The Macedon Ranges is fast becoming the home of lost trades, ensuring they are no longer lost.
You can connect with these passionate people who have truly embraced the slow and sustainable way of life in the Macedon Ranges in the countless lifestyle and artisan workshops that are held around our region.
Learn the secrets of the generations-old local families and tree-changers who have all contributed to our warm, hospitable and sharing culture, and gain the satisfaction of making it yourself.
Learn how things are made, cultivated and grown. Talk with growers and makers themselves about their provenance, what they do and share in their enthusiasm. Connect with their traditions and experience, craftsmanship and artistry.
Just for a start, visit Rundell & Rundell where you can learn how to make chairs, wooden boxes, buckets and leather goods, perfect the art of French polishing or even carving a spoon. Experience and learn more about printmakers, bookbinders, winemakers, farmers and horticulturalists. Make your own wedding rings or learn to create handmade jewellery in a one-day Pod Jewellery workshop. Learn how to create beautiful table centres and wreathes at Flowers in a Vase. Or take creative writing, ink-drawing and watercolour courses or dance, yoga and pilates workshops – the list is endless.
Kyneton is also home to the Lost Trades Fair, held annually on the March long weekend. If you love the bespoke and handcrafted, and want to meet makers and traditional artisans, start planning your road trip.