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  • Craft Fairs in East Yorkshire

    Hi, it's my first time posting here so Hi to everyone. I am looking for craft fairs around East Yorkshire but, really strugling to find any. Does anyone know of any in the area.
    Thanks
    Helen
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  • #2
    you could try http://www.yorkshirefairs.co.uk/ ?

    Helen

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    • #3
      Hello Helen and to the forum.

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      • #4
        hello and welcome to the forum.
        I'm based in South Cave in EY. I can tell you where to avoid rather than where to go.
        What do you sell?
        full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
          hello and welcome to the forum.
          I'm based in South Cave in EY. I can tell you where to avoid rather than where to go.
          What do you sell?
          Hi, we sell bath bombs, bath salts etc. We are based in lovely Hull!
          Helen

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          http://soapangels.blogspot.com/
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          • #6
            Originally posted by PeggyCrafts View Post
            you could try
            Helen
            hi, yes we did look at them, they are at least 40 miles from where we are so wanted something local to start off with.
            Helen

            www.soapangels.co.uk
            http://soapangels.blogspot.com/
            http://www.etsy.com/shop/hels1

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            • #7
              Don't know how long you've been crafting etc, but the craft fairs around Hull are not brilliant. They tend to be small unorganised afairs with people bringing along ready mades and tat to sell alongside the really crafted stuff.
              Over the years I been to quite a few, but they tend not to be good for sales. Hull population are largely not into the handmade concept. (probably made myself one or two enemies there!)
              the most regular craft fairs I know of are at Cottingham civic Hall. They are run by different charities each time. I've been to a few and the sales are very up and down. I am going to another at the end of November and am hoping that they'll be some shoppers around.
              My best outlet is South Cave Farmers market. It's run professionally and only has a handfull of craft stalls to compliment the food. They only allow one of each craft on, so i know I'll have no more jewellery stalls to compete with. I've built up a great client base over the years.
              Unfortunatly we already have a soap maker on the market so you'd not get in there, but there are other farmers markets around.
              Write to local schools and ask if they have fairs etc coming up. (be selective and avoid the areas where there is low wages/ poverty etc)
              Don't be tempted to go to walton street or places like that as the clientel are wrong for your product. It's a case of telling as many people as you can what you do and mentioning that you are looking for venues.
              full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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              • #8
                Thanks for that. I did go to Walton Street market once (not to sell anything) and that was enough for me. It does sum up a lot of the population of Hul though. I have been crafting for a couple of years making children's jewellery and just recently the bath bombs etc, but not done any fairs yet.
                Helen

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                • #9
                  I agree that Walton Street is not suitable for selling hand crafted items but this no reflection on the people who attend. Walton Street has been and continues to be a sucessful market and Carboot and provides an opportunity for sellers to sell unwanted items or good value market products which is an essential part of inner city culture (like it or not)
                  As an avid crafts person myself I source many craft supplies from Walton Street including new unused resources and there is a fantastic supply of reclaimed fabric to be had providing you are willing to unpick and launder clothing or furnishing materials. There are now opportunities to buy from our growing multicultural neighbours which can be interesting and often unique. Be prepared to search out and don't be afraid to dig around. Up cycling from old to new is a responsible way in which to replenish your stocks

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                  • #10
                    Hi

                    I am not sure off hand I am on the west of you but you could try UKcraftfairs dot com there may be some on there. The other thing to do it check the front of craft mags they I know embroidery mag has a diary of events in each issue.

                    Building up a good list takes a little while good luck with it xo

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                    • #11
                      hey everyone please could you spread the word to anyone you may know who is local to preston, hull, east yorkshire. Songbirds day nursery in preston near hedon are having a summer fair and are wanting to give local craft people the opportunity to have a stall there at the cost of £10

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