Market Day – April 2014

Some lovely folk and lovely things at our last market.

I also managed to spot Jessica Catherine‘s porcelain flowers unglazed. I love seeing things in progress. They do look unusual when naked.

You might have spotted us on ezebee last week. We’re thrilled to be featured in their magazine. You can give the article a read here: The monthly Make and Mend Market: a handmade medley in Newcastle UK.

Our next market is on the 3rd May in the Grainger Market.

We’ve also got a special market coming up in Whitley Bay Library on the 24th May. Make & Mend Fictional Worlds Market.

 

Make & Mend Fictional Worlds Market

Join us in your own fictional world.

Make & Mend has gathered the best artists, designers and makers in the North East for this very special market.

Make & Mend Market Fictional Worlds Market PosterOn Facebook? Join the Make & Mend Fictional Worlds event and invite your friends.

Our stallholders create their own worlds every time they make. We’ve chosen the most inspirational and unique in handmade, upcycled, local and independent work.

Beautiful art for your home. Custom designed items, just for you. Magnificent jewellery. Carefully created ceramics, fresh from the kiln. … and so much more.

Pop in for a short visit in your own Wonder Land or make it a grand day out. The Library has fantastic facilities for all with a lovely cafe, brilliant children’s area and of course books for you to read, borrow and get lost in. Located just off Whitley Bay main street, we’re easy to get to and a hop away from the beach on this Bank Holiday weekend.

Would you like to be part of this market?

We currently have stalls available. For details please email makeandmendmarket@gmail.com with a little bit about yourself and what you make. We love to see photos of your work.

Upcycled Bottle Plastic Jewellery Workshop with Lena Pringle at our 21st September Market

Based in Hexham, Northumberland, I design and make beaded and metal jewellery and teach jewellery making in my local community. I sell my work through several shops and galleries in the North East, Cumbria and Scotland and through my website.

In this workshop I will show you how to make earrings and a multi-strand necklace using shapes cut from plastic milk bottles and coloured tigertail wire. You will make a pair of earrings and, if there’s enough time, also design a necklace that you can finish off at home.

You will be able to experiment with different shapes and incorporate other beads into your piece. All materials and tools will be provided.

Price of this workshop is £6.00. This includes materials for a pair of earrings.
Additional materials, such as findings, tigertail wire and beads will be available for a small charge – the plastic bottles are free, of course!

This workshop will run from 10am until noon.

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