We are Artists in Business
and it is our aim to provide opportunities for artists and designer/makers to showcase their work and sell direct to the public. We accept hand made only – we do not accept fair trade, bought in or mass produced goods. We are based in West Yorkshire and we host our Contemporary Arts Markets in Ilkley, Haworth and Keighley.

To apply for a table at our Arts Markets please email

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Moor Notes at Handmade at Ilkley!

Moor Notes
They're back by popular demand and singing at Handmade at Ilkley on Saturday December 3rd!
Moor Notes Community Choir  will be singing for the visitors at Handmade at Ilkley at Riddings Hall, Christchurch, Riddings Road, The Grove, Ilkley. And that's not all....

We will also be tumbling our popular Tombola, giving visitors a chance to win a handmade gift and our marvellous tea room, courtesy of Trufood Catering, will be serving a selection of seasonal fayre. Most importantly, entrance to our events at Riddings Hall are FREE and we open our doors at 10am. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there! 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Handmade Halloween

The October fair at Handmade at Ilkley has a hallowe'en theme as we will be giving away black and orange balloons to any child who crosses our path (and adults too). 

We have a great selection of artists and makers with lots of new people joining some of our favourites. Who's who?
Textile jewellers Wychbury and Daisy Florence Design will be joining us, along with textile artist Diane Jones and surface designer Nimanoma. Swirly Arts and Roger's Ink are representing paper with Sid Barlow and Wicked Gen bringing the glass. Classic jewellery comes courtesy of Olinda Jewellery and Petit Bijoux.
Sid Barlow glass designs
We have lots of new traders too: personalised signs from Fairy Angel Cake, soft toys from Molly and Mum, hand printed items from Mint Print, bespoke pens from Bespoke Pens (!) and so much more.

Molly and Mum
Have I forgotten anyone.....? Ooh yes - our fabulous tearoom courtesy of Trufood Catering! They will be brining our visitors winter warmers with tasty soup, filling sandwiches and delicious cakes and scones. Their fayre never fails to please.
Come and see us this Saturday at Riddings Hall, Riddings Road, The Grove, Ilkley 10am to 4pm ENTRANCE FREE (look for the big church). See you there.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Creative Ink at Handmade at Haworth

Limited edition cards and prints will be available at our next Handmade Event on Saturday 15 October at Old School Rooms, Church Street, Haworth. 
Rogers Ink designer Carolyn Hird-Rogers creates images inspired by the landscape and hedgerows of the Yorkshire Dales.  Rogers Ink is just one of the talented local artists and designers you will meet at our Handmade events, these are the people who make our fairs and markets special. what also makes our Handmade events special is that we have delicious cake courtesy of our tea room and entrance is FREE.

Monday, 19 September 2011

All Wrapped Up

My Furoshiki

It's the ultimate in recycling and re-use and you can buy it at Handmade @ Haworth on Saturday 15 October 2011. 
Come and meet Furoshiki expert, Mich Yasue, who will demonstrate how to fold these beautifully patterned cloths to wrap those awkwardly shaped presents!
Furoshiki Door stop
And it's not just giftwrap. Mich will also show you how to turn a simple square of fabric into a shopping bag or door stop. In fact, you can wrap almost anything in a Furoshiki (perhaps best not to wrap up the cat, though).
So why is Furoshiki so good for the environment? Well it means no wasted paper, no tape and the recipient of the gift can pass the Furoshiki on by re-using it. 
Don't forget that Handmade @ Haworth is at The Old School Rooms, Church Street, off Main Street in the historical village of Haworth (opposite the famous Bronte Parsonage). Doors open at 10am and entrance if FREE.  There is parking available next to the venue at the Museum Car Park.