Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Etsy SK Spring Pop-Up

Etsy SK is now accepting applications for their Spring Pop-Up market.

Click here to apply by February 28.

The Wren Spring Handmade Market

The Wren is now accepting vendor applications for their Spring Handmade Market. 

Apply here by March 1, 2017

Art in the Park 2017

The 16th annual Art in the Park will be held on Sunday Sept 10th, 2017 at Ashworth Holmes Park.

Click here for more details.

Winter Wonders Wrap-Up

{photo credit Maki Fotos}

The incredible line-up of vendors at Winter Wonders brought in over 2000 shoppers. The success of the event is attributed to the quality of workmanship that our vendors bring, the volunteers who organize and help us run the event, and all the lovely people who continue to support our handmade community. THANK YOU!

Our next scheduled market is Winter Wonders 2017 in December. We will put the call out for vendors in August or September so stay tuned.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Customer Opinion Survey

Hello friends of the Flock & Gather,

We are just so happy and grateful for the support you showed this past weekend for the Winter Wonders Handmade Market.  Thank you so much to all of you who came out and to those who weren't able to make it this time, we hope to see you next year!  

It is our goal, as a collective, to keep trying to improve the experience of our supporters at these markets because without you they wouldn't be possible.  We aim to make each year better than the last and we value your opinion.  Which is why we're asking you to fill out a quick survey for us.  It is an anonymous survey with only 8 questions and our inquiring minds would love to know your thoughts!  

Here is the link:

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!  We value your feedback!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Vendor Profile: Melissa Squire

Melissa Squire, a Saskatoon based fashion designer described as "badass pretty", is a 1950's pinup inspired brand with an edgy, rockabilly attitude. Using unique details, colors, prints, and accessories, Melissa Squire is the perfect balance of Buttons, Bows and Bones to make a good girl feel a little bad, or a bad girl to feel a little good! Eco friendly bamboo and organic cottons as well as Upcycled materials, tire and records are prevailant throughout the line with sustainability being very a important part of her business.

Melissa makes everything from custom bridal gowns and baby dresses to mens vests, bathing suits and accessories. The line also includes funky knitware, top hats, bow ties, jewelry and accessories made from recycled tire, old vinyl records and . She works with vintage skeleton keys, fish leather making belts and cuffs. Flower hair pieces, fascinators, and decorated birdcage veils and garters are among her collection of accessories. Custom designs are available on all her work. The line is available at Melissa's Saskatoon boutique Alchemy *Clothing * Salon * Tattoo * Piercing *, where she carries many other local designers as well.


Alchemy Clothing and Salon

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vendor Profile: Uncle Mike's All Natural Products

Uncle Mike’s All Natural Products began in 2009 when, as a climber, I needed a salve to strengthen and repair my dry and damaged hands. I started researching natural oils and the healing powers of essential oils. As I read and learned about their powerful natural properties, I wanted to experiment and create other products. This led to numerous experiments in the kitchen and a collection of products. As word spread, I began to hand out samples to friends and family. It didn’t take long before my friends and family were spreading the word and I was receiving requests for a natural replacement for other everyday products. After salve came deodorant, then toothpaste and soap, shampoo, laundry soap, aftershave, muscle mud, perfumes, room deodorizers, incense, and the list keeps growing! 

While I feel I have perfected many of my products, I continue to enjoy the artistic and scientific aspect of creating new products and new blends and will always be in the process of creating the next new natural alternative. All of my products are hand made in small batches using only steam distilled essential oils and cold pressed vegetable oils. No synthetic colours, fragrances or additives so that you get the purest most natural product. 

You can always find a full selection of products at and stay up to date with my adventures and new products by following me on Instagram (unclemikesnatural) Twitter (@umnatural), and my Facebook (Uncle Mike's All Natural Products).