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St Andrews Community Centre at 35 Calendonia Street in St Andrews is launching a new and exciting market on the 13th of February at 9am that will be showcasing local artisans and crafters.
With the amount of talented local artisans and crafters in the Shire of Nillumbik, this market is sure to grow and grow throughout 2016.
All items are handcrafted original designs and include art, photography, cards, textiles, wood, ceramic, jewellery, sculpture, clothing, toys, home décor items and more.
The Wadambuk St Andrews Community Centre is a not-for-profit association committed to promote, develop and enhance local art and culture and are thrilled to be able to showcase the diversity of their local artisans and crafters. All makers have a local connection to the Shire of Nillumbik.
Rustic Resilience was created by mother and daughter to create unique pieces using new and recycled items.
Since then their jewellery range has expanded to include unique pieces using wooden beads with gemstones, glass and metal beads to create that perfect accessory. They also have a home decor range with dishcloths and macramé pot holders. Clare uses new and recycled items, wooden beads, gemstones, glass and metal beads combine to create that perfect accessory that you have been looking for.
Seasonal knitwear for all the family, home décor and fibre art.
Laura & Lydia Heap.
Image courtesy of Laura & Lydia Heap.
Laura uses felting, knitting and crochet to create her unique textile pieces, whilst Lydia creates unique art works.
Blackberry Hill Creations.
Image courtesy of Blackberry Hill Creations.
Leanne creates beautiful, locally made handcrafts including bags, quilts and small toys.
Changeling Coloured Yarns.
Image courtesy of Changeling Coloured Yarns.
Hand dyed colour change, self-striping gradient Merino wool yarn and silk.
Heather & Reilly Pain.
Image courtesy of Heather & Reilly Pain.
Colourful tie dye clothing, original photo cards, felt creations and pottery.
Image courtesy of Dianne Collins.
Dianne creates stunning handmade ceramic functional ware using a wood fired kiln.
All Things Colour & Buttons & Bows.
Image courtesy of All Things Colour & Buttons & Bows.
A rainbow of delightful hand crafted items and button jewellery.
For more detailed information on each of the above MAKERS you can click here to view either their website or Facebook page.
Not only will the markets be on every second Saturday of the month, the Wadambuk St Andrews Community Centre also holds a number of different classes each term. Maybe you are into Pilates, Tai Chi, Ashtanga Yoga or you would like to try belly dancing or learn how to play an ukulele class. They also have cooking classes for the kids, French lessons and a gardening Co-op where you can test out the green thumb you have.
HIRE THE PREMISES.
There are two properties for hire, the St Andrews Hall at the St Andrews market site and the new Wadambuk St Andrews Community Centre. Maybe you have a birthday party coming up or a corporate function you want to put on. Then this is the place to do it.