OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers to support Western Australian creative talent. We hold bi-annual handmade craft markets to showcase local designers.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Sunday, December 5


We at Made on the Left feel that 2011 is going to be an awesome year full of new possibilities and crafting adventures. So we thought we’d launch the new year with a market dedicated to clearing out your craft room (art studio, lounge room or exploding spare room) of all those supplies you have bought over the years and never quite used. It’s also dedicated to all those people who have found their passion (or still searching) and need the equipment and supplies to continue their awesome work.

So come along and add to your passion, trade your equipment or sell off all those no longer needed supplies gathering dust. Wool, cotton, material, easels, brushes, glass, beads, canvases, wood, clay, polymers, pens, paper...the list goes on.
9.30am - 2pm
Upstairs at The Saint, Innaloo
No commercial suppliers please. Only individuals wanting to clear their craft room, art studio or their lounge room corner!
Buyers free entry.
Traders can let other know about what they have or want on the blog post (leave a comment on this post) or the Facebook event page (coming soon). If you don't have enough to fill a table then bring a basket of your goodies to sell or trade ($5 fee applies).
Selling spots are $15 per table or blanket.

Seller Information
Spots are 2m wide and 1.5 deep. Basically the width of a standard trestle table. A trestle can be provided. No table cloth will be provided. If you choose to use a blanket you must bring your own. If you choose to bring clothing racks (or the like) they must fit within your allocated space. You will be unable to fit both a trestle table and a clothing rack within your allocated area.
Spots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please apply for your spot before Dec 21 2010. All correspondence will be conducted via email (from Dara on the admin@madeontheleft.com email) and once you have been accepted payment is due within 5 working days via direct deposit, cheque or PayPal. No refunds will be issued for withdrawal after January 1 2011.

To apply email Dara at admin@madeontheleft.com the following details:
a. Name
b. Phone
c. Address
d. Supply types – just a quick description about what you will be bringing
e. Table or blanket - indicate whether you will need a table or be bringing a blanket
f. By applying and paying for you spot at the MOTL Supplies Swap Meet you acknowledge that you will meet and adhere to all the MOTL terms and conditions that follow:

All Made on the Left Terms & Conditions apply.
You consent to allow Made on the Left use of your images and information for publicity purposes.
You accept the responsibility to ensure that all products sold by you comply with appropriate Fair Trading legislation and will not be illegal or pornographic in nature.
You accept that no responsibility for your goods or valuables will be taken by the event organisers or the management of the premise.
This Market will be held at the The Saint George, 2 Morris Rd, Innaloo. For information see: http://tinyurl.com/pcj37u
As the event is held in licensed premises, every participant or visitor under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
No food or drink may be brought onto the premises. Water is available at no cost and additional drink or food may be purchased from the restaurant within the premises.
Setup of your stall may begin from 8.30am, but must be ready prior to the event opening at 9.30am. Your stall must be packed up after 2pm and vacated by 2.45pm.


DaraArt said...

Hi, Leave a message indicating what you might bring, sell and trade to the market. Please this is not a forum to sell through - wait for the market for commercial transactions :)

I have a about 10-15 pairs of jeans - so loads of preloved denim. I'd trade for watercolour paints.

Amy said...

Hi, I am moving house next week and was just sorting out my studio and have so much 100% wool felt scraps. From small scraps to 1 x 1m pieces of hand felted wool.

Lara said...

To all those fabric hoarders you need to come and see my fabric stash, I'm going overseas so I have boxes and boxes of fabric including some beautiful vintage pieces. Also lots of books, magazines, craft supplies and jewellery findings.

Bec said...

I have piles of bag handles, vintage and designer fabrics, vintage sewing box and buttons

Sarah said...

Like Lara I'm also moving overseas so I'm getting rid of some very nice stuff that (trust me) I would keep if I were staying in Perth. Materials with cute patterns, lots of blank canvases, buttons, beads, metal trinkets, a screen printing kit, wooden items, paper packs and more =)

petrafanella said...

Well I am doing a general clean out so will have a lot of random things... fabric, haberdashery, mohair yarn, leather scraps, anything else I can find...

Claire Bushby said...

I can bring mainly dress-making fabrics, a few are on the roll but probably a few other sewing supplies too. Much of it I inherited from a friend who made ballet costumes and moved overseas, I have never used because I use mostly natural fibres and there is a lot of lycra/stretch stuff. Would swap for cottons, or sell pretty cheaply to someone who will use them...

Holly said...

I have been inspired by watching Clean House and I am being
ruthless on myself!
I still have a LOT of sorting to do before the day, so this is just a likely indication only:
Bolts of fabric, Beads and Findings, Baskets, Wool, Feathers,
Colorcutter Pens, Xyron refills, Scrapbooking papers, possibly some art supplies?,
I also have a large roll of medium thickness copper shim (about 60cm width, over
and a smaller roll of thinner bronze shim (about 15cm width)
I also have 2 work benches on castors for sale - cant bring on the day of course
I am mainly looking to sell but if anyone has ceramics supplies especially the following:
Sealed bags of Southern Ice Clay, Paper Clay Stonewear only, cobalt carb or oxide