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WELCOME Canberra’s biggest market is back this Spring. We receive hundreds of applications from local and national artisans who want to bring their bespoke products to Canberra. We carefully curate until we have 260 stalls of Australian designers and producers with the perfect blend of homewares, fashion, gifts, accessories and food. Then we create the best layout, including our increasingly popular gourmet food hall so shoppers can relax, taste and soak up our unique atmosphere all under one roof. The next market is right at the beginning of Canberra’s outdoor events calendar with Floriade starting on the same weekend, so there’s no better time to plan a break in our exciting Capital. Flowers are blooming, cafés, restaurants and bars are spilling onto the pavements and the sky, as ever, is big and blue. Come and sample all that the city and region have to offer. And if you mention Handmade when booking with our preferred accommodation partner, the Rex Hotel, you will receive 20% off one of their beautiful rooms. The Handmade Market is on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September, from 10am until 4pm at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC). Head over to our website for more details, articles and profiles of our designers and producers. www.handmadecanberra.com.au Within the pages of this magazine, we will be showcasing our stallholders for the September Market and focusing on who’s new. We’ll walk you through the gourmet food hall and give you a taste of our street food. And we’ll be listing all of the designers and producers, so you can start to plan your trip to Handmade. Please enjoy, and we’ll see you at the market.




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Handmade Canberra was established in 2008 to satisfy a local need for high quality, handmade Australian designs. 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 260 stalls of designer gifts, homewares, fashion, accessories, children’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. Handmade has a thriving social media life with regular news, videos and updates, so follow the links from the website. www.handmadecanberra.com.au

THE HANDMADE NURSERY Your little ones will love the Handmade Market. Not only is there a lot to look at and yummy treats to taste, but there are also plenty of beautiful things to take home. Toys, clothing and nursery decorations are only some of the children’s items on sale at Handmade.

Why not take home an individual named keepsake from Makers & Merchants? Names can be pre ordered on their website and picked up at Handmade. For dreamy artworks that you’ll want to keep forever, head to Winter Avenue Press (above). Twice Designs’ Marauders’ Map artwork (far left) is available for your Harry Potter fans. Miss Ruby May (above left) has a range of handmade dolls and wooden animals that will bring hours of fun, while the beautiful toys from Edge of the Forest (left) will appeal to mums and their babies.


SPRING HOME It’s almost time to throw off the blankets and open the windows, so the Handmade Market is the perfect opportunity to update your home with the latest homewares. With thousands of original designs, all handmade here in Australia, anything you buy will make a wonderful centrepiece and talking point, from ceramics and textiles to kitchenware and ornaments.

With many ceramic styles and methods to choose from, there’s enough to cater for any taste. ByKate Ceramics (top left) has a neutral and metallic range, while Ana Jensen Ceramics (left) come in strong and subtle colours. Wonderful wood is the material used by Meraki Makers (far left), whose marquetry techniques will inspire. For resin, Nanna Woo (bottom) offers a rainbow selection of bowls and accessories, enhanced with metallics and texture.


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No home is complete without a scented candle giving off your signature fragrance. Handmade hosts a number of candle makers, all with different styles and aromas. Try the beautifully packaged Mi Amor range (top) as a gift and take home the tropical inspired scents of Laki Ohana Candles (above).

Beeswax or Plant Based VEGAN

Handmade, one of a kind aprons for the whole family. Each apron is unique, just like you! Find us at Handmade Canberra, via myfavouriteapronco on Etsy, Instagram and Facebook or 0415 844 317

So many talented artists will be bringing the fruits of their labours to Handmade that we had to show some of them off in our Handmade Gallery. Take time to find the perfect piece for your wall from among the stalls and walls at Handmade. You’ll find established favourites sitting alongside exciting newcomers, so don’t miss out on your chance to own a future masterpiece.


Intricate illustrations from Keatopia (left) will appeal to kids and adults alike. Street scenes from Kate Eagle (below left) and Chloë Waddell (below). Matteo Berna (bottom left) will retun to Handmade with his distinctive art, while Dana Kinter (bottom centre) will be bringing her Australian-inspired paintings on wood.

Chloë Waddell’s streets from around the world are made from intricately layered collage, photos, drawings and paint.


Monochrome illustrations in ink can be found at three Handmade stalls in September. Ferne & Co (above), Little Noisy Miner (right) and Apothecary Artist (far Right) make line drawings look simple, while their attention to detail is definitely not.


THE FASHIONABLE SEASON We have your Spring wardrobe ready to go at Handmade. With innovative Australian fashion for all ages and styles and a huge collection of jewellery, accessories and bags, you can spend the day at the market putting together your dream outfit. From intricate hand-printed garments to vintage repurposed pieces and from silk to merino, every taste can be looked after at Handmade.


