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:
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’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:
“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”.
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:
When we get more walls, that is, a whole new house we will most definately be hanging one of Iain’s prints!
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:
Today’s craft fair took place at Cheadle Hulme School, such a beautiful building. I couldn’t resist a picture to share with everyone.
I also couldn’t resist a cheeky bit of hopscotch!