Riccarton Sunday Market: New Zealand’s largest outdoor Market
Riccarton Sunday Market Stalls
Noel can be found at his stall at the Riccarton Market every Sunday!It was a utilitarian craft favoured by the ancient Egyptians and now, thanks to master crafters like Noel Graham, you can still own a piece of handcrafted, wood-turned art today for your pad.Noel, who can be found at his stall at the Riccarton Market every Sunday selling his wooden wares and clothing, turned what was a hobby into a living after retiring from teaching. Not that he’s turned his back on teaching altogether, Noel is doing his bit to ensure this age-old craft doesn’t disappear by co-writing a Certificate in Woodturning course for Aoraki Polytechnic in 2005 (now administered by the National Association of Woodworkers) and continues to teach modules for the Christchurch and North Canterbury Woodcraft Club.Collecting and milling the majority of the timbers in his work, Noel also enhances his wares – which range from elegant hollow vessels, finely turned ornaments and multi-axis works – with acrylic paint and patinas. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, he’ll happily take commissions.
Henrietta's Country Creams
A regular at the Riccarton Market since it opened! Henrietta Rutherford-Jones has some serious experience in researching and creating natural skin care products. Her Country Creams range would never stoop to include any artificial nasties (such as parabens, preservatives, boric acid, fragrances, or a host of other chemical baddies); instead they incorporate natural and botanical ingredients such as Manuka honey, jasmine, lavender, citrus, and many other plant oils. Much of Henrietta’s knowledge of these botanicals is drawn from her mother’s rich Tongan/European background and her own frequent travels to India, which she travelled to for years as a volunteer for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. Working out of her dual home/workspace of a converted historic church and Sunday school hall near Waimate, she heads to the Riccarton Market every Sunday to showcase her hand, face and body creams, moisturisers, perfumes, deodorants, massage oil/creams and lip balms, each of which are animal-cruelty free, and perfect for some everyday self-pampering .*This Article originally appeared in the May 2018 copy of CityScape
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Guitar Cases Plus
Quality musical accessories, guitars & ukulelesI’m Charlie Jemmett and my stall is at J4/5. On my stall I have a great range of quality musical accessories. Sunday is a convenient time for many people to shop, so if you’re looking for:– GUITAR STRINGS– CLIP-ON TUNERS– CAPOS– GUITAR STANDS– MUSIC STANDS– UKULELES And of course, a CASE or a BAG for your guitar or uke, come and see me. I have just added a range of KAKA ukuleles to my range - I have soprano, concert and tenor sizes on show. I chose these ukes for the excellent quality and value.
Handcrafted hats, scarves and shoulder shawlsMost Sundays at Riccarton Market you will find Sue sitting at site G12 and 13 spinning wool from Canterbury sheep. During the week, she knits her beautiful hand-spun yarn into a range of hats, scarves and shoulder shawls for sale at the stall. Sue’s handspun hats sell for $20, the scarves are $30, the merino shoulder shawls are $65.Barbara is an embroiderer and felter and sells a range of affordable handcrafted gifts. Among the best sellers are the catnip toys ($5 each). Felted or knitted, they’re filled with real, dried catnip. They will be an instant hit with your feline friends and the toys never lose their smell.
The FurnitureMake your choice from this select range of individually crafted pieces or alternatively commission us to produce a one off, made to order creation specifically for you. All furniture is crafted using traditional methods, drawers are dovetailed, joints dowelled and glue blocked for added strength. All carcase backs are made of tongue and groove, bottoms of drawers, trays and the panels in our doors are built all of solid timber. At no time during production do we use custom wood and plywood to assist in the completion of our furniture.The QualityAll timber used has been carefully selected for its naturally aged beauty and recyclable quality. Once stablilised each piece is expertly matched to form the components required to complete each creation. Every effort is made by the craftsman to ensure that the utmost care and consideration has gone into the design and assembly of all our furniture so that you the customer are fully satisfied with your final purchase.Timber & FittingsIn the completion of each piece every endeavour is made to ensure the use of old, recycled tin and press metal fittings. This includes when available handles, latches, old rose head nails and slotted screws. All of which like our timbers have been rescued from houses and factories from around Canterbury. Many of these buildings date back as far as the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. These fittings we feel help add to the Character and Authenticity in each piece of furniture we createFinishingTo a good craftsman polishing is of as equal importance as the design and assembly. With modern finishing techniques we are able to seal and protect each piece of solid timber furniture, while enhancing the natural beauty and warmth of the grain. Leaving you to apply just the occasional application of a quality furniture wax to ensure long lasting protection of your purchase for years to come.
Over 200 Stalls—something for everyone in the family
Each week over 300 vendors are there selling a wide variety of goods, from fresh fruit and vegetables to secondhand goods, furniture clothing, art, plants and trees, and food
Join in the fun and fellowship with upwards of 10,000 others who make their shopping fun at the market
Relax in our new outdoor area and have your breakfast/lunch with friends and family while listening to music from local artists
Every Sunday, Rain or Shine
9:00am – 2:00pm