Maker & Community Market

Next Market,  Sunday 20 March | 9am – 2pm

Stallholders at our March Market

Our stallholders

A TUK | Nyibol Deng

A TUK means “Beginning” in English. It is a Nuer word from South Sudan and Ethiopia. I chose it as the name for my business because I was starting a new life in a new country, and wanted to create something that would be there to support future generations. I wanted to acknowledge that all of the women in my community have abilities and talents and ideas, and to encourage them to know that – despite it being hard to find jobs and learning English as a second language – they could start something that could support themselves and their families. The name A TUK was decided between my two friends and myself as a way of expressing that it is possible to start something new in life, also to show our children that it is possible to overcome difficulty by creating something new. A TUK also offers opportunity for women in the community to display and sell goods under the A TUK umbrella, as a way to empower women to develop their business ideas. Thanks to everyone for your continues support, it means a lot to me and all the women in my community.

Bene | Bernadette Aitken

Handmade items, all original pieces, hand-printed and dyed by the maker. (Myself)
Silk scarves, silk-velvet devore scarves. Reversible bags. Homewares including cushion covers, tea-towels, wheat bags, fabric notebook covers. Lengths of fabric (silk or cotton) printed and dyed for use as tablecloths, sarongs or for the customer to make into their own garments.

FEAR – The Femxle Experience Art Rebellion

The Femxle Experience Art Rebellion produces a range of handmade jewellery (mainly earrings), limited edition badges, art prints (various sizes), handmade greeting cards, small to medium collages, up-cycled display plates, handmade key-rings and more.

Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill

We are a woollen mill making our own yarn and our own knitwear. We use superfine merino and alpaca – our yarns are 100% Victorian grown & made and are the only Australian yarn manufacturers certified by Ethical Clothing Australia.

Jenny Peers Artist


Jigsaw Puzzles Australia


Kerith Holmes Design


Oaky and Ginger Upcycled | Simone Reid

Oaky and Ginger is filled with up-cycled treasures from everyday items, such as old board game pieces, cards, postage stamps and old children’s books. Every item is uniquely special and the perfect way to bring quirkiness and nostalgia back to life.
The goodies used for these random, handmade creations are sourced from opportunity shops, garage sales or donated to me by fellow crafty friends who think its a good idea to off load their old stuff to me to then turn their old stuff into adapted, up cycled treasures

Otway Opals | Jacki Pyke

 I work with opals and other gem stones in silver settings, Roman glass, maille, and I also fold origami.

Toxic Plant Girl Designs | Shannon Bais

 I handcraft earrings that are for everyone, safe for all ear types and unique. I understand I am late in enquiring but would love to be apart of this event or the next one similar. I’m only really starting out on my journey but am loving it and want to share it with people more and more to bring them a bit of extra joy.

We thank the City of Ballarat for their support of this event.

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