Market good for a Saturday yarn

Handmade: Organiser of the Bendigo Handmade Market Jo Elwers gets a few last minute things ready before Saturday. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Handmade: Organiser of the Bendigo Handmade Market Jo Elwers gets a few last minute things ready before Saturday. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

THERE is something for everyone at the combined Handmade Market and Gravel Hill Market in Bendigo on Saturday.

Held on the third Saturday of each month at the old Gravel Hill School at 65-71 Mundy St, the indoor-outdoor market has about 50 stalls in total and runs from 9am to 2pm.

The Gravel Hill market, which has been run by the Salvation Army since Christmas, features a variety of outdoor stalls, plants, brick-a-brack and food stalls. 

The handmade market, which is held in the church hall, has been running since May, although Saturday’s market is only its second because of a break in June.

Stallholders in the handmade market sell a little bit of everything, including handmade clothing, jams, jewellery, baby goods, cards, candles and soaps.

Plaster painting, face painting, a children's playground, a jumping castle, scones and a barbecue are other family-friendly activities available to market goers.

Founder and handmade children's clothing maker Jo Elwers said she had always wanted to run a market.

“When the opportunity for the hall came up, it went from there," she said.

“I wanted to make it an outlet where people could sell their goods but not at a massive outlay for the stall."

For information on the market, phone Gus Higginbottom on 0408 346 417 or Jo Elwers on 0408 753 671.

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