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Me to you bracelets

Bracelet making has been one of my passions for many years now and it has become stronger throughout the time as I have learnt from others and come up with my own ways of creating bracelets. I make bracelets with beads, macrame, wrap friendship, chevron pattern bracelets and more. I make bracelet sets by putting together 2 or 3 matching ...

Wild Garden Cam

My name is Kelly and I am local to Derbyshire. I have been trading for a little over a year, setting my business up after graduating from University of Derby with a 2/1 in Zoology. I want to promote the importance of using our gardens for nature to increase our own mental wellbeing and boost nature itself. By travelling to different ...

Handcrafted Wood Products

Handcrafted wood products by Peter McDonnell. Hi I am self employed and make individual wood products for the home. After retirement from my career in the Armed forces and Fire Service 10 years ago, I started a small business making wooden door canopies, door surrounds and gallows brackets. Now, using past experience, I focus on very ...

Billy Jo Munro

My sewing adventure started at the end of 2021. I wanted to sew beautiful cushions for our home. Not only did I find a new passion but wanted to share with others my new found hobby. We are constantly growing and adding more items to our collection of wash bags, cosmetic bags, cushions and childrenís aprons. All sewn with love and ...

Chris Rose

Inspired by the rugged and mystical, ever-changing landscape of West Yorkshire where I dwell on a hill, I make wax melts, container candles and pillar candles from eco-friendly soy wax - vegan and cruelty-free. It has been a long and exciting journey from a candle kit in the first month of lockdown to the products I now feel happy to ...


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The birth of The Calm Goddess

Hey Everyone and thank you reading. This post is how we came to be. How the Calm Goddess became the Calm Goddess. It will be a little series going from the idea and researching till finally becoming what we are today. I am hoping that with this blog I can help some of you understand the complexity of starting and running a small business and all the hassles I have had to get to where I am. Also the journey of me getting there. So ...

Kirsties Handmade Christmas for Channel 4

We were asked by one of Kirsties team to let you know that they are searching for talented makers, from a wide variety of crafts across the UK to compete in their festive competitions. The 2022 competitions are: Best Tree Decorating Best Handmade Wreath Best Decorated Christmas Cake Best Christmas Hamper Best Festive Paper Craft Best Knitted Christmas Jumper Best Handmade Gift Best Handmade Decorations Best Handmade Toy Best ...

Spencer House Gallery

It is not that often you walk into an art gallery and feel completely comfortable and inspired at the same time. The Spencer House Gallery in Tetbury, Gloucestershire opened its doors this Spring with a beautiful exhibition called Breathing Space which featured varied pieces of art, sculpture, ceramic and textiles. Horseshoe-art are lucky enough to be able to show some artwork here this Summer with the next exhibition named Metamorphosis ...

Handmade silk pouches

Sophia has been busy making beautiful dark blue silk bags, embroidered with a moon and stars and embellished with gold sequins. These bags have been handmade from a family vintage silk sari and lovingly hand embroidered with gold embroidery thread and embellished with gold sequins. These bag feels soft and luxurious to the touch and is the perfect size to hold your precious crystals or your favourite Tarot card deck.† Sophia loves ...

Love being at the Pantiles fair in Tunbridge Wells

We are looking forward to this weekend- it will be our third one at the historic Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. Due to an increasing demand we have a larger stock of popular crystals such as Moonstones (the crystal supporting the forthcoming hand crafted Gemini Zodiac sign) as well as Amethyst, Citrine, Tigers Eye and blue and pink Agate and many more. A request for the rare Shungite crystal has come in as has one for the glittering ...

How to read macrame pattern ARTSY North East

Macrame knots: abbreviations and terms used in patterns Basic macrame knots abbreviations LHK- Larks Head knot RLHK- Reverse Larks Head knot SHH- Single Half Hitch knot DHH- Double Half Hitch knot HDHH- Horizontal Double Half Hitch knot SK- Square knot HSK- Half Square knot ASK- Alternating Square knot GK/WK- Gathering knot/ Wrapping knot Save this macrame knot summary to come back to it when you need it! ...

How to Store Macrame Supplies ARTSY North East

How Do You Store Macrame Products? The most important rule is to store your macrame supplies in a dry place to ensure that they donít get moist and damp. Another tip is to store your cords separate from your tools and accessories, this way you can keep your supplies organised. Shelving Units This is a brilliant example on how you can store your macrame strings at home. I love this idea because: 1) all cords can be easily accessed ...

Can You Wash Macrame by ARTSY North East

If you are a lover of creating beautiful macrame designs then you will know the importance of using a quality macrame fibre. It may get to the point where you wish to wash your macrame design but are not aware of how to do so without damaging the quality of your materials. Washing your macrame correctly is key to maintaining the structure of your design so it is important to do it properly. We are here to explain whether you can wash ...

Tales of the Burrows in Stained Glass

I was contacted by the school after they had seen my stained glass and wood sculptures on my website and wanted one for the children to enjoy in their calm garden. Each one was commissioned by a client where they had chosen elements of the landscape, objects, animals or even hobbies that have special meaning to them which informed my colourful stained glass designs framed in locally sourced redwood. I visited the school for a tour ...

Buxted Craft Fair 2023

The next event is now confirmed for Saturday 20th May 2023. Many of our exhibitors are re-booking, but we do have scope to expand the range of crafts and exhibits. There are a total of 28 pitches (mixture of inside and outside). The pitch fee is very reasonable at only £20 and there is free exhibitor parking. To register your interest or to book, just drop us a line. ...

Come and visit Lynies Crafts on June 12th 2022

Lynies Crafts will be at the popular Mind, Body and Soul Craft Fair on June 12th 2022 at The Holiday Inn, Wigston Fields Leicester. The stall will have the full range of unique and exquisite handmade cards produced by Lynies Crafts. The card that I have created using the Botanical Wreath design has recently been featured on Crafters Companions TV facebook page! Come and have a look at all of my handmade cards, I hope to see you t ...

Be more conscientious

Organised Being organised is a really good way to reduce stress. You have to think ahead to the future and plan what you would like it to be like. This could mean looking at a hobby room and wishing you had more space. That could mean decluttering, reorganising or adding storage. Then in the end you will have a nicer more relaxing, efficient place to work. The important part is to get it done. Putting effort in now to make your future ...

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.