The UK arts and crafts community

Join the community

Supporting UK arts and crafts - Joining the community has many benefits, like being able to contact other crafts people or promoting your craft activities and craft fairs, courses etc. To find out more take a look at the about page, or just have a wander round.

Handmade arts and crafts from around the UK

May is metal crafts month.

Bridget Bradshaw Designs - Goldsmith - HampshireLight and Colour Studio - Clockmaking - Scottish BordersAva Design - Jewellery - LondonDeshca Designs - Coppersmith - CheshireClun Valley Blacksmiths - Blacksmithing - ShropshiretheClinq - Jewellery - WorcestershireWire crochet jewellery by KvinTal - Wirework Jewellery - Isle of AngleseySRLmadewithlove - Jewellery - EssexKim Styles Jewellery - Goldsmith - HampshireBEAD TREE - Jewellery - HertfordshireTom Bramwell Designs - Jewellery - West MidlandsElysium Art - Jewellery - RenfrewshireLily Jewels - Jewellery - EssexDeedee Jewellery Designs - Jewellery - WarwickshireRu hand made jewellery - Jewellery - East Riding of YorkshirePennyM Designs - Jewellery - KentViri Kiss Designs - Jewellery - SomersetOn Your Head Bead It - Jewellery - LondonJewellery by Teri B - Jewellery - CardiffMobostyle Handmade Jewellery - Wirework Jewellery - Lancashiremos crafts - Jewellery - West MidlandsKailybee Jewellery - Jewellery - HampshireTwisting Silver - Jewellery - NottinghamshireDabati - Jewellery - CambridgeshireJurassic Gems - Jewellery - DevonRomas Creations - Wirework Jewellery - WiltshirePapillonperfection - Jewellery - MiddlesexCutting Edge - Wirework Jewellery - StaffordshireSleeping Dragon Jewellery - Jewellery - WiltshireKnotical But Nice - Jewellery - HampshireMalina Jewellery - Jewellery - LondonLou Gilmore George Artist - Jewellery - North YorkshireDesigns for M - Jewellery - DurhamMaddog Cottage Creations - Jewellery - CambridgeshireCranBeatha Jewellery - Jewellery - NottinghamshireMagpie jewellery - Jewellery - Derbyshire

Follow us on twitter

Twitter is a good way for us to help promote craft fairs that are either about to happen in the coming weeks or have recently been added to the site and looking for new exhibitors.

Craft event organisers

Promote the craft fairs, exhibitions, workshops or courses you are running both on the site and in Craft Weekly. Enable exhibitors looking for fairs at which to sell their arts and crafts work to contact you about booking stalls. Attract members of the public looking for craft fairs to attend as customers, or courses where they can learn the skills to create their own arts and crafts.

Arts and craft people

Create your own craft exhibitor page to promote your work and engage with customers who are looking to purchase or commission handmade arts and crafts. Find craft fairs where you can sell your work and meet other members of the craft community. Find suppliers of materials you use in your work and learn more about what others in the community are doing.

Craft materials and services

If you supply materials, tools or services to people working in UK arts and crafts, you can easily create your own craft supplier page in minutes. Promote your business, enabling arts and crafts exhibitors or organisers looking for what you supply to contact you. If you also run a real world shop you can include a map with useful information such opening times.

Clubs, associations, guilds and societies

If you run a UK arts or crafts group, club, guild, association or society, creating a page on UKCraftFairs can help to promote it, raising awareness and opening communication with other members.

Craft event venues

If you own or manage a UK venue, which is suitable for the running of arts and crafts events, promote them to organisers looking for places to run their fairs, shows, exhibitions, workshops or courses. You can easily create your own page in minutes, providing relevant details of your facilities and information for both organisers looking to hire a venue and event visitors.

Craft publications

If you run an arts and crafts magazine or publish material of interest to the creative community in the UK you can promote them to a wider readership.

Customers, visitors or patrons

Find exhibitors selling their arts and crafts, helping to support work handmade in the UK. Find craft fairs to visit and sign up for craft weekly, your guide to upcoming fairs. courses and exhibitions in your region. Read blogs written by our members and guides to a range of arts and crafts. If you are inspired, find resources to get you started running your own arts and crafts business.

Arts and crafts suppliers

Supplying the materials you need

KW Originals - Metal Clay - SurreyBoxes and Busts - Jewellery - CardiffRyehill Craft Centre and Market - General Crafts - East Riding of YorkshireMrBead - Beads - Bedfordshirebeadsupermarket - Beads - PowysOrmskirk Sewing Centre - Sewing - LancashireA Local Printer Ltd - Printing - West SussexUnique Gift Fairs - Fashion Accessories - West YorkshireThread58 - Textiles - BristolLeicester Lady - Jewellery - LeicestershireWatercolours and Lace - Knitting - NorfolkMarkylis Jewellery - Jewellery - EssexThe Magpie Haberdashery - Sewing - LondonTotally Buttons - Sewing - West SussexThe Painting Experience - Painting - WiltshireGks Fabrics - Textiles - CheshireCJB Wood Crafts - Wood - KentZenda Ribbon Limited - Cardmaking - StaffordshireuDesign - General Crafts - West LothianZesty Beads - Beads - Greater Manchester

Arts and crafts groups

Clubs, associations, guilds and societies

Guild Of Essex Craftsmen - General Crafts - EssexNorthamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen - General Crafts - NorthamptonshireAWBS International Womens Club - General Crafts - SurreyCabin Crafts - Sewing - LancashireUKCraftFairs - Glass - SurreyCountry Crafts Association -  - LincolnshireMichelle Williams - Cardmaking - KentCancer Research UK Southend Relay for Life - General Crafts - EssexVillage Sewing Bee - Clothing - WarwickshireWest Hill Community Services - Textiles - East Riding of YorkshireGower Hen Parties Craft Workshops - General Crafts - Swansea

Arts and crafts venues

Places to visit and experience

National Trust Morden Hall Park -  - LondonThe dart Centre -  - HampshireStratford Armouries Museum -  - WarwickshireCraft and Crumpet -  - LancashireBurgess Hall Events and Conference Centre -  - CambridgeshireArlesey Town Football Club -  - BedfordshireThe Holy Biscuit -  - Tyne and WearBourne Brook Events -  - StaffordshireThe De Grey Rooms York -  - North YorkshireNormansfield Theatre -  - MiddlesexThe Tickfield Centre -  - EssexHarriet Sandys Oriental carpets - Jewellery - SomersetAldenham Country Park -  - HertfordshireChessington Sports Centre - General Crafts - SurreyLetchworth Arts Centre -  - HertfordshireThe Old Needle Works -  - WorcestershireAspex -  - HampshireQueens Road Summer Market -  - HertfordshireNantwich and South Cheshire Show -  - CheshireYMCA North Staffordshire - Leisure Centre - Staffordshire

Craft publications

Craft fair insurance
Selling at a craft fair Running a craft business
Organising your own craft fair
Running a craft course
Featured and updated

Glass beadmaking and lampwork

Contents pages

Craft publications
Local crafts

A few useful links:
Craft Scotland
Craft Wales
Craft England
Craft calendar
Craft maps
Craft image gallery

Featured blogs

A collection of members blogs

Katsock CraftsSquiddly Bean Aran KnitwearSRLmadewithloveAnne Pearson DesignsAlec PadleyAva Lynne Hand Crafted JewelleryMasks by Debbs EllimanShenna Swan MADaws PawsA Local Printer LtdHelen GarbettOctober Glass Jane BinghamMarcela s PurseShirley Baldwin

Craft blogs