Melbourne Maker

Aoracreo

Aoracreo

Aoracreo is a creative initiative that responds to the current situation of mass production and pollution from soft plastics, generated by local businesses in their daily activities.

Cesar Marulanda started this project back in 2011 when he was looking to be self sustainable whilst producing and making products that do not demand for new raw materials. He created a method of fusing disused plastics to create a recyclable, customisable and waterproof material for us is his highly functional bag designs.

Check them out, order a custom bag or chat about sustainability with Cesar at the market each weekend!

SIMONE DEVINE

Simone Devine

Scott and Simone are the creative duo behind Simone Devine. Together they create a range of resin jewellery and homewares that are both beautiful and durable. They believe in artisan pieces that can be integrated into the everyday and coveted forever.

Find Scott and Simone at the market each weekend!

Fiona Hall

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Fiona has been spinning her own wool for over 20 years! She uses her hand dyed, Australian alpaca wool to create unique crocheted, knitted and woven products including clothing and homewares. Fiona also sells balls of her fabulous wool for you to use in your own projects. 

Fiona is a regular stall holder at Rose St and you will often see her spinning wool on her wheel. Prepare to be mesmerised by this fascinating process! 

Hannakin

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Hanna Mancini is a Melbourne based illustrator, crafter, procrastinator and Rose Street Market favourite. Her creative label 'Hannakin' (originally a nickname of hers) encompasses a wide range of things she makes and does, including; archival quality prints of her original whimsical watercolour and collage illustrations; gift cards; hand sewn pure wool felt brooches; and one-off art dolls made with quality new and recycled fabrics and trims.

She is hugely inspired by children's book illustrations, stories and characters, both whimsical and silly, and also loves to recycle. She gets excited by vintage fabrics and scraps of paper of different colours and textures, and finds inspiration and uses for all manner of bits and bobs. It is important too that her work remains fresh and interesting, and so no two of her textile pieces are exactly the same. Each doll is a one of a kind art piece, and they change and evolve as she is inspired by new things and her skills are refined.

Hanna finds the market to be a fantastic way to connect with and spread her customer base. She enjoys talking about her processes and inspirations to those who are interested, and finds it an effective way to test and gauge interest in her different products.

Shonah

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If old world treasures are your thing, then you'll love Shonah Tomkins and her antique inspired jewellery and accessories. Combining her skills of life-drawing and screen printing while drawing inspiration from her small town roots, Shonah's beautiful range of wearable art is totally handmade, eco-friendly and all individual. Very much reflecting Shonah Tomkins as a designer.

In-between her role teaching music Shonah is working on a new linen, demin, vintage lace and Tasmanian Blackwood range to debut at the market soon.

Not bad for a small town gal!