Northern Craft are back this autumn for their last craft fair of 2017. For one day only, on Saturday 14th October, the free entry fair will showcase the talents of over 35 makers from the North and beyond, along with screen printing by Awesome Merchandise and more workshops to be announced. With its location at Northern Monk Brew Co. there will be beer on tap and street food courtesy of My Thai.
The autumn fair will also mark a very special occasion; the weekend happens to be one year after the first ever Northern Craft Fair (which took place on Saturday 15th October 2016). Their first year has seen four fairs, four socials, a bank holiday Southbank Social and a two-day summer special with interactive workshops from geo-fleur, Stitch-up and Awesome Merchandise, an exclusive month-long PIN DROP exhibition (which featured 25 enamel pins by 21 artists) and street food from My Thai, Manjit’s Kitchen and Golden Balls.
“Our October fair falls on the anniversary weekend of our first fair last year and we’re really excited to bring together some Northern Craft regulars and some new faces for this occasion. We’ve assembled a really exciting line-up that we think will offer something to everybody.” – Carley & Sean, Northern Craft organisers
The makers already confirmed for the October fair include regulars geo-fleur (plants and homewares), HÔRD (leather accessories), Josh Hurley (prints) and two new makers who will be making their first appearance at Northern Craft: Studio Factotum (prints and ephemera) and MaggieMagoo Designs (textiles). The rest of the makers will be announced over the coming weeks.
Celebrating their first birthday with another first, Saturday 18th November will see another unique event from the Northern Craft team: their first ever exclusively-print event. Northern Print Fair will take place at Duke Studios on Sheaf Street and will be a chance for the people of Leeds to support their local printers.
“We’re equally as excited to open our first print fair in Leeds. When we started Northern Craft we immediately realised that there are too many excellent printers out there for just one craft fair. Northern Print Fair will bring together a selection of our favourite printers and we hope it’ll become as much a part of Leeds creative calendar as Northern Craft Fair.” – Carley & Sean, Northern Craft organisers
Head to www.northerncraft.co.uk and follow @northerncraft on Instagram and @NorthernCraftFair on Facebook to stay updated on these two upcoming events.