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Saltwater Craft Fair

Mum's the word at the first Saltwater Craft Fair for the year, and she’s going to be more than a little happy about that.

With more than 60 locally handmade arts and crafts stalls to choose from, make 2017 the year of the best Mother’s Day pressie ever. This year the fair is one week before the big day, so no need for a last minute bunch of flowers.

It’s all about quality wares and quality time according to Tactile Arts’ Saltwater Craft Fair Co-ordinator Tess Duke.

“The Mother’s Day fair is well-loved by Darwin locals and presents an opportunity to spend some quality time with your mum, perusing the beautiful stalls for a unique gift from a local artist she’ll love,” said Duke.

With abundant treasures to be found, there’s zero to nil chance you’ll walk away empty handed.

“We have everything from beautiful original artworks, illustrations and cards by Sandra Kendall to exquisitely made wooden bowls, utensils and kitchenware by Mark Setter of Fatboy’s Wood Turning and Indigo dyed scarves and cushions by Meng Hoeschle and Pam Heffner.” 

Internationally there has been a massive resurgence in the popularity of traditional crafts like ceramics and weaving and Duke says coming down to the fair is a fantastic opportunity to talk to the makers about the materials and processes they use. 

“Many of the stallholders also run workshops in their craft at the Tactile Arts Studios, so this is the perfect time to get up close to the works and see if it’s something you might like to try.”

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