Local Maker Culture

Telling the stories behind the brands, and connecting you to local creative culture.

Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Lynda of Sweet Sigrid Nordic Baking

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Freewheeling Craft was born from celebrating the makers who go against the grain. Our city is beaming with talent and its our mission to highlight that. Lynda Hansen is a local baker who makes traditional Scandinavian baked goods. Too busy to bake this year?  Lynda has you covered!

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Freewheeling Craft was born from celebrating the makers who go against the grain. Our city is beaming with talent and its our mission to highlight that. Lynda Hansen is a local baker who makes traditional Scandinavian baked goods. Too busy to bake this year?  Lynda has you covered!

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HOLIYAY CRAFT MARKET: All your questions answered on why + how we're growing.

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

At Freewheeling Craft we know that as indie makers + designers you're always looking for an incredible, dynamic platform to sell your goods at and to connect with new customers. Well, we've listened to you loud and clear. Learn about what we're doing to make this the most epic #shoplocal event of the holiday season and why you have to apply!

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At Freewheeling Craft we know that as indie makers + designers you're always looking for an incredible, dynamic platform to sell your goods at and to connect with new customers. Well, we've listened to you loud and clear. Learn about what we're doing to make this the most epic #shoplocal event of the holiday season and why you have to apply!

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OUR GUIDE TO THE VENUE: MAKERSPACE NORTH

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Now in our fourth year, we understand the quirks of the venue (for those who have been to our markets, you know what I'm talking about!) and we want to make your visit to the Holiyay Craft Market as magical as possible. Believe us (and the thousands of shoppers that keep coming back)- its worth the two minute walk!

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OUR GUIDE TO THE VENUE: MAKERSPACE NORTH

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Now in our fourth year, we understand the quirks of the venue (for those who have been to our markets, you know what I'm talking about!) and we want to make your visit to the Holiyay Craft Market as magical as possible. Believe us (and the thousands of shoppers that keep coming back)- its worth the two minute walk!

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MAKER LIFE: Wildtree Ceramics

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

1. What can we expect from your brand this holiday season?
I've been obsessed with adding gold lustre to my pieces, so you can expect to see a lot of that on my jewellery and some new vases and candle holders I've been making. There's also lots of new ornaments this year including a cactus, llama and marijuana leaf.

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MAKER LIFE: Wildtree Ceramics

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

1. What can we expect from your brand this holiday season?
I've been obsessed with adding gold lustre to my pieces, so you can expect to see a lot of that on my jewellery and some new vases and candle holders I've been making. There's also lots of new ornaments this year including a cactus, llama and marijuana leaf.

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MAKER LIFE: Ask yo mother

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Ask yo mother offers chic made in Canada wall décor and holiday goods. Not only are the messages on point, the finishings on her pieces are nothing less than perfect. Alycia is joining us as a two day vendor for Holiyay, and you can also find her goods in our Preston st shop. 

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MAKER LIFE: Ask yo mother

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Ask yo mother offers chic made in Canada wall décor and holiday goods. Not only are the messages on point, the finishings on her pieces are nothing less than perfect. Alycia is joining us as a two day vendor for Holiyay, and you can also find her goods in our Preston st shop. 

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