Abbotsford Convent Markets

24 04 2009

I like this monthly market at the Abbotsford Convent, held this time on 19th May. It is listed as a combination of two markets, the Makers Market and the Skirt and Shirt Market. I’m not sure if there was any genuine delineation between the two, as they’re regularly held ‘together’. The market is mostly hand-made clothing and accessories, with a handful of jewellery makers.

A few months ago I picked up a gorgeous shift dress by Mint Slice Afternoon; and this month the affair continued, with a beautiful skirt coming home with me. Sharing her stall with Mint Slice Afternoon was BridBird – her hand-made felt brooches and necklaces are delightful.


photograph taken with permission of artist

Two other jewellers worth mentioning are Lisa-Keri Jenness, whose silver pieces are Celtic-inspired; and her stall-mate Belinda di Nino, whose earrings were modern yet classically shaped and beautifully made.

The next market at Abbotsford Convent is on 17th May, the third Sunday of the month.



3 responses

24 04 2009

Hi there, thank you for including me on your blog!
Just to let you know, the Skirt and Shirt market is the outside one and the Makers Market is the inside one. There was some talk from the makers market to move to a different day, but I don’t know if that will go ahead.
I love Mint Slice Afternoons clothes as well, I have nearly a whole wardrobe of her work!
See you at the next market.

24 04 2009

Hi Bridget
Oh no, I didn’t even know there was an inside market – how oblivious of me! Next time I’ll make sure I go inside. I’m looking forward to the next one, as Mint Slice Afternoon has promised a new dress / fabric that I can’t wait to see… See you there!

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