OTTAWA MAKER CULTURE

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

Maker's Hustle Series: Alex of Scatterbee Illustrations

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Alex is a local illustrator who has turned her passion for art + design into a budding maker business. She's an established maker on the local craft circuit. Learn more about Alex, her inspo + why she loves the Ottawa community.

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Maker's Hustle Series: Alex of Scatterbee Illustrations

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Alex is a local illustrator who has turned her passion for art + design into a budding maker business. She's an established maker on the local craft circuit. Learn more about Alex, her inspo + why she loves the Ottawa community.

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Maker's Hustle Series: Blackett & Co.

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Freewheeling Craft was born from celebrating the makers who go against the grain. Our city is beaming with talent and we’d like to highlight that. Welcome to our series, Maker's Hustle, where once a week we share a little more about the brands in our shop and the Maker's behind the brand hustlin'. Meet Kristy, the founder of Blackett + Co.

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Maker's Hustle Series: Blackett & Co.

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Freewheeling Craft was born from celebrating the makers who go against the grain. Our city is beaming with talent and we’d like to highlight that. Welcome to our series, Maker's Hustle, where once a week we share a little more about the brands in our shop and the Maker's behind the brand hustlin'. Meet Kristy, the founder of Blackett + Co.

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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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TOP REASONS WHY CRAFTS & DRAFTS IS A MUST ATTEND EVENT

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Its summertime in Ottawa, and we certainly don't have a shortage of events, festivals and markets to attend. One of our favourite events to host is CRAFTS + DRAFTS, and we'll tell you all the reasons why you should join us this Saturday, June 15th 11-7! The good news is that BTP has built an incredible events room inside the brewery, so we are going rain or shine!  

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TOP REASONS WHY CRAFTS & DRAFTS IS A MUST ATTEND EVENT

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Its summertime in Ottawa, and we certainly don't have a shortage of events, festivals and markets to attend. One of our favourite events to host is CRAFTS + DRAFTS, and we'll tell you all the reasons why you should join us this Saturday, June 15th 11-7! The good news is that BTP has built an incredible events room inside the brewery, so we are going rain or shine!  

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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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