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Book in for DCM Bookfair this Saturday

by Sue Tyler August 2, 2018

Head to Shed 6, this Saturday 4 August, 8am-6pm,  for the DCM Bookfair  (the largest of its kind in Wellington) supporting an amazing cause – ending homelessness. Yes, go shopping for books and every cent you spend helps most marginalised people in our city. Bookfair is full of solutions to boredom at spectacular prices. Yes there […]

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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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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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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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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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Craft2.0 brings you a Trunk Show

by Sue Tyler December 15, 2011

We’re not sure if you’ve heard yet but that mad season we call Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re like us you’ve probably got one or two people you still need to find the perfect gift for. You could pack your sneakers and your pink elbow guards and head out with the […]

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The insider’s guide to shopping at Craft 2.0

by Sue Tyler June 28, 2011

This guest post comes direct to us via the very talented Emma of Emma Makes This Saturday it’s Craft 2.0 time again and I’ll be selling. I thought I’d also share some of my inside tips to making the most of the fair… Become a friend of Craft 2.0 Signing up to become a friend […]

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fabric-a-brac

by Sue Tyler May 20, 2011

It’s the third year for fabric-a-brac and demand is still as strong as when they began as a quirky little event for die hard fans of fabric. But now it’s a must attend day for anyone who loves making things. fabric-a-brac on Saturday features the usual fabric and sewing accessories gems, but  expanded out into […]

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