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Christmas Craftmap 2010

This festive season is a treat of all of us who love handmade items. There are more craft fairs, independent retailers and pop-up shops than any previous year, enough to get lost admiring shapes, colours and textures for days. To help you (and ourselves!) on the quest to find the perfect handcrafted gift we have created a map with all the shops, markets and exhibitions in Edinburgh this Christmas.

We hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to come back and let us know which places you visited and what you bought.
Happy shopping!!!

By buying handmade you not only get a unique piece of work but you also support local artists, designers and craftspeople.

If you have a shop or are holding an event we have missed please let us know.
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A good way to start the month

It looks to be a busy couple of weeks ahead for Craft Reactor & members…

Our usual monthly meet will be this Tuesday 26th at Tea Tree Tea from 5pm to 8pm. Bring any crafts you are working on along for everyone to have a peek!

To start you off on early holiday shopping (and some old-fashioned entertainment), Sunday, November 7th, brings two lovely events:

We are very excited about the brand new Craft Market at Earthy where we shall have a group stall along with a whole bunch of lovely people. Entry is free so you can have your coffee and cake, do your grocery shopping and pick up some lovely handcrafted goods, all in one fell swoop. If it’s a good day you can even have a wee mosey and browse the garden plants.

Miss Fitz-Poste’s Modern Mixers” provide the Bright Young Things of Edinburgh with the most respectable of monthly tea dances each with a different vintage theme. This month’s Blitz Balroom is on from 4-8pm at the Ghillie Dhu and will include “blackmarket goods” from our members Dress up doll, Queen Bea and Blackbird Alley.

Also, stay tuned for our Christmas workshop details and our members exhibition!

Have a lovely, crafty week!

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Magpie Market

Magpie Market September

Magpie Market is returning to The LOT in the heart of the Grassmarket for a series of monthly markets.

The first one is this Saturday and we’re definitely paying it a visit. The market will run alongside the Buskers Brunch which will see fabulous live music by talented local ‘busking’ musician and brunch served in the café.

Our members Madeleine Shepherd and Carmen Moran are very pleased to be part of the event selling their handmade creations so pop in and say hello somewhere between tasty brunch and enjoying the tunes.

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Bad news

We have had to cancel our July 31st summer market thanks to problems getting a license in time. We’re all a bit gutted, but are taking the opportunity to work on expanding our other plans, developing the group and muttering quietly about red tape!

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Edinburgh’s summer of craft!

Gill at Creative Boom Edinburgh has a nice roundup of all of the Edinburgh craft action over the next couple of weeks – it looks like the 24th is going to be particularly busy with Made in the Shade at the Roxy Art House, the opening of Magpie’s Spider and the Fly store and the opening of Hannah Zakari’s brand new shop! Luckily, you then get a week to recover before heading over to our very own Craft Reactor Launch event and market on July 31st!

If you’re involved in the creative industries and are looking for some mid-week action too, you’re in luck, as the second Edinburgh Social Boom will be held on Tuesday July 27th at 6.30pm, also at the Roxy Art House. There’s also some discussion of a bit of a crafty get together on Sunday 25th to make decorations for the event, and once we have more details about that I’ll post them here!

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Craft Reactor Summer Market

If you’re a maker, or just love hand crafted goods, join us for our launch event on July 31st!

The Craft Reactor arts and crafts market will be taking place between 10am and 4pm in Edinburgh New Town at the Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street, EH3 6NX. Barony Street is just off Broughton Street, and can also be accessed via Albany Lane from Queen Street/York Place. View our map for location details.

Entry is only 50p, with a free tea or coffee – and if you’re one of the first 30 visitors, a free goody bag containing delights from members and stallholders!

Free craft demonstrations will be held at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm. Demonstrations include “How to knit with a T-Shirt” by Madeleine Shephard, and a look at Gocco printing, a Japanese printing method.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there, and if you need any more information just email us on and we’ll be happy to help!

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