November craft workshops and creative events

Whether you’re planning photography shoot for your handmade Christmas products or looking to pick up a handful of unique gifts, this month’s list of fairs and workshops are catering to all your creative needs. Take a look…
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Crafty Fox Market

Meet the makers and perhaps even get your Christmas gifting sorted nice and early at Crafty Fox market’s new venue, Oval Space in Bethnal Green. Join them for one day only on Saturday 19th November (11am – 5pm) and shop from over 60 stalls selling a selection of jewellery, art prints, stationery, textiles, ceramics, fashion and gifts. The guest curator for this event was non other than Harriet from Tatty Devine, whose iconic jewellery designs blur the boundaries between art, fashion and culture.

Where: Oval Space, The Oval, London, E2 9DT

When: Saturday 19 November

Time: 11am – 5pm

Cost: FREE

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Renegade Craft Fair, London

Come hungry and snack on cakes and bakes as you peruse the handpicked selection of makers at Renegade Craft Fair, London. Lots of activities and workshops, too. “We’re celebrating the season with the very best of emerging and established handcrafted goods and DIY culture, so come and take a peek at world-class design and handcrafted goods by over 200 makers and artisans.” While you’re there, try your hand at screen-printing and pajaki making or get your portrait done by Ella Masters Studio!

Where: Old Truman Brewery, 81 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL, UK

When: 5-6 November

Time: 11am – 6pm

Cost: FREE

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The Bristol Artisan

The Bristol Artisan is the newest addition to a portfolio of successful events organised by Designers/Makers in collaboration with cultural venues in the UK. The Bristol Artisan is a small-curated gathering of Designer Makers from Bristol and the South West set out of a weekend to offer unique and well designed products for the public to buy this festive season.

The Bristol Artisan is a collaborative project between Designers/Makers and The Forge, A unique renovated space for creative community, Bristol & beyond.

Where: The Forge, 4 Colston Yard, Bristol, BS1 5BD

When: 26-27 November 2016

Time: 12-6pm

Cost: FREE

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Made in Bristol Gift Fair

Bristol’s biggest and most prestigious designer-maker fair, the Made in Bristol Gift Fair, is set to transform the Colston Hall once again as the popular, annual emporium returns for its seasonal showcase of the best of the region’s artists and artisans. Each show offers a unique selection of the region’s most skilled designer-makers, from print makers to ceramicists; carpenters to weavers. This free event, now in its eighth year, is taking place Saturday 26 November, Saturday 3 December, Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December. Your one-stop-shop for unique and original Christmas gifts! 

Where: Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR

When: Saturdays 26 November, 3, 10 December and Sunday 11 December

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: FREE

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A packed two-day event, Make-Shift explores the importance of craft and innovation to the future of making in a dynamic, thought-provoking and engaging environment. Includes panel discussions, interviews, keynote presentations, dynamic research workshops/think-tanks, the Maker Breakfast practice presentations and more. Following the huge success of Make:Shift 2014, this year’s event will continue to question, investigate and push the boundaries of craft in the 21st century.

Where: Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP
When: 10–11 November

Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm

Cost: £120

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BUST Craftacular

A dazzling date in the DIY diary for discerning shoppers and craft fans. Support your local makers and invest in unique gifts, made with love. BUST Craftacular celebrates community and creativity with a social conscience – an antidote to careless consumerism. Support your local designer-makers and crafters! Shop and bop, drink and be merry, bring your friends and make new ones at sociable workshops , all at this leading London Christmas market.

Where: York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E2 9PJ

27 November

Time: 11am – 5pm

Cost: Free

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Breakfast Club: Product Photography

Are you fantastic at crafting beautiful work, but not so hot behind the lens? Just Got Made crew can help! This November’s Just Got Made Breakfast Club will be learning how to achieve perfect product photography, with super-snapper, photographer Yeshen Venema.

Join them and Yeshen for a cup of coffee, delicious pastry and a presentation full of practical ideas to use in your own business. All for £8.

Where: Makerversity, Somerset House Studios, London

When: 18 November

Time: 9:30-11am

Cost: £8

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Make a Snow Globe Embroidery Sampler with Marna Lunt

As part of the Weekend of the Maker embroidery artist Marna Lunt will be running a fun and bright embroidery sampler workshop using her favourite collections of snow globes as inspiration.

Using screen-printed designs on linen taken from hand drawings of Marna’s (extensive!) collection, you will learn loads of stitches to make fun textural pictures and a bit of appliqué thrown in.

Where: Roco, 342 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HW

When: 26 November

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: £68

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Knitting and Stitching Show London and Harrogate | Rolls of fabric pieces

Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate

Stock up on craft supplies at the Knitting and Stitching show with over 300 exhibitors to shop. Whether you want knitting yarn and accessories, fabric, sewing machines or embroidery threads you’ll find all the knitting supplies and craft products you can think of at the best knitting show in Harrogate! Whatever your craft passion it is the perfect place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your essential supplies. It’s a knitting exhibition with a difference; a sewing show like no other.

Where: Harrogate International Centre, King’s Rd, Harrogate HG1 5LA

When: 24-27 November

Time: From 10am

Cost: From £14.50

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Weekend of the Maker – presented by Folksy and Crafty Fox Market

If you love making, don’t miss the Weekend of the Maker! Crafty Fox Market and Folksy are joining forces to bring you an event that celebrates amazing makers across the UK. There’ll be a fab craft fair and workshops where clever people share their skills, plus a party on the Saturday night!

Where: Roco, 342 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HW

When: 26-27 November

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: FREE

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