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God Save the Makers

by Sue Tyler May 29, 2015

It’s Queens birthday most of us have the following priorities 1. sleeping in 2. wondering who isn’t doing a public holiday surcharge on Monday   some of us have another overriding annual priority How much making can one person do in a single weekend at Handmade. Wellington annual Festival celebrating those who make, the bakers, […]

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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 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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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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