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 - LancashireSusan Pearson - Felting - West SussexCrafty Heidi - General Crafts - HampshireBoxes and Busts - Jewellery - CardiffThe Finishing Touch - Home and Garden - Greater ManchesterBits of Wood - Wood - BristolROSE GALLERY - Painting - CornwallCool Clocks UK - Clockmaking - West MidlandsSassy Lass Creations - General Crafts - DurhamKW Originals - Metal Clay - Perth and KinrossLouie Hill Shabby Chic - Home and Garden - SurreyArt by Lynn Burton - Art - West YorkshireO Sew Pretty Pinny - Recycled - EssexCards by Marion - Cardmaking - BuckinghamshireZP Gallery - Photography - West MidlandsTropical Shores Coral Art - Assemblage - MerseysideAngrydad Art and Print - Printmaking - LancashireLongmorecastings Limited - Art - WorcestershireKatsock Crafts - General Crafts - EssexTom Bramwell Designs - Jewellery - West MidlandsSoapStarz - Soap - NottinghamshireGlassic - Glass - DurhamDaws Paws - Knitting - South YorkshireBEAD TREE - Jewellery - HertfordshireMaurice Coombe Engraved And Framed - Glass - Somersetbeadsupermarket - Beads - PowysMini Masterpieces - Art - StaffordshireOctober Glass Jane Bingham - Glass - GloucestershireBubbalicious Bowtique - General Crafts - EssexKES CRAFTS - General Crafts - BedfordshireGillis flowers - Origami - LondonSue Bateman Creative Sewing and Tailoring - Sewing - GloucestershireNorthamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen - General Crafts - NorthamptonshireAWBS International Womens Club - General Crafts - SurreySarah moseley scented candles - Candles - LancashireMrBead - 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 - DevonAlec Padley - Wood turning - NottinghamshireSparkling Satsuma Jewellery - Beads - MiddlesexArt by JenniferAnne - Art - Buckinghamshire

Site updates

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Click and collect

Click and collect

Just imagine being able to Click and then Collect a handmade item at a craft fair or directly from the makers shop. Well now for the first time ever, you can!

We wanted to create something new, as an alternative to home delivery but what is so good about Click and Collect on UKCraftFairs? It saves the maker money because there are no commission fees, it saves the buyer money on delivery and packaging costs, the buyer gets to meet the maker and gets out of the house, also the maker gets a new customer.

Makers, add your handmade items and events attending or shop and the rest is done for you.

Blog Posts just got more social

Blog Posts just got more social

Each post now has its own page! Members can add comments about your post and edit them easily. Longer posts look better and give you the chance add more detail to interest readers.

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

As well as all craft bloggers, Visitors to the page can share the post on social media.

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.