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:
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
Pick ‘n’ Mix Makers Market, Norfolk
Made-it Market, Cambridge
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
Wyside Christmas Craft Fair, Builth Wells, Powys
Marketplace Winter 2011 at the MAC, Birmingham. Running through the festive period
Christmas Art and Food Market Harley Open Studios, Nottingham
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.