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Five fresh new Handmade Market stalls

Karolina Firman

Things made organically, things made from things that used to be other things, jewellery, homewares, rugs and things for babies.

That’s right, it’s time for another Handmade Markets so clear your weekend across 12 and 13 March and head down to Exhibition Park in Mitchell. I chatted with Julie Nichols, Creative Director of the Handmade Markets, and these were some of her many recommendations for new and unique wares that you may not have seen before at Handmade or elsewhere.

Chrysa Koukoura


“Chyrsa makes a great range of hand drawn, paper on pencil art,” says Julie, “which she sells as individual pieces, as cards and stencils. These images are really pretty, and need to be seen to be properly appreciated.”

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amindy handmade markets

“This Melbourne based designer, makes beautiful geometric designed jewellery that has an Australian/Scandinavian blend theme.”

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“You can dress your child in ethically accredited clothing, vintage styled ethically accredited clothing,” says Julie “this is living the dream of dressing your child.”

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Cleanse with benefits

cleanse with benefits

“The name alone is excellent, they make a range of eco-friendly amazing smelling soaps, and body care products,” says Julie.

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Jasper and Myrtle chocolates

jasper and myrtle chocolates

“Handmade, artisan, locally made chocolates that have also picked up a Melbourne Fine Food Award. These are some delicious chocolates.”

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the essentials 

What: The Handmade Markets
When: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March
Where: EPIC, Exhibition Park Canberra, corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell
Find out more via their website:
Cost: It is free but volunteers are collecting gold coin donations for Menslink. As well as volunteers from ShareTheDignity who are collecting sanitary products for homeless and disadvantaged peoples.


Karolina Firman

Karolina Firman is a hopeful new journalist trying to find her way. She is due to graduate with a double degree in Journalism/Arts from the University of Canberra. Karolina believes in leaving the world better than in the condition she found it in, like a rental house. More about the Author

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