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The first weekend in August the Northern Craft Summer Fair came to Leeds. The Northern Craft Fairs are pop up exhibitions with stalls, workshops, pin drop and street food stalls. It takes place in the Northern Monk Brew Co. in Leeds city centre.
Northern Craft Summer Fair – pin drop
The fair has a kick start with a Friday pin drop. The pin drop has 25 exclusive, custom made pins perfect for any collectors. I adore how they are on display here.
My favourite pin has to be this tea pot pin by Livi Gosling. Which isn’t surprising given my love of tea pots.
Northern Craft Summer Fair – The stalls
On the Saturday there was 34 different stalls. Selling clothing, stationery, jewellery, ceramics, prints, textiles, homeware and plants. Each stall is an independent craft business which are always my favourite places to purchase goods from. I’m sure you know the type I mean, the Etsy shops you spend hours favouriting their products. I love knowing someone has lovingly designed and made something, often in limited number. I really love supporting the smaller businesses too.
As there are so many stalls selling so many lovely things today I am sharing my favourite few. I’m not including stalls I bought goodies from as there is another post coming up about those soon.
First up The Level Collective who sell unisex clothing. I love their clothing and that the inspiration for it is from their love of travel.
This gorgeous 3D jewellery is by Geo Heaven. Every piece is 3D printed which I had never seen in real life before. Each piece is surprisingly sturdy and strong. I love the bright colours and geometric designs of everything.
The Secret Haberdasher is another favourite. Beautiful baby girls clothes, handmade with the most gorgeous printed fabrics. I’m just sad I don’t have a baby girl anymore to dress in anything from the shop.
I have already shown some photos from this stall on Instagram. Finest Imaginary sells handmade, laser cut jewellery. Each piece is gorgeously girly and summery and I could quite happily have one of everything! I will definitely be treating myself to something very soon….and it will quite possibly have a flamingo or terrarium on it.
North or Nowt (how fab is that name?!) is an online hand printed print shop that I have to mention purely for this print. “What would Bruce do”. I’m a huge Bruce fan so this definitely caught my eye and would be a real talking point piece on a wall.
And lastly Red Paper House. Another gorgeous jewellery shop selling colourful, geometric wooden jewellery. I especially love that it is sustainable wood and the hand painting and illustrating.
The Northern Craft Summer Fair – workshops
As well as all the stalls workshops were being run too, to learn how to make a terrarium or macrame plant hanger. Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to book and didn’t get a place. Jennie did the terrarium workshop and has a post about that here.
The pin drop is still available in Northern Monk Refectory until the 4th of September.
Northern Craft are also holding a street market on the 26th August at Water Lane in Leeds.
After attending the Northern Craft Summer Fair I will definitely be heading along to the street market and can’t wait for the next fair.
Have you every been to a fair like this? Which is your favourite stall from these?
*I was invited down to the Northern Craft Summer Fair and received a pin and refreshments. As always this does not influence my post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.