Whether you’re a seasoned Maribyrnong Maker’s Market attendee, or you’ve only just stumbled across it, the November market needs to be inked into your calendar. Held simultaneously across two sites and featuring over 70 stalls, the November market is the biggest of the year.
Every stallholder has earned their place as a result of their ability to create incredible artisan products. The selection this year is something to behold. And, with the diversity of bespoke, handmade products on offer, it’s the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping done. Fill your stockings with gifts straight from the heart that are truly unique and locally made.
If you need a present for a jewelry fanatic you’ll be spoiled for choice. For the lovers of all things earthy, natural and unique head to Kathleen Benham’s Ruby Louise stall for her incredible selection of jewelry crafted from wood and polymer clay. If you’re looking for something traditional, although no less unique Christine Battocchio’s selection of high-end silver jewelry is perfect for those who love a little bit of refined sparkle when it come to jewelry.
For something a little more homey, head to Emily Maher’s Mim Pickle stall for some fun and quirky felt decorations or Dan Wilson’s Twice Drunk stall for sustainable lamps that have been upcycled (not recycled) to lamps. If you’re on the hunt for ceramics you cant go past Trevsmum’s ceramic pots or Shoko Ceramic’s array of ceramic goodies and decorative items.
The November market will have more clothes stalls than ever. Frankie and Ray stock a beautiful range of hand-stitched women’s clothes and Karen Falting’s hats are the perfect accessory for any summer outfit. Head to Gris metal if you’re looking for men’s accessories, their range of satchels, wallets and necklaces will please even the most discerning fashionisto.
If a loved one has just had a little bundle of joy, head on over to Mr. Moo designs and pick up some clothes, bibs or toys for the little bub. Merry Go Round has a selection of retro aprons; baby blankets and bunting that will keep Mum happy and baby nice and warm.
You can even find something beautiful in which to wrap your gifts. Amanda Ashton’s WRAP stall will be stocked with beautiful wrapping paper and gift cards, while Kasey Burnham’s Inspired by Paper can create a customised paper art frame especially for your loved one. Kennedy Smith’s soy candles or Soap Cuisine’s desert-shaped bars of soap are the perfect addition to any gift hamper.
A face painting stall and a reptile farm will keep the kids entertained while you comb the stalls—that’s if you can stay away from all the gourmet food that will be on offer. Now in it’s 8th year, the November market promises to be a great community event and a chance to celebrate all the wonderfully talented people out there who are intent on championing the artisan spirit.
Established in 2008, the Maribyrnong Makers Market is a not-for-profit, community based arts and craft market run by a local volunteer group. The enthusiastic group provides a much-needed forum for artists and crafts people to promote and sell their handmade wares, welcoming visitors from across Melbourne to discover one of the hidden jewels of the west.
The next Maribyrnong Makers Market will be held on Saturday 21 November, from 9.30am to 3.30pm, at the Seddon Uniting Church on the corner of Gamon and Mackay Streets in Seddon. Entry to the market is free.
For more information visit: www.maribyrnongmakersmarket.com.au
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