Patchwork to pickles

A handmade quilt called 'Sunflowers' is being raffled for the inaugural Castlemaine Traditional Arts Fair at Buda.

A handmade quilt called 'Sunflowers' is being raffled for the inaugural Castlemaine Traditional Arts Fair at Buda.

A Traditional Arts Fair designed to inspire your creativity and flair is being held in Castlemaine on Sunday, November 26 at Buda Historic Home and Garden.

Makers and thinkers this day is for you! Designed to showcase and celebrate traditional arts, there will be demonstrations of weaving and spinning, lacemaking, embroidery, cooking, printmaking, and much more.

If you appreciate music and movement there will be Hungarian dancing and local bands and performers on the music stage.

If you have a hankering to learn about traditional arts and crafts of old there will be continuous demonstrations and exhibitions, with stallholders selling their crafted wares - from patchwork to pickles!

For the garden lovers, expert gardener Jill Hildebrandt will be available for advice and plant sales in the wonderful Buda Nursery, together with exhibitions and demonstrations of bonsai, floristry and indigenous plant propagation by local expert Frances Cincotta.

Curator Lauretta Zilles will offer three different 'Buda Unlocked' tours throughout the day, focusing on the Buda art collection, the creative life of the Leviny family, and the unique stories of Leviny family life. Tickets to these tours will be available for presale.

Alternatively if you just want a relaxing day with the family there will be traditional children's activities including a fairy garden in Buda's beautiful environs, and delicious homemade food, Hey Presto Espresso coffee, Icecream Social and the best of our regions beer and wine.

Lucky door prizes on the day will include gift vouchers for Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar. A raffle to win a stunning quilt has already begun. The quilt is on display at Buda and tickets can be purchased from the Buda Giftshop, open daily.

Designed to be family friendly, entry to the Castlemaine Traditional Arts Fair is by gold coin donation. Go and be inspired at Patchwork to Pickles!

Buda Historic Home and Garden is at 42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine. Further information about the Castlemaine Traditional Arts Fair can be found at