Factory Floor Jewels

Axel Rods Neck Cuff - Kate Stewart Factory Floor Jewels

Liverpool’s Kate Stewart is the creator of Factory Floor Jewels – a range of distinctive urban jewellery. Working with objects discovered on the floors and in the bins of family & friends, trade suppliers & manufacturers, instrument technicians & luthiers; the jewellery has developed into a brand that is sold in prestigious galleries including the Hepworth Wakefield as well as online and at craft fairs.

Factory Floor Jewels by Kate StewartYou can see Kate’s range of unique accessories and jewellery in person at the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall Liverpool on 7 & 8 December 2013, from 10am – 5pm, along with work from over 200 more artists, designers and makers.

Kate also runs an online store where you can find more design-led items made in Liverpool by artists and designers – find it at www.made-here.co.uk

Hats off to Sue

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Sue Wood’s fabulous millinery work is such a pleasure to behold. Her hand-crafted hats, are sculptural pieces of headwear guaranteed to make an impression on first sight.

Sue, from the Wirral, will be hosting a stall at the Winter Arts Market this year at St George’s Hall. Be sure to check out her work – an absolute must for anyone who still hankers after the glamour and beauty of yesteryear!

www.suewoodmillinery.co.uk

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See you next time!

Phew! What a weekend!

We thought you might like to see some snaps from the Winter Arts Market – there are lots more to follow, but in the meantime we’d just like to say a big thank you to:

– the very talented artists, designers and makers who exhibited and sold their work

– the thousands of people that came along to enjoy and support creatives from across the region.

– the brilliant people behind the scenes who make St George’s Hall a truly magnificent venue

– the impressive mix of performing artists who moved and delighted audiences in the Crown Court Room programmed by the marvelous Mellowtone

– KECS Creative for the children’s magical antler workshop

– the roaming historical characters of Lormac Productions

– our tremendous helper Anna Cahill!

–  and all of our very supportive colleagues, friends and families.

Join us next year for the Winter Arts Market – 7 & 8 December 2013.

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Pretty in Purlesque

Purlesque is a home of craft, knitting and handmade! Setup by Susan and Jane in 2006, their shop is based inside POP Boutique on Whitechapel, but Purlesque will also pop-up at the Winter Arts Market again this year, and we’re delighted to have them on board!

With a passion for knitting, crochet and textiles and a love of all things vintage, Susan and Jane make unique hand-crafted items for the individual and for the home.

If you’re looking to find that very special Christmas gift, Purlesque are definitely worth checking out!

www.purlesque.com

If you can’t make it to the event this time (and why heavens not?!) you can always find Purlesque upstairs at Pop Boutique 58 Whitechapel, Liverpool, L1 6EG all year round…

Remember folks… crafts aren’t just for Christmas!

Indigostitch

Indigostitch is a home-based craft business run by Tracey Nichols in Liverpool.

If you’re anything like us you’ll not be able to resist all her colourful textile creations tumbling out of vintage trunks and suitcases. Her upcycled lambswool brooches and accessories make perfect little gifts, and you will also find her ever-popular candy coloured matryoshka doll decorations and bags! Each piece is unique and of course handmade.

She’ll be selling her work in person at the forthcoming Winter Arts Market on both Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December this year and her stall is not one to be missed! At just £1.50 to enter you can browse work by over 120 artists and makers on each day. (Under 16’s go free!)

More sneak previews soon…

For the Geek in your Life

Geekcycled make gifts and goodies for the geeky at heart!

Find their stall at Liverpool’s Winter Arts Market this year on the 8 & 9th December at St George’s Hall and snap up their colourful creations. The majority of the items are produced using decoupage from pre-loved original comics and textbooks and the range includes homeware including plates and coasters, jewellery, cufflinks and more.

They tell us “All the images are handselected for their visual impact and to create a cohesive and visually appealing item. We pride ourselves on our innovative and unique style along with giving a quality gift product at a reasonable price along with a fun twist.”

Watch this space for more featured stallholders soon!

The Woolly Frog

The Woolly Frog isn’t actually a woolIy frog, she’s a nice lady called Charmione Lloyd who doesn’t resemble a frog in the slightest. We‘re really pleased to have her selling her handmade creations (along with over 100 others!) on both days of this year’s Winter Arts Market, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy her work.

Knitted Silver Wire Ring by Charmione Lloyd

Knitted Silver Wire Ring by Charmione Lloyd

A skilled knitter Charmione makes her ever-popular snuggly knitted scarves and neck warmers, but also lends her skills to knitting with silver wire to create unique pieces of jewellery embellished with swarovski crystals or ceramic buttons.

Knitted Silver Wire Rings by Charmione Lloyd

Knitted Silver Wire Rings by Charmione Lloyd

She also makes a collections of headbands, clips and brooches using upcycled zips and feather headbands.

Charmione Lloyd Zipper Brooches

Charmione Lloyd Zipper Brooches

Her popular and unusual vintage brooch bridal bouquets are completely unique, and amazing to view in person, so don’t miss the opportunity – you won’t have seen anything like them elsewhere!  Have a look at the event page to find out what else is happening at the Winter Arts Market this weekend.

Charmione Lloyd Vintage Brooch Bouquet

Charmione Lloyd Vintage Brooch Bouquet

See more of Charmione’s work on her website at www.woollyfrog.com