As well as organising Wrought and Petone Winter Markets, I also make and sell as Copper Catkin. You can read more about my story here.
I will be selling my Copper Catkin creations at Wrought, with a stallside workshop stall.
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER Triskele balls?
Last October, I was searching for an interesting Christmas papercraft to offer my customers, using my designs. I discovered the most amazingly simple, easy papercrafts - these stunning triskele balls, designed by Hattifant. They're absolutely stunning, visually, and they're ridiculously easy to make.
The thing I appreciate the most about them is that Hattifant has been kind enough to share a template for others to decorate and share. I made a few with my own designs last year.
I will be offering these as a quick gold coin make-and-take stallside workshop at Wrought. Additional sheets will also be available for purchase - to cover the cost of materials and the use of my own designs. There will be both colour and colourable designs, and a colouring table.
When is this on?
This workshop will be at every Wrought makers' market. Find out more about when and where by clicking below!
What are they?
Goody Vouchers are vouchers for treats, freebies, and discounts with our exhibitors, valid only on the day of the event.
How do they work?
Come in the door at certain times of the day and lucky dip for a lollipop - check for a voucher, and if you're lucky enough to have one, explore the market to find the matching stall and get your treat!
What could be on my voucher?
Here's an example from Petone Winter Markets - keep an eye on our Facebook page to find out what we might have on offer for you!
It's all about you...
As any successful event organiser will agree, my primary customers are my exhibitors - my stallholders.
It's important to understand what a seller is looking for at a market. If the sellers are happy, they project that happiness out to the buyers - they share on social media, they connect with others, and form a community of supporters that help make the event a success.
...so let's talk about me!
Ever worked for a boss who has no idea what your job involves? The best way to understand something is to live it - so it's lucky that I've been making to sell for over a decade, and selling at markets myself since 2008! And now, I'm working for you. So, here's an overview of my CV!
What came before
Nothing exists in a vacuum, and I certainly didn't just randomly decide to run a market. I have previously also run the Petone Winter Markets, the Wellington Rabbit Rescue Fundrazer market, and several internal Kiwibank craft markets.
In the beginning
Over a decade ago, I started making beaded earrings, and selling them under the label of Phersu Dancing Jewellery and Treasures, now Phersu Dancing Designs. Phersu Dancing's jewellery has been absorbed into Copper Catkin now.
Instead of trying to resuscitate Phersu Dancing after a hiatus, in May 2016, I launched Copper Catkin. I wanted a new, fresh take on using my designs to create beautiful things - and I still want to turn it into a clothing line, eventually. I branched out with Copper Catkin Consulting, too - I offer coaching on market stall display and sales techniques.
What this means for you
As an exhibitor at WROUGHT, you will have the support and encouragement of an organiser who really gets what your needs are - experience at the front line is irreplaceable! I also have been working in customer service, particularly in sales and retail, for around 20 years.
I know about sales, I know about making displays look appealing, I know hard hard you've worked, and I know about how wonderful it feels as a small business when someone buys one of your creations. I have the "maker cred" to help me make this market a success. Let's work together and make it amazing!
At Wrought, we aim to give our wonderful customers a chance to understand how much skill and craftsmanship is required for our makers to do what they do. Here's a brand new way for you to interact with our amazing makers - stallside workshops!
How does it work?
Normally, you either shop, or you book for a workshop. We're offering a new take on that concept - some of our makers will have a second table next to their stall, where customers can pay a nominal fee to learn a new skill. Most of the workshops will be make-and-take style. You sit down, make something, and take the finished project away with you.
what does it cost?
Each workshop will be priced according to the materials, skill level, time to complete, and teaching involvement required. Some will be free or gold coin, some will cost in the $30-50 bracket. Come along and see what's on offer!
what can i make?
About the artist, Sayraphim Lothian
Sayraphim Lothian creates playful experiences for people, and she presents a video series on Creative Resistance and Craftivism on her youtube channel MonsterThinks.
Her main body of work, ‘Guerrilla Kindness’, leaves tiny handcrafted artworks out on the street for people to find and take home, injecting tiny, unexpected and magical moments in passers-by’s lives. They aim to remind people of the niceness of life, as rewards those who take the time to stop and look around them once in a while. These works can be found in streets all around the world.
Her participatory work creates bridges between participants, allowing moments of loveliness to flow between strangers. They are about the sharing of experiences and the fleeting but meaningful connections made. They are about rediscovering joy in oneself and realising it abounds in other people.
