Monday, 1 November 2010


Greetings from the Crafty News Desk
Some Autumn colour for you in this week's photo.

Great weekend for those who were involved in the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS. Well done to all especially the Irish Etsy Designers featured by Craft Guerrilla
Sorcha Gillett from dandeliondaydreamer
Laura Hogan from LHogan and
Kate Ramsey from feltfieltrofilc

Also at the show, some TV news coverage of the first day of the Show introduces the upcyclingof a jumper courtesy of Brigitte Purls. Go about 14 mins into the playback. TV Playback
More on this tomorrow in the Tuesday "How to..."

Some more market news for our run up to Christmas Listing:
Roisin from Roisins boutuque and beauty salon in Kilkenny has been in touch. She currently has 18 etsy suppliers in her shop. She is now in the process of opening another shop in the city of kilkenny The shop will be open for Christmas and is part of a large shopping area and she would be love to hear from crafters interested in supplying products for sale. Contact Roisin at

Belfast Fashion Souk - Sunday 14 November from 12 to 5pm at the Ulster Hall. December's Festive Season Souk, Sunday 12 December from 11am to 5pm in the Waterfront Hall complete with fashion exhibition and bar facilities. Details from: link

Creative Crafts and Gifts Show, Kings Hall, Belfast -11 -13 November 2010. Information from: link

Christmas Craft Fair in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo on the 28th of November 2010.
Application form from link or by contacting Monica Horan, c/o TacĂș, Glebe St., Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo Phone: 094 9542908 / 087 4111343 Email:

I see on Twitter that there is a Winter Fair in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone on ‎19-20 November. Details link

Other regular markets
Limerick - Milk Market link
Dublin - The Crafty Market - link
Dublin - The Ferocious Mingle link

I know there are other regular ones but I need the info to pass it on, so if you have any details of regular or special markets please let me know.

And now for the running list of markets - all details are given in earlier Crafty News Reports.
7 Rosscarberry
11-13 Kings Hall, Belfast
14 Bray
14 Navan
14 Bundoran
14 Ballinasloe
14 Killaloe
19-20 Cookstown, Co Tyrone
20 Gardiner St. Dublin
20 Tournafulla, Co Limerick
20/21 Bunratty
21 Bray
26-28 Marley Park, Dublin
27 Ennis
28 Ardee
28 Ranelagh, Dublin
28 Wicklow town
28 Ballinrobe, Co Mayo

4-5 Bray
4-5 Drogheda
5 Dunboyne
5 Adare
5 Punchestown
10-11? Westport
11-12 Russborough House, Wicklow
11 Glasnevin
12 Athboy
12 Leopardstown, Dublin
12 Loughrea
12 Souk, Belfast
19 Castleblayney
19/20 University Concert Hall Limerick

That's is for this week. Hard to believe it's November 1st already - so much to do, so little time to do it. Hope you all have a great week. Get in touch with any info.
Catch up next week


  1. Thanks Mo. I can't believe it's the 1st of November either! Although, if one looks at the weather...

  2. I've been selling with Roisin for ages, she is really great, I would highly recommend working with her as it's really helped me expand my business.

  3. Knit and stitch was great loved it cant wait till next years one!

    As for craft fairs arrrghhhh so much work to do for the Drogheda one on the 5th of December in the Boyne Valley! :/

  4. Like Ruth I have been selling with Roisin for a while now.She is great to work with and I am looking forward to working with her on her newest venture.Andrea