Our last Craft Hatch market at the City Library for 2009 took place on Saturday. Thank you to all our lovely stallholders for ending things with a bang, and to the many visitors we had to the space. If you missed out on the market, fret not, for the very last market for 2009 will be taking place at the State Library of Victoria this Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
It's been a great year for Craft Hatch and busy times for market organiser Kim Brockett (hello!) - we turned a year old in November, hosted a special series of markets for the Melbourne Writers Festival, and will be hosting an upcoming Christmas market at the State Library of Victoria, as well as launching the careers of many makers.
With approximately 150 artists and makers involved in Craft Hatch this year, and total traffic hovering around 4,000 visitors, we couldn't be happier with how things have gone this year and we look forward to making 2010 even better. We've got plenty of exciting things lined up when Craft Hatch returns in February - first up we'll be doing a market that'll form part of the Sustainable Living Festival program, and in March Craft Hatch will form part of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival program. Exciting stuff indeed!
For more information including registration details and market dates, visit the Craft Hatch website.
To view a visual history of Craft Hatch in 2009, click here.
A big thank you again to everyone for making this such a fun event!
Here's how Saturday went:
Alex Bletsas & Tara Lofhelm
mixtape zine (Justine Telfer)
ellka (Ellen Kocjancic)
Moose & Me (Kim McGeachin)
The Mending Basket (Maureen Kiernan)
Amy Borrell & Bakers Dozen