Advance notice - 2019 Christmas Market
6, 7 & 8 December 2019
2018 - We had a bumper event! Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to make the 3 day extravaganza so successful; stallholders, staff, and our many many visitors all had a brilliant time. There was a fantastic atmosphere, traditional high quality goods, food & drink, it was brilliant, thank you all!
2018 market details for information
We're now really looking forward to this year's annual Christmas Market, the must visit festive event in the South Lakes. All the usual YTB offerings, PLUS over 40 quality stalls join us throughout the barn and in our heated marquee selling crafts, art, food and drink. Each day we have live music; with Andy Webb on the piano, and in the afternoons our regular 5 piece Jazz Band, 'Hope Swings Eternal' perform for us all.
Please keep checking the website for more details, and please see the list below of the talented stallholders who are joining us this year.
In the front courtyard we have a variety of stalls including Alpacas, (yes, live ones!) food and drink stalls including Harry's CafeBar outside catering doing fabulous bbq food & drinks. All the other stalls are hosted in the main marquee, and upstairs in YTB, along with our regular artisans, Gary Eccles (Furniture Restorer) John Law Blacksmith (Bespokers Forge) Schofield & Schofield (Antiques & Vintage stall) Harry's CafeBar inside offers a special Christmas Market menu, always much appreciated (please note we cannot table bookings over the Christmas Market weekend)
We have introduced a free courtesy shuttle bus service offering park and ride along the main road which is very useful, and disabled badge holders are welcome to arrive at the main gate where stewards will help you park in designated spaces close by. We also have extra 'luxury' outside lavatory facilities.
Please note that the Christmas Market is now established for 3 full days.
Owen Jones Swill Basket Maker
Demonstration and display of this traditional Furness basket made from locally coppiced wood
Heart & Home Hand Made
Needlepoint old and new, quilts, beadwork, repurposed jewellery and vintage treasures.
Nina Kathryn Claridge Photography
Based in the Lake District, british landscape and food photographer Nina Kathryn Claridge produces scenic photographic products, including greeting cards, postcards, calendars and signed Giclee prints, in her unique, modern style.
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Small batches of handcrafted cakes, brownies and chocolate. All produced in the heart of Liverpool.
From Clare's studio near Penrith, she designs and makes ceramic garden planters and outdoor pots. Her style combines clay, colours and surface textures, making robust attractive items for the home and garden.
Beth & Steve Pipe - Cumbrian Rambler
A range of lively and interesting books which explore Cumbria in a multitude of different ways from history to wildlife, to gin (and cake!)
On our farm in the Lake District we make traditional cold press Jersey milk soap (The Soap Dairy) and make knitting wool from our rare and native British breed sheep (Sheer Delight)
Facebook: Dodgson Wood
Black Sheep Leather
Handcrafted and hand stitched leather accessories made in Kendal, Cumbria.
Claire Orange Ceramics
Claire Orange is a ceramic artist inspired by nature creating decorative pieces which are textural and colourful for both house and garden.
The Bespoke Home Co.
Bespoke furniture made from a variety of Cumbrian and exotic hard woods. Lots of stock items, plus commissions taken. Also a range of beautiful fabric memo boards.
Instagram/ Twitter: @thebespokehomeco
Annabel Jane Humber Jewellery
Using traditional techniques I create original jewellery in which my love of nature is reflected.
Judth Favret Paper Maker
I produce handmade papers, each piece is unique obtaining its texture and colour from the original plant or natural dyes. Using these papers I create pieces including lampshades, tea lights, decorations and earrings.
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Contact: 07828846748 email@example.com
Why Not Alpacas
Alpacas for Breeding/Pets. Also many Great Christmas Gift Ideas: Raw fleeces for Spinners/Felters; Yarn for Knitters; Hats/Berets/Scarves/Wristwarmers/Knee Rugs, and lots of colourful cosy socks.
