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A throwback to The Linden Market Autumn Edition ’19

What a beautiful Autumn day it was in true TLM STYLE…

After the original date was postponed due to the rain, the 18th of May finally arrived for TLM Autumn edition and what a beautiful autumn day it was. With market goers streaming in throughout the day to enjoy the Joburg sunshine – it truly was a great family event.

The Linden Market, Autumn crowdAt 9:00 all our amazing vendors were ready to trade, their stalls beautifully set up and their products of the highest quality, delighting as always.

The Linden Market, Autumn Edition, Vendor products

Nariska was first up on stage – her soothing voice paving the way for the energetic Steve Umculo. Old Linden Market favorites, Georgetown then took the stage and ended the day of with a blast.

The Linden Market Autumn Edition Entertainers Georgetown Band, Steve Umculu, Nariska

In-between our incredible talent on stage, we had salsa interludes, presented by more talented people of a different kind… Estilo Cubano taught us some salsa moves and even the little ones joined (so cute, our hearts melted).

The Linden Market, Autumn Edition, Estilo Cubano Salsa Dancing

Benji + Moon’s Date-a-dog was a hit with so many puppies giving joy to marketgoers and 7 pups finding new homes. Thanks again to Pedigree who sponsored a month’s worth of dog food to CLAW, a charity organization who gives shelter to homeless dogs, and is also involved with so many other good initiatives. We would also like to take the time to thank our TLM-goers who raised R4714 for this organisation.

The Linden Market, Autumn Edition, Charity, Date-a-dog, Benji+Moon, CLAW, Pedigree

We had a biiiig (or shall we rather say tall) surprise for the Linden market kids. Our stilt man was a hit as he entertained and gave out balloon animals to the amazed kids. He will definitely be back and bring some of his tall friends along next time.

The Linden Market, Autumn Edition, Kids Entertainment, Stilt man, balloons, face paint.

We also had face painting, tie-dye and ceramic painting to keep the kids occupied, while the moms and dads could relax with a glass of delicious Simonsig Bubbly or a cold Beerbike draft.

The Linden Market, Autumn Edition, Bull Cook Brewing, Beerbikes, Simonsig.

With shopping bags in hand, tastebuds satisfied, feet tired from all the dancing, everyone was reluctant to leave when Georgetown played their final chords. Not to worry Jozi, if you have missed out on this one, our next one is around the corner.

Make sure you don’t miss The Linden Market Winter Edition on Saturday 13 July at the home of TLM, The Botanical Gardens Emmarentia, 45 Thomas Bowler street. Gates open 9:00 – 16:00. General Tickets cost R30, pensioners pay R15, Kids under 12 (and your puppies) enter free. To avoid the queues get your tickets here. Please don’t park your car along the street. Remember that we provide SAFE parking at Roosevelt High across the road for R20. Proceeds go to the school. Keep an eye on our blog for all the plans we have for TLM Winter Edition. See you there!

 

 

The Linden Market Spring Edition – 29 September

THE LINDEN MARKET SPRING EDITION 

The Linden Market Spring edition took place on Saturday the 29th of September in the beautiful Botanical Gardens of Emmarentia. With rain forecasted for the day, we held our breaths and were very lucky to get best of both with rain on Friday night and a beautiful sunny day on market day! For those of you who missed it, here are some snapshots and a brief recap of the 2018 TLM Spring edition. A big shout out to Robyn Davie Photography for capturing our spring edition in such a beautiful way! Check out her website here Robyn Davie Photography.

Photo Credit: Left: Simonsig WInes. Middle: Wired Art. Right: Sexy Socks.

As you entered the market, you were met with the most vibrant and colourful displays of flowers and plants. Walking along the entrance passage through the myriad of greenery, Simonsig Wines were waiting to serve visitors with a glass of delicious bubbly. This eased our shoppers into the rest of the market where they could indulge in the finest local shopping.

Photo Credit: Left: Finlays Shoes. Right: The Greyhorns Artistry.

