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SCENE: Craft Candy
by Sarah Waterhouse of www.craft-candy.org
Craft Candy is a group of Sheffield happy to see how many people felt public. Our first fair, Spring Fling,
based makers and artists whose the same way as us. We have a group was held at the Workstation in March
main role is to promote craft and of friendly and hugely talented and was a huge success. Not only
craftspeople within Sheffield. The makers, artists and photographers did we have some of the best makers
group is run by Sarah Waterhouse and are so happy that we’ve brought in Sheffield but we also attracted
of Plain Jane Textiles and Kati Palin everyone together. We have grown stallholders from all over the country.
of Juxtapose Emporium. over the last year to 0 members We are now organizing our second
and we have achieved so much in fair Candyfloss, which will be held at
Craft Candy started back in July a short space of time. We started a the Millennium Galleries on th July.
200 after I met two crafters Kati series of monthly craft workshops in Then in November we’ll be back at
Palin and Yvonne Lee (Mymiyel) at February. These have proved very the Workstation for a 2 day Christmas
a local craft fair. I’d been thinking popular with the public and our main fair. Not only do we have our craft fair
for a while about wanting to start goal was to make them as affordable in July but we also celebrate our st
a group of likeminded people here as possible. We have taught a variety birthday and to mark the occasion
in Sheffield mainly because I had of crafts including bookbinding, felt we are organising a free workshop
chatted with so many makers on making and textiles and are already for the public the first weekend in
the internet but I didn’t know any working on booking tutors in for August. This is the great thing about
in my own city. I know how many more workshops in 200. being a non-profit organisation, that
talented craftspeople there are here we can give something back to the
in Sheffield so it was just a case We also decided early on that public.
of trying to figure out how to get we wanted to organize three
everyone together. Once we started contemporary city centre craft fairs Another benefit of the group
advertising for members we were every year with free entry for the is that we’ve made some great
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