lauren & Angie is all about carefree eco-friendly fashion with simple and classic designs so you can work them into your own unique style. Made up of organic cottons, linens and other eco-friendly fabrics, bringing love to your clothes.
Indulge in the hand crafted and hand finished luxury of a Rockstars and Royalty dress for your big occasion.
Precious metals put together with style and attention to detail form the Ant Haus range of jewellery. Thoughtful, timeless pieces that youâ€™ll want to wear forever make the perfect gift for a loved one, or a treat for yourself.
Known for its ceramics and homewares, Clay Canoe also makes strong yet delicate jewellery with the aim to be â€œrobust but not dumpy, elegant but not precious, complimentary in colour but not matchy.â€?
Farrah will be bringing its exquisite handmade leather accessories to the March market for the first time. Pieces include bags, wallets, belts and cufflinks.
Juno Stone & Silver will be presetnting its beautiful jewellery at Handmade for the first time in March. A combination of the finest faceted stones with 98-100% Pure Thai Hill Tribe Silver makes for one of a kind pieces.
Another unique idea for your wardrobe at Handmade. Kimono Yamamoto makes bags, purses and clutches from vintage kimonos, which make treasured keepsakes and gorgeous talking points.
Taking inspiration from both Celtic and Maori art, K Mueller Design combines precious and semi precious stones with a range of metals to create modern takes on ancient jewellery motifs.
THE HANDMADE PANTRY Handmade’s Gourmet Food Hall is a great place to pick up unusual flavours, larder staples and just brilliant ideas. Sauces, chutneys, jams, oils, vinegars and spices will add extra wow to your dishes and drinks, mixers and cordials will help your party go off with a bang. And don’t forget to invest in a local cookbook for even more inspiration.
Canberra’s Bellerophon Cold Brew uses only the highest grade, ethically sourced coffee, roasted especially for cold brew to achieve a cup with unrivalled sweetness and complexity. Drink while the weather is still warm.
To avoid overly sweet drinks, use Sin-Kō-Na Tonic Syrup, a bittersweet mixer, made with cinchona bark (the natural source of quinine) that leaves a clean finish on the palate.
Keeping it in the family, Josh&Sue is a mother and son team with a homemade range of gourmet jams, chutneys and sauces. The duo will be back at Handmade in March to offer advice, inspiration and heavenly flavours.
Handmade always brings you a wide selection of our favourite thing, chocolate. Combining a tongue-in-cheek attitude with high quality product, Sydney Chocolate will be bringing, among other things, a range of Sydney suburb inspired sweets.
Quicksand Publishing will be at the March Market again with latest publication, The Capital Cookbook 3. With recipes from around the region, one of their beautiful recipe books is sure to have the perfect dish to serve to your loved ones.
Seed Press has published The Cupping Room Cookbook. Packed with delicious recipes from the Canberra café and coffee mecca, the mouth watering photography alone is sure to give you inspiration.
Hot street food will be in abundance at the Handmade Market in March. Sausages, burgers, corn, Asian, Indian and Greek amongst others will all be cooked fresh in the Gourmet Food Hall. And if you haven’t tried one of the Handmade favourites from Mr Papa, you need to put this experience on your list too.
STREET FOOD PARTY However early you come to shop, Two Before Ten will be on hand to provide you with your caffeine fix.
Your sweet tooth will not be disappointed by the crêpes, doughnuts, cannoli, baklava, churros and cakes on offer. But for the perfect dessert to complete your street food experience, it’s hard to walk past the gelato from The Italian Traveller.
Cannoli Brothers fill their freshly made delicacies with homemade cream filling that will melt in your mouth.
Greek food with Greek hospitality and Greek fun can be found at Ilias the Greek. Indulge in their speciality savoury and sweet food, made fresh at the market, and you may be asked to smash a plate or two while you’re there!
We dare you to resist doughnuts with a myriad of fillings from Bombolini and freshly made on the premises by Krofne. Take your pick, or compare them both.
LITTLE DARLINGS Handmade is a great market for children. There are wide aisles for prams and strollers, baby change facilities and a breast feeding room. With so many food stalls, there are also plenty of delicious drinks and snacks on offer and of course, there is so much to look at! Bring the kids to Handmade and pick up something unique and playful for them.
Happy Hands Happy Heart is new to Handmade with a playdough recipe that includes fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices to create the unique colours. Each flavour is scented to enhance the feeling of calm, encouraging creative and sensory play and developing fine motor skills.
Seriously Milestones have taken the real “oops” moments in life and developed cards to be used as photo props to capture the fun. With cards for babies, toddlers and pets, along with a range of greetings cards, they’re putting the fun back into moments that are memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Jilly Junior will be bringing its usual teepee delights in beautiful fabrics. A perfect sanctuary for the busy child.
Little Monkee Moos will be at the market for the first time, with wall decor, cushions, alphabets and flash cards printed with beautiful animals, that are perfect for a fun and stylish nursery.
My Menagerie produces hand-stitched toys, made from soft merino wool and given cheeky character.