We were  joined by some of our reputable regulars, as well as a fine selection of newcomers in almost every vendor category The Linden Market has to offer. Ranging from food, beverages, décor & design, art, fashion, accessories and lifestyle products. New to the market, displayed under the old oak tree was Andre’s Vintage Bicycles & Finlays hand crafted shoes. Crowning Glory spoiled ladies with funky braids and a nail bar, whilst Kroon added a touch of spring with their beautiful flower crowns… This was a big hit!  

Photo Credit: Left: Spring Blooms. Right: Roaming Road

Photo Credit: Left: Crowning Glory. Right: Kroon

We were so overwhelmed by the support we got from our visitors and local community at the CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) Adopt-A-Dog Initiative. Five out of the six doggies that were up for adoption at the market got forever homes. CLAW also received R5000 in cash donations and lots of sponsored collars for township dogs. We are beyond grateful and would like to thank each and everyone for the incredible support. A big thank you to CLAW for doing great work making such an impact in the community. We cannot wait to have you at the Christmas Edition market! 

Photo Credit: Stohne Art

Don’t miss out on The Linden Market Christmas Edition taking place Saturday 1st of December and Sunday the 2nd of December for authentic Christmas gift shopping. Tickets cost R20 pp and kids under 12 enter for free. Please make use of the secure parking available at Roosevelt High School opposite the Botanical gardens Entrance in Thomas Bowler Street.

Gates open at 9am and close at 4pm.

For more information please visit our website www.thelindenmarket.com or our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/136492130373428/

The Linden Market Christmas Edition 2018

WELCOME TO THE LINDEN MARKET CHRISTMAS EDITION

SATURDAY 1ST OF DECEMBER & SUNDAY 2ND OF DECEMBER
Looking back on a jam-packed year, it seems that everybody is a little tired and ready for a holiday. We have decided to end off the year slightly differently. For the first time in The Linden Market’s history, the market will span over 2 days, starting on Saturday 1st of December and ending on Sunday 2nd of December. Why? You voted …. We listened! We ran a poll asking our regular visitors and vendors if they would prefer a 1 or 2 day market, and the winner by 86% was a 2 day market! By extending the market we can accommodate people who cannot make the Saturday, or did not finish off all their gift shopping to join us again on the Sunday…
We are very excited to share what we have planned for the deluxe Christmas Edition market! Here is a snippet of what to expect:- Yoga in the Park, 160 stalls, Santa in the Garden, Wreath Making Workshop, Adopt a Dog, Live Music entertainment and more…
You will not find a better way to kick off the holiday month. Bring your friends, family, children and 4 legged friends for a local, festive celebration in the heart of the Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia.
A TIME FOR BUYING, GIVING & RECEIVING LOCAL
Spoil your family and friends and buy your Christmas pressies LOCAL. As part of the Linden Market’s mantra, we encourage people to swap malls for markets and fully support our local entrepreneurs. We will have 160 stalls ranging from decor & design, jewellery, fashion, deli, food trucks, craft beer, bubbly, gin bar, furniture, plants etc. Join us @ the market for your unique and authentic Christmas gift shopping.
SANTA IN THE GARDEN
Get into the SPIRIT OF GIVING …. We invited Mr. Clause and his team to come and be merry with the children and families of Jozi. Come and help Santa to decorate the TLM Christmas tree with recycled items. You will also get the chance to support the needy by bringing a wrapped present (pre-loved or new) to place under the TLM Christmas tree. The presents will go to the little ones who won’t have a Christmas Experience. 
YOGA IN THE PARK

We will start off the day with our usual ‘Yoga in the Park’. Yogi’s grab your mats and join Yoga Works on Saturday and Sunday at 09h00. This will also give you free entrance to the market.

