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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
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.

Image courtesy of the Wadambuk Community Centre.

The Wadambuk Makers Market will then continue to run on every second Saturday of the month (9am to 1pm) for the whole of 2016.

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.

Image courtesy of the Wadambuk Community Centre.

Some of the items on display will be from the following:

Jolly Possum

Image courtesy of the Jolly Possum.

Image courtesy of the Jolly Possum

Katrien Bauwens and Dawn McDonnell, from St Andrews, produce unique glass jewellery and wire art repurposing recycled and found objects.

Bubble Bears & Other Wares

Image courtesy of Bubbles Bears & other wares.

How cute does this bear look? Image courtesy of Bubbles Bears & other wares.

Laura hand makes bears, bags, soaps, lip balms and is a 'one stop' shop for lotions, potions and notions of all kinds.

Rustic Resilience

Image courtesy of Rustic Resilience.

Image courtesy of Rustic Resilience.

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.

Wearable Art by Cara Moran

Image courtesy of Wearable Art.

Wearable art, designed and hand made in Nillumbik.

Bubba Stuff

Image courtesy of Bubba Stuff.

Quality Australian handmade baby and toddler products.

Cherry Bomb

Image courtesy of Cherry Bomb.

Vintage inspired dresses, children's wear, men's shorts.

Wee Woolly Wonders.

Image courtesy of Wee Woolly Wonders.

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.

Dianne Collins.

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.


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.

Image courtesy of the Wadambuk Community Centre.

They have some great choices of spaces to hire for small meetings and they even have a beautiful gallery as well for hire.

Click here for more information.
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Why? You might find that special piece for yourself or your house.
When: 9am to 1pm
Phone: (03) 97101223
Where: Wadambul Community Centre
Cost: Free entry, but you might want to take some spare change to buy something.
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What a fantastic array of crafts, they all look quite inviting.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7970) 1641 days ago
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