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The Handmade Show

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by EricaL (subscribe)
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A non-profit market to promote and support local crafters
The Handmade Show presents a monthly community minded makers market in Melbourne South East, held at St. Anthony's Parish Hall in Glen Huntly.

The Handmade Show

Representing all things art and crafty, each market introduces a talented bunch of local Australian artisans selling handmade wares.

The Handmade Show
The Handmade Show September Market

Choose a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself from a mix of handmade goodies including cards, decorative bunting flags and jewellery, handmade soaps, children's chalk mats and soft toys, African animal printed decor, home baked cakes, handmade bags, mosaics and more.

Recycled by Di
Recycled by Di @ The Handmade Show. Image c/o

The Handmade Show is a non-profit group run by a committee made up of stall-holders who volunteer their time to organise and run the market. The purpose of The Handmade Show is to promote and support local crafters, work-at-home-parents and small businesses. This market is a stepping stone for those starting out, providing assistance with tips, low cost stall fees, promotions and encouragement when needed.

Take the whole family along for a day of entertainment with face painting for the kids, plus live music by local singers and musicians and refreshments available from Cafe Handmade.

Cafe Handmade
Cafe Handmade c/o

Cafe Handmade is a fundraising cafe run by volunteers from the local parish who use money raised to support their community outreach cafe feeding up to 100 people in need on Thursday nights.

If that isn't enough to keep you busy, The Handmade Show's September market also introduces a brand new creative workshop, this time offering a painting class by Tracy Speight from Warratahstree. Choose to paint either a picture of pears from 10:30am-12:30pm, or if you prefer, choose the 1:00-3:00pm workshop to paint a red sunflower.

Tracey's painting workshops are aimed at complete beginners, as she takes you through the steps to paint a 40cm x 50cm canvas. All materials are provided, all you need to bring is an apron to protect your clothes. Workshops cost a reasonable price of $38 and can be booked here:

1. Pear Trio Workshop from 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Painting workshop, The Handmade Show
Pear Trio Painting Workshop

2. Red Sunflower Workshop from 1.00 - 3.00pm.

Red Sunflower Painting Workshop
Red Sunflower Painting Workshop

The Handmade Show runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm with free entry. If you miss the September market, the next Handmade Show will run on 18 October which will coincide with the market's birthday. Toward the latter end of the year, The Handmade Show will run on the 15 November, with the final market of the year to be held on the 13 December, just in time for Christmas.

Keep up to date with all the latest market news on The Handmade Show blog and on Facebook.
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Why? Support local artisans
When: Saturdays: 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 15 Nov, 13 Dec 2014. 10.30am - 3.30pm
Where: Anthony's Parish Hall, 164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly
Cost: Free market entry
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I make handmade jewellery. Is there a place for me on the day?
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