Watch out for our next spectacular event, hosted at the Full Moon on the 27th November and the 11th of December - its the Fabulous Festive Markets!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Bristol's best kept secret! The best handmade market of local artisans that Bristol has to offer... indoors, at the perfect venue. With a bar! It's the Fabulous Travelling Bagfolk, a local & independent market which focuses on quality over quantity... and this time, its festive and at The Full Moon on Stokes Croft, in the Attic Bar - just inside the courtyard of The Full Moon to the right as you walk through the vaulted iron gateway. It's a great venue to be hosting the market in, cosy and stylish, and convenient to so many places in Bristol from St Pauls and Broadmead to Montpelier and St Werburgs. And did I mention it's got a bar! Not only that, in fact, but it's got a German Christmas Gluhwein bar selling sausages and hot mulled wine and cider outside for the season.

Inside you can find a large, carefully curated selection of the best in Bristol handmade design, including clothing ranges, art & photography, illustration, screenprints & framed prints, wool felt & handspun yarn, stained glass, pottery, sculpture, dance hula hoops for adults and children, fantastically surreal costume, jewellery including steampunk, silversmith, copper, fibre art & felted flowers, hand designed cards, crafted lamps, knitwear, chutney, ArtWear scarves and hats, quilted bags, patchwork and a whole lot more. Everything is meticulously and lovingly crafted by independent and local artists and artisans - nothing but the very best in each discipline is showcased. Plus, many of the artists and crafters demonstrate their crafts throughout the day on their individual stalls. So you can see 'live' drop spindle, crochet and silversmithing on an anvil, besides other things. Many of the stallholders also offer classes and workshops in their particular craft, so if you have always had a burning desire to learn felt making or stained glass, this is a great opportunity for you.

Walk in through the gateway all decorated with bunting and welcoming signs, across the courtyard and through the triangular doorway of the Attic... and you can tell something special is happening. The atmosphere is alive and vibrant. As you step inside the warm lamplight welcomes you in, the music rolls over you, and the glitter of treasure catches your eye. What a vast assortment of wonder! This is a market like no other. It's got edge. It's beautiful. Even the stallholders look fabulous - well, after all, they are the Bagfolk. 

So, don't miss out on your last chance to catch the final market of the year for the Bagfolk. You will certainly be able to find exclusive, one of a kind and moreover ethical gifts. You will be entertained all day with wine and great music, including live loop performance from Hawthorn and our in house vinyl DJ playing bouncy classics to shop to (NO CAROLS!!). Find us on the 11th of December from 12- 6pm. 

Go to www.bagfolk.weebly.com for more info or email fabuloustravellingbagfolk@gmail.com 

Join the event page at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229170007149847 

Find the Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fabulous-Travelling-Bag-Folk/138617756211552

You can also follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/fabulousbagfolk

Find a map with more info here - http://schmap.it/53YwEb

We look forward to greeting you on the 11th.... oh, and darling - do look fabulous!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Fabulous Festive Markets!

How exciting - we did what we say on the tin... we are TRAVELLING... this time the location for Bristol's best handmade & artisan market is The Full Moon ATTIC BAR in Stokes Croft! For two very special Sundays - the 27th of November and the 11th of December - you can find the cream of Bristol's local and independent traders showcasing their marvellous array of goodies - perfect for that special Festive gift, no matter who you are shopping for.... Running 12-6pm both days with live and vinyl DJ musical entertainment running throughout until 8pm, plus bellydancing from the spectacular miss Stephi Briggs of this is guaranteed to be a magical affair. 

As you can see on the second side of the flyer below, we have a very extensive range of handmade goods for your shopping delight! We are very happy to say that we shall be returning to you a number of Bagfolkians with their treasures, including... Moon & Magic with their sculpted mirror magic, steampunk jewellery, monster hoods and fairy wings, all one of a kind costumes for those who like to stand out from the crowd and have a lot of fun whilst doing so! Innerspiral, all handmade from wool - except the hula hoops! Find one of a kind hats and scarves for all occasions from both felted wool and crocheted handspun wool yarn, as well as felted flower wear, handspun yarn and statement pieces. Tracey will be back with her printed t-shirts for grown ups and little ones, as well as bags and other pieces, all of which is screenprinted by hand in the traditional method using a very unique style of colour blending. Jo Buttons returns with her sculpted trees, inspiring artworks and button jewellery. We welcome back Maze Studios with their awesome hand thrown pottery and ceramics, plus StarPixie's handmade copperwork jewellery and beautifully designed Doodlecat stationary and cards, and Bethan Boodle's beautiful illustrations. And let us not forget the very lovely Romina Berenice Canet with her unusual and compelling artworks, screenprints and handmade dolls. 

