Southbank Centre Village Fair

This weekend (24th and 25th August) the Southbank Centre is hosting a large scale quintessential Village Fair including stalls, traditional games and crafting.

The key theme of the fair is community and bringing people together to share their passions. This is explicit in a series of interactive talks titled the Craft Code Village, which explores the relationship between the craft community revival and the Internet. In response to this, the Southbank Centre have invited Craft Bloggers from across the UK to create a collective Virtual stall on their blogs for the weekend of the fair.

And one of them is me!! I’m so excited to share with you the wonderful group of bloggers that have been involved in this project.

Crafters traditionally share their practice at market stalls and sell their goods as a way to generate income, whereas craft bloggers are more likely to share online and often share how to make their craft too. What happens when craft bloggers create a virtual stall?


Here is the Tutorial Stall which shares a link to each blogger’s favourite DIY tutorial on their site. It provides a chance for all 12 bloggers simultaneously to share each other’s practice to their readers and through doing so celebrate the very foundation of Craft Code Village.

Southbank Centre Village Fair Virtual Stall

1. DIY Plastic Taxidermy by Pointless Pretty Things /2. DIY Dip dyed Shoes by Trends with Benefits
3. DIY Rubber Stamp Printed Handkerchief by Davina Drummond at The Making Home
4. Crochet pin cushion by Crafting Fingers /5. Woven ribbon lavender by Tales From Mountpleasant
6. Flower Fabric Badges by The New Craft Society / 7. Felt Streamers by This is Wiss
8. Little Paper Book by Something I Made /9. Teacup Embroidery by Ailie Williams
10. Booboxes by Emily Quinton at the Start Up Wife / 11. DIY Curve Bead Cord Bracelet by me!
12. Bunting Notebook by Papermash

I hope you will enjoy our virtual stall and maybe try some of the tutorials out. If you are in London this weekend, be sure to stop by the Village Fair craft stall!



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7 thoughts on “Southbank Centre Village Fair

  1. This was really cool, thanks for posting this. Im doing my first craft stall EVER next weekend. Super nervous about it. Im looking all over the internet now trying to gather some research and just bolster my confidence a bit. Anyway, again great post.

    1. Hi Rachel! Pleased you enjoyed the virtual stall 🙂 my tips for craft fairs include taking sellotape & scissors, a sheet for people to leave emails for newsletters, talk to other sellers to network & take plenty of change! Use different levels on your stall to create interest and offer to gift wrap! Good luck. I am sure you will be great! X

      1. Brilliant, thanks ever so much for the advice. We’ve been out today buying some last minute things to help with the different levels idea you suggested. Thanks again. X

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