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.

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Miss Sharples

Liverpool’s Cass Sharples will be selling her bright handmade items at the Winter Arts Market in St George’s Hall this year. Her work consists of a range of  individually handmade embroidered items, including soft figures, and little birds!

Cass Sharples Birds

Cass Sharples Birds

The items are made using a variety of fabric types as well as re-used colourful fabrics. They are beautifully embellished with snippets of fabric, threads, embroidery, beads and feathers and would make a wonderful and unique gift. You’ll find Cass on Saturday 3rd December (remember it’s two days this year!) exhibiting in the Elms, Reid or Cockerell rooms.

Cass Sharples Soft Figure

Cass Sharples Soft Figure

Cass Sharples Soft Figures

Cass Sharples Soft Figures

Candy Coloured Cuddlyness

Lucy Hopping makes very cute patchwork animals made from a variety of patterned, fluffy and metallic fabrics. And she’ll be one of  112 (!) artists and makers selling their creations at the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall, 10am-5pm Liverpool on 27th November 2010.

Patchwork Puppy by Lucy Hopping

Patchwork Puppy by Lucy Hopping

“I can personalise them for the customer by embroidering a name onto the tummies – these have proved very popular for new babies and children as special gifts. I have also had a number of comissions using customers own fabrics that have special meanings which become modern heirlooms which I enjoy doing”

Robin Tree Decoration by Lucy Hopping

Robin Tree Decoration by Lucy Hopping

Lucy also makes knitted toys and felt characters as brooches and keyrings and especially for the Winter Arts Market she’s busy making Christmassy decorations and Christmas cards with felt and wool.

Lucy’s stall is bound to put  big smile on your face whether you’re a big softy or not!

Find more of her creations at the Winter Arts Market and online at www.etsy.com/shop/luluhopping1983