A workshop and retail space celebrating all things locally handmade.
There’s something special about Walcha Handmade. It is a beautiful space where creativity is fostered, community is celebrated and local makers are supported. Walcha Handmade is a rare example of a retail shopping experience that brings visitors close to the community through which they pass.
A community co-operative, Walcha Handmade speaks of the creative spirit of the locals of New England. They’re a talented bunch indeed!
The shop itself comprises a wonderfully curated selection of handmade arts, crafts, clothing, jewellery, homewares, gifts and even yummy edible products from local makers. Like people watching but with handcrafted items, one gains an insight into the creative mind of the local artist whose products are on sale. From sweet baby mobiles made from found sticks and colourful origami to bunting, earrings, scented candles and wooden bowls, you’ll find that perfect something for yourself or perhaps a gift for another.
Prices are reasonable, and you’ll feel good knowing you’re supporting regional artists. Best of all, if you see something you like but it’s not quite right, the helpful staff can contact the artist and see if a bespoke item can be created for you.
You can keep your little ones entertained at the Children’s Craft Corner at the rear of the shop, a well-equipped art space where their imagination is their only limit. Open to visitors and locals alike, this is a great way to engage your kids’ creativity after a long time stagnant in the car, and they might even make a friend or two!
And the big kids aren’t left out of the fun, either. Walcha Handmade has an adult workshop and studio space behind the shop and runs regular classes, from drawing and painting to knitting, crochet and more.
Walcha Handmade is a touching example of the community spirit of this gorgeous little town in New England High Country, not to mention the creative influence of life on the land.
Walcha Handmade is located at 6n Derby St, Walcha.