Craft Pulse – Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2013

This week has been a first, no sewing this week!  Instead I’ve spent some time planning our wedding (eee!) and also browsing the new Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.  I am a big fan of the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, and for those who haven’t been along to one of their events yet, here’s a link:

http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk

The smaller events are the new little sister – the Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fairs.  The smaller fairs aim to feature around forty of the North’s leading designer makers and take place monthly throughout Cheshire.  It’s a great chance to see what’s new in the world of crafts with new graduates often showcasing their wares.  If you’re anything like me and interested in those who take a new modern twist on crafts, then this is the place for you!  I do love traditional, but for me it’s interesting and exciting to see new inspiration from fellow crafters.  So as part of my blog I’ve decided to spread the word for those I enjoyed, here are my favourites from today.

Kate Bufton

Kate’s pieces are just beautiful.  Kate describes her work as book transformations, manipulating the shape and form of old books.  I know my husband to be would love this.  You can find her at:

http://www.katebufton.co.uk

“I explore the structural possibilities of these books through a variety of cuts and folds. Transforming the old books from carriers of text to objects of art”.

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Print Garage

Print Garage is run by Iain Perry and his partner in staffordshire.  I am so excited to see his colourful take on screen printing.  I recommend you check out their website:

http://www.printgarage.co.uk

When we get more walls, that is, a whole new house we will most definately be hanging one of Iain’s prints!

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Brittany Delany

Brittany is a new graduate with a great eye for colour with ceramics.  She may be shy, hiding in this picture, but her work speaks wonders.  She’s currently working out of her parents garage and I wish her all the best in her craft ventures.  See her work at:

http://www.brittanydelany.co.uk

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Today’s craft fair took place at Cheadle Hulme School, such a beautiful building.  I couldn’t resist a picture to share with everyone.

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I also couldn’t resist a cheeky bit of hopscotch!

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