uk craft fairs and events

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

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Liverpool events

Indianna has informed of a few events she is taking part in, in Liverpool this Christmas where she will be selling Felt Hemmed In' products! The dates are. . .

Sunday 9th December 11 am to 4 pm ' Christmas Presence'
Bridewell Studios, Prescott street, Liverpool.

Saturday 15th and 22nd December 12- 6pm 'The Living Market'
Slater street, Liverpool.

Sunday 16 th December 10- 4 pm 'Creative Bias Craft Fair'
Blackburne House, Hope Street, Liverpool.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Event: Bead and Card Craft Fair

Event: Bead and Card Craft Fair

2nd December 2007

10.30am – 4.30pm

Nantwich Civic Hall Cheshire CW5 5DG

ALL SAINTS GARDEN -Trinity Street Cambridge

A friendly open-air market in the heart of historic Cambridge.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Substance - Altrincham

I took part in the Substance event held at Altrincham market last weekend. There were lots of great handmade products there and a wonderful range of contemporary jewellery for sale. We will all be there again on the 7th and 8th December and would recommend it for buying some great Christmas gifts.

Larger events through out the year

Top drawer Spring, London, 13-15 January

The British Craft trade fair- harrogate 6,7,8 April 2008

Pulse by top drawer 1-3 June 2008

The contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, 6-8 June 2008

Home and Gift, Harrogate 13-16 July 2008

Design edge london- September

Origin Somerset House from 7 – 19 October 2008.

Top drawer Autumn, London, 14-16 September 2008

Lustre, Nottingham - November

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

The Menier Chocolate Factory Caft & Design Fair

Thanks to, who has let me know about the Menier Chocolate Factory Caft & Design Fair which will be held on Fri 7 & Sat 8 Dec on London's South Bank
For more info check out the website

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Manchester Craft Mafia Market

craft mafia flyer
Originally uploaded by ladyfort


SUBSTANCE will take place at Altrincham Market on the following dates:

Friday 5th October 2007 – Saturday 6th October 2007, 9:00-16:00

Friday 2nd November 2007 – Saturday 3rd November 2007, 9:00-16:00

Friday 7th December 2007 – Saturday 8th December 2007, 9:00-16:00

Altrincham Market is located on Greenwood Street in the centre of Altrincham, Cheshire (WA14 1SA)

It will feature glass, ceramics, textiles, jewellery etc.

Info at

Glasgow Craft Markets

Claire Brown has sent me lots of great info on misofunky and Craft Mafia Markets happening in Glasgow. . . . .

Sunday 2nd December
Miso Funky Market in association with DADA
Sloans, Argyle Arcade, Glasgow
11am - 5pm

Saturday 15th December
Miso Funky Market
Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Glasgow
10am - 4.30pm

More details on Miso Funky at! We've also got a list of events at

We're also members of the Glasgow Craft Mafia! We're having all sorts of market fun:

Thursday 25th October
Glasgow Craft Mafia Launch Party!
Home, Merchant City, Glasgow
6pm til Late!

Thursday 1st November
Glasgow Craft Mafia Market
The Universal, Sauchiehall Lane, Glasgow
5pm - 9pm

Sunday 18th November
Glasgow Craft Mafia Market
Mono, Kings Court, Glasgow
1pm - Late!

More info on the mafia can be found at

Monday, 24 September 2007

Fresh on the Market - Preston

Arts and crafts market
held at Preston Market 10-4 pm

Hodge Podge Market - Middlesbrough

Held at Middlesbrough's town hall crypt Sept 29th.

The Cluny Market- Newcastle-upon-tyne

Sarah Miskelly has let me know about the Cluny market, a monthly event held in Newcastle, selling lots of handmade and vintage items.
The next market will be held on Sunday 14th October 12-4pm
More information can be found at

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

The Heritage Market - Liverpool

The Heritage Market in Liverpool is calling itself the Camden of the North, and hosts designers who like to make things which are a little different to what you get on the high street. The Market is open on Sundays from 9.00-4.00 pm. For more info go to the website at

Hip Hip Handmade

Hip Hip Handmade is a funky craft market located in Northampton Fishmarket, their myspace page
shows photo's from the market and map details. Hip Hip is on every Sat during December.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Sunday Flea - Birmingham

Thank you maximummouse who has let me know about the Sunday Flea
held at the Custard Factory in Birmingham on a Sunday 11am-4pm on Gibb Street.

She also says "There is also a (very small) monthly craft market here in Moseley (south birmingham) with a few stalls and they might run a christmas one solely for arts and crafts, though I haven't heard about whether it's actually happening yet!" So I will keep you posted about that if I hear anymore.

Manchester Craft Mafia Market

Having just read the Manchester Craft Mafia Blog
they have announced the start of there first markets. They will be held on
Saturday 3rd November and Saturday 1st December 11am-4pm, at Urbis.
Applications for a stall must be in by Friday 21st Sept and there are criteria details on the website.

Miso Funky

I really like the look of the Miso Funky website
it has a real funky look to it and a cute handmade shop. The crafty duo that run Miso funky also have a events page on the site that lists markets happening in the Glasgow region and other spots. Click here to take a look.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Pretty Crafty Things

Take a look at
for information on markets happening in Leeds. I've taken the following info from there myspace page

"prettycraftythings is a monthly alternative market, with the purpose of providing an avenue for contemporary indie designers and a new generation of renegade crafters to showcase their wares and network with other like-minded folk. It is also an opportunity for people to buy quality, unique handmade goods from the real life person who made it which, we are sure you will agree, is way better than the faceless, mass-produced corporate stuff isn't it!

come and join us at thesubculture on the third Saturday of every month between 2pm and 6pm


***15th September - thesubculture, Leeds***
***12th october - prettycraftythings at Leeds Light Night***
***20th October - thesubculture, Leeds***
***17th November - thesubculture, Leeds***
***15th December - thesubculture, Leeds***"

prettycraftythings - a monthly alternative market for indie designers and renegade crafters

Edinburgh Craft Fairs

Wild cat designs at has let me know about a craft market which she is taking part in, during November details can be found at . . . . .

Thursday, 13 September 2007

What are you upto ?

Are you holding a craft fair or market in the U.K? If you are and would like to advertise your event please let me know the details and then I will add the details to the blog!