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Fruit Bowl Craft Jam, Hawke’s Bay

Fruit Bowl Craft Jam: Starry Starry Craft, 5–9pm Saturday 3 December, Hastings

Fruit Bowl Craft Jam: The Morning (Cr)after, 10am–2pm Sunday 4 December, Hastings

This weekend sees the return of the wildly successful Fruit Bowl Craft Jam at Hawke’s Bay Opera House Plaza. This year it’s two fabulous events rolled into one, kicking off at 5pm this Saturday 3 December with Starry Starry Craft until 9pm and continuing on Sunday morning with The Morning (Cr)after from 10am till 2pm. It’s a total craftathon!

Craft and Design Market, Havelock North

Craft and Design Market, 9am–12.30pm Saturday 26 November, Havelock North

This Saturday from 9am till 12.30pm you’ll find a selection of the region’s best designers and makers selling their wares at Havelock North’s Craft and Design Market. With great coffee and everything from beautiful handmade shoes and finger puppets to birdhouses and man shawls, this is an opportunity to spend a relaxing Saturday morning checking out some of Hawke’s Bay’s creative talent and making a start on your Christmas shopping!

Pull the Wool, Tuesday 13 September, Hastings

Pull the Wool, 6–9.30pm, Tuesday 13 September, Hastings

Jess and Jo, the founders of the Fruit Bowl Craft Jam, are holding the mother of all Stitch and Bitch sessions on Tuesday 13 September. It’s at Opera Kitchen in Hastings, the venue of the hugely successful Craft Jam for Christchurch in March. The very cool doco Handmade Nation will screen at around 6.30 pm and there’ll be knitting, crocheting, felting, stitching and yarning till about 9.30pm.

Craft Jam for Christchurch, 22 March, Hastings

Craft Jam for Christchurch, Tuesday 22 March, Hastings

From the folks who brought you the terribly successful Fruit Bowl Craft Jam comes Craft Jam for Christchurch, a fabulous evening of food, wine, music, craft, suitcase-stalls, an auction and a raffle, with all proceeds going to the Canterbury Red Cross Earthquake Appeal. If you’re in beautiful Hawke’s Bay, here’s your chance to join the local crafty community in sending Christchurch some love. Gather up your pocket money and make your way to Opera Kitchen…