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  • Eleanor Lakelin.

Open Studios and Christmas craft fairs

Say no to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, say yes to handmade gifts

There are lots of brilliant open studio and Christmas events happening from this weekend. We’ve listed just a few below.

Or if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home – find hundreds of makers on the Crafts Council Directory.

And for further inspiration check out what makers buy their nearest and dearest flick through this year’s Crafts Christmas Gift Guide.

Dazzle
Till 8 January
Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London
SE1 9PH

Eclectic Christmas
Till 23 December
London Glassblowing Gallery
62-66 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3UD

MAKE 17, Bovey Tracey
Till 7 January
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Riverside Mill
Bovey Tracey
Devon
TQ13 9AF

Oriel Myrddin Gallery Makers Market
Till 30 December
Church Lane
Carmarthen
SA31 1LH

Crafted for Christmas, New Brewery Arts
Till 31 December
Brewery Court
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1JH

Christmas at Walford Mill
Till 7 January
Stone Lane
Wimbourne
BH21 1NL

And some of our favourite places to buy craft…

Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge
Pottery West Sheffield
New Craftsman, St Ives
Craft Centre Leeds
CoCA Shop, York

Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Bluecoat Display Centre

Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff  
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham 
Twenty Twenty Gallery,  Shropshire
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Contemporary Ceramics, London
V&A Shop, London
  
Flow Gallery, London  
Ruthin Craft Centre

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