But there is more! We are very pleased to announce many newcomers to the Bagfolk scene. Please give a warm welcome to Kimi De Beer and her astonishing photography, which she will be exhibiting and selling in the art room, alongside a number of other artists. We shall have a henna tattoo stall on the day with Bhavna who will also be displaying her own greetings cards. Rhubarb Jumble Vintage will be joining us for one day only on the 27th with their extremely well sourced and beautiful vintage including clothes, homewares and great gift ideas. And of course, we have the very wonderful Kooky (also one day only, the 27th) Sarah - with handmade clothes, knitwear and felt! I could go on! But I won't... we must leave something to the imagination, must we not? Come and see for your selves... 
Visit our BagFolk Website to find out more about The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk 

Friday, 17 June 2011

All set up and ready to go!

The bunting is up,
The music is swinging 
And we're all coming down to The Greenbank!

For it is time for another Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk Market!



 We've got felty goodness from Innerspiral, hand spun and hand dyed yarn aplenty. Displayed on an array of twisted branches and homely coffee tables. The epitome of cosy, felted chic!

Moon and Magi

From Moon and Magic we take a trip into a fantasy world of victorian steampunk jewellery, fiersome Monster Hoods and even a little fairy corner!

Miss Tinker Taylor

And what a better way to get into the spirit of Fabulous than with these marvellous fascinators brought to you by Miss Tinker Taylor.

Nicky Grayburn

Enjoy the intricate compositions of Nicky Grayburn's fantastic photography. Explore cityscapes and focus in on the folds of a dancers skirt.

Jo Buttons

Welcome to Jo Button's boreal forest, enchanting sculptures and beautiful sketches lead you on a journey through an illuminated world. 


Boodle bring you quirky animals in suits presented in stark prints. This collection of furry characters have oodles of personality and charm.


Lizards and fairies and all manner of joy printed on cosy t-shirts of all colours and sizes. Tracy's designs are cute (especially the baby grows) and original.

So come on down to the Greenbank this weekend for a fun filled, spectacular extravaganza!!!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Easton Arts Trail - Bagfolk Weekender :)

2 DAYS TO GO! There's a whole weekend of delightful entertainment headed your way in the shape of the Easton Arts Trail starting on Friday night with the Opening Party at The Greenbank... word is there will be bands including reggae to peruse the fine wares of the Bagfolk to.... come and meet the artists and artisans exhibiting and selling their beautiful handmade goods. We'll have handmade felt, felt art work and felt art wear, ceramics, handspun yarn, copper jewellery, steampunk jewellery, fancy dress including the famous monster hoods! Plus fantastic fascinators and sculpted hats, art, photography, screenprints, art dolls, canvas art, textile design, and loads more... The bagfolk market will run from 7pm - 10pm on Friday night. Then on Saturday and Sunday it will run 12pm - 7pm. On Saturday there will be bands all daya nd on Sunday a bellydancing performance and workshops. Hoop & circus performance may spontaneously occur! Come and get involved!

Check out our brand new bright and colourful flyers - look out for them around town. And our new poster is below too... see you at the weekend! :)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Nicky Grayburn

 This time round The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk are working together with the Easton Arts Trail to bring you a range of Bristol based artists as well as the fantastic array of stalls we had last time. The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk would like to welcome Nicky Grayburn who will be displaying her wonderful collection of artwork.

 As well as producing some bright, fascinating drawings and painting, Nicky has a passion for photography, she loves collecting images from her many travels and working with continuous themes.  

Nicky pays special attention to details, shapes and patterns with a strong presence of vibrant colours throughout her work. Her images are fantastically characterised and really capture the atmosphere of personality of the subject.

We look forward to meeting Nicky along with a few other Bristol based artists at the Greenbank Pub on the 17th 18th and 19th June! Come along down for yet another weekend of spectacular fun!

In the meantime check out her shiny new website!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Easton Arts Trail at the Greenbank

17th 18th and 19th June! 

After our roaring success in May we have decided to go ahead and host a repeat event. This time we are teaming up with the Easton Arts Trail to bring you an entire weekend extravaganza. Featuring Innerspiral, Moon and Magic, Tinker Taylor, Bellydancing Stephi Briggs and much much more....Including a few new faces who will be joining us on this special occasion with a range of extraordinary artwork.
With live bands and dj's happening downstairs and over a dozen stalls the Greenbank will be partying ALL WEEKEND LONG!!!!

Monday, 23 May 2011

One hell of a success

The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk filled the Greenbank with bunting, festive music and a wide variety of superb stalls. But it was the steady flow of Bristol residents who really fueled the festive vibe!

We had a wonderful array of stalls from some of Bristol's finest artisans. Including jewellery, upcycled clothing, handspun yarn, crochet toys, headwear, photography and so much more all bundled into one fabulous event!

No festival is complete without some amazing facepaint, The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk were lucky enough to have the beautifying skills of theatrical facepainter Donna Paget.

Everyone looked their most fabulous on the day, fully dressed up in colourful costumes, glorious facepaint, and, of course beards!

Playing around a funky soundtrack courtesy of J Beats Billo we had music from Paul Reid and other DJ's who warmed up the stage for the stars of our show!

