New Application Process

The application process for Design@HEART has changed!  We hope for the better, and we hope no more complicated than before.  But there will be deadlines, so it will require some forward thinking! We know that stallholders like to know well in advance what fairs they are going to be doing in November and December, soContinue reading “New Application Process”

Silver and Stone by Helen Drye

Back in April we featured Helen Drye on our blog, talking about her work and influences.  She’s popped back to give us a bit of an update about her current work. We can’t wait to see the new collections. I started Silver and Stone Jewellery in July 2012. I did the classic, turning a hobbyContinue reading “Silver and Stone by Helen Drye”

Why Black Friday is everything you hoped it wouldn’t be

November and December are the months when retail businesses finally start making a profit.  As retailers we’re all crossing our fingers hoping that this Christmas shopping season will make up for our paltry figures for the rest of the year.  As shoppers though we are looking for a bargain.  Roll on Black Friday. What isContinue reading “Why Black Friday is everything you hoped it wouldn’t be”

Bethanie Yeong Papercuts

One of our most popular stalls last year was Behanie Yeong’s papercuts.  If you bought one of her beautifully intricate works of art or received one for Christmas, here’s a bit about Bethanie and her work: Bethanie Yeong Papercuts is relatively new. Bethanie started operating as a business in April 2015, but she’s been workingContinue reading “Bethanie Yeong Papercuts”

Rogues Gallery

Just some of the frankly AWESOME products we’ve had at our fairs since 2015.  Here’s some early ones. Mugs by What Kate Loves.   Pendant by  Nimanoma.  Bangles by Melodies.  Ties by Catkin Jane.  Silver necklace by Alison Young Jewellery. Lampshade by Rehash Panache.  Fabric Boxes by CherryPeg.  Glass Dish by Glassprimitif. Guitar Tshirt byContinue reading “Rogues Gallery”

Applying for Design@HEART

One of the hardest jobs of organising a fair is the selection process.  We’ve been really lucky since we started out in 2015 in getting really high quality stalls.  We obviously want to keep it that way!  But how do we choose? Photographs Unless we’re already familiar with your work,  selection mostly hinges on theContinue reading “Applying for Design@HEART”