LAUNCHED just a week ago the new artisan market is being held every Saturday from 10am until 3pm, and is the brainchild of farmer’s and vintage flea markets organiser Michelle Scattergood.
A wide variety of stalls were showing off handiwork, including glass jewellery, vintage style wedding accessories and childrens’ clothes.
In addition visitors were tempted by a range of delicious looking tray bakes and chocolates.
There were also handmade pens, pottery, wooden door plaques and pictures, knitted products, crocheted cushions and rugs and a selection of vintage style retro bunting and peg bags.
Commenting on the success of the first market, Michelle said: “What a great start to the new artisan market, everyone that came in commented on the superb quality of work for sale and also on how friendly the stall holders are.
“Plenty of sales were made and a few of the designers and makers were approached by independent shop owners enquiring if they could supply them with their products, which is really fantastic, you would pay thousands to exhibit at a trade show.
“We are really looking forward to next Saturday when we have some new designers, food producers and artists.
“We will be glad when the Town hall renovations are completed so we can all exhibit it the new room.
“Still, we were all very pleased with the first couple of markets.
“I can only see it getting bigger and better as I am having enquiries every day from new exhibitors.
“We also have some workshops lined up which will give people the opportunity to experiment and experience how to make some of the crafts.
“It’s a great way to learn a new skill or hobby, and details of this can be found on our facebook page ‘We Make It Derbyshire’.
“We really hope people will get behind us in this project and support the designers and producers, after all a lot of hard work and love goes into making these products.
“There are some fantastic ideas here for exclusive and highly original gifts and presents, so if you haven’t been yet then please do pop in on Saturday and see what’s on offer.
“We think you will be just as delighted as we are.”
Anyone who is interested in exhibiting their handmade products should contact Michelle on 07875 703969.
More details on the monthly Ashbourne vintage and flea markets can also be found online at www.absolutelyvintagedarling.co.uk.
Michelle said; “We have a range of vintage and retro fashions plus homeware for visitors to browse and buy.
“There is always a great choice of vintage accessories to accompany the fashions with quality hand bags, jewellery and shoes.”