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Calling all local artisans!

05 Jan 2016, by Rob Mascari in Crafts, Design

We are on the hunt for local craftspeople to showcase their products in our new showroom

UPDATE 15th Feb

craftsWe are now only a couple of weeks away from completing the full refurbishment of our Ruddington showroom.

We have had a big uptake of the crafts and gift shop area of the showroom but there is still room to squeeze in more!

Please do pass this link on to anyone you know that may be interested in getting their goodies on the shelves and help us create the number one go to shop for all things made by hand.

UPDATE 7th Jan

We have had a wonderful response to the proposal so far…thank you all very much!

So far we have been offered the following:

Artwork
Photography
Embroidery
Crocheting
Cakes
Curtains
Cushions
Childrens toys, clothes and booties
Fairy houses and general gifts

Please keep them coming, we still have a lot of space yet to offer…

It would be marvellous to include some more homemade nibbles, e.g. jams, biscuits etc (obviously, as with all edible items, these would have to come from council approved kitchens) so please spread the word!

5h Jan 2016

Firstly and foremostly, we’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

As some may have noticed, we are undertaking a complete refurbishment of our kitchen showroom on Charles Street, Ruddington. We had been hoping to complete this before the end of last year, but the nature of the pre-Christmas rush dictated otherwise! The refurbishment is set to be a very exciting new beginning for us as we look to focus much more on our local market.

Whilst we plan to continue with our established reputation of high end, bespoke kitchen designers, we will be shifting the ethos of the business to three core values: quality, local and affordable. We feel that whatever budget a client may have, we can offer style and quality equaled with great design. Our new showroom will be heavily focussed on fun and client involvement, especially by way of our scaled model kitchen station where clients can have a go at designing and building their own kitchen!

But it’s our local value upon which we wish to expand. December’s Ruddington Christmas fayre demonstrated what local artisanal talent there is hidden away behind closed doors; and that got us thinking. Why do the villagers of Ruddington see this just once a year?

So, we decided, if there is a significant enough response, that we would like to designate an area of the showroom to local designers and craftspeople to display and sell their products. Even, in the era of the supermarkets and internet, we believe collectively we can demonstrate the values of homemade and unique products.

We will have approximately thirty metres of racking to fill, so very loosely we are thinking one or two linear metres per business. There will be no cost to any interested party, and we are planning on having the refurb completed by the end of February. If you feel you would like to know more, or if you have a friend that may be interested, then please contact Rob on 07879 634598 to have a chat, or send us an email.

6 COMMENTS
  • Hi Rob,
    I have run a small craft business known as joiners Leeds in the United Kingdom and make joiners, luxury material gifts such as timber window from terrific wood inclusive of Carpenter the usage of a spread of strategies along with joiners. I would like to have a few gadgets for your retail area. I attempted to e-mail however it did now not arise.

  • Hannah Reply

    Hi Rob,
    I was sent this link by Sam. I’m friends with Yvonne & Mike Lishman & make various craft items such as children’s bunting, comfort blankets (I believe your nephew has one), cushions, aprons, PE bags, etc.
    If you would be interested in seeing some samples of my work then please get in touch, I am free to call up one day this week as I’m off work?
    Kind regards
    Hannah

  • Tracey Reply

    Hi
    I run a registered food business, TJH Bake Away, based in Bingham.
    My main products are celebration cakes and cupcakes, but I also offer biscuits and other bakes.

  • jenny Drewitt Reply

    HI, I run a small craft business called Rag-Tag Country Crafts in Loughborough and make bespoke, luxury fabric gifts including purses, brooches etc from gorgeous fabrics including Scottish Harris Tweed using a variety of techniques such as applique and hand embroidery. I would love to have some items in your retail space. I tried to email but it did not come up. Could you email me on junipertigress@hotmail.com so I can email back with photos etc and I would be interested to hear whether you are making a charge per shelf or commission on sales. Kind regards Jenny Drewitt

  • Sharon Manley Reply

    Hi we are Aka Kreations and do fairy houses and other decorative items. Please see our facebook page for pictures. What sort of charges are you planning to make?

  • Jo Tidy Reply

    Hi Rob, my name is Jo I live in Clifton I’m self employed curtain maker I do all sorts of window treatments from curtains pelmets and Roman blinds cushion too. I’m definitely interested in speaking with you and see if I’m a skill your looking for. Thanks Jo

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