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 

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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