Had a great time last Sunday at a vintage and antique textile fair in Manchester. It was nice to spend a day as a customer and even nicer rummaging round such wonderful stalls. The fair was organised by the Textile Society ( www.textilesociety.org ) and is an annual event. There were a large number of commercial sellers, representations from various guilds including embroiderers,quilters, and button collectors, and there were also talks given by experts and academics.
I found the Textile Society while bumbling around on Facebook. It organises events and talks up and down the country through the year- so it's worth looking them up if your interested in textiles.
I'm taking part in a virtual craft fair this week, something I find intriguing and am really interested to see how it goes. The 'fair' is organised by Creative Connections and Craftfest runs through this week ( 10th- 18th March ). To set up your stall you produce an album of your wares with links to where the items can be purchased, and the organisers promote the event. There are over a 170 stalls selling various crafts - so lots to see. There are several events through the year and the next one is in June. http://creative-connections.ning.com/page/craftfest-home