Brentos Creative Co Framed Art Print

New Designers to the Handmade Community

As the New Year is already in full swing, we would like to introduce and welcome some of our newest designers! We hope you can start off 2023 with some new additions to your household, or stock up at the next market. Explore some of the other new designers in the handmade community in our … Read more

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MadBaggs Leopard Print

Gift Cards Online : Give the gift of choice

Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you need help with what to get that last person on your shopping list, we have the perfect solution: a gift card from one of our handmade designers. Here is just a few of our Handmade Canberra designers who have gift cards. Looking for other unique Australian Made last … Read more

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Canberra distilleries

The Canberra Distillery : A tale of Patience and Dedication toward Perfecting a Craft

The story of The Canberra Distillery is a tale of years of dedication and continual iteration to perfect a craft.  Tim, the founder of The Canberra Distillery, began distilling as a hobby and tweaked his distilling process over the years through a lot of trial and error. Once he was happy with the results he … Read more

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New handmade designers to find at our Christmas market

Our Christmas market is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to these fabulous new stallholders. Join us at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) on the 9th – 11th of December where you will find 250+ Australian small businesses to shop from and support this Christmas season! This is our final market for … Read more

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Nicola Bannerman handmade jewellery canberra

Meet The Maker : Nicola Bannerman

If you were looking for one word that encapsulates the exquisite work of Nicola Bannerman, it would be ‘timeless’.  Her handmade jewellery designs are original and elegant with a contemporary twist. Both her attention to detail and the quality of her work ensure that each piece she makes will last for years to come.  The … Read more

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New Designers To Find At Our October Market

We can’t believe our October Market is just days away! With that being said, it is the perfect time to introduce you to some of the new designers that will be joining us for the very first time. Make sure to come and check them out at our upcoming art, design, food and craft market … Read more

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Chalk N Cheese australian designers

Australian Designers : Handmade Fashion To Shop From This Spring

Now that the cold days are behind us, it’s time to pack away your winter woollies because Spring is here! With the arrival of warmer weather, it is the perfect time for a wardrobe refresh, which is why we have created the ultimate Spring clothing guide by Australian Designers. Visit the following Australian designers at … Read more

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Sitting Pretty Designs - Lesley in Studio

The Story Behind Sitting Pretty Designs

Sitting Pretty is an accessory label owned & operated by Melbourne based designer Lesley Curnow. Each piece is crafted by hand, with an emphasis on quality, a unique combination of leather & locally designed textiles, and a little quirkiness! Lesley hand picks every leather hide and textile, the majority of which are made by Australian designers. She works tirelessly … Read more

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Aya OConnell wooden Jewellery

Meet the Maker : Aya O’Connell Wooden Designs

Aya O’Connell‘s love of wood lead her to want to showcase it’s warmth and authenticity by producing hand-crafted jewellery. Using ethically sourced Australian wood in her designs, Aya loves to show off the hidden beauty she believes wood holds. The Earrings and Pendants Aya crafts feature Australian botanical designs such as gum leaves, nuts and … Read more

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indi tribe collective perfect Spring picnic

Creating the perfect spring picnic

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, especially here in Canberra with the recent opening of Floriade. What better way to relish the change of season than by getting outside in the clean, crisp air and enjoy a spring picnic under our beautiful blue sky! To give you a helping hand on what to pack for a … Read more

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Sustainable Shop

Sustainable Shopping Made Easy

We are excited to welcome some new talented designers who have joined the handmade community recently. Shop with these local designers to make your shop more sustainable. When you shop with designers and producers from handmade, you’re supporting Australian-made business owners. They have dedicated their time and talent to producing incredible products made with passion … Read more

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Comfy Tails

International Dog Day

As dog parents, we want to give our fur babies the best, and International Dog Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate our four-legged best friends. If you’re excited to spend the day showing your dog just how much you appreciate having them, we have some great ideas on how to celebrate International Dog Day … Read more

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Artomobile Unique Father's Day Gifts Australia

Father’s Day Gifts Australia

Let’s celebrate Dad on September 4th with a unique gift from our talented designers! With Fathers Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to spoil your dad this year. We have curated some excellent unique Father’s day gift ideas to ensure you find your dad the perfect present, no matter his … Read more

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Kattasche Leather Bag

Meet the newest designers to the Australian Handmade Community

We’re excited to introduce some fabulous new designers that have joined our handmade community this August, all made in Australia! To browse a full listing of all our Made In Australia makers in the Handmade Community, head to our Australian Made Directory.

