The UK is without doubt one of the most creative and diverse places on Earth.
The talent of makers and artists needs a vent, 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.
Edie and Beau specialise in luxury handmade gift sacks. Nature inspired and unique by design, each gift sack is made from natural hessian and the highest quality, cruelty-freeámaterials. and #8203 Our aim is to inspire giving through embracing natural environments with mindful resourcefulness and creativity. With our appreciation for natures inspiration ú1 from each nature inspired gift sack that you buy is donated to wildlife andánature conservation. Please see and #128073 ... Read more
We are demonstrating some green woodworking and exhibiting / selling our pieces at the kind invitation of Mayfield Lavender Farm on Thursday 26 July from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Set amidst 25 acres of stunning lavender in full bloom in Surrey, the lavender farm is itself a major attraction with its own features for all ages to enjoy including shop, cafe, walking the beautiful rows of lavender and tractor rides. So a delight for us to be in this setting and our gazebo will be close to the ... Read more
I am doing an in-depth look into colour based on the freshness of early Spring, through the hot reds and golden grasses of Summer, Autumns colours of old age to the neutral tones of Winter. Well look at natures colour palette and how there are several ways to get from one colour to another, how light and shadow can change a colour, tints, tones and shades and the importance of colour associations and harmonies. Orange is an intense colour, powerful enough to increase the oxygen supply ... Read more
Really looking forward to going to Crafting Live, Doncaster, next Saturday, Ive been putting the needle felting kitsall day today, I introduced them to the at Crafting Live Edinburgh, and I sold out, had to send 8 out by post on my return to home. It was a trial which proved very successful, so Im well thanks prepared this time. Ive go 3 kits, ideal for beginners, but a Teddy bear artist, a rabbit and Panda, a theyre all now available from my nuMONDAY shop and Etsy. Has anyone got ... Read more
As Im new to selling at markets and engaging with market organisers I searched the internet for listings, dates and contact information to attend markets. Thats when I found UKCraftFairs site, it seemed to be all I needed to do everything I wanted at the time. Since joining over three weeks ago I have been in contact with market organisers and booked in this years markets, sometimes through the site and sometimes by visiting their web site when I have had no response, its gone well ... Read more
I am doing an in-depth look into colour based on the plants and animals in my garden over the course of a full season. From the freshness of early Spring, through the hot reds and golden grasses of Summer, Autumns colours of old age to the neutral tones of Winter, well look at natures colour palette and how there are several ways to get from one colour to another, how light and shadow can change a colour, tints (colour plus white), tones (colour plus grey) and shades (colour plus ... Read more
I am doing an in-depth look into colour based on the plants and animals in my garden over the course of a full season. From the freshness of early Spring, through the hot reds and golden grasses of Summer, Autumns colours of old age to the neutral tones of Winter, well look at natures colour palette and how there are several ways to get from one colour to another, how light and shadow can change a colour and the importance of colour associations and harmonies. Colour is so much more ... Read more
Its been great selling my handmade steel roses on Etsy, I particularly love to hear about the reason they have bought one. One person in France wanted a rose for her fathers grave, so I made some adjustments to it so that it would sit flat and could be screwed on. Another person wanted 5 roses to make part of her wedding bouquet, I hope she sends a picture. Most have been bought to celebrate anniversaries, such as weddings, and there is always a story behind their purchase. Im looking ... Read more
If you were in Motherwell in North Lanarkshire on Thursday 28 June, you would know that summer was here. As the temperature was 33.2 degrees centigrade. The hottest temperature ever recorded for Scotland. Let us hope the good weather continues for all those outdoor events in the book. It can be an issue for indoor events as footfall can suffer on those nice lazy days. Disability in the UK and Internet use We have always had a focus on accessibility, it just makes ... Read more
Its great when people buy my Art and Crafts, Im only just keeping up with orders through my Etsy shop and my web site, but soon that will change as Im leaving my day job and taking up Fandangle Crafts full time, yipeeee. Ive got some new coloured roses made but havent put them in my shops as I am waiting until August when I can concentrate on things more. Ive booked in my fist few markets and am looking forward to them, there is a lot to do between now and my fist one in Guilford. ... Read more
I have just started Fandangle Crafts, about a year ago, and Im now selling on Etsy and have my own web site at Fandanglecrafts.co.uk The UKCraftfairs website is new to me and an exciting place to be. Well conceived to bring together people like me and those that manage markets, I am looking forward to where it takes me in the future. I am currently working on some new coloured roses as they have been my best sellers, so look out for my next post. The roses are completely handmade ... Read more
Hi ! I am Carmelina and I love doing Floral Handicraft. I started learning craft as a teenager. I enjoy doing bridal items and floral decoration the most like bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, flower girls bouquets / baskets, bridal hair accessories, wedding table floral center pieces, family favors. I have been doing these bridal items only for my family and friends occasions as per their choice and they commented on how beautiful my work was so I started orders for the same. ... Read more