Have thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday today – why can’t ALL Sundays be like this? First I had a lie in, then chocolate tiffin for breakfast, then we popped over to the Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Cheadle Hulme, one of the @GNCCF satellite events prior to the biggie in Autumn. My passion for the immense skill and creative talent the UK produces is reinforced every time I go to an event like this, selling stunningly crafted and hand-produced items which knock spots of the tat found in shopping ‘malls’ up and down the country.
It’s no good going along and not buying either, you’ve to stick your hand in your pocket and put your money where your mouth is. Craftsmen and women don’t survive by people just passing by, smiling and saying “Ah, isn’t it lovely” but not BUYING it! I bought a gorgeous Brittany Delany tea-light holder and a beautiful glass fired bowl by Emma Wells – delighted with both of them 🙂
How amazing is this French knitted silver chain jewellery below, such skill involved:
Loved the laser cut acrylic lighting by Kirsty Shaw and have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this type of work in the future:
Neon anyone? Totally on trend contemporary craft:
And of course, anyone who knows me knows why I picked this image for the blog #want 😉
Try and get over to one of the other satellite events in the next few months and help support British craft.
P.S. Don’t forget to sign the petition which is endeavouring to help keep Craft defined as Creative – sounds obvious doesn’t it? Take a look x