Friday, 7 December 2012

Making Things Club: pop-up shop

Christmas is coming - and who doesn't love an advent? In the heart of Bristol's shopping quarter, Broadmead, a pop-up delight has sprung up, taking root among the bustle and chatter of the Christmas market. Its proud parents are none other than Making Things Club's Chris and Lori and it's much more than just an emporium of gorgeous, hand-crafted goodies: they are also running workshops right through from now until 24th December. You can scurry along and learn how to make a whole host of festive wonders. My top picks are festive needle felting on Thursday the 13th and "not-so-ordinary" gift wrapping on the 12th and 18th.

The pop-up shop showcases the work of thirteen makers and everything is hand-made. I went along on Tuesday evening to explore the newly-opened shop and snaffle a mince pie (okay, and to see Lori and Chris). I took a few photos of the wares on display...

Some darling little squirrels, made by Little Birdy.

Prints, cards, totes and Christmas decorations, including cards by Lou Archell (Little Green Shed).

Plush goodies by various makers.

The shop is located between the Galleries and Quakers Friars, just outside of Azuza and Specsavers. The next Making Things Club is this Sunday at Cafe Kino in Stokes Croft.

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