This weekend is the Easter Online Market and I thought I would write a little blog so you can meet the stallholders who are taking part!
My favourite part of running the markets – and shopping at other markets – is discovering amazingly talented creative people who run small businesses. Every single one is so unique and they all put so much time, effort and love into their brands!
Buying art from small business is one of my favourite things ! It’s so personal and every creative has such a different style that means you will always find such individual pieces for your home.
Caroline Roles Designs creates nature and wildlife inspired art and gifts which make people smile
Talia Giles designs intricate, geometric artwork depicting wildlife from around the world
Philippa Clegg has a wonderful range of paintings, prints and ceramics inspired by female empowerment
Jasmine Chin designs quirky and playful artwork inspired by popular culture and storytelling in amazing colours
Forr Ssa has such a cool style creating original abstract art and colourful digital prints
Horticolour Illustration is the place where horticulture meets watercolour with the most beautiful results
Pattern House Studio creates super happy, colourful and quirky art and gifts which are made using paper cutting and collage techniques.
Next up are some wonderful jewellers who create really beautiful wearable art to make you feel fancy everyday!
Each one of these jewellery brands creates unique pieces and every one is so beautiful ! I love hearing all about the different techniques used by the crafters!
Athina Designs uses art, architecture and the natural world for inspiration for her jewellery and a range of homewares too.
Gilly B Jewellery started making beaded jewellery when she was living in Singapore, every piece is woven by hand!
Just Clayin’ makes statement earrings that are wearable everyday!
Eden Silver-Myer Jewellery has such a wonderful range of handmade silver, gold and gemstone jewellery. All are one-of-a-kind or created in small batches!
Astral Tides aims to bring a little piece of the universe to your life by making space inspired jewellery and homewares out of jesmonite.
Yasmin Gabrielle creates really beautiful painted ceramic earrings and as well as a range of art prints
Sometimes an outfit needs an extra something … or maybe you want to add a splash of colour to your day! These brands have a wonderful range of accessories for you!
Miss Knit Nat creates amazing knitwear that will keep you warm all year, every piece is made from quality British spun lambswool.
Anna Figgins designs leather accessories to last! There are keyrings, bookmarks, baby shoes, sunglasses cases, clutch bags and more.
The Slow Lanes is all about upcycling, all Jazz’s work is made from fabrics and materials that would otherwise be discarded. She gives them a new lease of life!
Craft kits have become so popular recently and these two small businesses create really beautiful ones for you to get stuck into !
Hope and Hart has such a beautiful range of embroidery kits to give you a moment of mindful stitching!
Chrissie Day creates knitted accessories and knit kits from local British wool, perfect if you fancy having a go at creating a piece yourself!
One of my favourite things to buy from small businesses are pieces for my home! It’s so lovely filling a room with pieces that have been made with so much love.
Moss and Waffle makes sustainable, fun and useful hand crafted items for you and your home.
Orange Frog Boutique has such an amazing range of lampshades that will instantly brighten a room!
Autumn Crystals is here to help you unwind and relax by filling your home with beautiful things.
Feather and Frey uses macrame to create beautiful natural boho homewares and accessories such as wall hangings and plant hangers.
Little Stitch of Nature creates pieces of textile art using freemotion machine embroidery, all inspired by nature.
Ailsa Lishman Textiles uses her own screen printed textiles to create a range of wonderful homewares and more!
Glorious Home Fragrance
There’s nothing better than lighting a candle of using wax melts to make a room smell incredible, and when you buy from a small business they are sure to be amazing!
Albion Candle Co. create the most amazing smelling candles, each one is 100% soy wax and the range of scents is so wonderful. You can even buy some extra labels to help you reuse the glass jars!
Cosmic Bloom Studios has a great range of luxury, eco-friendly candles and wax melts that would not only be a lovely treat for yourself but would also make an amazing gift!
Maple Aromatics make handmade vegan essential oil and soy wax candles and aromatics, made in Scotland. Perfect if you want to find a specific scent such as rosemary or cinnamon!
You can’t beat a foodie parcel arriving through the letter box be that something to satisfy a sweet craving or a comforting cup of tea!
Nuditea have a delicious range of loose leaf teas to keep you hydrated everyday. There’s a great selection to choose from!
The Vegan Baker makes delicious sweet bakes that are vegan, palm oil free, refined sugar, soya free and gluten free. Every bake is so yummy and perfect with a cup of tea!
Get the Kids Involved
Dinky Artist takes your kids artwork and transforms them into items you can use and treasure! Much better than a curled up piece of paper stuck on the fridge right!?
Liz Daffen Yoga and Pilates is here to help you stay active. Out of lockdown Liz runs in person classes however she has created on demand and online classes to get you exercising at home!
And that’s everyone! It’s such an amazing line up and at the weekend you’ll be able to shop with them… there will even be exclusive discounts to use at the event too! Even more reason to support small and buy handmade …
We will be opening at 10am on Saturday and will be running until 10pm on Sunday ! However if you sign up to the email newsletter you’ll get early bird access and be able to shop from midday on Good Friday … there will even be some extra discounts available so it’s definitely worth doing !
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