Thanks for coming!

That’s it for 2017!

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Christmas Bazaar on the coldest weekend of the year!

Despite the weather, we had a great weekend at The Claremont Centre in Sale, meeting regular customers and lots of new people.

If you missed the Christmas Bazaar or want to get in touch with any of the exhibitors please click here to take you to the exhibitor page.

We will be back in 2018 and will be announcing our events for the year in the Spring.

In the meantime if you would like to join our mailing please email us your details to saleartsm33@gmail.com

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND BEST WISHES FOR 2018

Jo & Sophie

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Q&A Dunnknit Designs

Who are and what do you do?
Hi, I’m Claire and I’m a designer maker of ‘Needle Artworks’ and ‘Super Chunky Merino Knits’ which I make by hand on what can only be described as gigantic knitting and crochet needles which my dear Dad (the wood turner) has made for me using beautiful pieces of Mahogany, Beech and Ash.

What stemmed from a hobby as a child eventually lead me into education and 24 years of teaching up and down the country. I have always had a passion to be creative and eventually in 2016 that creativity became a viable business idea and resulted in the launch of Dunnknit Designs. I now spend my days surrounded by luxurious Merino Wool and split my time between making beautiful items to adorn the home, unique fashion accessories and there’s always an Artwork on the go in the studio too.

What 5 words best describe your work?
Luxurious, Colourful, Cosy, Individual, Eye-catching

Do you have any design heroes?
Jacqui Fink is an amazing Textile Artist and my main inspiration. We share a similar story in that life circumstances lead to a major career change. I have an artistic background and I love Jacqui’s giant Merino Wool installations.

Where is your studio? Location? In a shared studio?
I work from my small studio at home in Northwich.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Wool Preparation, Giant Knitting/ Crocheting, Music, Hand Processing, Sewing, Finishing

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
I have recently finished a Merino Artwork commission. It was a holiday of a lifetime to Costa Rica for a family who wanted to capture their favourite photograph in an original Artwork.
I’m also working on a new Chunky Knit collection for 2018 which includes more furniture pieces.

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar?
Seeing as it’s Winter woolly season I’m bringing along lots of Chunky Knit Merino Wool Hats, Scarves and Ponchos. Plus a few favourites including Footstools and Lap blankets and of course some Christmas goodies like the fun Giant Santa Hats, Chunky Knit Stars and best of all The Santa Hat Christmas Tree Toppers.

What would be your job if you weren’t doing what you do now?
I feel like I’ve been there and done that brave move already. Ever since I left Art College I have constantly been designing and creating. So at last to be lucky enough to be able to do what I love every day is an absolute joy!

Tell us something we don’t know
I’m a big music lover and play the piano, flute and guitar.
A random one I know but I’d love to own a Vespa!

www.dunnknitdesigns.co.uk

Q&A Sausage Dog Shop by Harriet Orrey-Godden

Who are and what do you do?
I’m Harriet Orrey-Godden. I make monsters, puppets and soft sculptures. I also draw and paint faces and people.

What 5 words best describe your work?
Silly, weird, colourful, imaginative, storytelling

Do you have any design heroes?
Not necassarily designers, but I have a lot of artist heroes including Louise Bourgoiuse, Gregory Jacobsen, Egon Schiele, Hannah Hoch and the artist collective Gelitin. I’m also inspired by film directors Terry Gilliam, David Lynch and the Coen brothers.

Where is your studio? Location? In a shared studio?
My studio is in the attic of my house in Manchester, it’s all mine and I love it.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Cups of tea, radio, drawing, thinking, sewing, posting orders, yoga.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
Yes, I’m making 600 theraputic dolls for the Australian Childhood Foundation. I’ve been working on these for a year now, and shipping them to Australia every month!

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar?
Soft monsters large and small, goblins in pants, pocket worms, long lumps, sausage dogs, poo pins and greetings cards

What would be your job if you weren’t doing what you do now?
There’s lots of things I’d like to be….celebrity chef, human rights lawyer, farmer, perpetual traveller!

Tell us something we don’t know
When I was little I found a dead dried frog skeleton in the garden, so I kept him in a matchbox and called him Sid.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/sausagedog

   

                

Diddibox Flowers at the Christmas Bazaar

We are delighted to have local Sale business Diddibox Flowers at this year Christmas Bazaar on Saturday only.

Diddibox will be selling a range of hand made christmas wreaths just in time for Christmas. Be quick as we are sure they will be popular!

The Christmas Bazaar opens at 10am on Saturday 9th December til 5pm.

Open Sunday 10-4.

www.diddibox.co.uk

DIDDIBOX FLOWERS

29 Tatton Road,
Sale, M33 7EE

Tel: 0161 973 7528

Email: Alison@diddibox.co.uk