The Greenbank grew silent as these fantastically enchanting bellydancers took the stage, Stephi and Suraya blew the audience away with their alluring dance.
They were a FABULOUS end to a FABULOUS day and a great introduction to Duvet Vous.

Amanda Brett: Thanks for sharing, a great little mini-festie with fab'lous things, particularly loved the gorgeous hand made felt and hand spun wool - look forward to seeing you guys at Priddy! Yerp, left with a warm, fuzzy feeling. ;-)

Reworked Stuff: Had great day at The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk! FESTIVAL MARKET, DJ's & Party!

Stephi Briggs: What a fab weekend! Loved dancing @ the Trailblazers gig for Easton Arts Trail on Friday and last night at the Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk event @ the Greenbank - massive well done to Zara Ellis and Luna Staple & all the other folks involved for a fab event!!! Can't wait to do it all again @ the Easton Arts Trail in June :-))) Rosie Cook you rock & I loves your Sword Dance ! xx 

Jo Buttons: It really was a fabulous travelling bag folk, what an amazing day :) 

Zara Ellis: The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk !!! Roaring success thanks so much everyone

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Bellydancer's Stephi and Suraya

The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk are thrilled to introduce two fabulous ladies, Stephi and Suraya who will be shaking the Greenbank this Saturday with a spectacular bellydancing performance!

These two Bristol based beauties perform together all over the city at community and private events. Stephi & Suraya provide a varied and exciting show with a selection of oriental and folkloric dances.  They have been described as fluid, feminine, powerful and earthy dancers, providing uplifting and fun entertainment at events which always gets the crowds going! They are both very excited to be involved with the Bagfolk collective!


A performance set can include prop work such as zills (finger cymbals), bellydance with veil, Saidi cane dance, Ghawazee gypsy dance (traditional folkloric Egyptian dance), Oriental Bellydance to traditional music and Drum Solo dance - dancing to pure drumming, bringing out the stunning sharper isolations of the dance. They also collaborate with fantastic live drummer Ben Jammin which adds a more traditional, 'earthy' and interactive element to the performance.



For more information about lessons and performances from these fantastic entertainers check out their websites, Stephi teaches in Easton and Suraya is based in Shirehampton and Saltford (Bath).

If you want to see these intoxicating dancers in action then come along down to the Greenbank this Saturday where all the Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk extraordinaire's we have met over the last few weeks will be enjoying this spectacular party!

Monday, 9 May 2011


This is the moment we have all been waiting for, Ladies and Gentlemen, feast your ears on DUVET VOUS?

Duvet Vous? is a collection of Bristol "wronguns" who love to host parties and infuse a bit of House music into any occasion! For a decade Duvet Vous? have been entertaining Bristol's funky house lovers.

And now, they are here to entertain us!

The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk are ecstatic to have the guys; Ned Kelly, Ross Powis, Vinyl Matt, Quality Tom, DJ Trotterton and Michelle Toll on the decks giving us an assortment of Funk, House, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, and more with their finely tuned beats and breaks. All the ingredients for a totally BANGING party!

Join the shenanigans on the 14th May at the Greenbank Pub, Bristol and dance your feet raw!

Notorious Duvet Gang's official profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

All creatures great and sewn

The Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk are super thrilled to have All Creatures Great and Sewn taking part in the Greenbank market. Creator Jess French produces a range of knitted and crochet toys, hot water bottle covers and badges, all handmade with enthusiasm and care.

Coming from a family of knitters it was only natural she learnt to knit as a child. Combining this with a love of animals was an easy step and it wasn't long before she started to make her own cuddly toys by knitting and crochet, and now she just can't stop.

Each toy is made lovingly by hand, from scratch and as a result it totally unique and individual- no two look the same. Creator Jess says her "favourite part of the process is adding their face and giving them their personality- the finishing touch."  

As with all our artists All Creatures Great and Sewn are always open to custom orders and love the challenge to make a new creature! Find out more about these wonderfully fluffy creations on the website, follow them on twitter or send them an email and place your order!

Alternatively you can just wait until the 14th May and come along to the Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk's first market at the Greenbank Pub and browse this original bundle of knitted joy from All Creatures Great and Sewn!

Sticky Neon

It is a great pleasure to have Sticky Neon on board with the Fabulous Travelling Bag Folk!

Sticky Neon is a small business run by two sisters, who love to recreate and reinvigorate old clothes, leaving nothing to waste! All their creations have a distinct festival appeal, with bold, outlandish colours and cool pixie pointy hoods!

Among the patchwork skirts and groovy waistcoats Sticky Neon sell just about anything from hareem pants to hoodies and hats made from the finest upcycled materials. Everything is unique and created with a personal touch by these fabulous sisters.

Sticky Neon also produce a range of jewellery and accessories including crochet hats, head wraps and much much more.

We look forward to meeting the girls and their creations at the Greebank Pub on the 14th May where they will join many other traders, performers and artists to make something spectacular!
In the meantime check out Sticky Neon's website or follow them on facebook.