Our next event is open for submissions from Mon 14th Feb at 9am - closing date is 25th Feb at midnight, just email me between these dates with a biography and photos of your work to be considered.
Due to the limited tables and our commitment to quality and giving a varied show, please do not be offended if we cannot showcase your work right away, if you are successful in your application we will contact you.
all the best for a year of craft!
Reetsweet takes over Leeds Corn Exchange today from 11am with Leeds' freshest Designer and Maker fair - full of jewellery, accessories, homewares and oddities for your buying pleasure! Entry is free so pop down!
Reetsweet is very honoured tomorrow to have with us Jo Bagshaw, Jewellery Designer and Maker who also makes small silverware pieces. Jo is based in Heslington, York, North Yorkshire. Jo completed a BA (Hons) Degree at Sheffield Hallam University in Metalwork and Jewellery in 2004 and has since been running her jewellery business alongside teaching jewellery making.
The central theme of Jo’s work is to create pieces of jewellery that follow simple lines and shapes. Jo also often weaves a narrative into her jewellery, incorporating messages or well known sayings to items that convey meaning to the wearer which I think is a lovely touch. I also think her fortune fish work referencing the little plastic fortune fish from crackers is so clever and fun, you can't help but love these luxurious versions!
See you at the corn exchange from 11am...
I heart Kim Lawler, aka Finest Imaginary, she creates irreverant, bright, hip accessories and art that most girls I know adore (great pressies boys ...hint hint!). She is a regular reetsweeter, and I just wanted to show off a few of my faves she makes... she will be with us too this sunday 11am onwards at the corn exchange. She has even been featured recently in the Metro. Boom! Epic.
Jonathan Wilkinson aka We Live Here celebrates in his work the buildings and scenes from the places we see everyday. All of his illustrations are orginal, created from scratch. He studied fine art at the Psalter Lane Campus Sheffield Hallam where he developed his style and established We Live Here in 2007.
"Above all I get a kick out of reimagining these unconventionally beautiful buildings in my own style. For me it gives the buildings a greater sense of importance and hopefully makes us think a little differently about them too."
Jonathan has lived and worked in Sheffield for the last 11 years. While he was born in Leeds and grew up in Nottingham, Sheffield is his home. This will be his second appearance at reetsweet, he first visited us in Nov for our premier show!
She will be appearing at reetsweet on sunday, and you can also see her work in Harrogates's The Stalls, Hat Therapy in Hebden Bridge and Ropewalk gallery in Barton Upon Humber.
Returning once again to reetsweet this sunday is Debbie Greenaway, one of my favourite illustrators and printmakers.
Debbie creates narrative images and uses a variety of methods and materials, carrying a sketchbook with her wherever she can, Debbie draws from observation or when inspiration strikes!
At the moment she is developing her characters and experimenting with book illustration, combining mixed media techniques with printmaking methods. Debbie enjoys making screen prints, plushes, badges, buting, purses and has new badges and fish paintings for sale this reetsweet!
well it's come around fast hasn't it? i must be getting old! this sunday 6th feb we are at the corn exchange, leeds, from 11 am to 4.30pm for reetsweet's valentine's craft fair! woop! we have some amazing stalls for you, keep checking the blog daily this week - i have saved some of the best until last! sign up on the events page and remember to tell your friends! thanks for supporting local crafts!
x reetsweet x
I have long admired Kayleigh O'Mara's work, she is a recent illustration graduate, currently working in a shop to fund her love for making and crafting. Kayleigh has a strong, and simple illustration style which is mostly hand drawn outlines and digital colouring. Kayleigh enjoys making greetings cards, button badges, magnets, children's books, and zines. Here we show off some gorgeous samples of her work which you will be able to buy this sunday at reetsweet fair craft fair, the corn exchange leeds!
I don't know about you, but part of what I love about handmade is knowing that what you've found is a one off. It's treasure you unearthed, it's something only you will have and love! Lauren my friend who makes some very unusual jewellery has done some stunning new pieces for this sunday's fair using tiny corked bottles and bones, stones and other finds....bring out your purses ladies...come see & buy lauren's work at the corn exchange on sunday 11am to 4.30pm x