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
Join us on Saturday or Sunday at 10h00 for a celebration of Summer and the upcoming Christmas holidays with an intimate wreath making workshop and bubbly tasting in the White Shed. We will be using the traditional method of moss and wire, offering decorations from a gorgeous array of interesting foliage & succulents. The class will be taught to create a lush and festive Christmas wreath that last throughout the entire holiday season. Tickets available on our website. www.thelindenmarket.com
ADOPT A DOG

Once again, as part of our dog loving culture, CLAW has been invited. With the overwhelming success at the Spring Edition, we continue to support this charity to drive their ‘adopt a dog’ initiative. You will get the chance to spend some time with beautiful yet homeless furry friends, among them puppies up for adoption. Please tell all that are looking for a fur child to join us at The Linden market Spring Edition to give our furry friends some love and attention, and hopefully a forever home. Each doggy will sport a gingham blue bandanna and denim blue harness with lead should you want to take a walk and get to know each other. We call upon you to bring the whole family, including the furry ones to join us to celebrate Christmas the Linden Market way. We look forward to seeing you all there!

CHRISTMAS EDITION ENTERTAINMENT

Market Goers will be welcomed with Bluesy Christmas carols by Saxophone.  Jacqueline Tolken and Peter Hoven will once again grace us with heir beautiful voices and the rest we will announce closer to the time.

Early bird skips the queue… Entrance R20 pp. Kinds u/12 enter for free. Get your tickets here 

 

 

Music Line-up for the Linden Market Spring Edition ’18.

Only 18 days to go to the LINDEN MARKET spring edition 2018

Button up those spring shirts and dust of them dancing shoes, because we have just secured the music line-up for the Spring Edition. If you don’t want to miss out go on and get your tickets here!

Kate Rok will be opening The Linden Market Spring Edition Stage. This talented new comer brings Afrikana Flavour mixed with urban sounds to the local music scene. She writes and sings about nature, people, relationships, and day to day life, with a strong focus on her country, her culture and the people of Mzanzi! She has a dream for our country to unite, which manifests in powerful lyrical messaging. We cannot wait to hear her voice!

Follwing the urban Afrikana vibes we have Beukes and Delaney.  This Johannesburg based duo performs an eclectic mix of original Folk/Irish/Rock. They refer to their unique style as “Irish-Boereblues! Afrikaans singer/songwriter, Christoff Beukes, plays acoustic Guitar, Harmonica and does the Lead Vocal duties in this exciting duo.David Delaney, an Irishman, that has been calling South Africa home for the last 2 years. He grew up learning his craft playing in the pubs of Waterford, where he was born. He plays the Fiddle; a traditional Irish flute called the Low Whistle, Mandolin and does Backing Vocals. Their debut album, “Good to be Alive”, is an amalgamation of their individual musical and cultural backgrounds.

To liven things up we call on the talented Jerry & The Bandits. 

This crew has been folking things up since 2013 with 4 members: Jerry, Jason, Kirstin and Geraint. They describe themselves as an indie-folk band with spice! Their upbeat music guarantees to make anyone dance, sing-along and feel good. Jerry’s appealing and husky vocals blend with the acoustic guitars and kick-drum pulse to lay the folk foundation for the band’s sound. The sounds of the brassy saxophone and harmonica sprinkle some musical spice on top of this while Geraint, aka G-Kitty, keeps the groove on the double bass.

 

The headline act of the day will be The Runaway Train Cult. A Brilliant end to a great days out in The Botanical gardens of Emmarentia.  This band was formed formed out of a love of playing live acoustic music and an attitude that they are there for the audience – not the other way round. With instruments like violin, mandolin, auto-harp, cello, banjo, guitar, ukulele, upright bass and voice, almost any genre of music sounds fresh – though folk roots, country, bluegrass and hillbilly get special attention.

 

 

The band’s original influence stems from their interest in Gypsy jazz/Appalachian/Americana/New Orleans swing and the instruments associated to those genres: Violin, guitars, upright bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, accordion, brass and percussion. The various styles have become so integrated that it’s hard to hear where one genre starts and another stops. Recently Hip Hop and soul have got into the mix, so the journey continues.

We look forward to the eclectic mix of sounds and moreover seeing you guys at The Linden Market Spring Edition. Remember, gates open at 9am – 4pm on Saturday 29th of September at The Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia. Get your tickets here.

