Our upcoming Summer Craft Fair will mark 3 wonderful years of Craft Candy. We have enjoyed delighting the people of Sheffield with our workshops and amazing contemporary Craft Fairs but as our group is run by a very small group of overworked volunteers, we’ve decided it’s time to bring the group to a close after that event.
Come and say a fond farewell to us at our Summer Fair on the 17th July, Millennium Gallery. You can get a small glimpse of the incredible stall holders we have booked in for our farewell event here on the blog, just watch out for the Stall holder Showcase.
The Craft Candy Team xx
It’s now only 3 days to the June Mini fair at Bungalows and Bears, this will be our biggest event yet with a great combination of craft and cake and your chance to join in with our illustration project.
Here is one more stall holder, Claryce Design who will be appearing on Saturday, remember we have 9 stalls in total full of handmade crafts and art so this is just a snippet of what to expect…
Here are another 2 wonderful sellers whose work will be at our June Mini fair next Saturday at Bungalows and Bears….introducing Memo and Laura’s Locket Jewellery.
Memo will been selling some of her wonderful prints and illustrations, as well as some work by other members of the Fine City Friends group of artists.
Laura’s Locket Jewellery will be selling some of the cutest charm jewellery around, here is a sneak peek and some of their work…
Our June Mini fair is just a week away and we’re really excited about this one as the lovely Helen of Memo will not only be having a stall but she’ll also be bringing her pens, pencils and paper and sharing her skills with you. Come along and join in and help Craft Candy create a unique piece of art!
To wet your appetite even further over the next week we’ll be sharing our lovely stall holders and their work with you. Our first selection is Flamingo Photography who will be selling stunning prints of urban photography and Fat Cat Designs who create unique wire wrapped and beaded jewellery.
It was the closing date for the Craft Candy summer fair on Sunday, closely followed by the fair application choosing meeting on Monday night. It’s always a really hard decision to make and takes quite a long time to go through all the applications, it took 6 of us 4 hours to choose this time and we want to say a huge thank to everyone who applied. We’re just sorry to disappoint those of you who weren’t given a stall.
We’ll start announcing the makers who will be joining us at the fair soon, it’s 8 weeks to the event so we’ll make sure we fit in all 35 makers before then.
Do you get bored of the same shopping on a Saturday in Sheffield? Are you looking for a unique handmade gift or are you just addicted to craft? I can’t resist any craft fair within a 20 mile radius and I certainly wont be missing the Craft Candy mini fair tomorrow.
Bungalows and Bears is a great venue, with great music, great food and now great handmade craft. The fair is on from 1-5pm, entry is free and with the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon looking nice and sunny it should be a great afternoon for a fair.
See you there
Our poor neglected blog, how we’ve missed you! Do you ever find yourself pulled in so many directions that something has to give? Well unfortunately that has been our blog of late, our three resident bloggers (Janine, Sarah and Kay) are Craft Candy volunteers, makers running their own business and all have ‘day jobs’ and our poor blog has suffered. We’re all determined to change that though and get this lovely blog back to it’s former glory.
So what has Craft Candy been up to? What haven’t we been up to should be the question!
- We’ve launched the new subscriber scheme which now has over 120 subscribers
- We put on another wonderful main fair at the Millennium which was attended by over 2000 lovely folk
- We’ve also been super busy with our re-brand and of course the monthly Mini fairs
We’re now busy advertising our Summer Fair, applications are now open but there are only 7 days until the deadline so get your application in quick if you’re thinking of applying.
Did you visit our Candy Cane Christmas Craft Fair last Saturday? Did you buy a raffle ticket? Are you itching to know if you won one of our lovely prizes? Well fear not, we’ll be in touch very shortly. Slight problem, I’m snowed in and it’s preventing me from getting to my studio to pick up the winning tickets (where I stupidly left them after the fair on Saturday) In the meantime here are the three winning ticket numbers – you lucky things!
Stay tuned for a lovely write up of the Candy Cane Christmas Craft Fair from our resident blogger Dilys Treacle Treasures – coming soon!
It’s been too long, much too long since we took a little end of season break and organised our last Mini fair but we’re happy to say that the dates are now booked in for the next 2 fairs!
The Minis are back on Saturday 6th November and Saturday 11th December at the fabulous Bungalows and Bears on Division Street, Sheffield. Both events run from 1-5pm and are as usual FREE to attend and FREE for stall holders! Why do we do it? Because we love Craft of course!
Visit our Minis page for more information on how to get a stall at one of these lovely events and visit our Facebook event page to invite all your friends. See you there! x
We have another reason to love Museums Sheffield – apart from the fact that we use the fabulous Millennium Gallery for our Craft Fairs that is! We are now organising some workshops in partnership with Museums Sheffield, the first of which is coming up soon.
Here are the details – please note, the deadline for booking is Monday!!
Craft Candy member Sharon of Codger Bags will be teaching you how to make a digitally printed, quilted tea cosy. This workshop fits beautifully with the current Millennium Gallery exhibition Teatopia from which you can take your design ideas and inspiration for the session. All materials will be provided but you can also incorporate your own memories with old photographs or other printed memorabilia into the cosy. The cost is £25/£22.50.
Visit the Museums Sheffield website here for more information (scroll down the page for the workshop). Or you can call the Bookings Administrator on 0114 278 2655 or email email@example.com to reserve your place.