Event: Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2012


Four days of craft heaven start today at Spinningfields, Manchester. It’s definitely worth the trip to come and see some of the best young designers Britain has to offer. The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNNCF) covers all kinds of crafts, textiles, jewellery, paper, ceramics, furniture and fashion. Make no mistake, this is the best of British talent…

Left to right: Leather bags and accessories, by Wolfram Lohr, vintage inspired clothing and accessories, Monica Boxley, machine embroidery by Linda Miller, cactus pincushion, Andrea Lord of &made.

Highlights of the show include the Great Northern Graduates stand, where select creative graduates from across the country will be showcasing their talent.  And for even more jaw-dropping inspiration, head for the Craft Council’s Hothouse Programme stand. The Craft Council’s Hothouse Programme is a scheme dedicated to supporing new and talented designer-makers who are in the early stages of setting up their businesses. You are in for a treat.

In total there are 150 exhibitors to see at the show, so plenty to see and do for a great crafty day out. You’ll be able to chat with designers about their inspirations and work, and even indulge in a spot of shopping.

Some rather gorgeous jewellery will be also be on display (a girl can look, can’t she?). Left to right: Earrings by Ashi Marwaham, floral necklace by Clare Knox Bentham, ring by Jennie Gill.


The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2012 takes place at Spinningfields in Manchester from 4th to 7th October. For further information on ticket purchase, details of talks and happenings at the show, and how to find the venue, take a look at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair for all the details. 

  • http://www.leaffdesign.co.uk Leaff Design

    Wow, I really like these, they are fragile, free and really fun!

  • http://www.littlebrownfrog.co.uk Littlebrownfrog

    These are simply amazing – I keep coming back to this post to look at them!

  • http://www.bluetwigstudio.com/ Deb Prewitt

    These are really beautiful. The colors are fabulous.

  • jennydavis1

    These are stunning! I love the willow one, all the bright colours and interesting shapes, beautiful!