Victoria University Craft Market

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Hello guys! Welcome to this blog where I’m sharing a bit of what the Craft Market my friend Mariana and I assisted this weekend at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

This is the second Crafts Market I ever attend and I have my friend to thank for since she invited me to both this and my first Market at Aro Valley last weekend. If you’d like to have a look at that one check out my post linked bellow:

World Refugee Day

This particular market being brought to the community by Victoria University for the World Refugee Day brought many interesting encounters with Refugees and people from all over the world happy to share and listen to each other’s cultures, life and experiences.

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. The Day offers a chance to raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world and of the efforts to protect their human rights.

If you’d like to know more about the World Refugee Day or about Refugees around the world in general check out the following link:

https://www.un.org/en/observances/refugee-day

About us: Mariana and I

As I mentioned before, it was Mariana who invited me to this market and I was able to have this experience.

Mariana and I are both from Mexico but we met here in Wellington, New Zealand. She is from Mexico City (Capital of Mexico located in the center of the country) and I am from Monterrey City (extensive industrial and business center surrounded by mountains from the North of Mexico).

We met through work and we realized we’re both really passionate to learn, experience and share different Mexican arts and crafts. From every state and the many techniques used in traditional Mexican craftsmanship going from textiles such as embroidery, patterns, colors, doll making to other jewelry or pottery techniques and many more.

We both have learned a few techniques in different areas. I have been specially concentrating on working with textiles (sewing, knitting, embroidering) and painting recently. Mariana has taken multiple techniques such as the famous Huichol jewelry with colorful beads and many others.

About My Crafts

My experience in the Market

Its been such an exciting experience to finally being able to get involved in the Crafts Market world since its something I’ve been thinking about for a while with ideas of starting an online crafts business, specially growing strong through 2020. I found it really difficult to commit to a specific craft, art or technique.

Experiencing this with my friend Mariana has been a great blessing since we share the same passion for multiple things and I feel we can encourage each other to explore and do what makes us happy regardless of the general world advice to choose and settle on one thing for life.

Starting out with these type of markets which are more casual and its purpose is more to serve the community than being super previous about the items also allows to showcase the many different techniques that once nicely displayed on a table, don’t really fight for attention but rather share space harmoniously with each other.

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