Stories in Paper
Working from her studio in Ulverston Ellie Chaney creates paper cuts, prints and illustrations of the natural world including images of British wildlife and marine creatures. These are as original paper cut images and also as high quality reproductions on textiles, as stationery and as wooden blocks and prints.
Oubas is an independent design knitwear label with a focus on quality pieces designed for everyday life. Using the best raw materials, with a traditional approach to manufacturing on a small scale in the English Lake District, each piece is unique.
My animals are handmade in the Lake District. They are interesting individuals who do things. Sheep knit; mice sail; pigs like to party; foxes surf and rock climb; badgers are very keen on food!
Arbon Socks & Town End Yarns
Luxury British-made alpaca and wool socks, knitting yarns and accessories and socks.
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James Hake Ceramics
James makes a range of ceramic stoneware, thrown at the potter’s wheel. His work is decorated using oriental glazes and fired in a gas kiln
Hand Spun yarn, weaving, wool and knitted products and for hand spinners, roving and washed Shetland fleece from the the Marethdale flock. From the Woodshed there will also be hand turned wooden products relating to these crafts.
Nik's Lovely Art
My name is Nik Hunter-Dale and I am a local artist in Levens, Kendal. All my ceramics are handmade from porcelain and are fired in my own kiln. They are ornamental pieces intended to brighten up your living space and bring a sense of joy, peace and tranquillity using calming colours. I thoroughly love making and creating custom orders too, so if you would like a different colour or something personalised, please get in touch.
Rachel Elizabeth Wood
Emma Louise Wilson Ceramics & Mixed media
A range of decorative porcelain pieces including bowls, dishes, vases, spoons, hangings and unique jewellery. I also have a range of mixed media art work.
Bird Feeders, Nest Boxes and Bird Baths made from upcycled vintage china and crystal.
Daniel Lee Cooper
Based in Cumbria, UK, acclaimed artist Daniel Cooper responds with highly emotional expressions to the sublime weather in the Lake District National Park and Cumbrian landscape, home to arguably some of the most beautiful views in England. Using charcoal and mixed media, Cooper observes reality imaginatively, and aims to communicate the ever changing moods of the land and skies through personal involvement with the landscape. Cooper is currently artist in residence at Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin, with a major solo show there in summer 2019.
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I am a glassmaker & designer inspired by the mountains, lakes & coastline that surround me. Fusing glass is an artistic creation that takes advantage of the fluidity of glass when influenced by heat.
Natural luxury hand blended skincare and bathing products.
Web: Bespoke Aroma
Casey Allum, Artist and Illustrator
A range of beautiful limited edition pencil works, fine bone china, cards, wrapping paper and more.
Delicious hand blended, small batch vodka, with rich caramel tones and a subtle kick. Produced in the heart of the Lakes.
Unsworths Brewery - Cartmel
Locally brewed ales
Jan Huntley Peace
Figurative porcelain sculptures, portraits, small vessels and jewellery, using print/ textiles and bird imagery. Jan started her career in couture dressmaking with Zandra Rhodes, Jean Muir, David and Elizabeth Emmanuel and has exhibited widely.
Winner of the New Light purchase prize 2017. Shortlisted for C – Art Cumbrian artist of the year 2017
Barn Owl Bakery
Home made muffins and Fudge
Julie Parker, Jewels and Desires
Beautifully gift boxed jewellery, designed & made in the Lake District using gemstones, pearls & crystals.
Designer & Vintage jewellery
Heidi on the Hills
Crochet and Cravats
Colourful Christmas Crochet Handmade in Cartmel. Handmade Liberty print Tana Lawn cotton ties, bow ties, large hankies and Liberty silk cravats.
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Justin Hunt's Designs and Prints
Christmas cards from original local artwork and a recently published poetry book with daily morning signings by poet David Hunt.
Ja Lo Jo
Bespoke handwoven/made scarves and accessories using high quality traditional materials; silk, wool and alpaca completed with coloured wire.
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