PS: Secure parking available at Roosevelt High opposite the road at R20. Please make use of this as parking on the side of the road is not safe for your car. See you all soon. TLM Market Love xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A LOOK BACK AT THE LINDEN MARKET WINTER EDITION

A LOOK BACK AT THE LINDEN MARKET WINTER EDITION

 

The Linden Market Winter Edition was once again a great hit on the Jozi Winter Calendar with an amazing attendance of just over 5000 people. We would like to thank everyone involved, from vendors to our known local supporters and first timers!

The morning started out quite chilly with the temperature at around 6 degrees while all the vendors were setting up their fantastic stalls, from handmade jewellery, décor and fashion, to gourmet food and crafted drinks. Many thanks to our vendors who were brilliant in getting everything ready sharpish, you guys played a significant part in making the market run smoothly. With the gates open by 9am, our amazing coffee and breakfast masters like Morning Glory (a TLM Newcomer) serving bubble and pop waffles, and The Honest Grazer serving beautifully created plant-based comfort food were met by early market goers looking to warm up and enjoy the chilled winter morning at the beautiful Botanic Gardens.

Upon entering at the gate, people were met by a truly beautiful display of colourful flowers by Fleur Dita, My Garden Bird feeders and other plant vendors that created a peaceful and tranquil setting.

 

PHOTO BY ROBYN DAVIE

 

Morning entertainment was opened by Joshua Moreira, a very talented young man that graced us with his beautiful voice, original songs and a selection of familiar cover songs. We are certain of a bright future in music for Joshua. Next up was Fritz Gun that picked up the vibe with an acoustic bluesy rock feel followed by a solo act by the name of Janie Bay. A force to be reckoned with in the female singer songwriter category that has been nominated for a South African Music award for one of her newly released singles.

 

The main act of the day was The Barbosa Experience.

The Barbosa Experience started a few years ago under the name The Captain Barbosa Experience and was the solo-project of the Mozambican lead singer of Mrs. B Pedro Barbosa. Pedro started out for fun, laughs and free drinks but after a short while found out that there is a need for someone who can bring life to existing and new songs with an acoustic guitar with Latino passion from the heart. Peter the Dutch guitar genius joined Pedro, adding some virtuoso guitar licks and vocals to the mix. Together there is not much that they can’t play which made their appearance at The Linden Market even more special.
The Barbosa experience play with passion, intense emotion, and are keen to impress with small songs or wild sing-alongs. They certainly added a lot of fun to the already festive Linden Market atmosphere while turning heads among market goers of any cultural denomination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whilst being intimately entertained in the big red Bedouin tent, many market goers ambled around the grounds indulging in the multitude of foods prepared by our carefully selected food vendors. This was indeed a multi-cultural food fest in the upper echelon of the original food world.

Let’s not forget the lovely Bubbles supplied by one of our Sponsors, Simonsig Wines, with their very tasty varieties of MCC, Red and White wines. They certainly made for a bubbly experience that many a market goer will not soon forget. The Bullcook Brewing company was there with two stands, supplying the Market with the expertly crafted Ale, Lager and Blonde beers. We couldn’t help but notice a few return visits to their funky Rolling Beerbikes…

There were cocktails of many kinds as well as virgin cocktails and gin, not to mention the Polish Lemon Liquor stand serving lovely refreshing alcohol infused shots of lemon and coffee.

 

PHOTOS BY ROBYN DAVIE

 

The lifestyle Vendor section was again a fantastic experience.

There were many variations of fashion exhibitors fit for all types of styles from the funky floral-patterned skirts of glare modern vintage to the edgy black and white slashed t-shirts of Vintage Zionist. Our carefully selected list of vendors always exhibit their handcrafted perfections such as fragrant body products, hand stitched leather bags and shoes, brass, silver and wooden jewellery and out of the box furniture designs that will leave you wanting to re-decorate
your home.

