Handmade arts and crafts from around the UK

October is wood and furniture crafts month.

Anne Pearson Designs - Macrame - LancashireThe Finishing Touch - Home and Garden - Greater ManchesterQuillextra - Cardmaking - ConwyLouie Hill Shabby Chic - Home and Garden - SurreyCardz and Craftz by Jax - General Crafts - CheshireBits of Wood - Wood - BristolArt by Lynn Burton - Art - West YorkshireO Sew Pretty Pinny - Recycled - EssexCards by Marion - Cardmaking - BuckinghamshireSquiddly Bean Aran Knitwear - Knitting - Scottish BordersSRLmadewithlove - Jewellery - EssexLongmorecastings Limited - Art - WorcestershireKatsock Crafts - General Crafts - EssexBEAD TREE - Jewellery - HertfordshireTom Bramwell Designs - Jewellery - West MidlandsKims Dinky World - Glass - LondonSusan Pearson. - Felting - West SussexBubbalicious Bowtique - General Crafts - EssexIkebana by Sylvia - Ikebana - GloucestershireSue Bateman Creative Sewing and Tailoring - Sewing - GloucestershireOctober Glass Jane Bingham - Glass - GloucestershireDaws Paws - Knitting - South YorkshireMartin Illing Sculpture - Pottery and ceramics - LondonCass stoddart - Art - DevonHandcrafted jewelry knitting - Jewellery - HampshireWith these Lilly Whites - General Crafts - LancashireMini Masterpieces - Art - StaffordshireSparkling Satsuma Jewellery - Beads - MiddlesexGlassic - Glass - DurhamArt by JenniferAnne - Art - BuckinghamshireDrifting DownTime - Home and Garden - West YorkshireNOMEDA - Candles - LondonSusannah Henry - Textiles - MiddlesexWillow Crafts - Cardmaking - WarwickshireShenna Swan MA - Textiles - Lancashirewoollenpleasure - Clothing - Essex

Site updates

Search UKCraftFairs

Search UKCraftFairs

You can now use the search box at the top right of all pages to find listings on the site.

The searches can be for single words like a town name, county or thing, like Blackpool, Kent or Shoes or multiple words like, West Sussex or Wood turning.

You can also mix thing up a little, and do searches like, sewing Lancashire, handmade jewellery or exhibitor Gloucester.

You will need to get the spelling right and leave out unnecessary words like, in, of, and etc.

SEO and listing positions

SEO and listing positions

We have been working on where listings appear in the sites search results - have a look to see where yours is.

The SEO of each and every page on the site is important. The aim being to get your listing at or near the top of a Google search. However, a lot of that is down to you. You need to make sure that you have enough relevant content on your page for a search engine to know what you are all about. So adding a blog or adding a shop window will really help.

The words you use in descriptions are important they need to be descriptive, accurate, honest and to make sense.

Do a quick test, search for your business name in Google, check the images to see if your images are displaying in Google. where is your UKCraftFairs page showing, is it in the top ten. Take a look at your listing and ask yourself. If I was a customer of mine what would I search for. If those words and phrases that accurately describe what you do are not included - update your listing.

The shop window and showcase

The shop window and showcase

The improvements to the shop window, were based on a customer request to display the short and full description of items on touch screen devices, like the iPad. The new shop window is a responsive and attractive design, that shows all the information added.

All members can add a shop window to their listing. Which gives the chance to show what you can do. Exhibitors can include the guide price and state whether the item is handmade or not. It is a good idea to put in a minimum of three items with pictures into the shop window but you can add many more.

We also updated the showcase to only displays handmade items that have a price..

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

Arts and crafts suppliers

Supplying the materials you need

Boxes and Busts - Jewellery - CardiffKW Originals - Metal Clay - Perth and KinrossRyehill Craft Centre and Market - General Crafts - East Riding of YorkshireMrBead - Beads - Bedfordshirebeadsupermarket - Beads - PowysOrmskirk Sewing Centre - Sewing - LancashireThread58 - Textiles - BristolCJB Wood Crafts - Wood - KentLuxury Yarns Ltd - Knitting - LondonA Local Printer Ltd - Printing - West SussexLeicester Lady - Jewellery - LeicestershireWatercolours and Lace - Knitting - NorfolkMarkylis Jewellery - Jewellery - EssexThe Magpie Haberdashery - Sewing - LondonTotally Buttons - Sewing - West SussexThe Painting Experience - Painting - WiltshireGks Fabrics - Textiles - CheshireZenda Ribbon Limited - Cardmaking - StaffordshireZesty Beads - Beads - Greater ManchesterAddicted2knit - Knitting - London

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 -  - LondonCountry Crafts Association - General Crafts - LincolnshireMichelle Williams - Cardmaking - KentAll Sewn Up - Sewing - CheshireCancer Research UK Southend Relay for Life - General Crafts - EssexVillage Sewing Bee - Clothing - WarwickshireWest Hill Community Services - Textiles - East Riding of Yorkshire

Arts and crafts venues

Places to visit and experience

The dart Centre -  - HampshireStratford Armouries Museum -  - WarwickshireCraft and Crumpet -  - LancashireBurgess Hall Events and Conference Centre -  - CambridgeshireNational Trust Morden Hall Park -  - LondonArlesey Town Football Club -  - BedfordshireChessington Sports Centre - General Crafts - SurreyForum Centre -  - Greater ManchesterThe De Grey Rooms York -  - North YorkshireNormansfield Theatre -  - MiddlesexAspex -  - HampshireQueens Road Summer Market -  - HertfordshireThe Holy Biscuit -  - Tyne and WearBourne Brook Events -  - StaffordshireThe Tickfield Centre -  - EssexHarriet Sandys Oriental carpets - Jewellery - SomersetAldenham Country Park -  - HertfordshireThe Old Needle Works -  - WorcestershireNantwich and South Cheshire Show -  - CheshireNettle Hill Event Centre - Other - Warwickshire