The UK arts and craft fairs community

Craft and other fairs

Why craft fairs

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 and 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, purchaser, supporter helps to grow the community and encourage further creative, social and community wealth.

Arts and crafts from around the UK

May is metal crafts month.

Mythicalponez - Art - Rhondda Cynon TaffAnne Pearson Designs - Macrame - LancashireBoxes and Busts - Jewellery - CardiffCrafty Heidi - General Crafts - HampshireThe Finishing Touch - Home and Garden - Greater ManchesterROSE GALLERY - Painting - CornwallCool Clocks UK - Clockmaking - West MidlandsBits of Wood - Wood - BristolSassy Lass Creations - General Crafts - DurhamKW Originals - Metal Clay - Perth and KinrossLouie Hill Shabby Chic - Home and Garden - SurreySusan Pearson - Felting - West SussexArt by Lynn Burton - Art - West YorkshireO Sew Pretty Pinny - Recycled - EssexCards by Marion - Cardmaking - BuckinghamshireZP Gallery - Photography - West MidlandsTropical Shores Coral Art - Assemblage - MerseysideLongmorecastings Limited - Art - WorcestershireAngrydad Art and Print - Printmaking - LancashireKatsock Crafts - General Crafts - EssexTom Bramwell Designs - Jewellery - West MidlandsDaws Paws - Knitting - South YorkshireBEAD TREE - Jewellery - HertfordshireGlassic - Glass - Durhambeadsupermarket - Beads - PowysMini Masterpieces - Art - StaffordshireBubbalicious Bowtique - General Crafts - EssexIkebana by Sylvia - Ikebana - GloucestershireSoapStarz - Soap - NottinghamshireGillis flowers - Origami - LondonSue Bateman Creative Sewing and Tailoring - Sewing - GloucestershireOctober Glass Jane Bingham - Glass - GloucestershireNorthamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen - General Crafts - NorthamptonshireAWBS International Womens Club - General Crafts - SurreySarah moseley scented candles - Candles - LancashireKES CRAFTS - General Crafts - BedfordshireMrBead - Beads - BedfordshireThe Latin Boutique - General Crafts - Greater ManchesterOwl Studios - Pottery and ceramics - NorthamptonshireLindylou x - Sewing - CambridgeshireMartin Illing Sculpture - Pottery and ceramics - LondonRyehill Craft Centre and Market - General Crafts - East Riding of YorkshireThe dart Centre -  - HampshireOrmskirk Sewing Centre - Sewing - LancashireCass stoddart - Art - DevonWith these Lilly Whites - General Crafts - LancashireSparkling Satsuma Jewellery - Beads - MiddlesexArt by JenniferAnne - Art - Buckinghamshire

Site updates

Read more about updates to the site, on the help page.

Blog posts

Blog posts

The blog posts just got more social.

Each post has its own page, where other members can add or edit a public comment relating to the post. Longer posts will look better on the page and give you the chance to expand ideas and add real detail of interest to the readers.

The new page also includes a list of similar posts, either from the same category (cardmaking, knitting etc) or from the same county. Only posts that have included a picture will be included in this list of similar posts.

Visitors to the page can also share the post on social media, currently Twitter and Google+ but more to come... You can also share your own posts.

Update your own main listing (select from drop down menu once logged in) to include your Twitter username, then if someone tweets a post you have added, we can include your username in the tweet. Whilst you are there add your three keyword phrases.

New footer

New footer

We hope you will like the new footer.

It has been put together as a aid to navigation and understanding of the site.

Hopefully it includes everything you would want to see in a page footer plus a lot more.

Most of the links can be found elsewhere in the fixed navigation bar at the top of the page but it offers the information in a different way, which you may prefer.

Get the message

Get the message

There are now three alert badges on the site. They are circles with the number of messages not replied to, inside them. You will see them in the header, on members tabs and in the drop down below your name.

Clicking on the badge will take you to the upgraded interactions section. From there you can either reply to the message (which will mark the message as read) or mark the message read without replying.

The new colour scheme

The new colour scheme

We continue to make a lot of changes to the style of the site and this week it has all been about colour.

It has not been an easy task but we have settled on a palette inspired by Rembrandt, Morris and more... to create our arts and crafts colour scheme. We hope that you will like it and find it easy to understand.

In addition, we have started to add more navigation tabs, breadcrumbs and other helper.

Some of the pages have been pulled together into one longer page in the publications area.