We very much look forward to the Spring Edition to see what our vendors have in ‘stall’ for us! Don’t miss out and join us on the 29th of September at The Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia! Gates open at 9am.

INFUSED WITH AN AFRICAN SOUL

INFUSED WITH AN AFRICAN SOUL

The Linden Market Autumn Edition kicked off in 2018 with the biggest attendance yet. The market brought a lot of new and interesting ideas to the table. One of them definitely stood out from the crowd. In collaboration with Uber Flavour Craft Ice Tea and POP Paint we brought in six female artists to paint a live mural on an oil barrel in front of the market audience.

For the artists the day started off a little quieter and accompanied with great music, they could easily plan their piece for their individual barrels. As they dipped their brushes into the amazing POP colours, the hustle and bustle started and our talent were submerged by the laughter and joy of the audience surrounding them.

The six creative women where all given one specific theme, Infused with an African Soul, and they could apply it as they see fit. Specifically chosen, they all came from different areas within the art world, each with their own unique style. This was particularly interesting when they got into full swing of things. The live mural painting became a performance where the audience had the freedom to interact with the artists, their work, Uber Flavour, and Pop Paint.

 

Here are some of the artists’ thoughts.

 

Octavia Roodt on her design and the theme:

Without trying to get too political, the theme inspired me to try and fight through the swamp of potential political angst to that quiet and peaceful plateau, that bubble where we do not agonise over the past or present. Essentially that space where we can and should drink tea, as it is, rightfully, the most meditative of beverages. What local symbols then, can create such an atmosphere?

What I decided on was the San, specifically placed in the flat, empty Karoo. Regarding infusion, this is where the fun could start. By blending the virtual age with the primordial, the barren with the heavy cloud of flavour and the wrinkled sage with the young child, I intended to “infuse” a few contrasting yet closely related ideas together. That, and the more of that gorgeous pink, the better.

 

 

 Ilze ‘Issa’ Mari Wessels on painting in front of people for the first time and POP Paint:

It was amazing. It was the first time I’ve experienced something like this, especially painting in front of strangers.  The social interactions were really interesting, people from different ages came to inspect what we were doing and they asked plenty of questions. It was great to speak to the audience on why we do what we do as artists.

The platform allowed for these interactions to happen, which was what really stood out for me. You rarely get the opportunity as an artist to work on a level where you are confronted with so many minds and opinions at once.

I wish I could take all the paint home. POP Paint was great fun to work with, the experience was all-round fantastic.

 

 

 

 Bianca Buisman on the energy, artists and atmosphere of the day:

I haven’t ever painted in front of so many people – so this already brought a lot of energy to my heart. The other phenomenal feeling was sitting alongside a few other artists, all from different backgrounds, all from different styles, creating something together. Synchronised in a way, made it feel beautifully revolutionary and brought it to life. It created unity in building something really beautiful.

All-in-all, it was a tough day to get that much paint onto the barrel with all the ideas you have, but at the end of it, it felt empowering.

For a market to bring young artists into the public and a new space is incredible. Yes, you know, every market can bring local brands to the forefront, but you don’t often find that they bring young contemporary artists who really want to make something for themselves. It brought a whole other energy and culture to the market, it brought it to life. I have never seen it anywhere else and I think in itself it is something really interesting. When you bring interesting cultural things to an area, it starts taking a different shape. It inspired me to do more things live. The energy definitely influences the results.  

 

  

 

The art activation inspired many market goers on the day and the feedback was exceptional. The Winter Edition will fill out the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens on the 30th of June and you can expect more interesting projects like this one.

