Annual craft show will have something for everyone

TERRI RUSSELL
Last updated 05:00 19/09/2013

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More than 60 stalls with handmade Kiwi arts and crafts will be on display in Invercargill from tomorrow until Sunday.

Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show organiser, Fiona Dunkley, said there would be 65 exhibits at this year's show, with some new arts and crafts on display.

"There will be some absolutely stunning work that has not been seen down here before.

"We're only here once a year and we have crafts you can't buy anywhere else," she said.

New items will include coin and enamel jewellery, belt buckles, wooden sushi making sets and soy candles. There would also be some old favourites, such as rainbow puzzles. The show was aimed at Christmas shoppers, who could save up to 40 per cent by buying directly from the maker, she said.

Exhibitors were from as far away as Kawakawa, Northland.

Mirror artist Jasmine Keir said she had been exhibiting at the Invercargill show for the past eight years and always had great success. Christchurch fashion exhibitor, Sheryl Johnston, said she had a lot of repeat buyers in Invercargill.

The event will be held at the Velodrome, Invercargill, this Friday to Sunday between 10am and 5pm. Cost: Adults $8, seniors and students $7, school children $5 and under-5s free.

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