Curator and Owner of the Market, Janmaree Lowe previously owned a boutique florist and homewares store at Clontarf Beach. For the past 8 years, she has been dreaming of creating a handmade market which would be held on the waterfront. She believes Redcliffe is the perfect place for an artisan market as it's a pretty place to visit for a day tripper and gives the locals a beautiful event to look forward to each month.
Cushions from Pappiyon will be available at Handmade Redcliffe Market this Saturday. Image: writer's own.
From 31st August, Handmade Redcliffe will move to Humpybong State School (again close to the sea as it's just across the road from the school). There is plentiful parking and the change of venue will allow more stalls to trade at the market and showcase their wares.
Harry Highpants is a north Brisbane brand, producing an array of handmade products such as pram liners, Freedom Feeders, tee pees, bibs and blankets for your little one. Image is writer's own.
One of the things that makes Handmade Redcliffe unique is that it's a curation of all manner of handmade, supported by shoppers who are seeking niche, handmade products and who enjoy meeting the local artisans that make them. Janmaree handpicks each member of the artisan family that makes up Handmade Redcliffe. She believes that having great stallholders onboard is just as important as the products being offered for sale.
Handmade Redcliffe - Saturday 3 August at Woody Point Memorial Hall. Image: writer's own.
All of her products are locally made in Brighton and she uses 100% natural ingredients. Louise has turned her hobby of making unusual and different flavoured chutneys and jams into a thriving small business. Her Raspberry Apple jam is delicious on pikelets for afternoon tea.
Handmade Redcliffe will adopt a ballet theme for this Saturday's market. Image: writer's own.
This Saturday's market will have a ballet theme to it because of the deep affinity members of the local community have with being taught ballet in the Woody Point Memorial Hall by Sharon Alback. Handmade Redcliffe has invited the Sharon Alback Dance Centre to perform intermittently between 3pm and 5pm on the stage inside the hall.
Many artisans have been busy making ballet inspired items such as hairclips by Little Lizzie, singlets with ballet appliques by Lil & Fred, embellished ballet shoes by Bears & Old Lace alongside ballet items for sale from the Sharon Alback Dance Centre.
Ballet inspired items from Lil & Fred. Image courtesy of Lil & Fred Facebook page.
Whether you're local or coming from further afar, all are welcome at the Handmade Redcliffe Market this Saturday 3 August from 2.30pm – 7pm. There's plenty of parking and the event is FREE to come along to. Gwen Sings will be keeping the air musical with her busking talents.
Berry Good Jam & Chutney will be at Handmade Redcliffe this Saturday 3 August. Image: writer's own.