Fashion at the Market

The Circle Craft Market hosts an abundance of artisans producing high quality, stylish clothing. Here are just a few of the many exquisite garment makers you`ll meet at the market.

Banquet Atelier-Workshop (Booth D13)
Banquet Atelier & Workshop is a Vancouver-based studio, creating quality goods with a fine attention to affordability and environmental sustainability. In addition to prints, stationery, and home textiles, they offer screen printed clothing, including uniquely beautiful linen dresses and tunics, and a line of t-shirts.

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Glasnost (Booth F4)
Glasnost rain wares feature minimalist clean lines with a utilitarian sensibility. Handmade from durable, waterproof waxed cotton, these practical vests and coats keep you dry and looking good.

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Sartoria (Booth F23)
Sartoria upcycles cashmere and merino wool into one of a kind, warm yet breathable garments. Choose from a selection of underwear, bralettes, singlets and camisoles that offer the wearer a wonderful way to dress and take care in the cold seasons.

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Elen Danielle (Booth BA3)
Elen Danielle is a textile artist and designer with over fifteen years of experience creating clothing, accessories, and other such soft treasures. In addition to her beautifully detailed and meticulously crafted fabric brooches and handbags, she brings an assortment of hand embroidered lace blouses and tanks to this year`s market.

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Annie 50 (Booth F9)
Annie 50 is a line of women’s clothing inspired by vintage trends, revisited with a touch of modernity. Often close to the body and comfortable, these clothes are designed to suit an active lifestyle, without sacrificing on style. All Annie 50 products are ethically designed and proudly manufactured in Quebec for maximum traceability.

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Daub + Design (Booth G29)
Daub + Design produces unique, functional active apparel for women that can be worn for both yoga and in everyday life. Canadian designed and manufactured, every piece is hand-dyed or printed in their exclusive designs on high quality fabrics for maximum comfort and style.

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The Circle Craft Market is on until Sunday, November 11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West!

Circle Craft Market
November 7-11, 2018 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at www.circlecraft.net for the latest Circle Craft Market information. Tickets are available for purchase online, where you’ll find discounts for students, seniors, and groups, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm.

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Owen Brush Textiles

The Circle Craft Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West from November 7-11. Each week leading up to the Market, we will be featuring exhibiting artists.

Today we’re highlighting Owen Brush Textiles of Peterborough, ON, who is new to the Market in 2018.

All of Owen Brush’s work is made entirely by hand, from start to finish, without the use of any chemicals or industrial processes. Beginning with raw fleece that comes directly from small farms, Owen spins the yarn, designs the patterns, and weaves the fabric.

Owen Brush creations are completely original and one of a kind. No two pieces are alike, and each holds its own unique life and character.

For more information, visit Owen Brush Textiles’ website.

You’ll find Owen Brush Textiles and hundreds of other exhibitors from across Canada at the Circle Craft Market.

Circle Craft Market
November 7-11, 2018 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at www.circlecraft.net for the latest Circle Craft Market information. Tickets are available for purchase online, where you’ll find a $2 discount on advance tickets, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm.

New Circle Craft Coop Members

Circle Craft is a unique BC Artist Cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community. Formed in 1972, Circle Craft has grown to become a major force in the marketing and promotion of quality craft utilizing a ‘direct from the artist’ approach. The Circle Craft Coop has over 125 members, 16 of which joined the coop in the last year. We would like to introduce you to a few of these new members!

Susie Benes
Susie Benes’ sculpture work strives to liberate the horse from its traditional representation as a possession, in order to discover a more essential equine element. She works in non-toxic, lightweight clay. Sculptures made from these artist quality clays can mimic the look of ceramic, but are lighter and very durable. They allow for new techniques and styles not necessarily available to traditional mediums.

Lorna Moffat
Textiles artist Lorna Moffat’s work is for anyone who wants to add an artistic conversation piece to their living space or own a piece of ‘wearable art’. Nature, landscape, architecture, and the many faces and cultures Lorna has experienced on her travels are a great source of inspiration for her work. There is also the occasional nod to her Scottish roots. Lorna fuses traditional stitching techniques such as appliqué and ‘mola’ work with her own style of fabric manipulation to create her signature stitched and collaged surfaces on pillows, bags, and blankets using wool, linen, cotton, silk, and velvet.

Ashley Ponter
Metal artist Ashley Ponter is inspired by modern architecture, indigenous wildlife, and the rich art history of BC. She maintains a special interest in exploring the circle of life of animals in the wild, aiming to create powerful pieces that capture the essence of the subject, using materials that are reflective of the innate strength required for survival. She incorporates different metals and practices into her work, using aluminum, hot rolled steel, silver, and brass to create distinctive wall panels and other wildlife art.

Yookyoung Yong
Over a decade of travels and studies have inspired Yookyoung Yong’s simple and quiet forms in clay. At the heart of her designs lies an idea, conveyed by shape, form, contour, and a quiet colour. Her work uses simple yet captivating patterns designed to evoke emotion and feeling. Each piece is handcrafted with precision and love. No two pieces are the same, and each piece has its own individual charm.

