The handmade love abounds in Havelock North – this lucky town has two fabulous crafty markets on the first Saturday of every month!
First up, there’s the Havelock Handmade Market. This crafty assembly is dedicated to the locals – the talented makers of the Hawkes Bay region.
The Havelock Handmade Market springs to life on the first Saturday of every month, in the middle of the Village Court, Te Mata Road, Havelock North.
But wait, there’s more! Really get your market fill by making your next stop the Craft and Design Market, at the Hawthorne Coffee Shop, 23 Napier Road. This market also runs on the first Saturday of the month and features local and New Zealand makers, as well as imported ethical goods. Find them on Facebook too.
How spoilt is Havelock North? What a way to spend your Saturday morning – it’s a market-fest!
There’s a marvellous new makers’ event happening at Te Papa soon, and the team at Felt are very excited to be a part of it. Say hello to the inaugural Makertorium, a celebration of Kiwi ingenuity and maker culture!
On 27 April creators, tinkerers, crafters and inventors from all over the country will be heading to Te Papa to show off the skills that make them tick. With over fifty exhibitions and installations spread over eight zones, Makertorium promises to be a day of creativity and fun.
This is the first exhibition of this kind to be held in New Zealand and attendees will experience some of the best craft, design, tinkering and inventing in the country. There’ll even be hands-on workshops, including classes for mini-makers to learn about LEDS, electronics, digital design, rocket construction or even building a World War One-style periscope!
Several Felt sellers will be represented in the Craft Zone. Coulter and Coulter and Yana Skaler of Chromatophobic will be displaying their gorgeous creations, and Sebastian Denize of Handcast Pewter will be bringing out the hot metal and demonstrating pewter casting, medieval style. The Felt team will also be onsite – we’d love to meet you!
Woohoo! International fabric event Fabric-a-brac is back in the capital, with new Wellington organisers and a new venue!
Head along to the Great Hall at Massey University (the old Dominion Museum building) to find some fabulous fabrics, haberdashery and other goodies from 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday 27 April. Tea, coffee and sweet treats will be on hand to keep fabric fans fuelled while hunting for treasures.
Organisers Michele and Sue are sewing and quilting enthusiasts who were keen to see the event continue in Wellington.
“After the founder decided not to run the event any more, we got in touch to see how we could help. With the help of lots of other volunteers we are delighted to keep the fabric lovers’ candle burning!”
Happy news for Wellington crafters and Hospice, for whom Fabric-a-brac has raised more than $10,000 since the first event was held in April 2009.
Originally from Wellington, Fabric-a-brac is now held in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and New Plymouth. For more information check out the Fabric-a-Brac website or their Facebook page.
What better thing to do on a lazy Sunday in Auckland than go to the Devonport Craft Market? This established North Shore market is well known for its modern, original and local handmade goods, as well as quality vintage items.
Head on down to check out the bright array of gifts, wonderful things for your home, kids’ clothes and toys, garden goods, jewellery, art, fashion, stationery, ceramics, vintage finds and lots more. We dare you to try and visit the market and go away empty-handed, especially with this array of gorgeous goodies from our fabulous Felt makers to tempt you!
Devonport has a fine selection of cafes, restaurants and delicatessens, so why not make a day of it and stay for brunch or lunch? Visit the market and have a stroll up Mount Victoria to cap off a wonderful outing.
Storming into Christchurch like Godzilla in a crochet cardigan, the Monster March Market is descending on the hapless CPIT Student Union building on Saturday 2 March. Brought to you by The Craft Collective, in association with Felt, this tail-thumping design and arts market promises an awesome array of handmade goodies.
Felt sellers will be out in force at the Monster March Market – here’s a sneak preview of just some of the Felt makers you’ll find there:
Look out Napier, because the Made It Here market is back! The first Made It Here market bubbled up for Christmas 2012 when a group of local makers noticed an opportunity to sell local handmade products in Napier.
In the short space of two weeks a venue was found, local makers contacted and the first of these pop-up markets opened its doors. And now, Made It Here is popping-up again on 23rd February in the Ocean Boulevard Mall, Napier.
galleryCome along and see this selection of fine crafting talent from the Hawke’s Bay. Stalls will be open from 9am until 1pm.
Rumour has it that plans for the next extravaganza are already fermenting away…
This, the latest Crafternoon Tea market will be held this Saturday, 16 February from 10am–2pm at the Trinity Methodist Church Hall. That’s on the corner of Sandringham and New North Roads in crafty Kingsland, Auckland City. Please note that the market does not have EFTPOS but a lot of the stallholders do.