Saturday, 25 July 2015

Christmas 2015 Applications Now Open!


Applications for the Christmas 2015 market is now open. If you want to find out more about the markets and to see if it is right for you, we highly recommend you download the Stallholder Info Pack. It will tell you all you need to know about the markets and answer frequently asked questions. 

If you have previously downloaded a Stallholder Info Pack, please download an updated copy as some information has changed. You can download the info pack HERE. If you have attended the Winter 2015 market, use the short version application form. For everyone else, use the standard application form. 

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria and the type and number of similar applications received. Please note applications are assessed as they are received. Due to the limited spaces for each category, some categories may close ahead of the advertised closing date. 

If you sell popular products such as jewellery, baby products, candles, etc, we highly recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Online application forms can be found HERE.

We look forward to your applications!




Thursday, 23 July 2015

Christmas 2015

The Dreamers Market is back just in time for your Christmas shopping on Saturday, Nov 21st - save the date!

Applications for the Christmas 2015 market opens on July 25th.
Applications close on August 29th.

If you have previously downloaded a Stallholder Info Pack, we highly recommend you download the new version as some info has changed. You can download a the stallholder info pack here.

If you wish to join the ONLY genuine Australian handmade market in Parramatta, don't delay or you'll miss out!

We look forward to your applications!






Friday, 17 July 2015

Feature Interview: Mo Resin

Tell me something about yourself?
Every morning when I wake up, I feel blessed to live in such a great country and make a living of my art and my jewellery…

What are your sources of inspiration? My main source of inspiration is women. I am often touched by the way they move and their creativity to stay unique. Little details that catch my eyes and often lead me to use it in my work. Nature is also very important in my art. I live in the Royal National Park, facing the bay and surrounded by gum trees. For example, the way the leaves move in the wind inspired my collection SLENDER NATIVE. The light in the water inspired my 1st cuff DOUCE ROCAILLE. And of course, I spend a lot of time exploring the never-ending richness of Aboriginal work. Every day a new occasion to be amazed and inspired. I am very proud to have the license to work with such generous artists. And it is for me a great opportunity to build bridges between cultures. And as I always say, Art is universal.


Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?
I learned to masterize the painting techniques while preparing Les Beaux-Arts in Paris. And a few years later, I learned to play with other techniques and materials at Arts-Et-Metiers school in Paris as well. But I have to say that once this achieved, the only way to improve is to push further the limits of your art: work and try. 



Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing? Markets of course! And welcoming people in my workshop. I meet wonderful people. All very different. I am very proud to have customers form 7 to 77, form all nationalities, all kinds of women. And now men with my cufflinks. Some of them ask for customization. Can be challenging sometimes but this is another opportunity to try… Apart from that, spending time with my children is a real source of simple pleasure.



What piece of advise can you give to other artists? Never get Impossible for an answer, and have fun is the master key. If you enjoy what you do, people will enjoy seeing your work.

What are your plans for the future? At the moment, I am back from 3 weeks in Yuendemu -4 hours from Alice Springs- where I spent a few weeks with Warlukurlangu artists. I met beautiful artists so stay tuned! I learn to enjoy the moment and make the best of it… Carpe diem.

Visit Mo Resin at the Dreamers Market on Saturday, July 18th.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Feature Interview: Inkognito Surface Design



Tell me something about yourself?
I'm an English lass with a passion for textiles, printing, dyeing and photography. 

What are your sources of inspiration?  I’m totally inspired by all aspects of nature particularly native Australian flowers.

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? I have had a long background in the arts, specializing in textiles and screen printing.  I studied Interior Design in Pembrokeshire, South Wales and then printing and textiles at Ultimo College Sydney.  Many of my ‘skills’ have been learned along the way with short courses and lots of practice and enthusiasm.



Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing? My passion is photography.  I take many of my photos now just on my mobile phone as the quality is so good, which also means that I have my camera to hand at all times.  I see inspiration everywhere and never miss an opportunity to make a memory.  I am very addicted to Instagram and love this photo sharing app.



