I notice a nice clean ‘1’ on my calendar today so I think now is the time for a Christmas Events round up.
This Saturday 5th of December, I am delighted that unifiedspace will be part of Dundee Contemporary Arts Christmas Market, ‘Crafted’
“This special event brings together over 30 specially selected makers from across Scotland presenting some of the best contemporary, independent jewellery, ceramics, textiles, illustration, print and homeware” #DCACrafted
The full range of unifiedspace linen ties are also available from the brilliant Dovecot Studios Shop – an inspiring venue where you can take in an exhibition, view rug and tapestry tufters at work – and make sure to time your visit near lunch or coffee time as the cafe is great!
Fennel Tangle Linen Tie
Or if you are shopping in Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal The Facility , stock all the ties, scarfs and mugs and have a whole host of independent brands on display on their up cycled shop fittings.
Eclipse Print on Silk
All products are stocked at Whosit & Whatsit , Newcastle- Upon -Tyne a real treasure trove of a shop selling items from independent designers from across Britain. Or if you are looking for a farm shop to do your Christmas shopping in, why not visit Cross Lanes Organic Farm in County Durham – a farm shop with a scrumptious restaurant housed in an award winning building complete with a grassy roof – needless to say they stock unifiedspace’s grassy range 🙂 as does the beautiful Daisy Cheynes in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge.
Grassy Tea towels Photo by Food To Glow
Or perhaps you are looking for a good excuse to visit the French Alps in December? If so, Montbeliard’s famous Christmas Market has invited Scotland to be its ‘guest of honour’ and I will be there next week with the fabulous Rushworth and her brilliant (and rather addictive) range of wool garments, designed and made in Scotland.
My trusty Rushworth bobble hat will be going to the Alps with me
However, if you prefer shopping online, please feel free to pop by my etsy shop or visit the glamorous Wear Eponymous (this comes with a warning though… there are a lot of beautiful products on that site) and your shopping will be delivered to your door.
There are of course, I am very happy to say, many great independent shops springing up across the UK and they are fundamental in supporting independent designers and makers like myself. Thank you indies, your hard work is noticed and appreciated and you are making our towns and cities far more interesting to shop in again.
Do you have a favourite independent shop for Christmas shopping?