Welcome to the market no.7!

Date: Sunday 4th October
Venue: Masonic Temple (3 Sandy Bay Rd)
Time: 10am -3pm

We are simply bursting at the seams this month, full of local talent, special new products, and our biggest and most varied collection of stallholders yet. We hope you can join us this Sunday, for a potter amongst around 30 stallholders, who have been busy spring bees, creating, making, designing and baking, especially for you… the lovely local following of the market.

To begin with, we welcome back some market favourites…Sarah Elliot, and her gentle and beautiful designs (including the prettiest silk flowers EVER). The little ladies from Little Twig will be there, with their very popular range of whimsical accessories and cards. Rosalie from Notions joins us, with a different and very cool take on buttons, think chandeliers, dainty shoes and oh so much more. Also Karen Wagner and her myriad of inspirational garden design, products and plants will be there, no doubt with another beautiful stall display.

Mere et Fille are back for October, with some brand new Springtime stationery designs. Also the effervescent designs from Phat Flats, and Jasmine Rose Designs…divine. We are just a little bit proud to have very talented local artist Mel Hills joining us for the first time, with her beautiful range of cards.

Accessories…if you have a tiny bit of a bag fetish, make sure you visit Bec at Owcheemama Bags, with her slightly left of centre (in a really good way) range of bags and purses. Also we have some lovely jewellery to tempt the tame, and plenty of quirky and one off designs for those looking for the unique.

We have gathered a gorgeous array of children’s wear this market…with Little Snoring, Loz and Dinny, Nevanna Designs, Owlet, Caterpillars in the Kitchen and Naro Designs all displaying the most beautiful selection of locally made products. Soft linens, cute quilts, beautiful clothing, books, handmade toys and wall art, all for the special little people in your world.

And let’s not forget our tummies…A warm welcome to Anja from Barista Sista, who joins us for the first time, and will be catering for your caffeine cravings with her divine coffee. Grab yourself a pot of multiple award winning jam from Woodstock Jams (seriously, it tastes just like your nan’s homemade jams.) Christine from Fig Tree Muesli will be there (all proceeds from this scrumptious muesli go to charity). And last but by no means least, visit Fran and Mary at their old fashioned, home made cake stall filled with all sorts of sweet treats to munch on whilst you wander.

Look forward to seeing you there, at our last event, before things get extra exciting at our Christmas markets. These will be held on November 15th and December 13th, with extended trading hours (10 – 5). The Christmas events will be multi level ooooooooohhhhhhhh, as we will be opening up the top floor of the Masonic Temple to fit in even more local artists, designers and makers… yay! So you will be able to enjoy two levels of chilled out Christmas shopping, with a brilliant AND locally made collection of perfect presents for you and your loved ones.

- Bec, Shannon + Holly :0)

stall holder profile:

Loz Abberton from Who Did That

Who Did That designer Loz Abberton returns to The Market in October to brighten up the hallway of the Masonic Temple with her extraordinarily beautiful range of lighting products. Her ‘Grandeliers, Chandeliers & Standeliers’ are flat-pak lights created to transport efficiently and assemble easily. Choosing materials for their ‘flora friendly’ content, her new range of lighting from printed FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) ply and recycled plastics makes a radiant statement for any room. Available as floor lamps (standeliers) or suspended lights (chandeliers) they can be sized to suit the location. Adding further glimmer to her green lights, production is maintained locally as a social and environmental choice.

This year Loz’s first flat-pak ‘Grandelier’ debuted in green magazine’s exhibit at DesignEx09. Since then people (including us here at The Market) have been drawn to her creations…almost like moths, you might say! Loz herself is drawn to the idea of creating unusual lighting solutions, which produce gestures of light and shadow, as in her words it ‘satisfies the shadow puppets’.

What are your creations inspired by?

The eternally fascinating (for me) honeycomb-paper decorations from childhood. At the end of festivities these huge decorative ornaments were folded flat and spirited back to a drawer – magic!

What’s the best thing about what you do?

Being able to mesh art and design. Plus I can think about the next ‘thing’ incorporating elements of what I’m currently doing.

Favourite colours/materials to work with?

Lightweight FSC ply and veneers – smell wonderful and print well. Every colour is my friend…I tread a polychromatic path.

What can customers coming to the market expect to see at your stall?

Whimsical lighting that can be customised to suit a room’s personality - through prints, sizes and materials.

Personal favourite piece from your designs?

The next one…

the market no. 6

The market held its 6th event on Sunday, a lovely Spring Day it was too! Cupcakes were consumed (scrumptious), purchases were made, and local designers and makers happily chatted to their customers. The standard and range of products on display was absolutely wonderful, and the local talent just keeps popping up…with plenty of new stallholders to make an appearance in the coming months. It’s also great to see the fresh products and exciting and inspiring things some of our regulars are creating for each market. We are overwhelmed by the beautiful wares, creativity and dedication shown by our stallholders…YAY for you! Lastly, a large thank you to everyone who supported the market, we look forward to providing you with another special batch of stallholders next month! To keep you going until then, have a fossick through a few product pics below…

Yay! It’s finally Spring!

Date: Sunday 6th September
Venue: Masonic Temple (3 Sandy Bay Rd)
Time: 10am -3pm

The sunshine is back, flowers are popping up, and so is the market, complete with all your favourites, and some newly discovered people and products! To celebrate all things sunshine and flowers, we have a lovely and varied line up of stall holders for our very first Spring Market. The market No 6 is on this Sunday (Father’s Day), and once again, we’ve gathered a brilliant bunch of locally designed and made art, accessories, lighting design, food, stationery, kid’s wares, and lots more wonderful things!

An exciting and eclectic mix of products will greet you in the entrance of the temple. Red Wren’s divine screen printed wares, the vibrantly stunning prints and paper products from Phat Flats, and the quirky robot offerings from HiiRagi.

And what a feast of accessory and adornment makers we’ve put together for you! Just to name a few…Little Lari (check out mini interview below) Selena de Carallo, and her dark and beautiful designs, the gorgeous Gilded Pony, and the ever popular (and changing!) Cube Art and Design stall. Make sure you check out the elegant Jenny Mills Jewellery, and the beautiful designs from Oceanides…amazing! The very talented Kyomi Reid from Sashiko also makes an appearance, with her intricately hand - crafted range of bags and accessories.

We think our stationery stall holders are particularly clever, and it’s beautiful to buy a special card for a special someone, from the special designer that’s actually designed and made the card! This month we bring you the brilliant new school designs from White Paper, and the charming old school printing methods of Ruby Victoria Letterpress…along with a few more exciting stalls, like Emma Kimpton, and the very popular Little Twig…something for everyone, we think!

Tutus! Wild Creations hand makes each and every one especially for little people, and they are seriously the cutest thing you’ve ever seen…Also for little people we have the lovely Millymakers, Speckled Frog and more.

If you have a sweet tooth…we have cupcakes…AMAZING cupcakes, and some new sweet treats (locally made of course) along with jam’s, fig tree muesli (see the interview with the lovely Christine below), and delicious coffee, and fresh flowers!

And that almost rounds up our little taste test of the September Market, we sure hope you can come along on Sunday, and meet some of the state's most talented and creative bunch of people!

Happy Spring!

Bec, Shannon and Holly :0)

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