After being involved in the market scene for many years as a stallholder and organiser, Ruth Slade of R.E.S Designs got chatting with Cathy Heaven of CarrieBags Tasmania one day. They decided there was a gap in the handmade market scene north of Hobart and Flourish Handmade Market was born.

Flourish Handmade Market - RES Designs

RES Designs (photo supplied)

Flourish Handmade Market - CarrieBags

CarrieBags (photo supplied)

Flourish Handmade Market: June

Flourish Handmade Market is almost brand new in Tasmania. The very first event was held in March at New Town, just ten minutes from the Hobart CBD. Following on from that success, the second market will be held on Sunday 2nd June at the Scout Hall, 245 New Town Road. The doors will be open and customers will be welcome from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Flourish Handmade Market - New Town

Flourish Handmade Market (photo supplied)

There is free parking and flat access for prams and wheelchairs, making it a perfect day-trip for the family. Or for anyone really! If you’re looking to do a little shopping in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the makers would love to see you there.

25 stalls featuring locally-designed and handmade products will include…

Flourish Handmade Market: What To Expect

At the next Flourish Handmade Market on Sunday 2nd June you can expect to see Backyard Bounty with their beautiful preserves, jams, marmalades and sauces, all made with local ingredients.

Flourish Handmade Market - Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty (photo supplied)

Just Babee & Me will be there with handmade products for babies and mums. The organic baby range includes massage and cradle cap oils; and a nappy rash cream. For Mum, there is organic belly oil, natural homemade soaps and organic lavender tea. They are available individually or in gift packs.

Flourish Handmade Market - Just Babee & Me

Just Babee & Me (photo supplied)

Little Knats will have their gorgeous range of knitted and crocheted hats just in time for winter; as well as their hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns for people to create their own crafts.

Flourish Handmade Market - Little Knats

Hat by Little Knats (photo supplied)

To see the entire range of stalls visit Flourish Handmade Market on Facebook. Sunday markets are scheduled for 1 September and 1 December, so add the dates to your diary now. If you’d like to have your own stall, the organisers of Flourish Handmade Market would love to hear from you. Photos supplied by Ruth Slade and Cathy Heaven.

Map: Flourish Handmade Market, New Town…

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