Kirsty Dalton - Primitive Woodland Line
Pop Up Makers debut at the Fringe
For immediate release:
Wednesday 8 August 2019
Festival-goers can meet and learn from a collective of local designers and artists who are debuting at this year’s Fringe.
Pop Up Makers are holding a free official Fringe event at the Whitespace Gallery, East Crosscauseway, from 10 to 15 August. It will feature work from 20 artists, makers, crafters and designers from Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
They specialise in a range of practices including bookbinding, hand embroidery, textiles, basket weaving, soap making, jewellery, woodwork, printmaking, candle making and pottery.
All items are for sale, and there will be a variety of workshops to take part in during the week.
One of the Pop-Up Makers founding member Kirsty Dalton, from Perth, who will be exhibiting her handcrafted wooden homeware and jewellery at the show, said:
“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing one of our ever-popular pop-up events to the world’s largest arts festival. This is a chance to meet local designers and makers, pick up a unique gift, and even learn a new skill at one of our workshops. We have seven new artists and designers exhibiting for the first time, so there will be even more variety to enjoy.”
Notes to editors:
You are invited to attend a preview evening on the 9 August from 5pm – 8pm. All are welcome, and Fisher and Donaldson are kindly donating the cakes.
The pop up will be open from 10 to 15 August, 10am – 9pm. All items on display will be available for sale and members of the group will be in the gallery to assist and host the daily workshops.
The Pop Up Makers is a collective of artists, makers, crafters and designers, with the shared aims of supporting and celebrating hand-made and slow-made goods.
Find out more, and book onto workshops, including needle felting, ink drawing, drypoint printing and basket weaving, here: www.popupmakers.com
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