uk craft fairs and events

This blog hopes to bring you info on craft fairs and markets happening in the UK.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Craftwerk London

23rd November, 12.30p.m - 6p.m

East London Christmas Design Market

East London Christmas Design Market is back with host Knitwear Designers Chezzle and V Louise alongside other up and coming Designers and Artists. It will be taking place on Sunday 7th December 11:00am - 5:30 pm at Rich Mix 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA . For more information check out Facebook at and Myspace events page and

Myself and a friend, Victoria Nicholls, have set up this market as an affordable platform for up and coming designers and artists to sell and promote their work. This is the second year running and we have stalls across clothing, accessories, toys, homewares, gifts and greetings cards.

the Star and Shadow Market

An art, craft & flea market on the 30th November from 11am - 4pm in the Star and Shadow Cinema, Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
There will be 20 stalls offering a diverse range of goods from craft sellers and second hand traders. There will be vintage bargains up for grabs alongside handcrafted jewellery, clothing, illustrations and photography, second hand music and books.
A few of the sellers we will have this time are:
Thunderheart - illustrations from Leigh Pearson
Stella My Star - handmade and vintage jewellery
Black Flame Books - second hand and hard to find books
Alan Edge - music promoter selling 2nd hand and rare vinyl
Doris Illustrated - handmade accessories
My design Made - bespoke t-shirts, accessories.
and loads more

We will also have some live music from ' Dirty Diamonds', and the bar will be open for hot and cold drinks and cake.
Money generated from stall hire will go to the upkeep of the voluntary run Star and Shadow Cinema.

This market will also be run alongside the Ouseburn Open Studios event, so there should be a free bus which will run from the city centre. Otherwise the venue is only a few minutes walk from Manors metro station, along New Bridge Street towards Byker.
The venue is wheelchair friendly and of course the event is free entry to the public.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The November date for the Craft Guerrilla Chrimbo Designer Market is now set. Saturday the 22nd of November from 1pm to 6pm in Wanstead, East London.We need all you lovely designer makers, vintage clothing sellers and vintage record sellers. If you know any other crafty creatures then please pass on this email to them. If they are selling with us for the first time then I need a brief description and a few jpegs of their work. To apply for a stall please e mail me. Bookings open next Monday the 3rd of November.
So a little bit about the venue...
It's at the Wanstead United Reform Church main hall. It has it's own entrance, wooden floors and...heating!
Wanstead is a very nice part of town and the venue is located off the High Street between two tube stations so getting there should be easy!
It's a very chi chi part of town with quite an affluent population so here's hoping we can all sell a few more bits for Christmas and shower all those lovely shoppers with gorgeous hand made loveliness! I'll e mail all details,stall prices,relevant details etc. very soon and sorry that it's taken a while but the D.I.Y. craft nights have grown into a fun and fab event but taken a bit of time and planning!

Christmas BUST magazine is bringing its unique, alternative take on a craft fair to London and we are currently looking for the hottest UK makers to take part in this exciting event taking place on December 6 at St Aloysius Social Club. It would be great if you could post this up on your blog!
Yep, so it's a Craftacular! That’s a shopping bonanza running from 12pm until 11pm at St Aloysius Social Club in Euston, London, featuring crafters, classes, DJs, drinks and dancing. Down a pint as you learn to cross-stitch and work through your Christmas shopping list as you browse through hundreds of the best in handmade gifts and winter wares, from handbags and ornaments to jewelry and cards…

We have just opened the call for vendors and the deadline for applications is November 14, so get on it! Stalls cost £45 for a table approx. 150cm by 75cm.

To apply and for further info, please see this page:

If you have any further queries, drop me (Victoria Woodcock – editor of Making Stuff: an alternative craft book and Making Stufff for Kids by Black Dog Publishing) a line.

The sudio Craft Fait

Sorry have been really busy lately and haven't had much time to update the blog.

I have had this message from Liz Carter . . . . .

"We are a small charity and are holding two craft fairs at The Studio, Tower Street, Hartlepool on Saturday 22nd November and Saturday 13th December from 10.30 - 4pm. Spaces are £10 each.

I would be extremely grateful if you could forward this to anyone you think might be interested in exhibiting.

