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Weekend of the Maker

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Weekend of the Maker

Saturday 26 November – 10am-5pm
Sunday 27 November – 11am-5pm

Roco Creative Co-op
342 Glossop Road
Sheffield S10 2HW
Free Entry

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See all the Saturday stallholders here >
See all the Sunday stallholders here >

weekend of the maker workshops
Book your place at one of our craft and business skills workshops! Entry to the craft fair is totally free, plus there will be drop-in workshops too – more info here

Little button earrings in main photo by Joanna Wakefield


What is the Weekend of the Maker?

Over the weekend of 26-27 November 2016, Folksy, Crafty Fox Market and creative hub Roco are coming together to celebrate makers across the UK in very special event – The Weekend of the Maker. The Weekend of the Maker will explore the many elements that go into being a maker today and will include:

– a craft fair featuring more than 40 designers and makers from across the UK on each day

–  an all-day embroidery workshop with Marna Lunt and stained glass taster day with Jenny Newall

– craft drop-ins – make a macramé hanging planter with Stitch-Up on Saturday, and a chunky knitting and pom pom bauble workshop on Sunday with Wool Couture

– Instagram workshops with Emily Quinton, and Sara from Me and Orla, a product photography workshop and talk with Yeshen Venema, how to sell to shops workshop with Moonko, social media and SEO advice with Folksy and one-to-one sessions with marketing expert Hilary Pullen

– an evening social-come-party

The Weekend of the Maker will showcase skilled makers currently working across Britain, uncover new talent, celebrate experienced talent, give people the opportunity to try new craft and design techniques and brush up on social media, photography and business skills.


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Where is it happening?

The Weekend of the Maker is happening at the Roco Creative Co-op in Sheffield. Roco is a beautifully refurbished row of Georgian houses in the university district that incorporates studios, a café-bar, a fully-equipped makerspace, bookshop, design shop and galleries.

Why Sheffield? Sheffield has a long history of making; famous for its cutlery, it has built up a well-deserved reputation as a city of makers, and has more artists per square foot than any other city outside London. It’s also the home of Folksy – the largest British marketplace specialising in craft and handmade – so it’s the perfect location for an event that celebrates the maker.

Roco Creative Co-op
342 Glossop Road
Sheffield S10 2HW

Crafty Fox Market, Christmas 2016, Folksy, Sheffield craft fair

Crafty Fox craft fair

The centrepiece of the Weekend of the Maker will be our Christmas Craft Fair curated by Crafty Fox Market, Folksy and Roco, featuring glorious handmade pieces by some of the best designers and makers in the UK. This is the place to do your Christmas shopping away from the Black Friday madness, with good vibes and good stuff.

See which fabulous makers will be at the market on Saturday 26 November

See who which fabulous makers will be at the market on Sunday 27 November


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Take part in the workshops

Over the weekend we will be running a series of hands-on craft workshops, as well as photography, social media and business skills sessions, which you can book online now! There will also be a macramé drop-in workshops that you can sign up for on the day.

See the full programme of workshops here >

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An evening social

After hours on the Saturday evening, we will be turning up the volume for a social-come-party at Roco, where makers can mingle and enjoy DJs and festive feel-good times. The social starts at 7pm.


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Keep up to date on #weekendofthemaker

The Weekend of the Maker is an event by Roco, Crafty Fox Market and Folksy. For more Weekend of the Maker news and pictures, check out the #weekendofthemaker hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. You can follow us all here too…

Folksy on Twitter @folksy
on Instagram @folksyhq 

Crafty Fox Market on Twitter @craftyfoxmarket
on Instagram @craftyfoxmarket

Roco Creative Co-op on Twitter @weareroco
on Instagram @wearetheroco


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Year of Making Sheffield


The Weekend of the Maker is proud to be part of The Year of Making