Thursday 13 November 2008

Craft Hatch: The Launch!

Last Saturday Craft Victoria launched Craft Hatch, a market for emerging designers and students. Held at the City Library gallery and seminar room, the market was a great success and we were very happy with the turnout! Everyone's cash registers were ringing, which made them happy and which made us even more happy. All in all a happy day. Can you tell the operative word of the day was 'happy'?

Here are some images from the day to pique your interest:

Patricia Pena presented a collection of bright and beautifully bold hand-beaded jewellery based on weaving techniques she learnt from Indigenous communities in Colombia, South America. She even brought her along her tools for some on-the-spot crafting!

Susan Fitzgerald of SPIN: lovely printed teatowels and a herd of elephant softies.

Shoppers in the gallery perusing the lovely products like Samantha Thompson's super-fine stationery.

Jules Musgrove and her darling little softies. She also had sweet little crocheted vegetable necklaces for sale.

Browsing over the goods. In the background is ceramic work by Moj Habibi. You may remember her work from recent enCOUNTER exhibition, The Breakfast Club.

Verity Copland, a fashion student from RMIT. By the end of the day nearly everything was gone!

Brittany Veitch and her awesome finger brooches. In the corner are her 'kidney' brooches which according to her are "offal nice". We love a good pun!

Nicole Oostwoud and her yummy looking resin jewellery made to look like gummy lollies.

Jude Ng and his fabulously set up stall - it looked like a shop!

The next market will be on Saturday, 13 December from 11am to 4pm at the City Library. That's just 2 weeks before Christmas! If you were at the November market, you'll be seeing some familiar faces like Jules Musgrove and Jude Ng.

Our other lovely stallholders include: Box Hill TAFE (jewellery), Christiane Poulos, Elise Bishop, Vince Letterpress, Mingus, Monique Gaspar, Simone Hede, Studio Hip, Woot 'n' Wright and Wendy Voon.

Spread the word, tell your friends, bring your friends, and see you there!

1 comment:

Jules said...

i just wanted to say a big thanks to craft victoria for organising such a lovely market. I had a great day.

If anyone wants to see more of my work head over to my blog

jules musgrove