Burnaby artisans return for Circle Craft Christmas Market

Burnaby artisans are once again part of the lineup for the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market.

The 2018 edition of the popular event runs Nov. 7 to 11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, on a theme of Farmhouse Christmas. It features artisans from across the country, with more than 300 artisans on hand: clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewellers, toy makers, candle and soap makers, and more.

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Among them are four Burnaby participants.

Among the clothing designers, Burnaby’s Erdaine Knitwear/Kermodey (www.erdaine.ca) will be displaying women’s seamless knitwear, and local designer Yifat Jovani (www.yifatjovani.com) will also have her fashions on hand. Burnaby’s Celtic Bear Design (www.celticbeardesign.com) - new to the show this year - will be among the visual artists, showing 3D relief icons. The fourth Burnaby participant is North Arm Knives (www.northarmknives.com), with a selection of chef’s knives and outdoor knives.

The market attracts about 40,000 visitors every year. Along with the artisan booths, it includes craft technique demos, contests and a Budding Artists open area where emerging artists can introduce their new work.

It’s open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 regular, $12 for seniors and students, or free for children under 12. Admission is two-for-one after 5 p.m.

You can also save $2 on admission when you buy online in advance at www.circlecraft.net.

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