Handmade Treasures Feature at Berhampore Knack Market 16 Nov
Handmade Treasures Feature at Berhampore Knack Market Nov. 16
Recycled kimono fabric scarves, distinctive childrens clothing and interesting jewellery are just some of the handmade treasures for sale at the quarterly Berhampore Knack Market this month.
The seasonal market, where all goods are hand crafted, is the major fundraiser for Berhampore Primary School. The market was started by crafter and parent Justine Fletcher six years ago with the aim of drawing in the wider community for fundraising and offering them something unique in return.
At the time, the indie craft movement was gaining momentum with the emergence of Craft 2.0 started by Sue Tyler. Knack has carved a niche for itself by remaining true to its handmade origins, enabling it to present an original offering every season.
The summer market, held this year on Saturday November 16, is typically the largest, drawing in shoppers seeking something different for Christmas that can’t be bought from a chain store. Justine is aiming for about 50 stalls, with past offerings including ceramics, pottery, knitting, felting, clothing, accessories, mosaics, dress ups, notebooks, Xmas decorations, furniture, soap and recycled treasures. And being Wellington, there will of course be good coffee on offer alongside home baking, as well as delicious hot food - Syrian, Mexican and Indian.
The event is important for Berhampore because as a low decile school, it needs to draw on a wider community for fundraising. Catering to a wide range of ethnicities and special needs, the school is known for its creativity and is the only central Wellington school offering a Montessori primary unit.
The craft market is supported by a hub of committed teachers, and children are encouraged to take part, selling their own creations and learning about commerce.
Stall prices start at $35. The event runs from 9:30am-2:30pm. Eftpos available.
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