Community Craft Corner
We here at 3friends would like to help as many people as possible show off the beautiful things they make and, at the same time, earn an income through their handiwork. We realise though that not everyone can afford to have their own shop on the site or, indeed, have a great enough range of products to fully stock a shop. To provide a place for these artisans we have set up the Community Craft Corner! Items in this shop are made by a range of local artisans who we think deserve our support and we are sure you will agree.
Community Craft Corner artisans:
Gilbert Mangaro is from Mutare in Zimbabwe and is well known to the shoppers at the Quarry Centre in Hilton where he sells his handmade wooden bowls, chopping boards and trays on the side of the road.
Sandi Stegen is a mom and grandmother and lives in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. Once the owner of a fabric shop, Sandi has now turned her hand to a range of creative projects.
Diana Drebolt runs a small company called “Wild Art by Diana”. She is a fine artist who adores the ‘old-fashioned’ art of writing greeting cards. For her handmade, up-cycled, greeting cards, she uses vintage maps, stamps and shweshwe fabric in a variety of colourful designs that truly reflect South Africa.
Mrs Ismael lives in Raisethorpe, Pietermartzburg. She started crocheting for her children and now her grandchildren and also makes beautiful, warm, fleece cot blankets with crochet and bead details.
Justine Taylor is a young student who loves the outdoors and making things with her hands. She recently discovered crocheting and has enjoyed perfecting her craft with colourful tote bags and beanies for adults, children and new born babies.
Melande Albertyn takes plain gift bags and adds a theme to theme for any occasion. In her words, “To start with an idea and to see the end results makes me happy.”
Trevor Hawthorn makes steampunk style lamps but can make almost anything for the home or office in the steampunk style.
Our artisans are always happy to make custom items for you – please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to order something special.