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Threads That Bind Us, Pure Creation and Mervyn Gers Ceramics featured at the expo

Authentic | Homegrown | Finds at Tygervalley Centre from 28 to 30 June 2019

The Tygermade Homegrown Expo, which will focus on authentic, home-grown, finds, takes place from 28 to 30 June at Tygervalley Shopping Centre this year.

Says Expo Organiser, Miriam Vallie: “We’re so excited to host our first Tygermade Homegrown Expo at Tygervalley Centre. We’re blown away by the talent and entrepreneurship of our exhibitors, who have all been handpicked to give visitors the opportunity to support local talent and craftsmanship.”

Vallie continues that there will be something for everyone. “From handmade ceramics to bespoke baby rooms, custom-made furniture to handcrafted macramé, the Expo promises to offer visitors the opportunity to get to know and support local design and crafts. Plus, it’s such a lovely way to stimulate the economy.”

The Expo will also offer experiences such as workshops and one-on-one demonstrations.

“We’ll offer a variety of workshops including screen printing, terrariums, macramé and concrete tiles. Visitors will further be given the opportunity to get assistance from the experts in one-on-one sessions.”

A Knit-a-thon will form part of the activities, with monies raised donated to selected non-profit organisations. “Those who’d like to participate are welcome to contact us.  Not only will you be doing your part for the community, but knitting can lower heart rate and blood pressure. It is also known to lower blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol. To top it off, it will result in a tangible and useful product that will be of benefit to others.”

For those interested in starting their very own art collection, Art Treasures will feature well-known artists including Fanie Scholtz, Hennie Meyer, Hugo de Villiers, John Bauer, Mervyn Gers Ceramics, Milan Cronje, Ronnie van der Walt, Theo Kleynhans and Theo Paul Vorster.

Be sure not to miss this exciting, one-of-a-kind event. “Whilst the product range is broad, they are all heart made with pride, lovingly displayed and sold by the business owner, creative or maker,” Vallie concludes.

The Expo will be open Friday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm, and on Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Entry is free.

For more information or to book a stand, contact Miriam on 084 581 1754 or send an email to tygermade@gmail.com.

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