1st Annual Dundas Cactus Festival Maker’s Market
Come out and see local artisans in a covered seating area as they showcase their craft live!
Enjoy interactive 30 min demonstrations featuring candle making, wood and canvas sign art, textile fabrication, custom window hangings, concrete art creation and more!
Saturday August 17th ONLY from 11:30am to 5:30 pm on King St.
You could walk away with a custom-designed 1 of a kind creation just for watching.
Wood & Canvas Art
How to make a painted wood sign. Learn about the custom sign process, starting with design and approval, then hands on labour which can take hours or days depending on the item.
Two different textile techniques will be shown. How to weave on a framed tapestry loom, set up- thread the loom, and different weaving technique‘s. From there I will move into free motion embroidery. Showing the audience how to stitch into plastic and create a small sculptural form. I will have one of my framed art works to give away at the end.
Emma Enright is a textile designer who creates unique, woven art pieces and functional objects. Currently her personal artistic practice is inspired by naturalistic forms and is based on investigating the materiality of textiles with a specific emphasis on weaving that incorporates the fundamental elements and principles of design.
Incorporating a sustainable practice is a necessary element in her work, focusing on sustainability and eco-friendly materials. She is currently finishing her degree at Ontario College of Art and Design University with a major in Textiles in the Material Art and Design program.
Migraine Free Candles
Sew Rustic is a marriage of the skills my late grandparents taught me. How to be crafty and how to use tools! Sew Rustic began with sewing and refinishing antique furniture 4 years ago and over time progressing into home decor and soy candles. We are featured in 14 shops within southern Ontario as well as several spas.
Fletcher’s Creek Concrete
Concrete: It’s not what you think!
Lyncey and Shannon of Fletchers Creek Concrete are neighbours and friends who live on the beautiful Fletchers Creek in Brampton. They started this maker journey together nearly a year ago creating jewelry, home & garden decor from concrete and other found objects including beach glass, shells, & wood.
Inspired by many years of experience and extensive travels, both near and far,
Everything I make comes from an eclectic treasure trunk full of rocks, pebbles, gems, crystals, coral, fossils and beads of all kinds collected on my journeys.
My art is representative of a lifetime of curiosity and adventure.
Working with wire is one of my favourite art forms and I love the benefits I personally gain from the natural grounding, relaxation and calmness of blending it with natural agate, rocks and gems.
Each piece is individually made by hand, resulting in a truly unique and one-of-a-kind work of art.
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Green Dress Designs
Upcycled Fashion & Textile Waste
Green Dress Designs – upcycled fashion. Our fun, whimsical fashions are created by recycling fabrics & throw-away items that would end up in landfills into one of a kind, unique and ‘perfectly flawed’ wearable art. We bring flair and a feisty presence to fashion events to show people that there are other options, that upcycled fashion can be pretty and that one of a kind is better than off the rack.
Valerie and her creations have been featured in online articles, in print magazines and newspapers, most recently in “The Heart of Turtle Island” .. the newest book by award-winning photojournalist Mark Zelinski. ** In 2016 Green Dress Designs won the Spectator Readers Choice Platinum award for Dressmaker.
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My name is Anne Roach and I have been creating for over 45 years. I have done everything from oil painting and watercolour painting to sewing and knitting. I found my real passion in the textile art world of felting. I do murals and create people and animals. This is an ancient art and is made from pure, organic wool from sheep, alpacas and any other wool bearing animals. It is like sculpture with raw wool. I don’t always end up making what I set out to but that is part of art.
Watercolour, Getting Started
Lindsay Haraburda is an artist and entrepreneur with almost a decade of experience. Born and raised in Dundas, Ontario, her love for creative expression was planted during her early years at Dundas Valley School of Art and later nurtured by local painters in the community. Lindsay completed her Bachelor of Arts in Media, Info & Technoculture at Western University in London, Ontario. During her studies, she partnered with Youth Unlimited to develop and facilitate various arts programs for high-risk and low-income youth.
The culmination of these experiences has molded her into the artist she is today. Lindsay now focuses on teaching introductory art skills as a way of personal reflection. Lindsay currently resides in Dundas, Ontario where she is focused on investing in the local art scene that was so foundational for her. In an introduction to watercolour painting, she shares her artistic passion while highlighting the benefits of reflection during the creative process.