DIY Items

The Circle Craft Christmas Market begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. You’ll find tons of beautifully crafted handmade items. And if you’re a DIYer, you’ll also find some fun DIY items too!

Kiriki Press (Booth BA16)
Kiriki Press is an indie design company producing DIY embroidery kits. The handcrafted embroidery kits pair classic stitches with contemporary illustration. All Kiriki patterns are screen printed with vibrant, water-based inks right onto the fabric so no tracing or transferring is ever required! The finely detailed patterns come in a range of skill levels, allowing even first-time embroiderers to create beautiful, heirloom-quality dolls and other designs.

The Old Island Stamp Company (Booth 323)
The Old Island Stamp Company makes original handcrafted rubber art stamps. The primary source of their original images are a select number of local artists and designers. They also use illustrations and engravings from rare books and antique typeset engravings. You can use their stamps to create your own greeting cards and other art projects!

Make Cheese (Booth 352)
Make your own cheese with easy-to-use DIY kits from Make Cheese. They have the home cheese-making supplies and equipment you’ll need to get started making your own cheese. Whether your favourite is Mozzarella, Swiss, or Gouda, it is possible with Make Cheese.

You’ll find these DIY items and more at the Circle Craft Christmas Market!

Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 8-12, 2017 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find a $2 discount on advance tickets, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm.

Finds for $30 and Under

The Circle Craft Christmas Market is known for its high quality handmade wares, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some outstanding deals on stunning merchandise. Here are just a few items that you can find for $30 or under.

Mimi (Booth 156)
Mimi creates felted and sewn toys that are traditional with a modern twist. She has a number of items under $30, including rattles, tooth fairies, and finger puppets.

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Yapes Paints (Booth 422)
Bold colors, crisp lines, trees with twisting roots, birds with long legs, and florals with dancing petals are common themes in painter April Lacheur’s work. She has some beautiful hand painted ornaments at this year’s Market for only $30.

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Terra Axxessories (Booth 559)
Terra Axxessories makes bags and accessories with quality sustainable, vintage, and organic eco-friendly products. These bags are made from recycled vintage canvas from army tents and are only $29 each.

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Cedar Mountain Studios (Booth 207)
Cedar Mountain Studios offer several lines of home décor with wood as the primary base. Several items, including art blocks, trivets, and phone cases, are $30 or under.

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Out of Ruins (Booth 307)
Out of Ruins has a number of functional pieces made from glass. Their wine bottle cheeseboards and drinking glasses are under $30.

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There are many more items available for exceptional prices, so be sure to check out the Circle Craft Christmas Market at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, on until Sunday!

43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 9-13, 2016 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find discounts for students, seniors, and groups, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Handcrafted Kitchenware

If you’re looking for handmade kitchenware, the Circle Craft Christmas Market has you covered. With potters, glass blowers, textile artists, and wood turners all displaying beautifully crafted kitchenware, there is a great variety of items available.

Cathi Jefferson Pottery (Booth 343)
Cathi Jefferson’s functional pottery includes teapots, cups and mugs, tableware, bowls, and pitchers. Her high fired stoneware is light to the touch, yet remains very durable and resists chipping. All items are dishwasher and microwave safe.

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Rain Goose Textiles (Booth 152)
All Rain Goose images are hand printed on small panels and then cut and sewn into uniquely conceived products. They carry a variety of kitchen linens, including aprons, tea towels, tea cozies, and pot holders.

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Artech Glassblowing Studios (Booth E11)
Artech is a traditional glassblowing studio that produces upcycled glass tableware and handmade barware. They are known for their recycled beer glasses, which are repurposed beer bottles that still hold a full beer.

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Stinson Studios (Booth 330)
Stinson Studios creates a variety of wooden serving bowls and sculptural burls. Since its inception, they have worked with wood sourced locally from family-run wood lots. The logs are chosen for rare characteristics that bring something special to each piece.

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You will find these exhibitors and more at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 9-13, 2016 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find discounts for students, seniors, and groups, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Banquet Atelier & Workshop

The Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West next week, running from November 9-13. Each week leading up to the Market, we have been featuring exhibiting artists.

Today we’re highlighting Banquet Atelier & Workshop of Vancouver, BC, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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Banquet Atelier & Workshop is a Vancouver-based studio engaged in creating quality goods celebrating the natural world. Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence look to the super natural beauty of their surroundings and embellish generously with inspiration near and far: foraging for wild mushrooms, walks on the North Shore, trips to the Beatty Biodiversity Centre.

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All of their products are conceived, designed, printed, and produced in Vancouver with a fine attention to affordability, environmental sustainability, and sharing a distinct beauty and uniqueness. They offer screen-printed signed and dated prints, stationery, textiles, and notebooks.

Current inspirations include forsynthia and quince blossoms, Ta-Nehisi Coates, rings on every finger, overprints, a giant salad with a poached egg on top, red and pink together, Edouard Vuillard, vintage kids’ clothing, cardboard sculpture, and cabins in the woods near the sea.

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For more information, visit Banquet Atelier & Workshop’s website.

You’ll find Banquet Atelier & Workshop and hundreds of other exhibitors from across Canada at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 9-13, 2016 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find a $2 discount on advance tickets, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.