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

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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…

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

 

The Feltastic Work of Laura Naylor

With only a few days to go, we’re getting SO excited about the event this year. Join us on the 3rd & 4th December at St George’s Hall in Liverpool for the city’s biggest art and crafts fair. We’ve got 120 stalls on both days for just £1.50 entry, and it’s free for children!
Have a peek on the event page to see what else lies in wait, including music, workshops, Queen Victoria and more!

And so, for our next act…

Liverpool lass Laura Naylor will be at the Winter Arts Market (Saturday only) selling a variety of handmade creations which make for great gifts!

Her handcut and sewn textile accessories are vibrant and eyecatching, and can be worn many different ways.

'Explosion' Brooches by Laura Naylor

'Explosion' Brooches by Laura Naylor

Interchange - Cuff by Laura Naylor

Interchange - Cuff by Laura Naylor

Red Blossom Bag by Laura Naylor

Red Blossom Bag by Laura Naylor

A keen printmaker, she will also be selling a range of fun and quirky handmade cards and christmas decorations which have been made using a variety of techniques.

Lino Cut Print Christmas Cards & Bauble by Laura Naylor

Lino Cut Print Christmas Cards & Bauble by Laura Naylor

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

It’s Baltic Out There!

Baltic is a coalition between two Liverpool based artists, Anna Benson and Roisin Hyland.

They create weird and wonderful jewellery adorned with feathers, jewels, clocks, keys and all things nice.  It’s like wearing strange little artworks round your neck/head/earlobes that have come from some far away place and time.

The Watch Assistants Necklace by Baltic Artists

The Watch Assistants Necklace by Baltic Artists

Here’s Formed one windy, wet, sleety, snowy, blowy, dark, starry night in 2009. They decided to team up to do an exhibition. On the night of the Folkloristic’s preview  they could not find anything unique to wear. Disappointed but inspired by their own artwork they decided to make their own. People loved it!  and wondered where they could buy it.

Kronos Headband by Baltic Artists

Kronos Headband by Baltic Artists

 

Key Keepers Ring by Baltic Artists

Key Keepers Ring by Baltic Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From that day on they decided to create accessories that they would both love to wear. Jewellery with an edge! that could not be found on the high street. Searching through antique shops they soon assembled  beautiful items they could use to start creating their threasures. Their jewellery became more then just something to wear, it became small works of art. Each piece is as unique as its owner and made with love and care.

Come and see Baltic’s creations along with the work of another 100 artists at the Winter Arts Market on Nov 27th from 10am-5pm at St George’s Hall Liverpool – the largest arts market in the North West no less!

See their website www.balticartists.co.uk

Ooh and a final  and more festive note, they’ve just released news of these limited edition signed Christmas Cards:

Limited Edition Christmas Cards by Baltic Artists

Limited Edition Christmas Cards by Baltic Artists