This month we bring you an exciting crafting initiative, the chance to win one of three candle-making hampers, all the usual craft market info, and a bunch of fabulous books on sale at kalahari.net.
What's on in July and August
Art in the Garden
31 July, 9am-4pm, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort
Field & Study Centre Craft Market
7 August, 9am-3pm, Louise Ave, Parkmore, just off William Nicol
B&B Rooftop Market
Every Sunday & public holiday, 9am-5pm, Upper Level, Mall of Rosebank
Every Saturday, Sunday & public holiday, Hillfox Value Centre, Hendrik Potgieter Dr, Weltevreden Park
Countryside Craft Market
Every Saturday, Sunday & public holiday, 9am-5pm, Gardenworld, Beyers Naude Dr, Muldersdrift
Machadodorp Riverside Craft Market
30 July, 10am-3pm, Machadodorp Fly Fishing Park, President Kruger St, Machadodorp
Essenwood Craft Market
Every Saturday, 9am-4pm, Essenwood Park, Cnr Essenwood and St Thomas Rd, Berea, Durban
Country Craft Market
Closed for winter
Franschhoek Craft Market
13 August, 8.30am-2pm, Main Rd, between NG Kerk & Town Hall
Durbanville Craft Market
6 August, 8.30am-2pm, Rust en Vrede, Wellington Rd, Durbanville
Indoor Craft Market
30 & 31 July 10am-8pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun), Bellville Velodrome
Kirstenbosch Craft Market
Closed for winter
Rondebosch Craft Market
13 August, 9am-3pm, cnr Campground & Sandown Rd
Constantia Craft Market
30 July, 9am-2.30pm, Alphen Common
Camphill Village Market
7 August, 11am-4pm, Klein Dassenberg Rd, near Atlantis
Hout Bay Craft Market
Every Sunday, 10am-5pm, Hout Bay Village Green, Main Rd
Waterfront Craft Market
Daily, 9.30am-6pm, The Blue Shed, V&A Waterfront
Be a part of Handmade Hope!
We are inviting all our readers to be a part of the first ever Handmade Hope week, which will take place from 18 to 24 September 2005.
What's the plan?
For one week, the entire South African crafting community will focus their creative talents, resources and time on uplifting those in need of hope.
How can I get involved?
You are limited only by your imagination. Here are some ideas:
You're a creative bunch, so I know that in the time it's taken you to read this you've probably come up with some ideas of your own - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you plan to do, and what you'd like to challenge others to do. We will publicise every Handmade Hope event, and as many ideas as possible, in the Gazette and on our web site in the coming months.
If you publish a newsletter or magazine of your own, run craft classes or own a shop or web site, please drop me a note at email@example.com so that I can send you a press release or a poster regarding this initiative. The more people we can involve the more good we can do!
Let's make this work, let's make it huge, and let's make it annual.
Win with Candlemaker's Deli
Tips for crafters
That's all for this edition. Don't forget to pass on the news about Handmade Hope week to everyone you know, and let me know what events and activities you're planning.
Till next time, take care.
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kalahari.net is offering 20% discount on selected books at the moment, and there are some great craft books on sale. Here are just a few:
by Madeleine Rollason
Was 99.95, now 79.96
by Sarah Beaman
Was 149.95, now 119.96
by Claire Crouchly
Was 99.95, now 79.96
by Deborah Morbin and Tracy Boomer
Was 120.00, now 96.00
by Anname Wolmarans
Was 260.95, now 208.76
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