We can’t believe that we are more than half way through November already and Christmas is looming fast. But with it come all the lovely festivities of the season. This is our favourite time of the year as we are able to meet customers old and new at the Christmas Fairs we do leading up to the big day.

A new fair for us this year is the Christmas Market at the Hepworth from Friday 24th November, 5-7 to Sunday 26th November, open 10-5 both Saturday and Sunday.

The market presents high quality craft and food items, produced and sourced by independent makers from across the UK, including many from the Yorkshire region.

For gifts, or just a treat for yourself, the market has something for everyone, from food and drink to jewellery, ceramics, prints, stationery, textiles, cosmetics, homewares, gifts for children, plus street food, workshops, free family events and a visit from Santa. If you do come along – please come and say hello.

You all know that we love Selvedge magazine (this months magazine is an absolute gem by the way – full of interesting article and amazing photography as always) and on 2nd December the Selvedge team brings a curated collection of 40 merchants and makers to Bloomsbury. The exhibitors, of whom we are one,  sell a range of rare vintage fabrics, covetable haberdashery and skillfully handmade textile treasures. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet makers and pick up that special something in preparation for the festive season. Selvedge are offering a two for one offer on tickets bought in advance: click here for more details and tickets

Selvedge are fantastic at seeking out unusual setting for their fairs, such as the amazing Assembly Rooms in Bath earlier this year, and this Christmas is no different. The fair is set in the Mary Ward House, a Grade I listed building, which was built as a result of Passmore Edwards’  a 19th century philanthropy.

Mary Ward inspired the ethos of training, care and entertainment that’s behind this centre, which was designed for the less fortunate members of society. Each room has its own ambience, most notably The Dickens Library and the back staircase where Mary Ward House’s original mission statement can be found.

There are also workshops with Cambridge Imprint, to create your own Christmas crackers and origami paper garlands with their beautiful screen printed papers, plus a pack of Cambridge Imprint craft paper worth almost £6.

We hope to see you at one of the events and have a great time finding fabulous presents this year,


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