Saltaire Arts Trail 2012

Oh my goodness me – some astounding and unbelievable news ladies and gentleman!

For those of you who don’t know – shame on you – Saltaire is a World Heritage Site in Yorkshire, a model village built by the industrialist Titus Salt. Once a year the doors of the workers cottages are flung wide and filled with the work of artists from across Yorkshire. It is a great opportunity to see established and emerging talent as well as have a good old snoop around the houses. It is little wonder that the Saltaire Arts Trail now attracts thousands of visitors each year. And as well as the houses there is the Maker’s Fair, a chance to see and buy some of the best handmade glories in the known empire, and to meet the designer-makers. The Arts Trail is so successful the call for artists just before Christmas was opened nationally for the first time and it is not surprising they had a record number of submissions.

The Victoria Hall once provided the mill workers with a theatre, library, gymnasium, laboratory, billard room, and arts school and now houses the Maker’s Fair each year

Now then, I am a crocheter, this rag rug malarkey is all quite new to me, but when the call for submissions went out I thought “what the hell” and entered them. The independant panel went through the submissions this weekend and guess what… just found out this morning I got in! I am so proud and excited I could burst. If someone had told me this four months ago I would simply not have believed them. Just goes to show, if you don’t try, you’ll never know! The date for your diaries is 5th-7th May.

Well, I really can’t sit around here blogging all day! Despite a damn awful head cold I need to go tidy and organise my workroom because I have a HELL of a lot of work to do now!

For more information about the Arts Trail, do check out their website.

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