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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Art and handmade in Hebden Bridge

I don't often post about what I've been up to at the weekend, but on Saturday I had such a wonderful time in Hebden Bridge I just have to share.

Quirky shop sign in Hebden Bridge (click for larger image)

Hebden Bridge is a lovely little town in West Yorkshire that seems to be a centre for arts and crafts and all things handmade and quirky. I have never come across so many amazing gift shops selling locally made products. It was so refreshing not to be seeing just the same mass produced items that you can find everywhere, and there was some really original work that I've not seen before. I even spotted quite a few names I recognise that I have seen on Folksy or Etsy.

We went to the Heart Gallery and met the lovely Julia Ogden who makes gorgeous wedding stationery. I could have spent a fortune in the Gallery but was very restrained and just bought a card by Clare Caulfield that I plan to frame and a fun little notebook by Angela Smyth.

Next we popped into Radiance, a fabulous lighting shop selling some unusual lamps and shades. It was lovely to meet Hannah Nunn who runs the shop and makes some gorgeous papercut lamps. I already own one of Hannah's lamps so it was great to meet her in person.

This rather charming fox from Lush Designs did come home with me however and is looking fab in my dining room.

Lampshade from Lush Designs

I shall definitely be heading back to Hebden Bridge again (soon I hope!) and I can recommend a visit if you've not been before. Try spotting as many Folksy and Etsy sellers as you can!


  1. Hey hello. It was lovely to meet you too and I'm glad you enjoyed out little town. That foxy looks perfect on that lamp base. Thanks for blogging :) x

    1. Thanks for popping over to have a look at my blog post Hannah :-)

  2. Hello,Thanks for your blog post! Hope to see you again soon in Hebden x

    1. Thanks Julia. I would love to visit again - definitely on my list of places I need to go back to!


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