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12/02/2011

Calling all Craft Fair organisers!

Craft Events Calendar Thats right! All those of you out there who organise, run and attend the myriad of wonderful craft fairs, fayres and other events which take place up and down the country - this is for you.

Yesterday we released some new functionality to the Handmade Crafts website - and now it's time for the fun part - letting the cat out of the bag!

You can now submit events to handmade-crafts.co.uk

Yes! Based on the feedback we've received over the past few months, recent poll results and the immense demand for event and fayre related information on the HMC Facebook Page, we've been working hard to add event listings - meaning you can advertise craft fairs for free, right here!.

It's fairly basic at the moment, but more advanced features, such as a search function, will be coming soon.

What kind of events can be submitted?

Anything you like. We'll give you some examples, but we'll accept anything that has a sufficient connection to handmade items, crafting in general, heritage crafts and so forth. You'll need to create an account with us - and we will moderate all entries (both of these help keep the spammers away).

Here are some examples of things we'd love to see listed.

  • Craft Fairs, Fayres, Markets, etc
  • Workshops, Courses and Classes
  • Group meetings, e.g Stitch'n'Bitch sessions, etc
  • Open days / Open houses
  • Special events at Art/Craft Galleries

So what are you waiting for?

Submit an event now »

Browse the Craft Event Listings »

Comments (5)

Gravatar for Victoria

Great idea! Nice to see so many entries in there already :)

Posted by Victoria on 18/02/2011 15:52:25

Gravatar for Matt Chatterley

Thanks, Victoria! And yes, it's good to see people starting to use it :)

It's early days - and it'll take quite a while before we get up to a high level of events, but as long as people keep listing them, we'll get there.

As soon as we can, we'll be putting in some more advanced 'search' features to make it easier to find events near you, too! :)

Posted by Matt Chatterley on 21/02/2011 15:17:05

Gravatar for Sonny

Is this only for UK happenings, or can we Yanks join in, also?

Posted by Sonny on 21/02/2011 15:38:36

Gravatar for Matt Chatterley

Sonny, we only cater for events, links, etc within the UK with this site - I believe we've seen a few US-centric sites on the web as well, though - hope you manage to find a suitable one! :)

Posted by Matt Chatterley on 21/02/2011 15:54:36

Gravatar for Karp Styles

I was so happy to find this section. I am heading back to my homeland (England) in a few weeks and was looking for craft events.

Posted by Karp Styles on 22/07/2011 23:01:32

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