Thursday 14 October 2010

What a great day!

Well, that's another one in the bag: our final Barn Market for 2010 was a huge success! We saw a constant stream of people filling bags to the brim with high quality artisan products, tasting gourmet food, drinks and wines and even picking up a new skill or two as they observed the demonstrations from The Craft Hive.

We are pleased to report that the Barn Market will be returning in 2011 to tempt you with even more boutique and ever-intriguing wares from our growing array of artisans. We would like to thank the community of greater Hobart (and particularly the Eastern Shore) for their support and continued interest in The Barn Market throughout 2010; your response has far outweighed our expectations. We look forward to what 2011 will bring.

We'll see you in 2011...

Click on the images below to find more from our talented artisan's...

Thursday 7 October 2010

The Craft Hive Is Coming To Town

We hope you can join us this Saturday as we have a fantastic menu of creative things you can see and do! The Craft Hive will be hosting several demonstrations throughout the day so come and see one if not ALL of the creative things they have on offer.

10-11am Basketry
Baskets made from the Natural World; willow and roped leaves with Vikki (alias bounty.bee)
11am- 12pm little.bees.craft
Children's Craft using materials from nature with Elise (alias spice.queen.elise)

1- 2pm Knitting with Juliana (alias blessed.bee)
Learn how to Daisy Knit a Headband
2-3pm Free Form Embroidery (alias the.reluctant.queen)
Embroidery for the heart and soul, using techniques to follow your own dreaming with Karin

Hope we'll see you taking part in one of our Craft Hive demonstrations throughout the day.

Only a few sleeps now and the last hooraaaa is on!

See you there!

Monday 4 October 2010

Market #5 - This Saturday!

The FINAL Barn Market for 2010 promises to be another hit; jam-packed with high quality products!

The Barn Market has been well received by the community of Hobart since commencing in February this year. And, our final market for the year will not let you down.

With an abundance of high quality artisan products and local produce available you will be sure to find a treat or two and perhaps even get some early shopping done for Christmas.

Stalls will be overflowing into the courtyard where you will also find a gourmet BBQ, fine coffee and cakes to enjoy.

We are introducing a new feature this time with The Craft Hive ‘teacher-bees’ running several demonstrations throughout the day (The Craft Hive is a local business or ‘hive’ offering craft classes/demonstrations and locally hand-made products).

We’re also happy to announce that face painting for the kids will be available at 11am - 12pm & 1pm - 2pm

You won’t want to miss this one!

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Winter, Santa & our biggest market yet!!!

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas in Winter! What a massive 2 days and what a turn-out! Despite the terrible weather we saw floods of people enjoying the beautiful products from our very talented artisans, slurping mulled wine, dropping crumbs from the scrumptious gourmet sausages, pies and sweet treats and laughing along with Santa whilst they had their photo in the Partybooth. There was hardly room to move inside the Barn, and we can only imagine what it would have been like if the weather had have been fine.

Saturday saw a consistent and steady flow of patrons either rewarding themselves after voting, or trying to distract themselves and avoid voting. They were tempted by a record number of artisan stalls offering goods such as; children’s wares, jewellery, stationary, home wares, baked goods, clothing, bathroom accessories and gifts. Oh, and have we mentioned the gourmet pies, sizzling sausages, hot chocolate and mulled wine? And, not to forget, the stunning range of wines from Observatory Hill Winery. You also couldn’t miss our very talented musicians/buskers who create such an upbeat atmoshphere, our skilled children’s storyteller and our popular makers demonstration presenter - Amy from Willow Street - who drew crowds and created much interest.

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our stallholders for their participation, smiling faces, beautiful presentation and stunning wares, the community for its great turn-out and never-ending support and the Clarence City Council and the Rosny Barn for allowing us to take over the beautiful building/grounds that make The Barn Market such a success!

Click on the photos below to explore the work of our talented Artisan's from August...