Sayraphim aims to facilitate meaningful connections between people through craft.
You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and her website.
We are taking one of Sayraphim Lothian's initiatives, 'Good Advice Bunting', and bringing it to Wrought in October. Everyone is invited to join in – write good advice, old sayings and folklore and knowledge on bunting flags. We will then combine the flags into bunting that will decorate ongoing events.
How does it work?
We invite all visitors and exhibitors at Wrought to contribute ideas - good advice, old sayings, folklore, quotes, things that make you feel positive... Anything that fosters an environment of creativity and fun.
HAS IT BEEN DONE BEFORE?
Yes, it certainly has! The most recent example is currently happening in Hobson Bay, Australia. The council has renamed it 'Speaking Bunting'.
We will have a table and bunting flags available for people to write their contributions near the cafeteria. We hope you will join us - so get your thinking cap on, and bring your best words to the October event!
We're really excited to have the team from the Korokoro Kitchen catering our cafe for the WROUGHT October market (and, hopefully, more)!
Tell us what you're all about
At the Korokoro Kitchen, we make and deliver fresh, healthy, delicious school lunches. We can also provide catering for your business or private functions.
Korokoro Kitchen believes in using the best ingredients we can, to make food that is good for you and good for our environment.
ABOUT PATRICIA AND GIFT HUTT
I am an artist and designer and own Gift Hutt in Lower Hutt where I sell hand crafted cards and also the cardmaking supplies to take your paper crafting to the next level. I am also a Design Team member for Heartfelt Creations and can show you how to make beautiful embellishments for your cards and paper crafting projects.
KIA ORA, I'M CAT, FROM COPPER CATKIN!
As the organiser of the events, you will find me, my husband George, and my stall at all WROUGHT Makers' Markets.
My passion is primarily for drawing - but I need art to be functional, so I justify my drawings by turning them into something tangible. I make earrings, pendants, bracelets, cufflinks, and other jewellery, sealing my artwork under glass. I also have my designs custom-printed onto fabrics, which I then turn into fun accessories.
As well as creating quirky artworks, I also help stallholders to up their display game as Copper Catkin Consulting.
Copper Catkin is my website, and you can find out more about me and my work on Facebook, too:
The creative community in the Wellington region is full of amazing makers. As a part of that community, I want to ensure that there is a level to which we can all aspire - a makers' market where educated customers expect to buy from a maker at the top of their game.
At WROUGHT, we love to see what people create. As the organiser, I'm not just looking for the usual (and wonderful) suspects - I'm also looking for people who make something a bit different - metalwork, upcycled sculpture, woodwork, laser cut and CNC, furniture, up-cycled vintage, re-purposed items, things that are a bit more 'industrial art' than standard 'crafts'.
The definition of 'make' in this context is that the person behind the stall is the creative force behind the finished item, whether it be sewn, sculpted, 3D printed, drawn, assembled, or otherwise manufactured (excluding imports mass-produced overseas, even if they were designed here).
If you're considering joining us as one of our EXHIBITORS, but you want an idea of what to expect, come and visit the next Petone Winter Market - it's one of the events in our portfolio. We are proud to showcase more than 30 stalls of locally-made crafts, serenaded by local performers. Take a tour of our last market by clicking the images below!
If you're interested in becoming a stallholder for one or more of our events, please fill out our application form. If your application is successful, we will use the information you provide to write a profile about you to be shared with all our potential customers, so we encourage you to write something that you want shared.
We would love to have some really quirky and different performances - if you're keen, or you know someone who is, the details are in this link.
We are looking to offer at least a $50 retainer (negotiable, depending on the performance offered) to secure people to add flavour and interest to the event.
We would love to have people perform throughout the day, interspersed with music, and we're particularly keen for interactive acts that don't take up much room, and don't require a stage - performers can even busk outside, if the weather allows. The performance needs to be both safe and family-friendly.
If you have what it takes, please get in touch with us!
The best way to gain an appreciation of a maker's skill is to have a go at making something yourself. We will be providing a range of workshops and activities to give people an opportunity to learn something new. We are looking forward to offering board games, Games Workshop painting tutorials, card-making, and more - will you be part of it?
Currently, we have three events booked, all at the same venue, but we will be looking for more locations around the Wellington region.
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WroughtNZ to find out when we list new events!