In mid 2021 my 15 year old daughter Ruby taught herself how to crochet amigurumi toys. She found that she had a real passion for trying a variety of patterns. She shared these via her fathers workplace just before Christmas and was inundated with interest from people wanting to buy them. This motivated her to start a small business called ‘Crochet By Ruby.’ Our first business trial was the Greytown Easter fair which was a huge success. The natural progression was to aim higher and we were thrilled when the Martinborough fair was scheduled just before Christmas. This has given her the incentive to branch out and increase her design pool.
She now has a number of categories including sea creatures, mythical creatures, flora and fauna, farm and wild animals and various dinosaurs - something for everyone!
There are three sizes (small, medium and large) and the prices reflect the size and the making time ranging from $12.00 to $60.00.
The Palliser Ridge team are excited to be joining as Martinborough Fair stall-holders for 2022!
Based just 20 minutes South of where the fair takes place, this Sheep and Beef station is all about diversifying into New Zealand Grown and Made homewares, fashion & craft goods.
As the 2019 Greater Wellington Supreme winners of the Ballance Farm Environment awards, Palliser Ridge has a large focus on sustainability, farming regeneratively and working with nature rather than against it.
The farm itself, and all of it's products are certified NZ Grown, NZ Made and Land to Market verified; giving you peace of mind that your supporting a business that's doing the right thing.
In August 2020 Hyundai Country Calendar came to visit, you may have seen the beautiful wool products on the episode here.
The luxury baby blankets and cuddle bunnies will be just part of what's on offer at the stall this year; come and feel for yourself the difference that traceable prcoesses can make and choose a gift that will be passed down for generations to come.
Click through our gallery for a peek at what will be coming with us, and be sure to come down and have a yarn with Lisa and the team.
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