Sign up for Creative Workshops - September Market

Come along to one of The Handmade Show's new Creative Workshops and create your very own piece of art!

Tracy Speight from Warratahstree is running two of her Social Artworking workshops at The Handmade Show on Saturday 20th September. Even if you're not a painter, you'll end up with a gorgeous piece of art made by YOU!

At Tracy's workshops, she'll take you through the steps to paint a 40cm X 50cm canvas. All materials are provided, all you need to bring is an apron to protect your clothes.

From 10:30-12:30, create a picture of pears, or if you prefer, choose the 1:00-3:00pm workshop to paint a red sunflower.

Bookings are essential! If you're interested, you can book into and pay for the workshops directly using the following links:

Pear trio workshop

Red Sunflower workshop

For more information on Warratahstree and social artworking, visit Tracy's website.


This month's winners are ...

Announcing the August winners of our voucher giveaway:

$20 THS Voucher
Margaret - Carnegie
Margaret got lucky at her first visit to The Handmade Show. She's going to bring her Mum along next time to get started on the Christmas shopping!

$10 THS Voucher 
Chris - Murrumbeena
Every month, Chris brings along a different friend to The Handmade Show for a bit of shopping and coffee at Cafe Handmade. She likes the variety available and finds it a great place to pick up gifts. 

$10 Cafe Handmade Voucher
Sharon - Ormond
Sharon knows one of our stallholders, and comes to the market whenever she's not working. We know she'll enjoy spending her Cafe Handmade voucher on a cuppa. 

Congratulations to all the winners!
Enjoy your prizes.

There will be more vouchers up for grabs at The Handmade Show on Saturday 20th September. Entry is free and purchases from our stallholders earn you additional chances to win! See you there!


Applications open for Sep-Dec markets

Stall holder applications for our Sep-Dec 2014 market dates are now open. The applications are available for download from our blog.

In order to book into any market date stall holders will be required to apply, or reapply, by filling in the updated application forms and agreeing to the updated Terms & Conditions.

Please Note - applications will begin to be processed, and emails replied to, from 19th August. They will be processed in order of arrival and are subject to approval. Waiting lists will be available when categories are filled.

If you are a regular stall holder - ie. you have participated in 4 or more markets over 12 months, you may use the Regular Stall Holder application. It is a shorter form to complete.

Instructions for download  - Go to the Applications To Exhibit page and scroll down to the appropriate link.
Click on the link; click on the downward arrow at the top, left of the page; a window pops up, click on 'Save File'. This action will save the application form on your computer. You can fill it  out, save and send it to THS via email.

If you have problems downloading the document please contact THS via email and a copy will be sent to you.

These forms have been updated for Sep-Dec 2014. Please only use the Sep-Dec 2014 form to apply.  Do not use older applications you may have on your computer. Thank you.

Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions have been updated for Sep-Dec 2014. Please ensure you read through them before completing the forms.

Market dates

Market dates for Sep-Dec are
20th September
18th October - The Handmade Show birthday market
15th November
13th December - Christmas market (NB: this is on the SECOND Saturday of December, a week earlier than other months!)


Goodie bags are back for our birthday!

The Handmade Show celebrates its 4th birthday at the October 18th market (even though it's really in January), and we're going to hand out free Goodie Bags again to 100 lucky market-goers.

This is a fabulous opportunity and an inexpensive way to get your business seen before Christmas.

The invitation is open to stall holders, micro businesses, wahms, wahps & hobby businesses who love to create beautiful things.

How does it work?

  • You supply us with your promotional material.
  • We place your material into specially marked Goodie Bags.
  • We distribute them to market visitors.
  • They take their goodie bag home & go through it all, use up discounts, special offers, samples...use the info to reach you, place orders, check out your web site or visit you at your next market. What doesn't get used immediately gets used later or is passed on to family & friends who can make use of it.
  • It works because the bags are targeted directly to your target market - the market goer.

How much will it cost?

  • $15 for 100 bags' contributions.

What promotional materials can I submit?

  • Business cards, business postcards, special offers, discounts, vouchers, product samples - just to name a few ideas.
  • For more ideas read HERE.

Interested? Here is what to do next...

  1. Send us an email - thsapplications@gmail.com
  2. In the Subject line write – Goodie Bag Submission.
  3. Briefly tell us about what you wish to include in the bags.
  4. You will need to ensure you have 100 items to send us by the deadline date (see below)
  5. We will send you an invoice with payment details and further instructions on where to send or deliver your promotional materials.
Please Note: Cost cannot be split. We prefer you to supply the entire 100 bags; but if you are unable to do so then we may consider you to supply less than 100 items - however, cost remains the same and cannot be split.

  • Deadline for notice to contribute – Monday 29th September
  • Deadline for payment  Tuesday 7th October
  • Deadline for promotional material delivery  Monday 13th October


On the Cusp of Spring

It's almost Spring, and The Handmade Show is back with your favourite handmade creations and more. Find a Father's Day present for Dad, buy yourself something special, treat yourself to a delicious lunch at Cafe Handmade.

More than 30 Stall Holders
... showcasing their gorgeous handmade creations.
Cafe Handmade 
...delicious treats, yummy lunches and refreshing cuppas.
Will Gijsbers and Daniel Pickard 
... The boys are back with their funky jazz and blues
Voucher giveaway 
... There are THREE to give away and it's free to enter. You can earn extra entries with each purchase over $10!
Free Face Painting 
... Provided by the lovely Kerry from What-nots for Tiny Tots.
Free colouring sheets and craft activities
... to keep the kids entertained while you shop!

Before market day, why not visit our Facebook page for Father's Day gift ideas? Shop while you're there by following our shout-outs. This month's stallholders can also be found in our Who's On Show column on the right ... click through to see what these talented crafters and artisans have to offer.

And remember, even if the weather is cold and wet, it's always cozy and dry at The Handmade Show. So come along and enjoy the show!

SATURDAY 16th August
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne Vic 3163
(Corner Grange Road)


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