What piece of advise can you give to other artists? To be passionate about your creativity as then it really shows in your work.  I’ve always believed that with art nothing is wrong or right so just go with what you are enjoying and like to produce as there is nothing more rewarding than someone complimenting your work, what ever form it takes.  Also, one that I am working on every day is to be get organized and have goals.



What are your plans for the future?  To have some of my products in stores that suit my aesthetic and style would be very rewarding.  To get my website shop up and running and to keep working hard at the markets as it’s a great opportunity to speak to potential customers and get direct feedback.

Check out the Inkognito Surface Design at the Dreamers Market on Saturday, July 18th at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta.

Feature Interview: Kuh-ler-fuhl Jewellery Design

Tell me something about yourself? 
I grew up on the Canadian prairies, where the winters are bitterly cold and the summers are full of mosquitoes. Before coming to Australia, I lived in Vancouver and there I completed my degree in Multi-Disciplinary Design with a Major in Interior Design. 

In Sydney, I worked on large-scale architectural projects, but left to start a family. When my first child was six months old, my husband suffered a stroke from a chiropractic adjustment. His recovery was long and slow, but we got through it. From that point, we promised each other that we would follow our hearts, and have no regrets. 

I come from a family of artisans, and have always passed time in the act of creation. So, after my second baby, instead of going back to my job, I decided to turn my passion for handmade, and my love of design, into a full time pursuit and Kuh-er-fuhl Jewellery Design (pron. colourful) was born.  
We have recently relocated to the seaside town of Thirroul, south of Sydney. I wake up every day, feeling a deep sense of gratitude, knowing I am truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place, with my loving family, following my creative heart.  


What are your sources of inspiration?
I spend many hours researching beads and source them from around the world. When it comes time to put them together, I work with photo images and colour palettes as well as the colour wheel – and I try to mix the materials to get interesting textures in each piece I create. I also keep an eye on the Pantone seasonal palettes, just to see what other creatives will be inspired by.

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 
When I was getting married, I had very little to spend on the wedding. All funds were spent on travels to Canada so my family could meet my Aussie boyfriend. For the wedding, I made as much as I could myself, including my jewellery. I took a class in Sydney and put my design degree to use, transforming what bits and pieces I had, into something I could happily wear on the day…. and after that, I just kept making.


Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
I love spending time with my family, taking our dog for walks on the beach or up into the bush. Once the kids are at school, and the house is quiet, I also love having a cup of tea and a long phone conversation with my mom. 

What piece of advice can you give to other artists? 
There will always be someone out there who loves your work. The hard part is attracting those people to you. Don’t give up. As your work matures, and time passes, those people will find you.


What are your plans for the future?

I am keen to visit some of the interesting places where I source beads. In particular, I dream of travelling to Ecuador for the Tagua Nut beads I use. Tagua is a substitute for ivory as it is similar in color, appearance, hardness and feel. This helps save elephants and keeps the rainforest from deforestation, while providing employment for impoverished South American communities. This is a truly eco-friendly, socially responsible material that I love using and want to know more about.

Kuh-ler-fuhl Jewellery Design will be at the Dreamers Market on Saturday, July 18th. 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Feature Interview: Light Leak Prints

Tell me something about yourself?
I am color blind but I love anything and everything colorful, from the clothes I wear to the photographs I produce. You will only understand what I mean if you are color blind.

What are your sources of inspiration?
My partner – Postcards from Aloysius. Helen and I have been together for over 7 years. I was stood next to her at her first market stall in 2011. She bought me my camera as a present which got me into photography, she helped me find my creative side, she gave me the confidence to sell my art work and she has also stood next to me at every one of my stalls too. Neither of us would be where we are if we didn’t have each other.


Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 
I am self-taught here in Sydney, purely trial and a lot of error.
Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
I love surfing, I love cooking and I love that I have worked in the charity sector for 4 years.

What piece of advise can you give to other artists? 
Listen to your gut. If something feels right, run with it. Never second guess yourself and never second guess your art. You created it for a reason, let everyone know what that reason is.


What are your plans for the future?
Get our residency in Australia, and turn my photographs from a hobby into job – but never call it a ‘job’.


