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christmas craft markets

Posted on: December 1, 2009

Well, it’s December, which can mean only one thing – the countdown to Christmas has started; everyone has opened the first door on their advent calendar, are thinking about the best time to put up the tree and fretting over how few presents they have bought. For the Makedomenders, part of the excitement of December is visiting Christmas markets searching for those elusive perfect pressies. Luckily, this year London has quite a few original Christmas Craft fairs going on.
We Make London are getting in there first, having their spectacular fair at the Chelsea Town Hall this Saturday, the 5th December. There is a £2.00 entrance fee, but there are loads of great stalls. Our top tips for the sellers you must visit are the Skein Queen, Namolio, London Clay Birds and Knit Happens.

Next up on the 12th December is the Bust Christmas Craftacular on the Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green. This is a hot ticket event, with the summer Craftacular a huge success. Our hot tips for this event are loop and the crafty workshops with various folk including the wonderful Prick Your Finger, with the festivities helped along by fabulous djs and Christmassy drinks.

The Craftacular aftershow party will be held at yet another independant fair, Kristie and Coralie’s Christmas Cooler in Kings Cross. The Make Do Mend team will be at that one, to teach some craft, we will also be bringing along some knitting and crochet kits and showing off our wares. The Cooler will be on for three consecutive weekends from the 3rd December, with different exciting workshops and fantastic independant small designers each weekend.

So those are our tips for the most fabulous fairs this Christmas, race you to the best pressies!

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