Fyffe Street Talbot – Lyons Commercial Hotel Historic Site – Artisans & Vintage

Posted on July 28, 2019


It’s been a long time since the fairs but lots has been going on.  Regular fair trader, Rosy Hardress in Talbot (Victoria), has operated Corridor Gallery since 2007, and the business has shaped and changed over the years.  Her beautiful knitted tea cosy and sculptural bonsai designs have proliferated far and wide since their birth in 2011, to many proud owners of her original knitted art.  She has grown the site at Fyffe Street in Talbot, housed in the historic Lyon’s Commercial Hotel on two levels, to include fabulous vintage and artisan traders. Find Barefoot Annie right at the entrance, styled by Annie Seach, who loves recycled fashion and accessories. Next along on the ground level is Stuff n Nonsense where artisan Marlene Parker creates fantastic mosaics, handmade bags and accessories, quirky crafts and lots more.  Upstairs, Belinda and Jason are the artisans behind Felix and Co creating superb ceramic pieces in clay and their studio isn’t far away across town where they run workshops. Artist Julia Christensen shares the space with Felix Ceramics, adorning the walls with her beautiful abstract art pieces. It was lovely to be invited to inhabit a small space next door, upstairs, to start up Crest Hermitage Art & Book Store with pre-read books by mostly Australia authors, handmade canvas book bags by Medjool, quality weaving from organic materials from Dunolly artisan, Lynda Vater, original artists on music CD, and lots more. Corridor Gallery is going strong just across the landing, where Rosy creates diversity, still innovating with amazing tea cosy shapes and sculptural designs, branching out into knitted pincushions, gorgeous knit brooches, and art from select local artists.  Follow this site for updates, including the individual stories behind all these creatives, and keep informed on what exciting new projects and designs they are developing.  Mostly open weekends 10am to 3pm, or by appointment, (message through Facebook or online sites) this place is fantastic for finding that perfect gift, something different, something to make home and lifestyle choices stylish and vibrant. Talbot Provedore & Eatery is right out front of the Lyon’s Commercial Hotel building, on Scandinavian Crescent, where the coffee is amazing, food local and amazing, with region wines available, too. Check out their website and make a whole day of it exploring this historic town, with so much to offer.  The highly regarded and rated Talbot Farmers Market runs in the centre of town 3rd Sunday of the month, 9am until 1pm and there’s lots to see and do, and with so much close by, well worth a visit to this wonderful Victorian Goldfields town.

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