For those who saw me tweeting about Northern Craft yesterday, well don’t worry, the blog post is now here. I’d been aware of Northern Craft for quite a while, so I was thrilled when I found out that they were having an event yesterday. The craft fair was held on the top floor of the Northern Monk Brewery Co. in the delightful Holbeck Urban Village, which I will mention later. The building itself is something to be admired with stripped back brickwork and modern touches. The brewery also plays host to a cool quirky bar, selling local beers. It is the perfect place to host this unique, artisan and independent event. Getting to the brewery was a bit eventful, I got lost and was rushing as I wanted to be one of the first 50 people who received a free goodie bag (I’m still a child at heart!) I’m glad I did rush. I am happy to say I now have these lovely little treats.
I did buy lots of things at the craft fair (how could I not?!), but mostly as presents, so I do not want to post individual items as I will spoil Christmas! However, I have taken some pictures of the stalls that I bought from, so that you can get a taster for the beautiful products on offer. By the Lock Red Paper House Red Paper House Basil and Ford Basil and Ford Thriftbox Charlotte Valance Pluck’d without flash Pluck’d with flash Red Paper House earrings for me! By the Lock badges So, yes, I may have bought some earrings and badges for myself!
I had such a nice shopping experience at Northern Craft, so I think a huge thank you is in order for setting up this event.
Every single stall was filled with gorgeous products, but I couldn’t buy from everyone, so here are my favourites:
Red Paper House
Basil and Ford
By The Lock Handmade
Not Only Polka Dots The brewery is situated in Holbeck Urban Village, which is an up-and-coming redevelopment area. Already, there are many places of interest including some fantastic looking eateries and wine bars, digital media companies and Cycle Yorkshire. It is also within a short distance from Leeds Waterfront, another stylish area with places to eat and the canal and locks. Alfresco dining Nice and new Bicycle wheels My dad would like this! I hope you have enjoyed this post and will now want to explore the independent scene in Leeds.