There’s something a little bit special about visiting the iconic Brisbane City Hall, and when you can shop for indie treasures and indulge in crafty delights while you’re there, well, it’s just plain magic! The BrisSyle indie Markets is launching in City Hall on 11 May, 2013. Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the stallholders… add it to your diary folks!
The BrisStyle indie Markets in the newly re-opened Brisbane City Hall offer a handmade experience unique to Brisbane. These monthly markets combine high-end handmade with the gorgeous surrounds of one of Brisbane’s best-loved landmarks to create a celebration of locally made independent art, craft and design. Support local indie creatives and shop ethically at Brisbane’s most iconic destination for everything handmade.
Meet the designers…
- Rope Baskets by Zillpa
- Kitten Teacup Brooch by Ella Mobbs
- Sterling Silver Heart Ring by Angelwing Jewellery
- Tribal Brass Feather Necklace by Core Jewellery
- Button Magnets by Designs of the Heart
- Red Dotty Deer Brooch by Each To Own
- Bunny Art Print by Mason Sinclair
- Owl Head Brooch by Sconnie and Jam
- Apple Of My Eye Card by Treehug Papercraft
- Double Tear Drop Necklace by Smallgreenleaf
Oh boy are we excited about this one. Our friends at BrisStyle are launching a Craft Caravan! No longer will you have to sit around in the ‘burbs twiddling your thumbs and wishing you could be cutting, pasting, sewing, and crafting like crazy alongside a happy bunch of like-minded craft-monsters… Coming to you on 1, 2 and 3 June 2012.
The BrisStyle Craft Caravan is set to be a moveable oasis of crafting goodness, which will engage festivalgoer’s in the suburbs and inner city. The onsite retro caravan will evoke feelings of nostalgia as well as providing a fun and interactive backdrop for a friendly neighbourhood craft-up, appealing to all the family, young and old. Just like a craft holiday in your own backyard.
So say hooroo to the crowds and escape on your own crafty retro adventure at the BrisStyle Craft Caravan’s “make and take” suburban oasis. Participants can drop in and craft the day away using holiday crafting skills from their schooldays. In particular, the June 1 King George Square event will come to life with the extra help of community yarn bombing. More information on the yarn bombing can be found here. Adventure never looked this easy!
Highlights of the “make and take” workshops:
Caravan colouring-in Oasis: Use your own flair and imagination to colour in a variety of retro suburban caravanning items. All ages and colouring outside the lines welcome!
MYO Caravan Brooch or Magnet: Create your very own piece of wearable or magnetised nostalgia using your choice of crafting medium. Draw, glue or colour-in a cool quirky caravan shape to take away to your own suburban oasis. Ah the serenity!
Community Bunting Project: This project aims to engage and showcase the imagination and crafting talents of the local communities where the festivals are being held in the form of bunting.
Festival, Market Stalls and Workshop Activities
Do you live in Perth? Put this one in your diary folks! Market Girl is hosting their next boutique event on Sunday 10 June 2012 at Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef, Perth, WA. All of the retailers you’ll meet on the day are hand picked by the Market Girl team and you’ll find handmade clothing, shoes, accessories, a hint of vintage and ton of fun!
DATE: Sunday 10th June
VENUE: Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef, Perth, WA
TIME: 10am – 3pm
Free Entry | Free Parking | Food & Entertainment | ATM on site
The Billycart Twilight Markets will be held this weekend on 24 March from 4pm – 8pm at Sacred Heart Primary School in Sandgate, QLD. The experience will be fun for the whole family, from the Pirate ship with lego table for the boys, to mini manicures and pedicures for the girls.
In 2012 Billycart Markets has opened up it retailer applications to all applicants (not just Australian Handmade). Whilst the focus will always be on handmade, they are also extending the opportunity to other WAHM and small business who design and create fabulous products that are not made by hand.
Photos by Essence Images
Find out more about the markets at the Billycart Markets website or Facebook page.