Makeology’s final event in the city for the year is at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology on June 3.
Almost Summer 2017 is also their first indoor/outdoor fair, running 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature how-to workshops with artisans for the first time, some for a small extra fee to cover materials. There are also three workshops for kids: Backyard Builders (tools and techniques to build a bug hotel or bird house), Summer Stargazers (embroider a constellation and make a fairy light to keep you company while you wait for the stars to come out) and Weather Watchers (have fun this summer by building your own sustainable science project).
Swag bags are promised for the first 50 visitors lined up. For advance tickets and more information, visit makeology.ca/summer2017.
Here’s sneak peek at some of handcrafted items that will be available for purchase from more than 60 local artisans and producers.
Linen white lace cheese board from Vilks Ceramics, $35.
Feather rhinestone stud earrings from love at first blush (Sabrina Chin), $38.
Unisex onesie, hand printed with original artwork using non-toxic, water-based ink, The Wild Kids Apparel, $28.
Handmade modern counted cross stitch kit from Diana Watters, $35.
Travel bag, digitally printed onto 100 per cent cotton twill with cotton lining and aluminum zip closure, Elizabeth Attwood, $38.
Handpainted vinyl pouch lined with soft cotton fabric, Paper Hearts Handmade, $52.34.
Handmade kimono, Ellemairco, $69.99.
Beverly Pun’s flat bucket tote: vegetable tanned leather, cowhide, brass hardware, $260.