Eco fashion from Remuse Designs (top left). Intricate printing by Milk & Thistle (left). Pure silk garments from Pearl & Silk (below). Shirts are repurposed into stunning and easy to wear dresses at Butterscotch Castle (bottom right). Life is fun with colourful prints by Made 590 (bottom centre) and Kumo (bottom left).


Gorgeous folded silver pieces by Blacbrail Atelier (top left) will make a statement. For a unique piece of art, take home some jewellery by ChloĂŤ Waddell (above) or a piece made from repurposed stamps by Postcards from Aloysius (left). Traditional block printing methods and natural dyes are used to create beautiful scarves and accessories at Her Indigo. (far left), while traditional weaving and native dyes contribute to the delicate pieces from Heirloom Fibrecraft (below left).


IN THE PANTRY We hope that you have enough bags with you when you come to the market, because you’re going to need lots of space for your produce shopping. You’ll be spoiled for choice when you see and taste the slow cooked jams and sauces, pressed oils, aged vinegars, cured meats, healthy cereals, thirst quenching juices, handmade chocolate, regional wines and local spirits. Amongst others!

Gift of our Earth is passionate about all things health and well being, with live products that are full of probiotics and made with water from a Bredbo deep mineral spring.

Antioxidant packed muesli from Farmer Jo (top), traditional French saucisson by La Bastide (centre) and delicious toffee and caramel from Poetry Fine Foods (bottom). Make time to visit the Baked for Babies cake stall, run by the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (far left) and why not treat yourself to a glass of cold climate wine from Quarry Hill (left)?



Street food is fast, natural, delicious and moreish. Choose from sweets such as authentic cannoli from Cannoli Brothers (bottom right) or a range of beautiful cookies and cakes while you sip your freshly roasted coffee from Art of Espresso (right). For lunch, you will have to decide between South American cusine such as Mr Papa (top left) or La Empanada. Head to the Italian Traveller for soups or Yiannos (bottom left) for your Greek fix. If you want Indian, head to Tikka Stand, or Asian from Kusina. If you’re in the mood for meat, newcomer Smoky G’s BBQ Joint will deliver slow cooked perfection. A quick snack in the form of a pasty or sausage roll will quickly become a meal when you taste the pastry and fillings at Uncle Juan’s Bakehouse (above left), or take away a bag of freshly made popcorn from Cracking Corn (top right). One bag is not enough.


The boys will be satisfied with the range of gifts, fashion and treats on offer. Handmade is a great place for a present for the hard-to-buy-for gent, and also for the guys to indulge.


Vintage vehicle-inspired T Shirts from Revs and Threads (right), natural skincare from The Mister Brand (far right), chilli sauce by the Chilli Effect (below) and jerky from Stockman Sticks (below right) are among the many options.



Nature Lab (far left) has a big range of skincare products for you to try. Soul & Ark (left) are specialists in skincare and naturally scented products such as candles.

SPRING FRESH One of the main benefits of handmade skincare and scented products is that they are packed with natural ingredients which are good for you and effective. Talk to the experts - the people that invented and produced these ranges - and find out what will work best for you.

Newcomers, Raw Zen Skincare, (above) will be on hand with advice and delicious natural products, while local business, Apiary Made (right), makes the range from the fruits of the hive.


SEPTEMBER’S DESIGNERS & PRODUCERS Aedel A Little Gypsy in my Soul A Silver Circle Alexis, Eclectic Alight Glass Amacyn Natural Perfume Amindy Ana Jensen Ceramics Ant Haus Designs Apiary Made Apothecary Artist Appleye Jewellery Designs Archie Bee Ariella Art of Espresso Artomobile Assemblage Project Asuom ATP Creative Design Babic Biscuiteers Babs Bodycare Baldwin Distilling Co. Barbell Biltong Base Soaps Beep Bicycle Bells Bellerophon Cold Brew Bennett Fox Designs Berserk Beüy Blacbrail Atelier Black Horse Fine Foods Blackinkk Blossom + Beau Blue Radish Bob Window Boho Fox Bok Bok B’Gerk Bombolini Doughnuts Bopdotz Boyandgirlco Burbia Butterscotch Castle ByKate Ceramics Cannoli Brothers Caramel Cave Catcher & Co Distillery Brewery CatKe Design Chick Pea Chloë Waddell Clay by Tina Clay Canoe Coal Coast Tacos Cookies & Co Cracking Corn Crankybot Dana Kinter Art Delilah Devine Ding the Recipe Dough Re Mi Cookie Co Doug’s World Clocks Dressed for Sunday Eat Me Chutneys Edge of the Forest Elfreds of the Peninsula

