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The Hutt gets a new market

by Joanna October 3, 2014

I know we make fun of the Hutt (except for the ‘ista members who actually live there and really quite like it, of course).  We tease it and call it names, similar to how we might treat a sibling, but just like our pain in the ass older brother, when they do cool things we […]

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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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Queen’s Birthday Craft Weekend

by Sue Tyler May 28, 2014

Handmade has pretty much established Wellington as the place for crafty & makey types from across the country to hang out  this weekend. There are classes, lectures, tastings, exhibitions & a pop-up shop. This year is that the majority of it is taking place in one spot, the TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6. which makes it a […]

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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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Christmas Shopping – Part 1

by Sue Tyler November 23, 2012

For many Christmas is about the newest shiniest toys and things that break within 10 minutes of the box being opened, a season of malls, bad music and chain stores. But those people are not us, oh no, for we know that Wellington is an abundance of boutique shops and delightful markets. So with the […]

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More pop than a firecracker

by Sue Tyler October 31, 2012

Saturday sees the return of Craft2.0 to Wellington, and the long wait for the November fair to come around is totally worth it. It’s also totally worth reading to the end of this post for a Craft-tastic  giveaway. Saturday’s fair runs from 10am till 4pm. Craft2.0 will be in its grandest and largest space ever, in the upstairs […]

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Craft2.0 is back in the City

by Sue Tyler June 29, 2012

Tomorrow, Saturday 30th sees the return of Wellington’s favourite fair Craft2.0 in the sunny and light atrium of the Chaffers Dock Building, downtown Wellington City It’s a celebration of all things, craft, handmade and indie design, in one place for just one day.  A curated selection of  crafters, makers and designers will offer a world […]

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Get creative for Queen’s birthday weekend

by Sue Tyler May 31, 2012

Typically a Wellingtonian makes haste for the nearest airport or road come Queen’s birthday weekend, but the reverse is starting to happen for those of a creative bent as Handmade happens for the second year in a row. Handmade is home to all sorts of making related things – from cooking to crafting they are […]

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