British Craft Trade Fair

I am sorry I haven’t blogged for a while; things have been rather hectic socially with a trip to Nairn in Scotland for a wedding which was amazing. Thought I would rectify the lack of recent posts by giving you a little taster of my trip to Harrogate at the weekend to one of my favourite shows, BCTF.

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BCTF has been promoting British hand-made giftware for more than 35 years, longer than any other trade fair in the UK….I’ve not been visiting for 35 years but I have seen it grow and now there are over 250 makers under one roof showcasing a vast range of handmade work from the British Isles. It’s my favourite show to visit – not just because of the locality which is really handy I have to say – but the atmosphere is always fantastic and it is such a friendly show. Here are some of my makers I managed to catch up with and have a chat and a giggle with:

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As well as meeting up with past and present makers it is a great opportunity to find new makers to showcase in Heart Gallery in the future … I am really excited about some of the new work I found and can’t wait for it to arrive in Hebden Bridge later this year and also in 2015 … yes I have to look that far ahead! No sneaky peeks at the new work yet – you’ll have to keep dipping into this blog but here is an image of something fresh arriving soon just in time for our Burlesque Festival in Hebden Bridge!

Miss Honey Crumpet arriving at Heart Gallery soon

Miss Honey Crumpet arriving at Heart Gallery soon

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