Check out Light Leak Prints here:


Light Leak Prints will be at the Dreamers Market Winter 2015 on Saturday, July 18th.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Feature Interview: Yoko Kawabata Design

Tell us something about yourself?

Hi Im YOKO.  Im a Japanese, living in Sydney (Australia) with my Aussie husband since 2010.  Currently, Im a full-time interior design student at Enmore Design Centre at Sydney TAFE. 

What are your sources of inspiration?

Being a Japanese, my handmade products naturally incorporate a Japanese aesthetic with a playful pop culture taste (I love rainbow colours and polka dots!).  I use fabrics bought in Japan and Australia.  I use natural materials, like linen and cotton.  All my products are hand-made in a smoke-free and pet-free home, using a regular sewing machine.  Many of my products are my own designs or are modern variations on classic Japanese styles. 


Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 

Sewing has been one of my passions since childhood.  My mum is always doing craft things around the home and I grew up seeing her sew and knit anything and everything for me and my sister.  I started to design and sew my own school bag when I was grade 6.  Ive been making various products for myself, friends, school classmates, and family. 


Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy watercoloring and performing.  I also enjoy baking and cooking. 

What piece of advise can you give to other artists? 
This is going to be my first time to sell my products at a market.  Im very excited, but at the same time feeling a bit nervous, too.  If you are also an artist, but feeling scared to try a new thing, please dont worry.  This is my favourite quote by the playwright Samuel Beckett: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better 




What are your plans for the future?

I used to hand-dye fabrics and sewed to make bags and clothes.  I love to do it again.  I also like to collaborate with my friends who does textile design.  It is my dream to facilitate sewing workshops in the future so that people can tap into their creativity through sewing or other arts.  

Yoko will be at the Dreamers Market on July 18,2015. Riverside Theaters. Parramatta. 9:30-2:30 pm.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Feature Interview : Arjay Creations

Tell us something about yourself?

I love to sew, embroider, knit and craft. Making and giving gifts is a constant source of delight. I have been sewing and knitting since the age of 5. After a long career in teaching, followed by Pastoral Work, I now work part time and have more time to devote to my craft, sewing and writing a blog.


What are your sources of inspiration?

Many and varied, sometimes it’s a piece of fabric that just begs to be made into a particular item. It can be to fill a need in a colourful and creative way for friends, for their babies, children or to make a household item.

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?

My mum and grandmothers taught me to sew and knit but I also studied textiles and design throughout high school.


Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
Love spending time with friends catching up over coffee and travelling, particularly to the Amish areas of America.

What piece of advise can you give to other artists? 
Go for it! If you enjoy it, do it, trust your instincts and be kind to yourself.

What are your plans for the future?

I have started to write patterns, am spending more time on my blog and seriously have to sew through all the fabric in my house. I love sharing sewing skills with those who want to learn as well as creating items for those who value quality handmade items.

Arjay Creations will be at the Dreamers Market on July 18,2015. Riverside Theatres. Parramatta. 9:30  - 2:30 pm.


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Feature Interview: SuzArtecreations

Tell us something about yourself?

I have been creating from a young child, it has been my ongoing therapy. I love to travel, hang out with family and friends  and I enjoy and make the most of everyday.



What are your sources of inspiration?

I get inspired by everything and enjoy using the everyday mundane objects in my creations ie my cards feature such things as light bulbs and coat hangers.


Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?

I have been crafting since a young age. I am mostly self taught but have done short courses during the years that have improved my crafting skills.


Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy travelling, plays, reading, going to the movies and hanging out with friends and family

What piece of advise can you give to other artists? 
Let your artwork be a reflection of yourself, always stay true to your style.


What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future is to keep on creating, learning and expanding suzARTecreations.

SuzArteCreations will be at the Dreamers Market on July 18, 2015. Riverside Theaters. Parramatta. 9:30 to 2:30 pm.



Saturday, 28 March 2015

Autumn 2015 Market Highlights

This is the first Dreamers Market in 2015.

It was beautiful Autumn day at the markets last March 21st. As usual, there were lots of gorgeous Australian Handmade products. Here are a few photos from the day. 

For more, photos check out the Autumn 2015 album on our Facebook page.













The next market is the Winter market on Saturday, July 18th!