ALL OF THE DESIGNERS YOU WILL FIND AT THE HANDMADE MARKET 18 & 19 MARCH 2017 213 Art 4 Leaf Clover Aedel Alfamores Ant Haus Designs Appleye Jewellery Designs Archie Bee Artomobile Assemblage Project ATP Creative Design Australian Essences Babs Bodycare Baked by Mum Baldwin Distilling Company Barbell Biltong Beau Wylie Bee Bowen Handcrafted Luxury Bellerophon Cold Brew Berlin Bangers Berserk Black Horse Fine Foods Blue Radish Blumengarten Bob Window Boho Fox Bok Bok B’Gerk Bombolini Doughnuts Bopdotz boyandgirlco Buddha Bodycare Burra Berkshires Byanne Cannoli Brothers Captain Robbo CheekyBucket Chick Pea Choppa Chops Christine Battochio Chuckles & Kaz Cicada Chocolate Clay by Tina Clay Canoe Clockeyed Cracking Corn Crankybot Crayon Chick Cumbungi Doug’s World Clocks East Street Eat Me Chutneys Elfreds of the Peninsula Ella Fashion Enigma Fine Chocolates Ethel & Ah Loy Eva Cassis Everafter Everything Mason Evyie Fabric of Society
Farrah Design Flibbertigibbet Flora Domestica Fold Formations Foolhouse Frank Ideas From Me To You Ceramics Fujinella Gigglespot Designs Glory Box Designs Gourmet Gozleme Hadfield Painting Studio Handsome Devils Co. Happy Hands Happy Heart Harper & Edie Harriet Jane Designs Hayden Youlley Design Helen Pizzano Art + Objects Helens Handpuppets Hiccup Art Hillgrove Pottery Homebaked Goods Homeworks Design Store Honey and Glow Ilias the Greek Jac Studios Jack Whoppy T-Shirts Jane Brown Pearls Jasper + Myrtle Chocolates Jazminbell Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy Jilly Junior Teepee Joseph Austin Josh&Sue Gourmet Selection Jude Artisan Fashion Juno Stone + Silver Just Lippy K Mueller Design Kimono Yamamoto Kingfish & Co Krave Juice Bar Krofne Kurbside Kitchen Kusina Kylie van Tol Artworks L’Ascari La Source Laura Maidment Lauren & Angie Lauren Skye Studio Le Petit Breton Leafy Sea Dragon Artwork Leatheron Lil Gas LilliBean Designs Little Monkey Moos Little Noisy Miner LLL Designs Look Mama! Loose Gourmet Churros Louise M Studio Lumi Candles Lush Soy Candles & Diffusers Made by Katherine Maison Dog Manuela Igreja Jewels
Marja-Leena Maya Neumann Millinary Merchants of Nonsense Mi Amor Candles Milkbox Miss Chopsticks Origami Jewellery Miss Molly’s Dolls Miss Ruby-May MM2B Millinery Mo Resin Moements Mookah Mount Majura Vineyard Mr Papa Street Food Mrs Nargar & Co. Mum Made It My Favourite Apron Company My Menagerie My Sweet Alice Nanna Woo Naturally Ingrained Designs Nee-Bob Needle vs Thread Needs & Wishes Art Next Romance Jewels Nullarbor Nights Knitwear Number 9 Fashion Studio Oh, Buttons! One Tree Hill Alpaca Orange Owl Textiles Orbit Clothing OzTimber Treasures Page Shoes Pialligo Estate Pink Flamingo Interiors Planet Fab Poetry Fine Foods Postcards from Aloysius Princesses & Punks Publisher Prints Pure Treasures by Dani Bennett Quarry Hill Wines Quicksand Food Cookbooks Rancho Rhapsody Design Rhonda’s Art Rockstars and Royalty Rosebery St Bakehouse Rosemarie’s Cakes Rosie’s Boutique Condiments Runway Fashion Ruth Tate Sam Clark Photography Sarah Van Oosterom Scotts Food Vans Seed Press Seriously Milestones Sheesh Skirts Signatur Handknits Silvermonk Sin Ko Nah Tonic Syrup Sixd SmartAlex Textiles So Indesign Souvenir Sovata
Speckled Frog Spruce Craft Co. Spunky Bruiser & Robyn Ru Stephanie Elizabeth Artwork Sticky Balsamic Stockman Sticks Sue Dyde Contemporary Art Sutton Forest Olives Swede Little Things Sweet Sista Sydney Chocolate Sylvia Riley Designs Tango and James Tea Garden The Australian Wool Store The Canberra Distillery The Chilli Effect The Essentials Lab The Fifth Season The Grace Collection The Gundaroo Puzzler The Italian Traveller The Little Flame Co. The Local Larder The Mister Brand The Niki Tree The Original Smoke & Spice Co. The Raisin Did It The World’s Best Nuts Thirst Thai Tick Tock Type Tikka Stand Time Flies Designs Tiny Moons Tiny Paradise Tiptoe Threads Toby E Jewellery Tread & Pedals Treetops TT Treasures Turner + Turner Twice Designs Twisted River Wines Two Alike Two Before Ten Two Birds Buttons Two Fox Creative Upswitch Veganarchy Sweets ‘n’ Eats Vetro e Metallo Vintage Spirit Welly’s Wonders What I Made Wombat & Poss Yarnhub Yiannos Catering Yvette Fitzpatrick Art Zilpah Tart Zoe Georgiou Designed, written and typeset