Locals get crafty 
for maker’s market

The Penola Maker’s Market has made a comeback this year, showcasing a range of items handmade with love by locals from Penola, Coonawarra and surrounds.

The market will be open for the next two weekends from Friday through to Sunday, 10am until 2pm.

It is an opportunity to tick Christmas shopping off the list while supporting local people.

The previous market was a huge success and this year’s market is expected to be no exception.

Event organiser Deb Redman said the market had been busy and some products sold out in the first two days, with makers busy at home crafting to restock their products.

The Penola Men’s Shed are one of the big contributors and Mrs Redman said there were makers from last year’s market along with some new ones, including several children.

Shoppers will find all sorts of treasures at the Maker’s Market including food, olive oils, soaps, candles and diffusers, pottery, handcrafted timber, artwork, crochet, clothing and much more.

“There’s a few new things coming in each week so people can come back more than once and see different things, which is good,” Mrs Redman said.

Mrs Redman said the market gave people an outlet to sell their creations and said it was nice to be able to give back to the makers.

She hoped some community groups could also benefit from the market.

“Some of the proceeds from the market go back to the community in various ways; last year they did and this year we’re hoping that we can do the same,” she said.

People can visit the Maker’s Market at 68 Church Street, Penola, next to Meek Butchers.

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