Makers Market in The North West

If you read my blog about Altrincham Market here, last week and were interested in visiting other markets like this around the North West, then check out the Makers Markets.

The venue moves around the villages and towns of North West Manchester and Cheshire on a rota, each weekend, with two in the city centre, based in the Northern quarter and Spinningfields areas and sellers provide a range of hand made, artisan goods, antiques and bric a brac, home made and baked food, craft ales and a range of interesting and unusual gifts. It’s a great way to shop local and independent and visit different towns around the region, that you might otherwise not have?

 

Nautical inspired Jewellery by AmyBeth

 

French inspired finds from Fizzy Vintage

 

Lovely textiles by Posnerandposner

This Sunday we visited the makers market in Knutsford, Cheshire, specifically to buy a present for the newest member of our family, baby Niall born on Thursday. His mama Sara had already told me how much she liked Libby Bowers hand made traditional wool toys and nursery decorations and so off we went in pursuit of something special for Niall’s nursery.

 

Nursery toys and wall decorations, hand made from recycled materials, from Libby Bower 

We found lots of lovely stalls and the one below is fast becoming a
particular favourite for gifts. Hand made from drift wood collected from
beaches close to the North West, together with recycled, salvaged
materials from building sites and skips, these beautiful little houses
are just so gorgeous and eco friendly. We had bought a row of three
houses for our cousin, the day before, as a birthday present from Urmston Artisan market
(more about that on a future blog) as we’d holidayed with her many
times in St Ives when our children were small and they reminded us of
the little fisher men’s cottages there? Unfortunately the guy that makes
them didn’t have any business details, that I can include here, but he
is a regular at the Makers Markets and can be found there at most
venues.

 

Knutsford is a lovely Cheshire town and well worth a visit any time for
it’s leafy cafe lined streets and a great antiques centre spanning
several floors as well as Tatton Park and country house, owned by The
National Trust, there is so much to do there, it makes for a great day
out.

 

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  1. Anonymous 2 November, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    fabulous blog Karen, really helpful.

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