Sunday, May 23, 2010

Exciting Things Afoot...

This weekend saw a meeting of the Hawkes Bay Handmade group. A team of local creative people with a wide and diverse range of art and craft interests and a shared goal - promoting wonderful, hand-crafted wares to the world and supporting and following each others endeavours.

Started by several Etsy sellers, this group has now grown to incorporate members with various different sales streams - Etsy, Felt, members websites, nationwide Galleries, and local sales.

They are a truly inspirational group some with many years experience in varied craft mediums, and others of us with just a year or 3 of serious creating under our belt.

This weekend we came together to plan some very exciting events. A blog is in the design process right now with a go live date mid-June, a Facebook page has been created (I won't divulge the name till we have a bit more on there, although I notice a few of you have 'twigged' onto it already!). And an exciting road trip to Wellington to visit Craft 2.0 on 12 June (one of our members has a sales display there too).

Can't wait ...*happy dance* !! Watch this space for further developments......


  1. It is great to be a part of this team. cheers Marie

  2. All sounds very exciting!!

  3. was a great afternoon... am so looking forward to it all.

  4. Hi Mel, wanted to pop over to say hi! I just caught up with Katherine and Marian at the weekend and was so excited to here about all this goodness happening! I hope to meet up with you all when you visit Welly this weekend for Craft 2.0! :)


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