What to look out for at the Etsy Made Local Preston Christmas Market 2018
PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:53 27 November 2018
Specialist cards, £2.75 Lucie Cooke Illustration, Clitheroe Fun, quirky and colourful illustrated things and stuff. Cards, badges, notebooks and tea towels are designed and illustrated in my little studio in Clitheroe. All designs are hand drawn in ink and then scanned in to be digitised and coloured up on computer. www.instagram.com/luciecookeillustration
Lancashire is packed with creative crafters who have made a career out their skills and we asked one group to pick their perfect Christmas presents. They will be setting up their stall at a festive fare in Preston this month
Christmas Eve Box £25
Bespoke & Oak Co, Preston
Clare Braithwaite creates personalised gifts from wood. She designs and creates every productincluding this lovely gift box
Festive napkin rings, £5
Betsy & Els, Lytham
Helen Gillespie from Lytham produces laser-cut creations, engravings and bespoke pieces in her business named afte her daughters who spurred her on to follow her creative passion.
Collaged diorama, �85
Bonkers Clutterbucks, Rossendale
This husband and wife team working in an old corn warehouse experiment with a variety of mediums such as oil paint, collaging patterned paper, model making, up-cycling old wooden boxes and tins to create 3D scenes.
Bee notebook, �10
By Nikomi, Rawtenstall
Nikomi Marshall creates predominantly paper based goods such as cards, notebooks, prints and papercuts. Her designs are simple, focusing on one key element and a limited colour palette for each collection. Her best selling items are her notebooks and cards.
Handmade Pink Porcelain Bowl, £45
Christine Cherry Ceramics, Hoghton
Christine uses her own parian porcelain recipe to create her stunning, slip cast vessels. Always fascinated with the processes associated with mass production, she explores a multilayered slip-casting technique to create her unique objects.
Festive rompers from £20, long sleeve top from £15
Ida and Rudy Clothing, Preston
Ami Gleeson, Preston
Created by mum of two Amy Gleeson.Following the birth of her second child she really struggled to find comfy, funky items for him to wear so she set out on a mission to make him some. Fast forward and now she is making a range of organic items from newborn to age six.
Pom-pom wreath �15
Terri Juniper, Preston
Inspired by a trip to Italy, Terri produces handmade alternative Christmas decorations with natural textures and artisan designs. The pompom wreath is one of her most popular designs and are available in a range of colours
Triangular shawls and scarves, £35
Kath Heywood Designs, Nelson
Kath creates colourful, stylish hand knit accessories perfect for brightening up your day. An evolving collection combining beautiful colours, skilful hand knitting and stylish designs to make gorgeoust scarves, gloves, hats, bags and purses.
Personalised interlocking beaded circle necklace, £55.00
Kian Designs, Walmer Bridge
Kim Ryan is inspired by clean lines, shape and texture, creating contemporary stylish jewellery, from her studio in near Preston. Each piece is designed and crafted by Kim, and many items can be personalised to create the perfect piece of keepsake jewellery.
Box Set of 24 handmade chocolates, £16.00
Lloyds Chocolatiers, Preston
A small, independent company specialising in artisan handmade chocolates and truffles produced from high quality Belgium couverture and the freshest ingredients available. Their use of French butter, made in the heart of Normandy, really makes our ganache fillings extra special. Rainforest Alliance certified.
Modern rustic furniture, from £455
Marsh Mill Interiors, Preston
Marsh Mill Interiors was founded by Leona Marsh, who has a passion for creating furniture and wooden items in the industrial and modern rustic style using reclaimed timber. These items not only look great in the home, but also in the office, coffee shop or bar.
Night Owl Shawl - cotton, �45 or silk, �149
Sandy Gardner, Lancaster
Sandy creates elegant, luxurious, wearable artwork that are versatile and stylish. The striking scarves, shawls and pocket squares feature wing expanses inspired by beautiful birds from local habitats.
Silver plated photo pendant, £18
Secret Garden Photography, South Ribble
Nicola Pearson is a fine art photographer and artist who works mainlyin still life and landscapes. This new artis tcreates pretty and unique pieces for the home.
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Crane Earrings, £12
Ayais an origami stylist who folds paper into beautiful, unique and exclusive shapeswith the aim of making people happy.Her origami products are very modern but still have Japanese traditional style.
Inch Brooches, £4
The Purple Elephant 64, Preston
After years of collecting bits and bobs, Norma Foulds decided to start making things from her stash, and so little Inch brooches were born. No two are the same and they contain all kinds of things from Victorian Glass beads to parts of watches.
White Winter Hare, �70
Thrift Design, Chorley
Awarded 'One to watch' status by Wayne Hemingway and the Crafts Council, Lucy Wray creates art from salvaged resources, giving them new and beautiful forms. Her work is inspired by the British countryside and the animals that inhabit it.
Make a date
The items on this pages are from people who are part of an Etsy group selling online but you can see them in the flesh at The Harris Museum in Preston for a craft fair on Saturday December 1st (11am-5pm) and Sunday 2nd (11am-4pm).
Etsy Lancashire is a regional group of designer-makers bringing together the very best of Lancashire’s local talent.
Thanks for helping to compile this feature go to Lucy Wray, of Thrift Design, who said: ‘There are some really unique items created by people who are passionate about what they make and supporting small businesses is great for the local economy.’ Apologies for not being able to include them all – there are just too many creative people in this county!