Emby Love Picnic Blankets Emily O’Brien Photography Endeavour Tea Enigma Fine Chocolates Evyie Farmer Jo Muesli Farrah Design Ferne & Co. Fiona Roderick Fizzy Pop Designs Fleurette Aromatherapy Frank Ideas From Me To You Ceramics Fujinella Funky Journals Gabby Lane Handbags Garlicious Grown Ghost & Lola Gift of our Earth Goomo Goose on the Loose Gourmet Gozleme Green Pea Books & Stationery Happy in Finland Harper & Edie Harriet Jane Designs Hause of Glassborow Hayden Youlley Design Heirloom Fibrecraft Helen Ashley Designs Helen’s Handpuppets Her Indigo. Hiccup Art Homeworks Design Store Honey and Glow In My Element Glass Design Industriana inSync Design Ironworx Australia JAC Studios Jane Brown Pearls Jasper + Myrtle Chocolates Jazminbell Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy Jilly Junior Teepee Australia Joolz Josephene by Jo Lucchesi Just Lippy Kate Eagle Art & Design Kate Sale Jewellery Keatopia Kimono Yamamoto Kingfish & Co Kiva, Made for Fun Koja Health Krave Juice Bar Krofne Kumo Kurbside Kitchen Kusina La Bastide La Empanada La Source Australia Laki Ohana Candles

Lauren & Angie Lauren Skye Studio Leafy Sea Dragon Artwork Leatheron LilliBean Designs Little Noisy Miner Little Hoothoot LLL Designs Look Mama! Louise M Studio Lumi Candles Made by Katherine Made 590 Maison Dog Makers + Merchants Marit Hamer Marja-Leena Matteo Berna Art Meraki Makers Merchants of Nonsense Mi Amor Candles Mi-Wallet Milk & Thistle Milkbox Miss Molly’s Dolls Miss Ruby-May Missy Minzy MM2B Millinery Monte Dwyer’s Red in the Centre Mookah Mr Papa Street Food Mrs Nargar & Co. Mud and Sugar My Favourite Apron Company My Sweet Alice Nancy Joanna Concrete Collection Nanna Woo Naturally Ingrained Designs Nature Lab Skincare Nee-Bob Needle vs Thread Needs & Wishes Art Newborn Intensive Care Foundation Next Romance Jewels Nicola Bannerman Nullarbor Nights Knitwear One Thousand Lines One Tree Hill Alpaca Page Shoes Pallet and Vine Pearl & Silk Penelope Shilling Pialligo Estate Smokehouse Pili Pala Pieces Pink Paddock Store Poetry Fine Foods Postcards from Aloysius Publisher Textiles & Papers Quarry Hill Wines Rancho Raw Zen Skincare Red Dog Design Remuse Designs Renee Waters Retrobub Revs and Threads Rhapsody Design

RicoCoco’s Chocolate Tea Roger & Peach Rosebery St Bakehouse Rosemarie’s Cakes Sam Clark Photography Sarah van Oosterom Sarariums Scotts Food Vans Second Dimension Sheesh Handmade Signatur Handknits Sin-kō-nah Tonic Syrup SixD Smokey G’s BBQ Joint So Indesign Soul & Ark Sovata Spunky Bruiser & Robyn Ru Stephanie Elizabeth Artwork Sticky Balsamic Stockman Sticks Jerky Sue Dyde Contemporary Art Sutton Forest Olives Swede Little Things Sweet Sista Tango and James The Australian Wool Store The Canberra Distillery The Chilli Effect The Fifth Season The Hungry Brown Cow The Gundaroo Puzzler The Italian Traveller The Little Flame Co. The Mister Brand The Original Smoke & Spice Co. The Raisin did it The Twins Pantry Thirst Thai Tikka Stand Time Flies Designs Tiny Moons Tiptoe Threads Tread & Pedals Trevor Dickinson TTTreasures Tusk Books Twice Designs Twisted River Wines Two Fox Creative Two Threads Uncle Juan’s Bakehouse Underground Spirits Upswitch Veganarchy Sweets ‘n’ Eats Vintage Spirit Welly’s Wonders What I Made Wild Yunnan Tea Winter Avenue Press Wombat & Poss Woodencrafts Wrappa Reusable Food Wraps Yellowbird Yiannos Catering Zilpah Tart Zoë Georgiou


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Handmade Magazine Spring 2017  

Handmade Magazine Spring 2017