We all love making, creating, "craft"-ing! Making things with our hands not only brings joy, but has the potential to change the world.
Historically, industry and the manufacturing of goods happened in communities, by talented local people whose skill contributed to their communities, supported their families, and fed their souls. Community members of all ages were engaged in this process – think cobblers, bakers, carpenters, potters. Engagement with craft, and making is a great antidote to anxiety, lack of confidence and inertia. It motivates, inspires, and delights!
My hope is to bring together diverse crafts and talents through the May 2022 festival, "Dundee Artisan Festival", where we can share our skill, knowledge and the "craft" that gives us life. Let's challenge mainstream objectives of production, efficiency and profit, and – together – inspire engagement in craft, craftsmanship, and pride in the process.
To help with Rosemary's mission of changing the world, one artisan festival at a time; an amazing and talented group of ladies who met in Rosemary's studio collaborated to create the First Annual Dundee Artisan Festival.
Committee members: Rosemary Arthurs, Parma Ashworth, Amanda Hickey, Nithya Mani, Jenny Miller & Alexandra Santinhos.
Visit the Dundee Artisan Festival website: https://dundeeartisanfestival.ca/
Join us on Saturday, May 7th, 2022.
Shop for exquisitely handcrafted gifts from local independent makers, indulge in delicious food & enjoy musical performances.
The long awaited recipe from Toni is finally here to be shared and enjoyed by all! Click on the images for the full ingredient list and method. Below is a tidbit from Toni himself:
Here is the Black Cake recipe I use. To make the Browning sauce I just Googled a recipe (it’s essentially sugar and water). It’s great for gravy or any cooking where you want a nice brown colour on meats too. Also, for alcohol I use Spiced Rum and Southern Comfort as alternatives.
P.S. I start my fruits in October and blend them in a food processor before making the cake.