Your chance to grab a bargain as Lancashire's artisans come together for an online spring fair

Artists, artisans and crafters from across Lancashire are coming together for an online spring fair.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:45 pm

With the pandemic affecting many independent small businesses, 50 makers, designers, producers and small businesses will go online on April 16 and 17.

There will be lots of maker demonstrations, workshops and interviews to watch and make at home and an online market featuring the work of over 50 hand-picked artists.

Many of the creatives taking part will be offering great extras such as free gift wrapping, free postage and exclusive discounts.

Julie Miles, of Julie Miles Ceramics, Nelson. Julie is one of the artists, artisans and crafters taking part in an online spring fair in April 2021, organised by Hopeful and Glorious

The online fair has been curated and organised by Lancashire-based Hopeful and Glorious, which curates and runs makers events across Lancashire showcasing makers from the region and celebrating the talents of local creatives.

Heather Chapman of Hopeful and Glorious said: “With the online fair we want to try and create the best event we can both for our makers and our customers.

“We’d usually have the buzz of setting up, talking with makers - meeting some for the first time and welcoming others back so we’re encouraging our makers to set up a stall at home and film it. We’ll be having demonstrations and workshops from some of our makers and we want to create the two days to be a celebration of making and not just selling.”

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Diane Morrison, of Diana Morrison Designs, Blackpool. Diana is one of the artists, artisans and crafters taking part in an online spring fair in April 2021, organised by Hopeful and Glorious

• Silver 4 Ever from Lancaster;

• Lydia Aislewood Designs from Burnley;

• Atlas Interiors from Lancaster;

• Redcurrant Glass from Barrowford;

• Elfin Alchemy Jewellery from Chorley;

• Seaquink Designs from Chorley;

• Ark Glass from Hornby

• Making Memories from Poulton le Fylde;

• Diana Morrison Designs from Blackpool;

• Rae, Fern & Hope Interiors from Colne;

• Julie Miles Ceramics from Nelson;

• Gawthorpe Textile Collection from Burnley.

The event starts at 5pm on Friday, April 16, at hopefulandglorious.co.uk where the public can browse the wide array of products on offer and buy direct from the makers.