Handmade arts and crafts from around the UK

August is food crafts month.

Rivington Chocolates - Confectionery - LancashireThe Two Sisters - Confectionery - HertfordshireCAKES WITH STYLE - Confectionery - West MidlandsSweet N Petite - Confectionery - West MidlandsTrolley Dolly CupCakes - Catering - Greater ManchesterFlints Forbidden Bean - Confectionery - Greater ManchesterThe Two Tarts - Catering - West YorkshireNikis Homemade Biscuits - Catering - MiddlesexCake Days - Confectionery - CambridgeshireWrapped Couture - Confectionery - DerbyshireFunky Fudges - Confectionery - StaffordshireAlisons Cakes - Catering - DurhamPosh Sugar - Confectionery - HertfordshireCAKE MY PARTY - Catering - LincolnshireGifted Trees - Confectionery - LondonMinttiffin - Confectionery - MerseysideMychocolateexplosionnorthwales - Confectionery - DenbighshireThe Fudge Can - Confectionery - HertfordshireBessies Bakery - Catering - SurreyHopes Bakes - Confectionery - DerbyshireSweet Heart Cheshire - Confectionery - CheshireThe Cake House - Confectionery - South YorkshireGSCakes - Confectionery - NorfolkEagle House Preserves - Catering - EssexMark John Ice Cream - Catering - StaffordshireHOMEMADE LEMON AID - Catering - BuckinghamshireElaine Bakes - Catering - SurreyCakesandstuff - Catering - West MidlandsKerrys cupcakes2 - Catering - MerseysideWhisk Of Faith - Catering - EssexSugar Flour Cakes - Catering - NorfolkTwinket Box - Confectionery - West MidlandsPs Homemade Delights - Confectionery - Perth and KinrossVintage Makes and Bakes - Confectionery - Staffordshirecakes made simple - Confectionery - LancashireSarahs tasty treats - Confectionery - Devon

Site updates

Printing leaflets

As well as compliment slips, you can now print leaflets directly from the site based on your already supplied contact details, listing and shop window pictures. No setting up or work involved, just click the link on your home page, print on A4 and then cut in half, job done. Print as many as you feel you will need for the day, Paper quality will make a big difference to the look and feel of the leaflets, so it is worth experimenting.

Follow and following

When you follow another member, you are giving them your vote of confidence. Your saying that there is something interesting about them, perhaps that the events they run are good, their blog is interesting, their images are really nice or that you know them and they are just nice people to work with.

Whatever your reason, you will want to be able to find them again quickly, to see if they have added something new or interesting. So when you login they will be on your home, just waiting for you to have a look at their page.

TIP: The follow button, is below the main picture on their listing. To follow an organiser of an individual event you are looking at, click on the picture to view their listing with all their events on it (you will need to be logged in to do this).

Compliment slips

Print marketing is an important part of an overall marketing strategy. If you are selling items or giving out other marketing materials then including a compliment slip in the bag or in the packaging is a great way to try and encourage repeat business. The advantage of a compliment slip is that you can write a short handwritten message, to personalise it.

You can now print your compliment slips direct from the UKCraftFairs site based on your listing and contact details. The slips will include a qr code to send people back to your mobile friendly listing on UKCraftFairs and include your referral number, along with your other business details. To give them a try, login and then go your your home page via the side menu.

The arts and craft glossary

We have been improving and updating the arts and crafts glossary. We would welcome your feedback and your input in the form of new words. www.ukcraftfairs.com/craft-glossary

Offcanvas menu

To improve the navigation of the site, we have introduced a off-canvas menu, you can click on the three horizontal lines at the top left of every page to open the menu. We hope you will like it?

In addition, we have reintroduced the colour coding for each section. You will see that heading blocks and the line below the navigation changes colour when you switch between, fairs, course makers etc.

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 - 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 - LondonCountry Crafts Association -  - 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

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 De Grey Rooms York -  - North YorkshireForum Centre -  - Greater ManchesterQueens Road Summer Market -  - HertfordshireThe Holy Biscuit -  - Tyne and WearBourne Brook Events -  - StaffordshireNormansfield 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 -  - HampshireNantwich and South Cheshire Show -  - Cheshire