Al­most sum­mer

The Hamilton Spectator - - STYLE - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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, visit­mer2017.

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.

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