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14/05/2010

Handmade Crafts wants you! Or your ideas..!

Thats right! Following the great response to our previous post about regular craft giveaways, we thought we'd ask you a more general question.

How can Handmade Crafts help you to advertise your crafts?

We've got a lot of great ideas for the future of Handmade Crafts - and will soon be inviting a very select few of you to preview some new features (including an exciting new twist on our craft links directory), but at this point we felt we should check what you think would help too.

After all, you're the crafters! Please leave us a comment below with your suggestions and we will do our best to take them on board as we develop Handmade Crafts further.

Craft Giveaway - almost here!

After several very kind offers, we will be making arrangements (and contacting some of the crafters who have volunteered prizes), so we can start our first raffle. It's likely to run at the end of this month or early June, so keep checking back (or follow us on twitter - @ukcrafts).

ARTisan Handcrafted Boutique Market - St Albans

A brand new ARTtisan Handcrafted Boutique Market is being held at the Old Town Hall in the centre of St. Albans from Wednesday 21 April and every 2 weeks thereafter (with the occasional Sunday). We will be showcasing the very best Artisan wares - arts, crafts, handmade creations, handmade jewellery, homewares, unique and unusual gifts, plus lots more.

Stalls from £25. This new boutique market will be held every 2 weeks on a Wednesday (normal market day in St. Albans, drawing crowds from miles around). We are also organising a huge 2-day ARTisan Fair on Sat 26 & Sun 27 June, as part of the successful St. Albans Festival Week (Stalls from £45). Stalls are booking up fast, so please contact me urgently on heatherurquhart@btinternet.com to enquire about availability, dates and costs.

Jane Means launches new Ribbon Collection

Jane Means, Britains Gift Wrap Guru has recently launched her latest ribbon collection including 100 metre rolls. Jane says "Due to demand we have introduced our 100m rolls of ribbon to cater for clubs, weddings and parties and are amazed at the response".

The new collection includes gingham, grosgrain, stripes, dots and are £39 per 100m roll. More details can be found at http://www.janemeans.co.uk/newsletter-jm.htm.

Comments (3)

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Handmade things are always more meaningful than soulless mass produced items, for instance a presents is so much more enjoyable in both the giving and the receiving if a little thought and handiwork has gone into it.

Re advertising craft events, could you have an events page where people can post their event and details. It'll probably get spammed to hell if there is no moderation on it though.

Or how about giving the event a Twitter or Facebook mention.

Posted by (Keywords Removed) on 21/05/2010 11:43:23

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Hi I was looking over your blog and I think that you have great talent. Especially now that I learn that you work with your hands. Good luck and I wish you all the luck in the world... even if I have to send you a lucky rabbits foot!

Posted by chris on 28/05/2010 13:07:17

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i love handmade jewelry; i have a friend that makes them and they look amazing, i wish i can learn how to do that too, so it will be nice to read some posts about that.thanks.

Posted by (Keywords removed) on 09/07/2010 08:29:08

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