Rags Reborn – Rag Rugging Workshop with Up for Crafts

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Drop-in Craft Workshop

Sunday 8 December 2013
11am – 4pm
St George’s Hall, Liverpool

at the Winter Arts Market  (£2 entry, under 16’s free)

Join Up for Crafts at the Winter Arts Market to explore the traditional textile craft of upcycling rags into beautiful rugs and home furnishings. Try out a variety of rag rugging techniques for free. The first 50 participants will also receive a free Rags Reborn starter kit!

Workshop situated in the Concert Room.

Visit: www.voluntaryarts.org
Find us on Facebook: Up For Crafts


Bohemian like you

Faye Edwards-Brigh dsc_0359001 Faye Edwards Brighouse, created Bohemian Blossom at the start of 2013. The work is an eclectic mix of old and new, taking inspiration from a bygone era, whilst striving towards making it fit for the modern lifestyle.

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Faye has always loved turning traditional pieces into something new, creating a meaningful piece to be treasured all over again and to be passed down to a new generation. Most of her work started as a result of wanting to keep family pieces of furniture but wanting to treasure it in a way that would suit her style and home. Pick out a piece for your own home at this year’s Winter Arts Market.

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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.







It’s got to be Landbaby, baby!

We’re thrilled to have Landbaby pop-up at the Winter Arts Market this year! A long-time home and treasure trove of glorious handmade and beautifully designed creations in Liverpool, you can find Clare’s wonderful shop in the Bluecoat courtyard all year round.

For this weekend though, you’ll find her amidst the other 120 stalls, selling unique items from up to 30 different designers ranging from cards, gifts, homewares and accessories!

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So join us this weekend for the Winter Arts Market at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall on Sat 8 & Sun 9 December 2012, from 10am-5pm and see what treasures you can find!


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KC and the Sunshine Brand

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Liverpool’s Katherine Caldwell produces beautiful organic pieces of children’s gift clothing, each featuring her own charming illustrations. The clothing is all organic and screen-printed onto tees, sleep-suits and bibs. Katherine will also have framed or unframed prints of her designs, as well as cards, at this year’s Winter Arts Market!

The illustrated characters in Katherine’s designs also come with stories about each of the characters, these are all printed inside each special gift box. All ready to give as the perfect gift!

In addition Katherine will be launching her unique Liver Bird designtees on her stall (see image below). Well worth checking out for anyone looking for a very special Mersey themed gift!


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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!


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!