uk craft fairs and events

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

Monday, 18 February 2008

Glasgow Craft Mafia Indie Markets

Information SENT by Carrie Maclennan, about the GLASGOW CRAFT MAFIA INDIE MARKET

The Glasgow Craft Mafia Indie Market

Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Glasgow

Saturday 15th March, 2008


Following the success of last year's festive Indie Markets, the Glasgow Craft Mafia are excited to announce details of their springtime market event. Taking place on Saturday 15th March at Hillhead Library (Byres Road, Glasgow), the plucky collective of independent designers and makers will provide Glasgow's stylish, savvy shoppers with all the quirky handmade one-offs necessary to overhaul and revamp just about anything in time for spring!

This talented group of Glasgow based artists, makers & designers sell a range of unique, handmade products; from glassware, art & vintage inspired homewares; to bespoke jewellery, fashion accessories & luxurious bath products. Every treasure unearthed at the Glasgow Craft Mafia Indie Market is lovingly created by hand and embraces inventive methods of twisting & reworking traditional craft. With the current growing concerns of waste and recycling, buying handmade is becoming more and more popular. There's never been a better time to support your local crafters.

Proving that easy to find and affordable alternatives to high street chains and fast fashion do exist and proving that Ebay is not the be all and end all when it comes to searching out unique bargains, the Glasgow Craft Mafia challenge the preconceptions of craft and rid pastimes such as knitting, cross-stitch and embroidery of their stuffy W.I connotations! Set on promoting new-wave craft, DIY ethics and bona fide handcrafted work, the Glasgow Craft Mafia is working hard during 2008 to protect grassroots culture and independent creative businesses.

Hop along to Hillhead Library on Saturday 15th March between 10.30am-4pm to find out for yourself that a fresh & contemporary spring has sprung!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

East London Craft Guerilla

Francesca, who's wonderful site's include, & www. , e-mailed me with information about a group called The East London Craft Guerrilla. They are made up of crafts people, artists and designers who make hand made original goods, and they will be hosting a number of markets through out the year. Check out the blog for more details

SPRING/SUMMER Craft Markets dates:

Held at Beautiful Interiors, Walthamstow Village, London
Saturday 26th April on from 10 am to 5.30pm
Saturday 31st May on from 10 am to 5.30pm
Saturday 28th June on from 10 am to 5.30pm
Saturday 26th July on from 10 am to 5.30pm
Saturday 30th August on from 10 am to 5.30pm
September date yet to be confirmed.

Events call for 2008!

It seems quite quiet after the Christmas build up, for craft events. So if your taking part in any events this year please let me know, and I'll be happy to put it on the blog.