Thanks, Liz Carter - Studio Manager
01429 424440"

Monday, 20 October 2008

The Living Market

The Living market returns for the 3rd year with winter markets held each sunday at Liverpool's Wolstenholme square, L1, from 11- 4pm.
Unique art and craft made locally for sale in the capital of culture!!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

WeMake London Christmas 2008

Manchester Craft Mafia Christmas Market

put the needle on the record

Join us for our second D.I.Y. craft night "put the needle on the record" on Wednesday the 22nd of October at The Castle (Eden Road/Grosvenor Rise East, Walthamstow Village E17,London). Come along and craft to crafty beats!
From 8PM. Free entry.
Guest DJs: including the ever so fab DJ-ing gang "crimes against pop " ,DJ VAO aka Miss Lisa Margreet,"Guilty Pleasures" bring your own love to hate records courtesy of the "handsome twins", D.I.Y. Craft* projects, in house tutors, selection of board games,Halloween treats and lots of FUN,FUN, FUN!!!
For more information and venue map visit
or our web site"

Downs Syndrome Association - Christmas Craft Fair

This year’s event will take place on Sunday 30th November from 11am – 4.30pm. There will only be 25 tables available to hire. Table costs this year are £15 each.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Tables will be sold on a first come, first served basis and I will notify you as soon as your booking form and cheque are returned. Please pass the information onto anyone you think may be interested in trading at our fantastic fair.

Friday, 5 September 2008

The Hollies Farm Shop is hosting Vale Royal's Food and Garden Festival 2008, on October 18th and 19th.

There will be food tastings, food sales, demonstrations, garden demos, plant sales, craft stalls, entertainment and eateries.

I'm going to be showing at this one, so I'm quite excited. For more information visit the website at

Handmade Oxford Fair



"For the solution to all your gift buying conundrums this year visit the Handmade Oxford fair. Organised by a group of designer/makers for small scale artisans like themselves, who create one of a kind items or limited editions; beautiful pieces, from jewellery to bags and everything in between.

At Handmade Oxford you will find everything from the just right gift to the potential heirloom for friends, family, or yourself: gifts in vogue, ahead of vogue, and certainly not on the high street."

We have a great range of stallholders already booked – from clothing, jewellery, bath and body, photography, stationary and paper, toys, textiles – and more!

We do still have the last few stalls to book. Prices are:

- Half stall = £17.50
- Half stall with insurance for this event only = £25.00
- Full stall = £35.00
- Full stall with insurance for this event only = £42.50

Currently, we are not taking any more applications for jewellery but all other kinds of stalls are still available – baked goods, potters, wood turners etc!

Please contact OxfordCraft [!at] for an application form, or if you have any other questions or queries!
You can also visit the flickr group…

If you are planning on coming along on the day, why not bookmark to keep updated

Monday, 1 September 2008

I'm sorry that i've been away from my computer for most of august and haven't had chance to add some information that has been sent to me for that month, I'm really sorry if I haven't mentioned your event.

Star and Shadow Market

An arts, crafts and flea market on the 14th September from 11am - 4pm in the atrium of the Star And Shadow Cinema, Stepney bank, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Less than 10 mins walk from Newcastle city centre. A cross between a craft and flea market there will be plenty of bargains available from 2nd hand and vintage traders as well as unique handmade goodies from indie designers. With 15 new stalls:
Heres a preview of whats in store:

Miso Funky - Handmade accessories
Richard Hall - Photography
Accordion Apparel - Funky clothes from independent designers
Doris Illustrated - Handmade vintage bags and art

...........and much more.

There will also be cakes and drinks on sale at the bar area. We will also have a live accoustic set from The Dirty Diamonds

A cross between a flea market & craft market, there will be plenty of bargains to be had as well as lovingly handcrafted goodies which you won't see on anyone else.

Not only id this a place to showcase emerging creative talent but it's also a fundraising event for the cinema (run by hard working volunteers), so you can feel like you're doing your bit, while you shop.

The Star And Shadow is at the top of Ouseburn Valley, opposite the Tanners pub at the city end of the Byker bridge, so not far from town. The venue is wheel chair and buggy friendly.

For further info please visit :

Monday, 28 July 2008

Grimsby Craft Fair

Craft Fair, all handmade items such as woodwork, artwork, greeting cards,
knitting, facepainting, phone charms, jewellery and clothing.

Saturday 2nd August 2008
10am - 2pm

Saint Augustine Community Hall
Saint Augustine Avenue,
Grimsby, DN32 0JL

Free admission, refreshments available, everyone welcome

For more information please contact:
Georgina Daines 07731683505,,

Saturday, 21 June 2008

WeMake London

Lots of etsy sellers will be selling fantastic homemade items in London this Sunday. More details can be found at

Date: Sunday 22nd June 2008
Time: 11.00am – 17.00pm
Where: Dragon Hall, 17 Stukeley Street London, WC2B 5LT
Nearest tube: Holborn, Covent Garden