Home is in The North - The countdown

With just over a week to go until Home in in the North returns to Manchester

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated November 5th '14

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With just over a week to go until Home in in the North returns to Manchester, established and emerging design-makers across the North are putting the final touches to their collections ahead of the eagerly anticipated event. MANC MOSIACS (2) Knit Me a Stitch (2) On Saturday 15th November, the travelling independent craft and interiors event will showcase an eclectic mix of artists, spanning from the West Midlands to the North West. From 11am- 4pm, visitors will be able to purchase the striking items available from each exhibitor and can look forward to browsing an array of design areas including textiles, glass, ceramics, metalwork, paper and wood. An exclusive series of creative workshops have also been confirmed for the event. A complimentary Christmas tree workshop by local book artist Kate Bufton will transform old books into festive ornaments just in time for Christmas, while Ministry of Craft will be giving a master class on how to tailor-make bespoke fabric lampshades. Trove Book Transformations Beth Johnson INK-INC For those looking to simply sit back and soak up the work on display, street food vendors Rudy’s Pizza will be serving handmade stone-baked pizzas whilst Fat Annie’s will be on hand with their artisan hotdogs. Speciality coffee purveyors Ancoats coffee will also be pitching up as will crème de la crème bakers Tea With Tom, serving gooey brownies and homemade cakes. Rachael Adams, founder of Home is in the North, said; “We are incredibly excited for the second instalment of Home is in the North which will offer our visitors an alternative shopping experience that can’t be found on the high street. We are passionate about showcasing the hand-picked array of talent from the Northern design scene and are confident that the event will educate and inspire interiors enthusiasts and novices alike.” Returning to Halle St. Peters, situated in the heart of industrial Ancoats, Home is in the North is the perfect opportunity for visitors to invest in unusual collectable pieces for their home or to pick up some truly unique gifts just in time for Christmas. Tickets are available via Eventbrite (Student prices available). For more information please visit: http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/events/ List of Exhibitors: Trove Homeware Katie King Design Tinker and Faff Lomas & Lomas Anna Joe Design INK INC Double Thumbs Up Melissa Montague Homeward Quilts by Lisa Watson Natalie Laura Ellen Claire Murray Designs Northern Letters Adriana Gentile Garry Lomas Photography Manchester Mosaics Beth Johnson Knit Me A Stitch Evelynarts Lottie Smith Ministry of Craft Book Transformations