News

Stall holders rush to take part in first handmade markets

Indiana Hentscher shows off one of the Christmas props made by Nicole Hentscher for the special photo booth at Simply Handmade Markets in Yamba on December 2.
Indiana Hentscher shows off one of the Christmas props made by Nicole Hentscher for the special photo booth at Simply Handmade Markets in Yamba on December 2.

MORE than 40 stall holders have already registered for the first Simply Handmade Markets in Yamba on December 2.

Organisers say they have been surprised by the variety of talent in the Clarence Valley.

"From felting to glasswork, cake decorators and traditional crafts like crochet and sewing, we're looking forward to showcasing all the wonderful work from the area," said market co-organiser Gabrielle Hawke.

"We'd like to see everyone come and support local crafters and (we) encourage people to buy local and handmade this Christmas."

Nicole Hentscher Fotographics, of Maclean, will make its first appearance at a Clarence Valley market, offering a Christmas-themed photo booth, with lots of fun props like Santa hats, beards, glasses and candy canes.

"I wanted to do something fun and different to the traditional Santa photo... besides, my husband Jason refused to dress up in a Santa suit," Mrs Hentscher said.

Also from Maclean, Belinda Hall loves creating clothing featuring doilies and ruffles.

"I've been very busy with ruffles and frills and making plenty of stock for the markets, but it's not easy to find the time with a two-year-old," Ms Hall said.

"I'm very much looking forward to meeting all the talented people we have on the Clarence.

"It's the first handmade markets Yamba has had and I can't wait to be a part of it."

Marketgoers should keep their eye out for speciality cakes by Sylvia Fitch, who has 30-odd years of experience in cake decorating.

She plans to offer plenty of tempting cupcakes on the day, as well as a sample of her full-scale cakes.

"There'll be lots of cupcakes, including red velvet mud cake, chocolate mud cake, my gingerbread houses and mini fruit cakes," Mrs Fitch said.

Co-organiser Lisa O'Brien said many people had been asking about a local handmade market.

When the opportunity came up to host it at the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre, they ran with it.

"We think it's going to be really well received and it's been great to see so many young people get involved," Mrs O'Brien said.

Markets

  • The first Simply Handmade Market will be held at the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre, Yamba
  • Sunday, December 2
  • Open to the public from 9am-2pm.
  • To book a stall call 6646 3388
  • Visit the Facebook page for more info www.facebook.com/simplyhandmadeyamba

Topics:  yamba



Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

‘Kingscliff salute’ angers business owners

Emily Wilson, Nathan Devin, Heather Stewardson and Di Human all work at Kingscliff and are fed up with the poor phone and internet coverage in the town.

Businesses losing thousands over poor internet and phone services.

Funding cuts unfairly hit region

Belinda Robinson.

Cuts "unfairly target" regional universities

Student life is tough but good

Pottsville resident Jacelyn Brown, 20, is in her final year of a nursing degree.

Gone are the days of students hamming it up and partying

Latest deals and offers

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce tour Rockhampton sweet potato farm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce visit a...

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest