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Suzie Catlin Designs

Selling of vintage furniture (mirrors, tables, chests of drawers, upholstered chairs, home accessories). Which is up-cycled by myself. I will quite often paint and distress items to enhance them. In addition I make handmade lampshades, re-condition vintage lamps and make lamps out of suitable items such as large Car Boy bottles. I ...

Floara Designs

Hello, My name is Laura and I run my small business, Floara Designs from my home in Leicestershire. I handmake accessories and gifts such as giant scrunchies, cosmetic bags, mirror decals and polymer clay earrings, and I also print my own designs in vinyl onto tote bags. I offer personalisation on some of my cosmetic bags and I am always ...

Crafted Makes

My name is Steven and here at Crafted Makes we specialise in making resin and wood and hybrid pen blanks for pen turners, we also specialise in unique one of a kind diamond art pens that are turned by myself, we also make resin cover minders designed for diamond art, we now offer 3D print diamond art trays and stands for the pens, along ...

Charlotte Godfree Prints

I am an Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer based in Godalming, Surrey. I work full-time in the fashion industry as a print designer for high-street retailers however, I have decided to build my brand and sell my food and cocktail illustrations as art prints over the past year. My most recent illustration series is inspired by Italian ...

Emmas Needle and Design

I am a Full time nursery practitioner who has a large passion in making clothes and bags and Purses in my spare time. My ambition is to make bags and Purses and some outfits to sell of my own designs. I have got a small collection made of hand bags and a couple of Purses and some hand made clay key rings decorations. ...

Sarah Hanner Hopwood

As an artist I aspire to create original, emotive, and beautiful pieces of work to be cherished for years to come. My landscapes are imaginary and inspired by the expansive terrain of the Scottish Highlands and the undulating valleys of South Wales, which is my heritage. My watercolour landscapes incorporate collage from books that ...


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10 Reasons Why Artisan Markets Are Worth Visiting

1. Support Local Artisans: By visiting artisan markets, you’re supporting local artisans who pour their heart and soul into creating each item. You’re not just buying a product, but also investing in their talent and creativity. 2. One-of-a-Kind Items: Unlike mass-produced items, artisan products are unique and individual. You won’t find the same item anywhere else, making it a special purchase that you’ll treasure for years to come. ...

Tips when your at a market

Tips for a Successful Market Stall 1. Business Cards and Flyers Keep business cards or flyers on your stand for customers to take away. Include an online discount code to track sales generated from your market stall. 2. Display Prices Clearly Make sure prices are easily visible to remove any buying obstacles. Use clear signage next to each item or a price list for your products. 3. Offer a Range of Priced Items Include a ...

Emmas Needle and Design

I have been working on Faux Leather Hand Bags, I have made three in Black leather and three in Purple Leather. They all have working zip’s on the top, they have been made out of old faux leather. The Handles are filled with left over fabric, to make them sturdy to carry with. I have also made small Purses, couple Slim ones to hold coins and pound notes. I also love to work with Poetry, so I made three different Key rings, with details ...

Random Acrylics June Exhibition in Wickersley

Wickersley Library are pleased to present a free exhibition of ‘Random Acrylics’ in June courtesy of local artist Pete Thornton-Smith. The exhibition takes place in the library from June 3rd until the 28th with a wide range of styles and techniques on display. Libraries and Neighbourhood Hubs Officer Kirsty French said, “We are very excited to be able to offer the chance to view these exciting and vibrant paintings to members of the ...

The Benefits of Beard Oil

1. Moisturizes Facial Hair and Skin Beard oil is primarily designed to condition your beard, making it softer and more pleasant to touch. The oils commonly found in these products, such as jojoba, argan, and coconut oil, mimic the natural oils produced by the skin. They help keep both the beard and the underlying skin well-hydrated. This is especially important in preventing the flakiness and dryness that often accompany a longer beard. ...

Are you a time served artist artisan or creative

Are you a time served artist, artisan or creative, looking for events, on a regular basis, at a regular place throughout the year? Local communities and venues have such great potential for brands and artisans, especially for small businesses, as we provide unique alternatives to high street shops. My events are aimed at anyone who loves to shop small and local and wants bespoke products, produced by people who love to sell the things ...

Welcome to my website

It seems a long way from messing around in my bedroom as a teenager, painting porcelain and creating jewellery, to having an all-singing, all-dancing website for my artistic passion – silk. In addition to creating my own silk pieces, I also work in collaboration with other artists, teach workshops and work on community projects, so yes, silk is a way of life for me. It’s been something of a journey of the years, but I’m now so happy ...

Crossing over from Watercolours to Acrylics

I had spent numerous years doing landscapes in watercolours and I loved the detail that you could include and their delicate nature. However, I then began searching for a means to paint in a freer style, but whatever I tried with watercolours didn’t really make the grade for me. Fortunately, at the end of the year, I became aware of what people were doing with acrylics when you didn’t really set out with a fixed picture in mind – ...

What is Folk and Bespoke

At Folk and Bespoke customers can shop easily in one place, from lots of local artisans, makers and creatives who use our “store without a front” to sell their work. People can come together to make, sell, buy and collect unique and bespoke items, supporting local design professionals and crafters. I have had my online business for 4 years now, and have read endless articles, guides, blogs, advice, videos and the list goes on. I’m ...

Showcase your crafts at premium locations

If you are a crafts enthusiast looking for high-footfall locations to showcase your products, then get ready to seize some exciting premium trading opportunities that March has to offer. 1. Are you a small business owner looking for the perfect opportunity to showcase your craft or delicious food? Look no further! Artisan Fair on Mothers Day Weekend (Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th March) at Bluewater, the second-largest shopping centre ...

A floral escape

I have been obsessed with flowers for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I was fascinated by any garden I was in, wanting to know what every plant was and (when I was allowed) I would excitedly pick and examine the flowers. Now in my late twenties, I have gathered an increasingly large collection of botanical books and have developed a hobby of collaging. In this process, having photographed my favourite images from my flower ...

Well done me

Now do not get me wrong I am happy to convert to a better product and webpage that allows communications but feel that things dont run as they say they do. Example. Take photo on mobile phone takes it and pops into my macbook. The mack book applications shows not as jpeg transfer over to jpeg. done. Not as it seems all of a sudden its chaging the format when ask to upload, Most of the time it has not so something in the works wants ...

The UK is without doubt one of the most creative and diverse places on Earth.

The talent of makers and artists needs a release, a channel that allows both new and experienced people the chance to market and sell their work. They also need to network with their peers to exchange ideas and experiences. The craft fair can be that channel. It challenges people, it inspires and motivates people to do better and more.

Supporting your local craft fairs as a visitor and purchaser, helps to grow the community and encourage further creative, social and community wealth.