Call to Support Local Creatives

Sunday 22nd November should have been the 3rd Sett Valley Cafe Festive Market – but of course it’s been cancelled due to the current situation – boo!!

We decided to start running the markets when we realised that we have a whole host of extremely talented and creative customers and staff. Other cafes in the area have space available for these talents to be able to showcase their work but sadly our teeny tiny shack doesn’t allow us to do that, so our next best option was to give them a day in the run up to Christmas to show and sell their work right here!

Our first market was all on the cafe tables but we have since expanded over to the entrance of Dow’s with their kind permission. Last year we had lots of amazing stalls set up, our fab customers came for a hot chocolate, or maybe a mulled wine and a browse.

Many other events have also been cancelled so our lovely makers, and creatives have fewer in person opportunities to offer their fabulous wares – so this is a really great chance to give them all a big shout out – and the Visit New Mills crowd to be able to see some of the amazing talent we have in our area. All our stall holders would have been local to the High Peak and the majority from New Mills, Birch Vale and Hayfield – so please do have a look at their gorgeous websites and shops and remember to #shoplocal and #shopsmall this Christmas!

You can also see some pieces from this talented bunch on display at the old Lomas and Lomas shop in Hayfield, with massive thanks to Joe Kemp Butchers for the window space (https://www.facebook.com/JKemp-Butchers-360433130746427/) and the Pottery and Pine Studio in Birch Vale  (Instagram @potteryandpine_studio)

Stall Holders:

All in the Buff – Artisan soaps, deconstructed bath bombs and more.  Instagram @all_in_the_buff https://allinthebuff.co.uk

Brindley Garden Products – Landscape and exterior joinery. Instagram @brindleygardenproducts https://brindleygardenproducts.co.uk

David Lowther Artist – Artist and Urban Sketcher. Instagram @davidlowtherartist https://www.instagram.com/davidlowtherartist

Jenny Rothwell Jewellery – Handmade nature inspired jewellery. Instagram @jenny.rothwell_jewellery https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JennyRothwell

Jim and Gladys – Handcrochet gifts and goodness. Instagram @jimandgladys https://www.etsy.com/shop/jimandgladys

Lady and the Laser Beam – Original laser cut jewellery. Instagram @ladyandthelaserbeam https://www.etsy.com/shop/ladyandthelaserbeam

Organic Ceramics – Handbuilt ceramics inspired by nature. Instagram @_organicceramics http://www.organic-ceramics.co.uk/shop/

Scruffy Dog Creations – Handknit, crochet hats, accessories and more. Instagram @scruffy_dogs http://www.scruffydogcreations.co.uk/shop

Sweet Charity Cookies – Baked and exquisitely hand decorated cookie with all profits to Francis House Children’s Hospice Instagram @sweetcharitycookies https://www.instagram.com/sweetcharitycookies/

The Thread Mill – Venue for crafting, sewing of all kinds, studio spaces and classes. Alongside brand Lozzy Loo – with bags, cushions and more. @thethreadmillhayfield https://www.thethreadmillhayfield.com

This is Tiska – Scandi inspired handmade leather jewellery and bags Instagram @thisistiska https://www.facebook.com/thisistiska

Author: VNM

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