Wednesday 18 March 2009

Craft Hatch marches on

Last Saturday was the Craft Hatch market for students and emerging designers. It was great fun to see so many fresh new artists and their fabulous work, as well as familiar faces too. The wet weather outside made the City Library a cosy place to escape from the rain - and a good place to stock up on some well-made handmade goodies!

Here's a peek at what was in store last weekend (warning, image-heavy post ahead)

Beautiful 'wing' brooches from Jen Hall. Each brooch consists of 3 wings hand cut from plywood and covered with a beautiful photograph. There were also stud earrings that came in small and large sizes.

Deirdre Hoban and Jasmine Targett were great additions to the market, and their unique jewellery was extremely well received. Deirdre's work ranged from pastel-coloured ceramic triangles on silk cord to hand cut car and canoe necklaces. There were also rings and earrings too, as well as some brooches. Too cute!

Jasmine's work presented a new take on glass jewellery. Delicate and super shiny (and also super attractive for magpies like yours truly), Jasmine's dichroic glass pendants changed colour depending on the surface they were laid on. Fantastic! What was once green pendant on a black dress was transformed into a pink pendant when placed atop a white t-shirt.

Next to Deirdre and Jasmine was Ellen Kocjancic and her label, ellka designs. Consisting of sweet little embroidered brooches featuring cats, strawberries, teapots (pictured below) and other ridiculously adorable motifs, Ellen was also industriously working on new brooches to add to her flock.

Plenty of stationery goodness from Kim McGeachin's label, Moose and Me.
Janine Kleynhans, whom some of you may remember from the February market, was back with plenty of brilliant new jewellery.
Many makers were busy bees this month, crafting away on new work while bantering with visitors.
Over in the seminar room lay plenty more of delicious goods. The seminar room is where you will find larger work, including bags, furniture, clothes and the like. So next time you visit, don't forget to turn round the corner and make your way down!
Lovely bags from one of Craft Hatch's dearest, Christiane Poulos of Le Petite Poulette. Don't forget guys, Christiane also makes bags to order so do enquire!

Intricately detailed ceramic vases and vessels by Moj Habibi.
Button brooches and accessories by Mixamasha (Tasha Hassapis). Colourful pops of colour to brighten your Melbourne wardrobe.
Favourites Box Hill TAFE were back too with plenty of fine jewellery.
Catherine Preston's fun LEGO jewellery and accessories made an appearance as well...

...and not to mention 2 candy dishes full of pretty badges. All at $1 too! Bargain beauties (literally!)

Lisa Engelhardt and her beautiful textiles executed under her Orchis Morio label. Check out her blog post on the market. The products below are pillowcases. Good for lounging upon, which is what we like.

Jules Musgrove of Poppet also graced us with her ultra-cute wares. Check out her blog for a closeup of the cutest fruit and vege necklace we've ever seen, honest!

The next market is Saturday 4 April. We've pushed the date forwards as our usual slot falls on Easter weekend. Don't forget to write it down in your diary!

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