uk craft fairs and events

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

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"