Sunday, July 29, 2012

Northside Makers: donations and farewell

The Northside Makers committee have decided to wind up the group, and donate its assets to other not-for-profit groups in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

Thornbury Women's Neighbourhood House has been given $850 towards the continuation of their Made In Thornbury market and Make Craft Your Business course. We're very pleased to be able to help TWNH in this way, as they provided so much inspiration and support to Northside Makers. You can find out more about TWNH, their market and courses on their website.

Sprout Community Markets have been chosen to receive a cash donation, marquee and tables. Sprout supports sustainable food and creativity, and is a project of Mind Australia - supporting mental health recovery. Find out more about Sprout Community Market, including how to apply for a stall, here.

Green Renters has also been chosen to received a cash donation, to support their DIY workshops on making jams and preserves, natural cleaning, homemade skincare products and more. Green Renters is a not-for-profit organisation supporting renters who want to decrease their impact on the planet. You can find out more about Green Renters' workshops here.

The Olive Grove Studios collective will receive the badge maker to run a charity of the month incentive in store. Sales from all badges made will go to the charity chosen by the members of the Olive Grove community, via their Facebook page. A new charity being chosen every two months to receive 100% of the money raised. This project is a great way for the proceeds of Northside Makers to continue "giving back" to the community.

We're very pleased to be able to support these groups who are making our community a more creative place.

May your bobbin always be full and your brush bristly! Craft on, Makers.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Making Tea Cosies workshop

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre have released their guide for 2011.

Not only do they have exhibitions, but they also have hands on workshops as well for minimal cost. An up and coming one that I thought Northside peeps might like is the crochet tea cosy workshop.

Isn't this gorgeous! image via Folksy

Making Tea Cosies
Session: Saturday May 7 2011, 1.00pm to 3.00pm Tutor: Marg Lane and Maryanne Noonan
Materials: Please bring wool, needles, crochet hook Cost: $5.00

Co-curators of The Nature of Teacosies exhibition, Maryanne Noonan and Marg Lanne conduct a master class on the art and craft of tea cosy making.

If you are going, let us know!



Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gallery Market on today

Come find the Northside Makers collective stall at Gallery Market today!

Gallery Market @ Northcote Town Hall Civic Square
Sunday 5th December 10am-6pm
189 High St, Northcote
10 min walk from Merri and Northcote train stations
86 Tram - Stop 30

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Northside Makers at Gallery Market

Now that December has arrived it's time to put your handmade market shopping into high gear! Where better to start than with our very own Northside Makers collective stall at Gallery Market?

Gallery Market @ Northcote Town Hall Civic Square
Sunday 5th December 10am-6pm
189 High St, Northcote
10 min walk from Merri and Northcote train stations
86 Tram - Stop 30

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ladies Night at St. Matthew's Primary School this Friday

Northside Member Piccolamia has a stall at the following event this Friday. So if you have some time, head on over to St. Matthew's School and enjoy some crafty goodness.

A warm invitation to all the women of St. Matthew's School, family and friends...

Friday 12th November Ladies Night

via Sealed with a Kiss

St. Matthew’s Primary School
95 William Street, Fawkner

From 6.30 pm til late
Entry is $5.00 per person
with complimentary Champagne or Orange Juice on arrival

You will find over 30 stalls
Offering jewelery, cosmetics, bags, shoes,
sweets and much, much more ... with many prizes to be won !!

Be sure to bring along all the women you love to have fun with because this promises to be an unforgettable evening

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alphington Primary School Christmas Market

A quick plug for a small Makers Market on this Friday night.

Alphington Primary School
Yarralea Street, Alphington

Monday, August 16, 2010

Open studios Nicholas Building 2010

It's that time of the year again. The time to take a look inside some very creative studios and get inspired and motivated all over again.

Open Studios Nicholas Building 2010

Thursday 19th & Friday 20th August, 2010
4pm-9pm (both nights)

picture via Visit Melbourne

Over at the Nicholas Building Blog, there's an eInvite where you can see the list of all the artists and it is like a who's who of Handmade in Melbourne!

You can wander in and out of studios, take a look at some wonderful handmade items and if you are lucky, partake in champagne and nibblies. Get there early because it can get a bit crowded and most of the transversing of levels occurs via stairs and not the ricketty manual elevator which is probably heritage listed.

Are you going? Have you been?
Share your experiences of the Nicholas Building Open Studio.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Exhibition - The Journey Home

We hope as many readers as possible can join Northside Maker Tinniegirl this Thursday at the opening night of her maiden exhibition, The Journey Home.

Here's a map, in case you haven't visited Chair 14 before. The food is wonderful.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Daylesford Roadtrip: tired but happy!

Lark morning tea
Morning tea at Lark

In absentia
In absentia - wish you could have been with us Curlypops!

$75 puppy dog
$75 puppy dog - Finki and Mrs Beckinsale both wanted this for their little boys!

Mill Markets bathroom
Mill Markets bathroom wallpaper

Roadtrippers, add your photos to the Northside Makers Flickr pool!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Daylesford Roadtrip tomorrow!

Little bird, little bird, what do you see?

We've still got a couple spare seats for our Saturday 3rd July roadtrip if you'd like to come along - only $13 per bum. Just email northsidemakers [at] to let us know!

P.S. The weather forecast is a min of 3 and max of 11, fog followed by (yay) sun. Rug up warm!

Images from Alice Jean's, Pivotal Xpressions, Lark and Unicorn House