In case you missed it…

…we have our dates for this year’s Winter Arts Market.

So are you ready with a pen and your shiny new diary?

It’ll happen all over again on Sat 7 & Sun 8 December 2013.

You can expect more of the magic, beautiful crafts, christmassy feeling, food and festivities as last year, and perhaps maybe more…

See our pics below to whet your appetite!

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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.







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!

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!

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


Lawrence of Arabia*

* actually Merseyside

Now then, we’re feeling all snuggly and warm just thinking about Amy Lawrence’s knitted goodies which include snoods, necklaces and wrist warmers. You’ll be able to peruse her work at our annual Winter Arts Market at Liverpool St George’s Hall this December!

Amy Lawrence Knitted Snood

Amy Lawrence Knitted Snood

Amy creates all of these irresistibly cosy items on her manual industrial knitting machine at home (which is in *Liverpool not Arabia). She tells us “My machine is a very fine gauge so the fabric has a clean and neat look. The yarns I use are high quality wools, linens and cottons from Italy”

You can find Amy selling her work 10am – 5pm on Sunday 4th at the Winter Arts Market in St George’s Hall, Liverpool. Come along!

Amy Lawrence Knitted Necklace & Snood

Amy Lawrence Knitted Necklace & Snood

Amy Lawrence Knitwear

Amy Lawrence Knitwear