 

MELISSA FONTINI

CELESTE THERON

OCTAVIA ROODT

ILZE MARI WESSELS

BIANCA BRAND

BIANCA BUISMAN

Say hello to the Linden Market’s Online Store

Say hello to the Linden Market’s Online Store

The Linden Market team worked for months to find new ways of collaborating with vendors to give them the opportunity to sustain a career in craft and showcase their incredible products on an online platform. This meant giving each vendor the opportunity to sell products more than four times a year, as well as to give market goers the opportunity to get their favourite products if they missed it by having too much fun with friend in Emmarentia Botanical Gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

The Linden Market, voted as one of South Africa’s best markets, took the initiative and created a local online platform to support what they believe in. The official launch of the TLM Online Store was held at Three on Third in Linden. The night kicked-off with a slight drizzle, but two of our regular vendors from the market Kitchen Kid and Yield coffee kept us warm and full during the evening. The rain was soon forgotten and guests could raise a glass of Simonsig MCC, wine, or Bullcook Craft Beer to the occasion.

The Linden Co-op, Cart and InJuly was the perfect location for the event as they too support local talent. Guests had the opportunity to stroll through all three shops during the evening to get a taste of what South Africa has to offer. After the speeches, Jacqueline Tolken and Peter Hoven, stepped in behind the mics and with their velvet voices they set the atmosphere of a perfect launch.
You can now find your favourite local product or perfect gift, online.
Go check out the TLM Online Store here,
https://thelindenmarket.com/shop/

Looking Back at the Autumn Edition

Looking Back at the Autumn Edition

We couldn’t have asked for a better day for the first market of 2018. The Linden Market was hustling and bustling under the autumn sun on Saturday, the 7th of April, leaving our vendors with a sold-out smile at the end of the day.

It is very important to The Linden Market Team to create a platform where local artists can freely express their creativity and be supported by the community. Thus, we partnered with POP Paint and Uber Flavour Craft Ice Tea to bring a creative and fun space to the market with a unique activation. We gave six female artists an oil drum and a variety of POP Paint to paint a live mural throughout the day. And oh boy, did they paint. The results were amazing, the crowds captivated, and it gave the market a twist with a fun interactive experience.

 

       

 

The Linden Market Bubbly Beetle was introduced as part of the market family serving Simonsig bubbly and wine. We would like to thank Nieuwnation Brand Consultancy for putting the project and branding elements together and creating a beautiful brand. We couldn’t have done it without them.

Every visitor could find something to do to enrich their Saturday. Whether it was to indulge in conversations with friends or family, chill under the trees, watch the artists in action, listen to the folk rhythms setting the mood or take one of the Claw Date-a-Dog pups on a walk.

 

 

The Autumn market saw more than 7000 visitors, plenty of dogs, music-lovers and foodies enjoying the day together. It was jam-packed and we loved every moment.

We would like to thank everyone involved and we cannot wait to see you in June.

 

PHOTOS BY: JANETTE VERSTER

TLM is adding a bit of Uber Flavour with a POP of Colour

TLM is adding a bit of Uber Flavour with a POP of Colour

As you know, The Linden Market lives to celebrate and support the local craftsmen and creatives of South Africa, especially those from our vibrant city, Johannesburg. For our Autumn edition taking place on Saturday 7 April at The Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia, we thought it best to have our creators collaborate with 2 very exciting local brands POP Paints and Über Flavour Craft Ice Tea. So, we are adding a little flavour to our market with a pop of colour with 6 creative women who will be painting a live mural on an unexpected canvas.

After enjoying an energising morning yoga session, grab a refreshing Über Flavour Craft Ice Tea or a glass of bubbly, which ever you please, and relax under the trees while watching our artists in action. We are very excited to have Ilze Mari Wessels, Celeste Theron, Octavia Roodt, Melissa Fontini, Lezanne Viviers and Bianca Buisman at the Market giving us a little insight into their creative minds and processes.

Let us introduce you to them:

Ilze Mari Wessels is an architect by practice and self-taught artist who chooses to spend her time working with all mediums, ranging from paint, photographs to polylines, configuring them as tools for the communication of place, space, form, waste and utopia. Her work deals with methods of mapping that navigate not only physical places and their narrative, but also more heterotopic places such as dialogue.

 

Celeste Theron’s body of work ranges from traditional drawing and sculpture to process-orientated (time-based) action art – the performance of which suggested how art may exercise a healing effect on both the artist and the audience when it takes up psychological, social, and political subjects. In 2015 she was selected as an Emerging Creative at Design Indaba and co-founded the design collective She. She has been working as an artist and graphic designer ever since.

