With only 8 days to go til our Christmas Market, Northern Regards is excited to welcome back…
Getting to know our lovely returning stall holders a little better… here’s what Timber Arcadia had to say…
Why do you choose to use recycled/upcycled or sustainable pieces in your handmade craft?
The use of recycled materials and in our case, upcycled materials is a more environmental and sustainable approach to the otherwise very wasteful heavy industry. In mass production huge amounts of materials are wasted in the pursuit of ‘catalogue type products”. We believe that the variation in colour and tiny imperfections in timber are what gives a timber product its unique and natural design. Industrial processes can see vast amounts wood either bleached with chemicals or discarded entirely all for the want of picture perfect results in a loss of the essence of the living product – wood.
Why is handmade important to you?
Quality and care in a product is extremely important. When making an end grain chopping board for example, it is not meant to last for only 12 months but rather for 10-20 years. We also make them for fun outside of our normal jobs. When people make a living from something they are always tempted to mass produce it, however, we do it for the love of woodworking.
Which is your favourite Melbourne suburb and why?
We love Northcote, it is just a stones throw away from our house with so many awesome cafes to relax in and shops with exciting new designs and ideas to keep you interested (not to mention the market).
When you are not making or selling at markets, what would we find you doing?
When not working or at the markets you will find us kite-surfing down at the beach. I, Jenny, am also a design engineer and design new products every day.
Coffee or tea? Wine or Beer?
Depends on the time of day, the weather and how we feel…all of them but never all together
So come on down to Northern Regards Artisan Market on Saturday 14th December 11am til 4 at Northcote Social Club and check out Timber Arcadia’s wonderful and sustainable artisan wares
We can’t wait to see you there!