It’s no secret I love Instagram – I spend many an hour posting pretty pictures and seeking out inspiration. I like admiring accounts that are really brand focused and wish I could post every picture to complement the others. I enjoy seeing what my friends and acquaintances are up to in a snapshot without having to invest too much time. It’s also a quick and easy route to independent sellers who use Instagram to showcase their craft which inspires many people like myself!
I came across Crafty Fox on Instagram some time ago as you can’t really avoid them on an event day. Their hashtag spreads like wild fire and you quickly get what they’re all about. Since 2010, they’ve set up unique and intimate events for local makers to sell their work, and in some case be realised by more commercial buyers. In their own words they, ‘connect UK handmade and design talent with savvy shoppers.’ Up until now, these events were held in London but guess what – they’re coming to Leeds next month for their first shindig up north! And how did I know about this months ago? Well my good friend, Bridget who runs Lambsie just happens to be organising it which means it’s guaranteed to be a belter!
After Bridget held a Lamsbie stall at Crafty Fox in Brixton, she couldn’t stop thinking about how great the event was and felt it would be really popular in Leeds. She contacted Sinead (founder of CF) and suggested they team up to bring the well established market to Leeds. Sinead didn’t take much persuading and luckily for us Yorkshire folk, the event is taking place on Sat 4th and Sun 5th June at The Black Swan, Call Lane from 11am-5pm. 80 exhibitors including jewellers, stationers, potters and textile designers will be set up to woo us with their creations. They’ll be pizza by the slice, craft beers, creative workshops and a kids area to entertain those assisting the hardcore shoppers!
Being one of the Yorkshire Bloggers and feeling so excited about this event, I thought it best to give you a month’s notice to arrange your diaries and get yourselves there! Details can be found here.
**All images provided by Kayti Feather (Photographer & Crafty Fox Marketing Manager)
See you there!! Love Laura