After finishing a B.A. in Information Design at the University of Pretoria, Octavia Roodt returns to Johannesburg to grapple with Afrikaner identity, gender and postmodernism in illustrative artworks that take visual inspiration from Belgian comics whilst trying to tap into South African youth.

 

 

Melissa Fontini graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Studies and a post-graduate Diploma from AAA School of Advertising. She went from the creative thinkers in adland to the wild life on the road. In November 2015 Melissa quit her job and travelled and lived all over South Africa and beyond – managing an accomplished artist, writing and illustrating. Her style is raw and playful with a focus on femininity. Her work focusses on her personal journey as a woman, telling the stories of her heart and mind. Melissa is now based in Johannesburg where she is the founder and director of a music industry initiative, Bandustry.

 

 

Lezanne Viviers, the Creative Director of Marianne Fassler, does not only dabble in the world of fashion. Her playful and quirky nature carries through all aspects of her life and into her art and ceramics. She has an eye for the unusual and she believes by experiencing both beauty and intense emotions through exquisitely applied human skills and craft techniques, you experience art.

And last, but not least. Bianca Buisman is an Art Director by trade who explores, conjures and develops ideas for select companies and her own personal body of work. She loves building on strategy, design, illustration, video editing, photography and handmade growing projects fortifying herself into more of a maker.

These artists will pick up their paintbrushes at the Linden Market on the morning of the 7th of April and tell their stories visually – adding to the mood, supporting our mantra and celebrating women in the industry. This is something we are looking forward to.

Get your tickets to The Linden Market Autumn Edition here: GET TICKETS

 

THE WORLD’S LONGEST SCARF

THE WORLD’S LONGEST SCARF

67 Blankets, are at it again with another world record in sight and it’s all in the name of charity.
Come and see what they are up to at The Linden Market Saturday 7 April at The Botanical gardens, Emmarentia!

67 Blankets is a charity drive which ensures that thousands of needy people have access to blankets and scarves during the cold months in winter. This year they are on a mission to create 27km worth of scarf, for every year that Nelson Mandela spent in prison. What better way to celebrate Madiba’s 100th year. This Guinness attempt at creating the world’s longest scarf will take place on Sunday, July 29, during Mandela Month. For the past three years 67 Blankets have churned out thousands of scarves for the Secret Scarves Shhh… initiative which takes place every July during Mandela Month. The scarf will be on display at the Mandela Capture Site in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. India currently holds the record for the longest scarf in the world – at 14km.

“This attempt will show the entire world what our 67 Blankets family is doing, stitch by stitch, to keep the legacy of our late great Tata Madiba (and the ideals for which he stood) alive,” says Carolyn Steyn, the founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.

2018 is going to be, as Carolyn calls it a “greyt year” for the project. On April 24, the KnitWits will make history by creating the “Largest Portrait Blanket in the World” depicting the face of the beloved world icon Nelson Mandela, setting the pace for yet another Guinness World Record in July.

 

“We have the wool. We have the ‘goodwool’,” she says.

 

 

 

 

The deadline to get all scarves to 67 Blankets Headquarters is June 25th, so that the task of sewing scarves together and labelling each scarf can begin. Once the Guinness record has been achieved, Stuttaford Van Lines will transport the scarves back to the regions so that the Secret Scarves mission can continue on the same day at the same time, all around our beautiful country.

“Every scarf will have our message of love and warmth attached to it, as well as our trademark heart logo – and people walking home from school and work will witness pockets of glorious colour and warmth around lamp posts, railings and trees. And thousands of people who need a little more colour and warmth will be able to just help themselves to our labours of love,” says Carolyn.

So get out your wool and crochet hooks, and get started as soon as possible. For more details on either the scarves or on how to get your scarves to the 67 Blankets HQ, check out their Facebook page or email info@67blankets.co.za.