Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Fair Goodies

Seeing as its less than a week before our Christmas Fair on the 15th Dec, in the Trinity Centre, I thought I would post about some of the sellers who will be joining us this time and their lovely wares.
We'll have a huge 35 sellers at this event and this time we'll be in the church itself so there'll be loads of space. Yay!

The products on offer will be wide and varied and we've been trying hard to make sure that there won't be too much of one type of product. Here is a small selection

Whim Wham Ceramics - traditionally styled ceramics lovingly crafted in a in a Tyne & Wear studio.

Man About Town - stylish and unusual bags and belts for the discerning gentleman, created with recycled bicycle tyres using traditional leather-work techniques.

Bill Quay Fabric Workshop - Beautiful limited edition textiles created in house using block and lino printing methods.  

Sponge and Sugar - tasty cup cakes, cake pops and occasion cakes made in Northumberland with organic and Fairtrade ingredients.

Love Textiles - textile art for the home, using applique, embroidery and collage, inspired by the North East coast line.

Pangaea - Eye-catching men's ties and accessories made with ethically sourced fabrics.

Gabby's Bazaar - Pretty vintage and retro inspired jewellery.

So they're just a few of the items we'll have in our fair on the 15th Dec. Hope you can make it along!

Monday, 5 November 2012

A Christmas Shopping Alternative

Drum roll please...................
On Saturday the 15th December MiN are having a Christmas Fair at the Trinity Centre on Gosforth High Street, Newcastle, NE3 4AG. We'll be there from 10am - 4pm and this time we'll have the church hall as our venue, so it will be a lovely big space on the ground floor.

There are 35 wonderful stall holders offering a wide variety of hand-crafted goodies in time for some last minute Christmas shopping. Here are just a few of the makers and artists who will be joining us this time:

* Fun, contemporary cross-stitch accessories and homewares from the awesome Miso Funky -

* Man About Town will be offering innovative & stylish men's belts and cases from recycled bicycle tyres -

* Quirky, vintage inspired jewellery from Gabby's Bazaar -

* Stunning limited edition printed textiles from Bill Quay Fabric Workshop -

* Gorgeous etchings and art prints by illustrator Deborah Snell of illustration collective Set of Drawers -

* Beautifully handcrafted stoneware and ceramics from Muddy Fingers Pottery -

In addition to all the stalls we're also hoping to have a little raffle where you can win yourself some ace handmade goodies.
Also the Trinity centre cafe will be open so you can warm up with a hot drink and some tasty food.

Any money generated from stall places goes towards Made in Newcastle's funds towards our future shop space, from where we aim to showcase the work of local independent business and creative entreprenuers. 
Entry is free, so please drop by and escape the high street madness while helping to support regional traders.

We have set up a Facebook event
here and we would be very grateful if tou could help us spread the word by inviting your friends. Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

A MiNnie Summer Market Showcase

The MiN Summer Market on the 11th August is getting ever closer and it all promises to be very exciting indeed.

There will be 30 - 35 wonderful stalls with a diverse range of handmade and locally designed products to tantalise your eye holes.

Aside from a huge variety of local designers and artists we'll also have our kids craft corner where you can bring your little'uns and they can get creative with the folks of MiN and make something to take home with them. To add to this we also now have a children's book author who will be stopping by to do some readings from her wonderful books.  So all in all it'll be the perfect spot to spark your child's imagination and get their creative juices flowing - hey it could be good for the big kids too!
To give you an idea of what gorgeous things you'll be able to find here is a sneak preview of some of the crafts people selling at the event:

Laura Parkin
Stunning hand woven textiles from a Northumberland based a textile designer graduate.

Karina's bags
Gorgeous leather bags and purses from established designer-maker Karina Hesketh.

Candy Queen Store
Fabulous and super cute, customisable kid's clothing.

French Oven
Delicious artisan breads, cakes and pastries from the Grainger Market based bakers.

Finely crafted, bound notebooks, journals and boxes made by local maker Margaret Finch.

Laura Cartwright
Colourful and contemporary illustration prints, cards and decorations.

Surf and Silver
Naturally striking, salvaged coastal sea glass jewellery from maker Emma Harbottle.

BUBU Design
Quirky and charming toys and dolls from illustrator and designer-maker Agata Ryniewicz.

Money generated from this market will go towards future MiN events to aid our long term aspiration of having a permanent retail/gallery space, so we hope you'll come along for a tea or coffee and help us to continue to support local creative talent and business.
We are fully booked for stalls now but you can still apply to be on the reserve list if you contact with a couple of sample images of your work.
We're looking forward to seeing you all there. 

Friday, 6 July 2012

Made In Newcastle invite you to their Summer Market!

Made In Newcastle Summer Market, Sat 11th Aug, 10am - 4pm.

Trinity Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AG

There will be 30+ stalls offering handmade food, art, homewares, jewellery, accessories and loads more.
We'll also have a free 'Kids Craft Corner' where children can get creative on the doodle wall, make a badge or a sticker or even learn to knit.

Here is a sneak peak of some of the makers and artists who will have goodies on offer:
Yellobole, handmade books (
Surf and Silver Jewellery (
Subtle Clothing (
Britt's Little Paper Shop (
Lucy's Happy Place (
Finger Print Jewellery ( )

The venue which has a café, is located in the heart of the bustling and prosperous Gosforth High street. The hall is easily accessed by stairs or a lift and travel links and parking are good.

Money from the event will go towards future MiN events and our long term goal of finding a new shop/gallery space.

There are still a few stall spaces left so applications are invited from makers, designers and artists. Items on sale must be handmade (not bought in) and the maker should be based in the North East. A pitch is priced at £20 and tables and chairs will be provided.
If you wish to find out more please email

If you would like to book a stall please include photos of your product or a link to some photos of your items online.

We hope you will be able to pop in for a cuppa and say hi.

We've created a Facebook event: Go ahead and invite all your friends, the more the merrier.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Jubilee Jubilation

Well with only a week to go the whole of the UK seems to have gone all Red, White and Blue
Our talented creative types here at Made in Newcastle have also been busy making and designing some beautiful Jubilee inspired items just for you. 

First up for your delectation is this truly stunning range of products from The Spotted Sparrow, which includes a whole host of wonderful greetings cards, invitations and my personal favorite, the gorgeous framed birth announcement, a perfect christening gift.

If you have a summer wedding why not dress to impress with this wonderful hat from Ashleigh.Pip.

Now you have the hat your going to need some fabulous footwear and a simply stunning bag. These fantastic up-cycled, one of a kind items from BoBu Couture will certainly turn heads. 

Time to add those finishing touches with some Jubilee inspired necklaces from G's Bazaar. The delicate key and crown pendant adds just a hint of royal flair and I'm sure there is going to be more than one or two tea parties over this long weekend, so how about this little porcelain teapot.

To finish off your outfit just add this chunky bracelet from Nancy Pants. Nancy Pants has also been adding the royal touch to some of her fantastic homewears.

If your looking for a Union Jack inspired gift then look no further then the brilliant cosmetic bags and phone cases from Boho Raspberry.  

If you would prefer something for your home then why not check out our good friend from Made in Newcastle, now Made in the Highlands

Hope you all have a joyous jubilee long weekend, why not drop us a line and let us know what crafty things you have made to celebrate, we really love to see what you have been creating. 

Much Love from MiN