New Makers

At the core of The Handmade Festival with Kirstie Allsopp is a desire to champion designer makers and creative people.  We see our event as a platform for the community and a way for designer makers to inspire new audiences.

New for 2019 we are introducing New Makers to offer those who have just begun in business, a platform to introduce their products to an engaged audience.

There are a limited number of spaces available, which have a fixed size of 2m x 2m and fee of £450 (+VAT).

Applications must be made by the 31st May 2019

The shortlist will then be handpicked by Kirstie Allsopp, with successful applicants being contacted in early June.


  • Those operating for less than 12 months at the time of The Handmade Festival 2019
  • Those who show originality and creativity in their design
  • Those with quality of making and presentation in their product


  • Sell directly to consumers at the event
  • Benefit from pre-show marketing of New Makers
  • Receive online exposure through the Handmade Festival website
  • Curated exhibition space with table space


  • Fill in the application form below and send in supplementary images of your work by no later than the 31st May 2019
  • You must be available to exhibit 13th - 15th September 2019
  • Applicants will be shortlisted and contacted in early June
  • If successful in your application, you will need to make payment for your space in advance of the Festival

Apply to New Makers

  • Jewellery Making
  • Upholstery and Fabric
  • Buttons
  • Shopping Village

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