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Crafts

Craft Central, moves into the Centre of Wellington

by Sue Tyler September 29, 2014

For over a year Craft Central’s been a delightful little market held monthly at Miramar School, one of those little secrets only locals know about, like Craig the Chemist who always has stickers on hand to bring a smile to kids’ faces.  But Libby and Katherine, Craft Central’s creators, had big dreams, to turn their 100% NZ […]

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seasons changing so it must be time for knack

by Sue Tyler March 21, 2014

I’m not sure about everyone else, but as a crafty person and lover of handmade fairs where the focus is on locally designed and created items, I measure my seasons by Knack Craft Market I know it’s autumn, not because of the weather, or the dates but because knack tells me so. Held at Berhampore […]

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Creative Weekend on Miramar Peninsula

by Sue Tyler March 8, 2014

It’s Artist in Action weekend on the Miramar Peninsula. This weekend from 10-4pm on Saturday 8 March and Sunday 9 March 2014 visits artists on the peninsular from painters to potters to printmakers,  and more in their studios. It’s part of the Miramar Peninsula Arts Trail  which you can follow at any time, but this weekend, gets you access to more studios, space […]

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Kristmas knack

by Sue Tyler November 14, 2013

There is only 40 days till christmas. See did i scare you? i scared myself looking up that one, but it’s also why I’m a little relieved that Kristmas knack is on this Saturday November 16th. Because it gives a girl a chance to go shopping for christmas presents, but it’s still far away enough from […]

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Making it a Handmade Weekend

by Sue Tyler May 28, 2013

Got plans for the long weekend? Depending on all that weather it may involve tobogganing and making snow persons. Or you may be like me and planning to try your hand at picking up a new skill, or sitting back and learning how people put their skills to use at Handmade. Handmade celebrates  making, creating […]

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warm, fuzzy and very cuddly

by Sue Tyler May 2, 2013

Every month the Underground Market has a larger Theme Market with more specialty stalls. This Saturday it’s about wool, things made from wool, and things to do with wool. So quite surprisingly they call this speciality event the Wonders of Wool. It runs from 10am till 4pm this Saturday May the 4th. Some of the […]

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Maketorium – let the making begin

by Sue Tyler April 24, 2013

This weekend at Te Papa is going to be a grand one. Not only is it your last chance to see the very popular Game Masters, but kicking off at 10am and running non stop till 6pm on Saturday is Makertorium! Makertorium is a celebration of New Zealand’s  crafters, creators, tinkerers and inventors, of all […]

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Are men ‘man enough’ to knit?

by Sue Tyler April 12, 2013

There is a bit of a knitting renaissance taking over the world. It’s cool, it’s hip and as proof, the ultimate gentleman of hipster cool, Ryan Gosling, likes to unwind after a long day with some yarn & pair of needles – he’s described a day-long knitting session as “one of the most relaxing days […]

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Return to the valley of the dolls

by Robyn December 14, 2012

I was in Wellington, my first time back since I left in April, and I was furiously catching up on things. I got the bus out to the Hutt and visited the Dowse Art Museum. It was choice, but as I left the gallery, I spied something much more intriguing across the square. Over at […]

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Christmas Shopping – Part 2

by Sue Tyler December 8, 2012

Today it’s all about the markets, for there are many markets to be found in our fine city at any time. Sadly, Christmas seems to bring every Tom, Dick and market out of the woodwork. So I’m going to focus on some of the better curated markets where you walk in with high hopes of […]

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