I’m back from my 2 day craft event at Hardcastle Crags, it was a great success. Very enjoyable with plenty of interested visitors all day, and the setting, and more importantly the weather, couldn’t have been better.
Hardcastle Crags, a National Trust site, is well known for beautiful woodland walks, and now with the fully and sustainably restored Gibson Mill including a great cafe, is a very popular spot with both locals and tourists alike.
Staffed by many volunteers on the Saturday, and with a mini-bus shuttle service to ferry shoppers to and from the car park, it was very well thought out.
It was the first outing for my new, and hopefully improved, stall. I have done a total redesign, and Gary made me 2 display boards to give me some height, and I have minimalized the clutter. I also designed my own labels for the jewellery, tags for the collections and earring cards. Next time I will put the necklaces on cards too. It also meant my stall was much less prop-heavy, a blessed relief!
There was a great selection of artists, here are my nearest neighbours, others to come in a separate post.
All makers were local, and visitors seemed delighted to have the opportunity to buy something local and handmade in Yorkshire.
I’ll keep you posted if I do this event again, it’s well worth a visit.