Midnight Makers are popping up to (hand) make your Christmas.
All over our area there are passionate people who fulfill their artistic visions through original artwork, jewelry, print making, natural body care products, and other beautiful handcrafted wares. It’s a labour of love that occupies the mind and stirs the soul. And it’s anything but a 9 to 5 job.
On November 28th, two dozen of our area’s most creative makers will come together in the very first Midnight Makers Collective pop-up, a one-day show and sale that shines a brilliant spotlight on the skill and originality of talented makers from around Lanark County.
Founded by friends Jaana Brett, Sam Atkinson and Bonnie Joyce, the Midnight Makers Collective is on a mission to collaborate with like-minded creatives, and offer the public a chance to support local and buy handmade. The Collective also organizes networking evenings for members, and supports and encourages each other in their creative ventures.
Of course, the Collective’s inaugural show and sale is arriving just in time to solve the annual Christmas conundrum — what to get for those friends and family members on your shopping list who already have everything. How about stunning hand-made, kiln-fired bead wear, or hand-stamped jewelry? Or a handcrafted bicycle saddle bag made from recycled materials? (It’s unlikely that your grandson has one of those!) And for those very young ones on your list, say hello to a local children’s author and illustrator, and sample the most beautiful handmade kids’ clothing you’ve ever seen. From amazing local woodwork to fabulous organic foods, and from all-natural body care products to the artwork of Almonte’s celebrated Without Exception program, this remarkable event brings a fantastic array of local handmade wares — and the inspired people who create them — together in one place, just in time for the Holidays.
So prepare to be amazed by the abundance of creativity in your very own backyard. Don’t miss the Midnight Makers Collective Pop-up, November 28th at the Old Perth Shoe Factory, One Sherbrooke Street West in Heritage Perth. For further details check out www.midnightmakers.com, follow them on Facebook @Midnight Makers, or on Instagram @midnight.makers