The Contemporary Craft Festival: A festival of fun, quality and inspiration!

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We can’t believe that 2 weeks ago today we, along with 200 makers from all around the UK, were packing boxes, checking lists and heading to the beautiful riverside park of Bovey Tracey to set up for the Contemporary Craft Festival. There’s no event quite like it – for makers and visitors. Renowned for it’s professionalism and high quality craft, it’s also a place to meet friends, share ideas, be inspired, get involved and have fun. We’re sad it’s all over! We loved having a stand again. It was a great opportunity for us to show a selection from our website, promote our makers and meet customers. We also loved spending time (and having a dance!) with our makers.

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We were very proud to have two of our makers presented with awards – Helen Noakes won the Best Maker in the South West award and Anne Morgan won the award for Best Stand. We also presented an award to jeweller Tracey Falvey for the Best New Business award and she’ll be joining us here on madebyhandonline very soon. There was so much to see, and here are just a few of our favourite pictures of our makers to give a little taster of the weekend…

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Huge thanks to Sarah James and her team for organising such an incredible event. Thanks to Sarah DrewHannah McAndrew and Esme Cooper for all your help, and for demonstrating on our stand, and thanks to everyone who came to visit us. We met makers, existing customers and new ones too. One lady said “The lovely thing about your website is that you have lots of different designers and styles, but it feels like a whole – a collection.” These words meant such a lot to us and after such an inspirational and fun weekend, we’re already excited for next year!