I was astonished by the range of talent on display at the Made in M32 event last weekend. It’s amazing to think of all of those front doors of Stretford, behind which people are crafting away, creating these beautiful things in front of the TV. Hundreds of tiny little factories churning out gorgeous handcrafted things in our own town. We may not be able to support a buzzing nightlife but we’ve got realms of craftsmanship right on our doorstep.
Below are some of the stalls that were in attendance last weekend. After the successes of this event, we decided to hold another such event, a little closer to Christmas, to give people a good excuse to buy! That’ll be on November 15-16th, don’t miss it!
Nikki’s handmade cards; personalised, bespoke, original. Most of the cards are below £2. Buy one or the day or get Nikki to design an entire range for your wedding or other special occasion.
Karen’s bags. Made in bright cheerful fabrics, some of which are wipe clean, making them perfect for the beach! These ones are between £5-£10.
A rather inexpert shot of Anya’s art. As well as the larger pictures, Anya makes gorgeous little cards which are perfect for framing.
A little more of an investment piece, Lisa’s beautiful portraits are a great gift for loved ones.
We already display a lot of the Stretford Un-camera Club’s stuff at Sip Club but this was a good opportunity to see the breadth of what they had to offer.
Check out Fran’s gorgeous jewellery. She made all her own and her bridesmaids’ jewellery for her wedding last year and since then has been making off-the-peg and bespoke jewellery for friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends…
Ted discovered is affinity with modelling wood when he retired. As well as creating bespoke walking sticks, he crafts these unique little tree spirits out of unwanted wood. He also fixes all our wonky and wobbly chairs which makes him a hero for anyone who drinks at Sip Club.
Love Spreads are officially hamper makers; Tony and Danielle hand make all the ingredients for beautiful mixed food hampers. For this month’s sale though they’d put together a range of lovely jams and chutneys as well as these fun ‘jamtini’ sets.
Hope to see you all at the sale in November for these stalls and more!