Craft Makers Market – Avoncroft Arts Centre

The Craft Makers Market re-opened for 2012 today with a splendid little selection of contemporary craft work on show at Avoncroft Arts Centre, just outside Bromsgrove.

I packed up my things and headed on over to join in with a great selection of craft work from around the region:

with a mix of textiles, glass, jewellery and woodwork.

Among the lovelies on show was the work of Murgatroyd and Bean, makers of seriously cute textiles:

who produce some rather fine applique/embroideries like these (click to visit their Folksy store) in a most adorable fashion.

The Market takes place every 1st Sunday of the month with a changing pogramme of makers – for more details on who’ll be there and how to get there visit the site here.

Gorgeous 2011

I’m off to Ironbridge this weekend for Gorgeous, the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft’s aptly named Autumn Fair. It showcases some of the best local craft (including the wonderful Emily Richard on the flyer) alongside some pretty scrumptious local food producers too.

I’ll be doing a little talk about etching on silver and they’ll be demonstrations and presentations from other makers through the day too.

Have a peak at what’s coming up here on lilac sky’s blog