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Super Bao - Gourmet Food

Gourmet food & drink : Winter Handmade Market

Looking to get out of the Canberra cold? Spend the last weekend of July warming up at our completely indoor winter market! Discover an amazingly diverse range of gourmet food and drinks from our much-loved gourmet food hall in the Coorong pavilion. Whether you are looking for a gourmet food sweet treat, a savoury dish … Read more

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Here’s who is new at our July winter market! 

We have some fantastic new stallholders joining us at our July winter market, and we are super excited to welcome them!  On Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st of July you will be able to shop from over 220+ small handmade businesses at Exhibition Park in Canberra. Let us introduce you to the newest faces to … Read more

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4 Easy Ways To Celebrate Australian Made Week

Together with the Australian Made Campaign (AMC) we will be celebrating ‘Australian Made Week’ 6-12th of June, by showcasing a number of our makers and designers across as many platforms as we can, to encourage the nation to recognise Australian makers and producers around the country and actively support their businesses. Since the pandemic, there … Read more

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Jane Finch Jewellery Ring Stacks

New designers at Handmade – EPIC Canberra Markets

We are so excited to be back to putting on our live events at EPIC. We have missed you, our customers, and all of our wonderful stallholders too. We are looking forward to getting back to hearing the chatter of people as they move through the pavilions, the exclamations of delight from customers as they … Read more

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Canberra Tea Towel Missy Minzy

Canberra Day

Canberra is a wonderful city surrounded by mountains and filled with sweeping nature reserves and of course, is home to one of the best Canberra markets – Handmade Canberra!  Today we celebrate Canberra Day 2022 by showcasing some of our most favourite Canberra themed products that celebrate all of the things that make Canberra such … Read more

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Brandmade : Starting a Blog

Starting a blog is a great way to tell your brand story. If you are considering writing a blog, before you dive in, read this post on things to consider. Why blog? A blog, on your website, is the best way to let search engines know what you do and what you can offer your … Read more

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Australian Made

New designers introduced We have some inspiring new Australian made designers and producers to introduce to you. Enjoy connecting to each small business listed below, from cake makers to potters. Every brand has a passion for its craft, small-batch making, and putting a whole lot of heart and soul into each item. We love to … Read more

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Tourism award

Tourism Award

Handmade Canberra Recognised For Their Resilience and Innovation at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards We are excited to announce that Handmade Canberra has been awarded the winner of the Canberra Region Tourism’s Resilience and Innovation award for 2021. A new Tourism Award in 2021 to recognise businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19, bushfires, storms, border … Read more

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Selling at markets

Brandmade: How we select our stallholders

Have you ever wondered how we find our designers? Well, we can tell you that as Handmade has grown in reputation and quality, so have the number and quality of registrations from potential stallholders. Know your customer At Handmade, one of our mantras is “know your customer.” We actually have two sets of customers – … Read more

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Green Candle Co Eucalyptus Duo Candle

Brandmade: Product Photography

Your digital strategy relies on you knowing your market, your audience and your product, deciding what your brand needs to say and presenting yourself in the best way you can. This Brandmade post is going to get down to business with the do’s and don’ts of product photography – an essential component of your online presence. In … Read more

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Chocolate Chip Manderin Biscuits

The Best Autumn Cookie Recipe

With the weather starting to cool, now is the time for us to share a simple Autumn cookie recipe with you. These chocolate chip & mandarin spice cookies take 15 minutes to make and are so simple, that they make a great baking project for the kids. A cookie recipe with brown sugar is always … Read more

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