This has been the year of the craft, we would say. With the unexpected extra time on our hands, we have discovered many ways of filling the hours that we usually spent working and socialising. By the looks of our insta feeds, we have all been getting a little creative during this time, although everyone else’s projects look to have been more successful than our own.
The craft community has been hit hard, but will keep on creating, making and selling through sites and platforms that allow them to showcase their work through virtual craft stalls. These include instagram pages, websites and an app allowing exposure for independent sellers. You can even access international artists, all while sat on your sofa in your pj’s.
Here are some we want to shout about, let us know if you are doing something similar!
From children’s clothes to hand painted art this craft fair aims to have something for everyone and there will be giveaways, sales and special offers not to be missed. There will also be a big Christmas Event on the 7th November too look out for which will have 40 sellers as well as a massive giveaway with 3 large prizes to be won. Find the event on the Facebook page
Hannah Duncan, contemporary jewellery designer, is supporting other artists and makers by organising an online fair held via the instagram page @quarantinecraftfair where visitors are able to meet the artists through commenting on posts and buying directly.
Usually a contemporary art and design fair in Chelsea, they have now launched an interactive virtual craft fair that will consist of live demonstrations and Q&A’s, as well as being able to purchase some of the amazing pieces.
South london based craft fair has taken things online by promoting artists through their instagram page. The platform shares posts on their stories every Saturday from individuals uploading photos of their products and tagging @solocraftfair to get featured. Follow their page and stay tuned on Saturdays.
As well as hosting their socially distanced outside markets, they also sell online with each artist having their own ‘store’ page for your to see their selection of work. Browse through their directory of makers and you are bound to find something that will take your fancy.
Virtual Craft Fair UK launched during lockdown, showcasing British artists and crafters, in this one stop shop. The fair comes in the form of an app directory for creative companies and individuals who need a platform to promote their handmade products. Find lots of lovely things for your home or garden and even perfect gift ideas to send to your loved ones. Download the app to have a browse.