Visited the Little Great Northern contemporary Craft Fair today, I have been to these smaller events before and they are always really inspiring. They are smaller spin off events from the main event which is held in Manchester every October, which I intend to visit again.

Lots of great exhibitors really nice to talk to other designer makers and see their work, makes me even more determined to get myself something up and running, possibly thinking about applying to the next event.

A real mix of exhibitors ranging from ceramics, jewellery, textiles, illustrators etc. Thought I would gather together some images to share some of the types of work on show.

One of my favourites was a new little company called Gerda and Goose. They had such a nice and unique set of work, difficult to describe, but essentially little collages containers using various old sardine tins etc and some lovely accessories.

I bought a little tin as I couldn’t resist…





Thought I would include their description!

Another exhibitor I really liked was surface pattern designer Sally Newall (link to her etsy shop). Had to buy one of her lampshades and lavender hangers! She screen prints and appliques a range of home accessories – take a look at her etsy shop.




Also a fan of Ruth Greens work, simple screen prints – last time I went I bought an owl print from her…