Monday, 8 June 2009

Craft Hatch: coming up this Saturday!

Prudence Rees-Lee

Hip hip hooray, it's that time of the month again!

Join 11 fabulous stallholders this Saturday at the City Library from 11am to 4pm for yet another edition of Craft Hatch. With 5 fresh new stallholders participating in this month's market, it's a great mix of familiar favourites and first-timers.

Expect a wide range of handmade goodies on offer this Saturday. Ranging from cosy knits for yourself (and your eggs), to handwoven bangles, to pretty wooden brooches, to beautifully illustrated stationery, the June edition of Craft Hatch is a definite must-see event!

We're very excited to have on board Prudence Rees-Lee and we're sure many of you are familiar with Prue's PHILOS-o-FACE range of brooches featuring many a name-droppable philosopher. This Saturday, Prue will be debuting her new line of brooches under the Prudence & Horatio label (pictured above) which in Prue's words is "a departure from the conceptual emphasis of PHILOS-o-FACE and conjures images of nature with a soft vintage style."


Also joining us will be handspun textiles by Teresa Bennett. We're especially keen to see the beautiful scarf (pictured below). It looks like a perfect winter-warmer to brighten up any dreary day.

Teresa Bennett

We're very proud to present twin forces, Jess and Stacey. Inspired by travel (which might have something to do with their jobs at Lonely Planet), Jess illustrates her whimsical handmade stationery with plenty of love and Stacey's button accessories are sure to ahh, push all the right buttons! (Oh we couldn't resist! It was a pun-in-a-million opportunity.)

Jess Racklyeft

Stacey Kersting

We're also looking forward to perusing and purchasing cosy little egg warmers and fine knitwear made from organic wool by Corinne Thomas under her label Thicket. For any budding or keen knitters out there (knitheads?), Corinne will also have a range of books, needles, buttons and other knitting paraphernalia on offer.

Corinne Thomas

And last, but definitely not least, a hearty welcome to Sotiria and her Bagette line of fabric clutches and millinery. Featuring detailed beadwork and embroidery and an array of fine materials, we can't wait to see more.

Sotiria Lantouris

And a warm welcome back to previous stallholders... Here is a sneak peek and what's in store:

Handwoven bangles and more fantastic accessories by Penny Walker-Keefe

More delicate illustrations on paper and pinewood by recent RMIT graduate Chloe Vallance. Chloe was recently featured in issue 7 of Art World magazine (Feb/March 09) in a review of graduate exhibitions around Australia and is definitely one to keep an eye on!

Following on from her success in the May market, we are delighted to have Sue Manski and her label Nancygirl back on board at Craft Hatch.

Expect more beautiful plywood earrings, brooches and fabric necklaces by Jen Hall. We can't even begin to tell you how much we love Jen's use of photographs in her accessories!

Perennial favourite Verity Copland will be back with more clever designs after being cleared out at the last market. Pant-jackets (packets?) anyone?

And of course Craft Hatch is so very proud to welcome back Jewellery students from Box Hill TAFE. Craft Hatch is designed to support emerging designers, and we always love having studentl groups on board (hint hint September Graduate market - click here for more details!).

On a sidenote, registrations for the August City/Country themed Craft Hatch market are now open and will close 30 June. Registrations for the Craft Hatch @ Melbourne Writers Festival markets are also open, as are the September Graduate market and the October market which will see Craft Hatch revert back to normal programming.

Visit the website for more information including registration details. For more details regarding Craft Hatch, please contact Kim Brockett on 9650 7775 or email

So, to recap, don't forget:

Craft Hatch market

When: 11am to 4pm, this Saturday 13 June
Where: City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

See you there!


Jess said...

Oooo I’m very excited! Looking forward to seeing all these talented artists there. x Jess

Anonymous said...

I'd like to pass on all my best to the participants. Certainly a way to ward off the winter blues!

Ramona Barry
Craft Victoria Board Member