Are you ready for Autumn & Winter at the Make & Mend?

It’s been a great Summer so far! We’ve got one Summer market left on the 5th August (only two stalls left if anyone wants to snatch a last minute spot) but it’s time to start thinking about Autumn and Winter. And Christmas.

Our Dates for September to December.

Right in the heart of Newcastle City Centre, the Grainger Market:

  • Saturday 2nd September
  • Saturday 7th October
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Saturday 2nd December

Stalls are £25 and you’ll need Public Liability Insurance for £5million to take part. For full details read our Stallholder Agreement (397KB PDF file).

To book just email hello@makeandmendmarket.co.uk with which dates you would like, confirm you have the required public liability insurance and have read our stallholder agreement.

If this is your first time at the market send some photos of your work when booking so we know what to expect. These photos may be used to help advertise you coming to the market.

Christmas in the Grainger Market

We’re now fully booked for our Christmas market. Thanks so much to everyone who got in touch. We’re still taking names for the waiting list, if you’d like to be the first to know if we get a cancellation just email and let me know with all the same details as below.


You can now book for Saturday 5th December in the Grainger Market. How exciting is that?

We’re looking for stallholders with the most wonderful and unique handmade, designed and recycled works. Artists, designers and makers of all kinds, to help us celebrate Christmas.

If you’d like to apply just email makeandmendmarket@gmail.com, if this is your first market with us please also send some photos of your work and a description of what you do. This helps us keep the markets exciting and varied. Please read our StallholderAgreement before booking.

Stalls are £25. The council require stallholders at the Grainger Market to have public liability cover for up to £5million.


In other news we have a new mailing list. We’re still learning what does and doesn’t work so please be patient. While we work out the details you can rely on Facebook, Twitter and here on our website to keep you informed.

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New Dates to Book

We’re now taking bookings for the following dates in the Star and Shadow Cinema:

  • 18th October

If this will be your first market with us please send some photos of your work when booking.

Make & Mend Christmas Market 2014

The Star and Shadow is moving. To help raise extra funds for the move we’re putting on a lovely family friendly market on the 18th October. There will be a fantastic selection of handmade, recycled, locally made and designed work and vintage.

Stalls are £20, stallholders must bring their own table or display.
The market will run from 10am until 5pm.

We’ll be back in the Grainger Market in February. If you have any questions about the markets just ask.

Make & Mend 1950s Special – A review in photos.

We had a fantastic time last Saturday. Joining in with the Grainger Market’s October Festival, 1950’s themed celebrations. It might have been a little cold for some of our dresses but we had a grand time all the same. We love a good excuse to dress up.

Did you take some photos at our market? We’d love you to share them.

As if that bit of excitement wasn’t enough we got a wonderful write up on F6.Studios blog for our October event and a lovely piece in November’s The Crack, giving readers a run down of our upcoming markets and our wonderful stallholders.

What’s that? Upcoming markets?

Why yes. Our Christmas market is the next up and final for this year, on Saturday 14th December at the Star and Shadow Cinema. Our next few blog posts will be introducing you to some of the wonderfully talented stallholders joining us for this year’s Christmas shindig. So, keep your eyes peeled. If you’re the Facebook type we have an event set up, please join and invite your gang. There’ll be festive tunes (and not so festive ones too to keep it interesting) and mince pies to warm you through. See you there folks.

Make & Mend Christmas Market 14th December 2013 Star and Shadow

Christmas is Coming!

There’s snow falling outside, my fingers are numb and one certain set of neighbours have had their decorations up for a month. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

So, while Newcastle turns white with Snow the Star and Shadow will be turning red and green for our Christmas Market. It’s looking to be a great one.

Winter down the Ouseburn

Gifts for all the family this Sunday!

Wonderful woolly Winter warmers for snug outings in the snow. Soft toys and handmade children’s accessories for your younger ones.

Beautiful jewellery and accessories for all tastes including steampunk, vintage and felted creations.

Handmade textiles, wonderfully scented tea-cup candles, prints and illustrations to decorate the home. Plus Christmas cards and decorations to help get you into the festive spirit.

Comics for all and amazing luxury neck wear for the stylish tie wearer in your life.

makeandmendmarket-9dec2012

And that’s not all, we’ll also have some warming winter foods from Jack Sprats, makers of award winning vegan breakfasts. So put on your Christmas hat, get your woolly jumper on and come join the fun.