Walkabout Crafts was started by Emma Brown in 2000 to sell arts and crafts made in Scotland and due to the popularity of this, it was followed by similar sites for England, Ireland and Wales. These too proved to be very popular and grew quite fast so Emma combined all the sites into her World Site. This site is for both producers of arts and crafts and buyers. The producers can have their own Craft Shop and anything art and craft related or homemade is accepted. The website also includes lists of Craft Fairs and events, courses, tuition and free advertising for art and craft events, trade shows and festivals listed by county. The cost is minimal and the proceeds are ploughed back into the site for the benefit of members. The main reason for Emma starting the website was to save producers from having the bother and time of setting up their own website and even saving them from having to own a computer. Click here for the website.
Some of the many crafts shown on the site include;
Handmade Jigsaw Puzzles: Wooden jigsaw puzzles eg children’s, 3D, Adult puzzles and stand up wooden puzzles. Will make custom jigsaw puzzles on request. Contact here.
Masks and Costumes: Handmade masks from ‘Wickerman Masks’. Ideal for theatre, carnivals, festivals, pantomimes, halloween and school plays. Contact here.
Woodturning: Peter Fordyce who lives in Forfar, Scotland offers a wide range of hand turned wooden items using mainly locally sourced woods including beech, birch and yew. He attends local craft fairs in Aberdeenshire as well as highland games and farmers markets. He has been a member of Walkabout Crafts
since 2008. Contact here.
‘All well yet’ is a World War 1 commemorative book written by Timothy Brown and includes copies of letters from the trenches in France during the first world war depicting the horrors of that time. They were written by Timothy’s grandfather Major William Neilson Brown of the Gordon Highlanders who won the Military Cross for gallantry and bravery in Italy, Belgium and France. He sent them to his aunt who lived in Gallashields in the Scottish Borders. Contact here.
Hoping this may be of interest.