Monday, February 8, 2010

The Daylesford Craft Experience

Very exciting times in Daylesford. As well as our Makers Market going from strength to strength, there's talk of a new craft club in town, whispers about some exciting projects, and there are lots of collaborations happening between the various crafty and hand made businesses. Lots of meetings over coffee or wine, lots of ideas being hatched. New crafty people moving into town, new craft blogs. One of the most exciting things to come out of all this crafty collaboration is the Daylesford Craft Experience, a two-day retreat in the gorgeous Peppers Springs, set to take place the first weekend of July.

There'll be workshops with some top crafters including Jodie Carleton of Ric Rac, Melanie Hurlston of Melly & Me and Anette Eriksson. Lots of fun to be had meeting other crafters, sharing ideas and learning new skills. Threadneedle Craft and Purl's Palace are hosting the event and you can find out more here.

We'll be running a special Daylesford Makers Market on the Saturday (3 July) to welcome all the crafters into town, and it will be open late for post-workshop drinkies! Booking for this July craftastic market will be open soon, watch this space. Exciting times!!

1 comment:

Hels said...

I spent a few days in Daylesford this summer and had a great time. But apart from obvious places like the Convent, I was not aware of a growing craft-based community that is based in the area. Where might the market be advertised? Are there any other outlets eg shop fronts?

Many thanks for the link
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