Days until Kettering's Etsy Made Local market

Some of Northamptonshire's best Etsy sellers will be under one roof in Kettering this weekend for an annual market.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 6:00 am
Stalls at a previous Kettering Etsy market. Credit: Etsy Makers Northants

Etsy Made Local's artisan fair is at the Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrew's Church on Saturday (November 30) between 10am and 4pm.

With about 25 stalls on display and workshops throughout the day the event will feature some of the best products sold by county residents on Etsy, an online marketplace used by millions to sell handmade and vintage items and craft supplies.

Fran Sherbourne, 40, runs her own Etsy page selling artisan and custom-made rubber stamps and helps run the Northamptonshire Etsy team

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

She said: "This is the best of local sellers showing off what they do.

"There will also be workshops throughout the day that I'm sure will be quite a hit."

Workshops include those from a potter's wheel, fabric maker, carver, how to make rag wreaths from upcycled denim and invisible mending.

Entrance to the event is free and the first 50 there get a goody bag, drink and mince pie. Refreshments will be available.

Craft items on sale will include stalls selling lazered wood, paint palette brooches, kitchen woodwork, Fran's rubber stamps, dog leads and collars, glasscraft, organic children's clothes, lampshades and notebooks, figures, recycled bottles filled with fragrances, books and subscriptions and more.

This is the third annual event in Northamptonshire and last year's market was attended by more than 1,000 people.

Similar fairs in other counties will be taking place at the same time.

Fran said: "We are really looking forward to it and there are already plans to go even bigger and better next year.

"We're looking for a new venue in Northamptonshire that will support us if anyone has any suggestions."

Anyone with a suggestion for a new venue should contact Etsy Makers Northants on Facebook here.