Coming soon to a web site near you...
It's been a long wait, but we can finally announce that the super-duper new-look
Red Balloon Craft Junction will be launched at www.redballoon.co.za in just a few days' time. And no-one is more
excited than me, I assure you. Let's take a look at some of the features you can expect on
the new site (which will replace The Red Balloon Homecraft Directory, by the way).
Craft markets, craft markets, and more... craft markets!
The number one request I get is for craft market info. We've listened, considered,
and taken action, and I can now guarantee you that the Red Balloon Craft Junction will feature the most
comprehensive list of craft markets available anywhere in South Africa, either on or off the Web.
You will be able to get times, venues, contact information, costs, and in some cases, even download
application forms, all in one place.
Up-to-date Events Calendar
We have built a comprehensive Events Calendar, featuring exhibitions, classes and markets.
It has a super-simple submission process, allowing you to submit your own event info quickly and easily.
Craft projects, articles and more
We're busy putting together the Craft Compendium, a section packed with free projects,
articles on your favourite crafts, and information about the best books to buy, classes to
attend and shops to shop at.
Online craft market
The current Directory will make way for an online craft market, where you can
browse for homecrafted products and make contact with the crafters who produce them.
A brand-new look
Take a look at our new logo in the top left-hand corner. Like it? There's plenty more
where that came from... Expect the new site to be fresh, funky and really easy to navigate.
And the best part of all?
The best part is the bottom line: it's all FREE. That's right, your eyes do not
deceive you: you can list your business, your events, your craft shop, whatever, entirely
free of charge. We will be offering premium advertising options at a later stage,
but for now all you need to know is that putting your craft business on the Web need not cost you
a single cent.
Craft market diary
Arts & Crafts at the Bokkie Park
6 May, 9am-3pm, Bokkie Park, Southvale Rd, Parkdene, Boksburg
Arts & Crafts at the Bunny Park
29 April, 9am-3pm, Bunny Park, Pretoria Rd, Rynfield, Benoni
Irene Arts & Village Market
29 April, 9am-2pm, Smuts House Museum, Jan Smuts Avenue, Irene
Art in the Garden
30 April, 9am-4pm, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort
Field & Study Centre Craft Market
7 May, 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, 9am-5pm, Hillfox Value Centre, Hendrik Potgieter Dr, Weltevreden Park
Garden World Arts & Crafts Market
Every Saturday, Sunday & public holiday, 9am-5pm, Gardenworld, Beyers Naude Dr, Muldersdrift
Hatfield Arts and Craft Market
Every Sunday & public holiday, 9am-4.30pm, Hatfield Shopping Centre, Burnett St, Pretoria
6 May, 9am-3pm, Magnolia Dell, cnr Queen Wilhelmina Dr and University Rd, Muckleneuk
Essenwood Craft Market
Every Saturday, 9am-2pm, Essenwood Park, Cnr Essenwood and St Thomas Rd, Berea, Durban
Ballito Coast Market
Every Saturday, 8am-12.30pm, Ballito
Somerset West Country Craft Market
15, 29 April, 8am-1pm, Southey's Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West
Wilderness Craft Market
30 April, 9.30am-2.30pm, opposite the Protea Hotel
Every Saturday, 8am-12.30pm, On the N2, next to Engen, Sedgefield
Durbanville Craft Market
6 May, 8.30am-2pm, Rust en Vrede, Wellington Rd, Durbanville
Kenridge Craft Market
29 April, 9am-2pm, Door de Kraal Avenue, Kenridge
Cape Gate Craft Market
30 April, 9am-2pm, Trade Centre parking area, Cape Gate, Brackenfell
Kuils River Craft Market
29 April, 9am-1.30pm, Municipal Gardens, Van Riebeeck Road, Kuils River
Kirstenbosch Craft Market
30 April, 9am-1pm, opposite main Kirstenbosch entrance
Rondebosch Craft in the Park
6 May, 9am-3.30pm, cnr Campground & Sandown Rd
Hout Bay Craft Market
Every Sunday, 8.30am-4pm, Hout Bay Village Green, Main Rd
Prince Albert Market
Every Saturday, 8am-5pm, Church Road, next to museum
Fisherman's Village Craft Market
Every Saturday, 9.30am-2.30pm, Lemm's Corner, Old Harbour Road, Hermanus
Waterfront Craft Market
Daily, 9.30am-6pm, The Blue Shed, V&A Waterfront