Christmas craft fairs this weekend

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Ah, the atmosphere at a good Christmas fair! Bustling shoppers, mulled wine and lots of delighted faces at the prospect of getting the festive shopping done. A few of us on the team have taken a handmade pledge this year to only buy gifts from independent or local designer makers and your nearest fair is the perfect place to seek these people out and guarantee your gifts aren’t delayed in the post. Win win.

Our round up of events taking place this weekend:

London

Got Craft? Tooting Tram and Social. Started in Vancouver BC in 2007, the Got Craft? fair now comes to Blighty. Their tagline is ‘Because mall is a four-letter word’. Love it

Bust Magazine Craftacular Lots of our friends will be at this exciting extravaganza from Tatty Devine to Jazz Domino Holly

Handmade in Tooting The guys behind Crafty Pint bring us a season of workshops and shopping

South East

Pick ‘n’ Mix Makers Market, Norfolk

Made-it Market, Cambridge

South

Handmade Winchester

South West

Bath Christmas Market Starts tomorrow and runs until 11 December

Christmas at the Barn At Mells Barn, near Frome

Christmas at the Orangery, Clifton, Bristol

The Wilde Rowan Christmas Pop-Up Shop, Higher Clovelly

Wales

Wyside Christmas Craft Fair, Builth Wells, Powys

Midlands

Marketplace Winter 2011 at the MAC, Birmingham. Running through the festive period

Christmas Art and Food Market Harley Open Studios, Nottingham

Scotland

The Hopetoun Annual Christmas Fair - ‘The Present Event’

Made in Assynt Christmas Event, Lochinver

And in the US…

Handmade Flint, MI.

 

If you know of any more, please leave a comment. Let’s all get our shop on this weekend and support our contemporaries.