Local crafters at Makers Market
By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
From beautifully decorated greeting cards and notebooks to cute hand-knitted soft toys, Makers Market at ChinaHouse at the Old Courthouse has it all when you are looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
On March 26th, Makers Market showcased local crafters with a variety of handmade products to be displayed along the corridors of the Old Courthouse courtyard.
Among the exquisite items that were on sale that day were handmade leather goods comprising of leather keychains, handphone casing, Ipad holder and card holder by local crafter, SHOU.T
Using cow leather dyed in various colour such as red, brown and blue, the leather goods is the perfect gifts for your gadget-loving friends.
Having been living in Sarawak for seven years, Catrionna Maddocks from the United Kingdom, one of the co founders of Catama Borneo has been involved in promoting local crafts for two years, working with local crafters striving to preserve local craft.
Featuring beautifully weaved baskets in cheerful colours, Catama Borneo is a social enterprise creating contemporary design pieces using traditional techniques and materials such as bamboo and rattan.
Also displaying their products were twin sisters, Marilyn and Rachel Ang, who founded Flint & Steel Borneo, featuring a variety of stationary with cute designs.
Other vendors who participated in Maker Markets were Crunchy Handmades, WoolieBunnies, InfinityCreations14, Carol’s Creations and SteadyHands.