HANDMADE BANK HOLIDAY FUN
Two-Day Brighton Craftaganza Market Will Showcase Local Designers And Craft Workshops
On the 4th and 5th of June, the Brighton Craftaganza craft and handmade market returns for a Jubilee bank holiday special, giving Brightonians the chance to shop from local designers and makers and buy unique handmade products.
The event will be held at the Fabrica Gallery on Duke Street, from 10.30am – 5pm on both days, and will showcase over 40 local designers selling stylish products ranging from jewellery to artwork to homeware, as well as free drop-in craft workshops for visitors.
Admission is free, and food and drink are available and can be enjoyed in a seated café area.
This is the 4th Brighton Craftaganza market, and as well as the usual array of unique sellers, this time visitors will be able to take part in free craft workshops, run on a drop-in basis with no booking required:
•Monday 10am-1.30pm workshop: Basic Crochet skills with Patrick and Rehanon
•Monday 1.30pm-4pm workshop: Beaded jewellery making with Joanne Tomlin from Big Bead Boutique (http://www.bigbeadboutique.co.uk/
•Tuesday 10am-1.30pm workshop: Hand-embroidery skills with the Super+SuperHQ girls, who’ve set up an exciting new crafty creative hub in Brighton (http://supersuperhq.com/).
Brighton Craftaganza is run by Brighton-based seamstress, blogger, and craft enthusiast Zoe Edwards, with a founding ethos that handmade products are equal to and often far better than their mass-produced equivalents. In a sea of bland high-street ubiquity, Brighton Craftaganza is the perfect opportunity for Brightonians to check out the huge array of unique designer talent on their doorstep.
As well as putting on markets, Brighton Craftaganza support local creative talent by giving advice on their blog. They also hold special events, such as their ‘Sales for People who Hate Selling’ Symposium which was held in collaboration with the Handmade Co-op (more info at http://bit.ly/zCmG8U/)
Selling at the Summer Brighton Craftaganza market will be an exciting mixture of established designers and new faces, and you can expect lots of Brighton-themed gifts and products. Here’s a taster of who’ll be there over the two days:
• Kirstin Stride: Beautiful hand-drawn and resin-coated jewellery, inspired by vintage tattoo designs (http://www.kirstinstride.com/)
• Saffron Reichenbacker: Stunning art deco inspired illustrations on products including fine art prints, badges and mirrors (http://www.saffronreichenbacker.co.uk/)
• Seiko Kato: Amazingly detailed collage illustration featuring Victorian inspired imagery (http://seikokato.com/)
• Brighton Craft Guerilla: The Craft Guerilla crew will be bringing a selection of handmade products all made right here in Brighton (http://www.brightoncraftguerrilla.blogspot.co.uk/)
• TheBigForest: men’s and womens’ accessories in wool felt and natural yarns and other goods to delight and thrill (www.thebigforestuk.wordpress.com)
• Stamp and Stitch: Super-cute bows, baby mobiles, bunting and more, hand-made from felt and fabric (www.etsy.com/shop/StampAndStitch)
• Brighton Crock: Hand-painted plates, tea-pots, mugs and homeware, inspired by Brighton and the seaside. Art you can eat off! (http://www.etsy.com/shop/BrightonCrock)
Hope to see you there!!!
For more information visit the Brighton Craftaganza blog: http://brightoncraftaganza.wordpress.com
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