Mums the Word
Here at Off The Leash, we like to think we provide a pretty good community service. Part of that service is to remind our readers of any significant dates coming up, like Mother’s Day, for example.
By Tierney Seccull
The time to celebrate Mums and mother figures in our lives is upon us, and we’ve got you covered for the perfect gift ideas to help you earn top spot as favourite child. You're welcome.
Tactile Arts kicks off its 2023 craft fair program with the All The Mothers Craft Fair, unleashing local creativity upon the gorgeous green surrounds of Darwin Waterfront. Tactile Arts’ newly appointed General Manager Aneka Truman is excited for the first craft fair of the year, also the first since all health restrictions were fully lifted.
“I believe it’s going to be the biggest one yet, as we’ve got close to 90 stalls exhibiting. It should be really buzzing and a really great atmosphere,” she says.
“I went along last year when there were still COVID restrictions in place, so the stalls had to be placed further apart. Hopefully we’ll all fit, it should be really good!”
Enjoy a lovely Saturday perusing the many stalls for handmade treasures by local artisans, with a bounty of unique arts and crafts on offer, the craft fair soundtracked by the acoustic sounds of Michael Clarke and Melanie Gray. There are two workshops where you can craft your own pair of silver earrings, and some free creative workshops for the kiddos with Bev Garside.
Spoil Mum with ceramics, textiles, glass works, crocheted homewares and bags, clothing, chutneys and jams, and jewellery. For a good pamper sesh, explore the lovely range of artisan soaps, candles and body scrubs. Or if you’re a mother yourself, and overdue for a bit of retail therapy, treat yourself to whatever tickles your fancy!
After a day hunting for treasures, why not kick back with a cool drink and a feed from one of the Waterfront’s many restaurants? Settle in and soak up the atmosphere of this beloved Top End craft fair.