August Makers Market Newsletter

August Makers Market Newsletter

Welcome to the August Makers Market newsletter!

The summer holidays are in full swing, and we have a packed calendar of events for you to explore this month across the whole Northwest.

Find out about all the event times and dates, get to know some new and exciting businesses that have joined us in July and look out for our back to school artisan best buys.

Get involved with some of our Summer activities!

Join in with our free nature scavenger hunt at Cheadle Makers Market this month, Magical Moments will be encouraging little ones to explore the outdoors, grab a treasure sheet and a pencil from them and head off around Cheadle Green in search of all things wild. Saturday 6th August, from midday on Cheadle Green.

Take part in some free mindfulness with our yoga and breath work sessions throughout the day at West Didsbury Makers Market this month. Everyone is welcome, not experience required. Come and get involved with coach Sophie at West Didsbury Makers Market, 11-4pm Sunday 28th August at Withington Hospital Car Park.

We will have colouring tables set up at both Knutsford on Sunday 7th August and Chorlton on Saturday 20th August to entertain the little Makers Market visitors.

9 Best Picks for Back to School

1. Planners – By Bella Designs A nicely planned schedule is always a good idea.
2. Pencil Cases – Posner and Posner Stand out from the crowd with a bold handmade case.

3. Hair Accessories – Koala Nala Keeping your hair neat and tidy with cool and quirky scrunchies.
4. Backpacks – Urban Bear Co Everyone needs an awesome and functional school bag.
5. Notebooks – Kathryn Churn Designs Jot down your notes in style.
6. Kit Bag - Bobbins Broider Separate your kit from your schoolwork with a hand embroidered tote.
7. Aprons – Icka Print Perfect for keeping uniforms clean in cooking lessons.
8. Bath Time – Cheshire Bomb Relax and unwind on a Sunday evening with a bath time treat.
9. Positivity Stickers – Becky Kayll Designs Cute little positivity reminders that can be stuck anywhere.

New and exciting traders to watch out for this month.

The Kitschen Disco has been popping up at Chorlton Makers Market and offers a vibrant, kitschy, music-fuelled selection of Mancunian based artwork. If you are looking for something colourful and fun to brighten up your home, come and check out their stall on the third Saturday of the month in Oswald School Car Park, Chorlton 10am-4pm.

Me and Franks Barkery is your one stop shop to spoil your four-legged family members. With a delicious selection of luxury dog treats, it’s a must try for the pooches. Pop down to Knutsford on the first Sunday of the month 11am-4pm and treat your dog to some home baked nutritious treats, all made from fresh ingredients and freshly baked.

Mabel and Maud are brand new to the markets but already proving to be a new favourite go to for your sweet treats. Their deliciously fresh brownies are something else, we tried the wasabi and ginger and were not disappointed! Amazing range of interesting flavours, wonderful friendly customer service, and baked to soft gooey perfection. Come and try their brownies at Knutsford Makers Market on the first Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm on Princess Street.



International Beer Day is the first Friday of the Month so we thought we would showcase some of our amazing craft beer traders.

Twisted Wheel Brew Co have an impressive selection of great quality beers, independently owned, and inspired by the Northern Soul dance movement. Based in Cheshire and brewing up beers that they want to enjoy and drink, you can’t go wrong with a can of Twisted Wheel.

Neighbourhood Brew Co - aim to bring great beer to every Neighbourhood. They believe nothing brings people together more than beer, breaking down social boundaries through the common appreciation that is craft beer. Neighbourhood are also making leaps towards becoming a net carbon neutral brewery this year!

Buxton Brewery – is our longest standing craft beer trader and offers the widest range. Starting in a small garage in 2009 they have steadily grown to a 7000 square foot modern building on Staden Lane, Buxton. Producing 30 distinct brews of all kinds and with many special editions both planned and, in its back,-catalogue. Innovation and super-high quality are the prime goals, along with a nod to tradition and an almost maniacal attention to detail.

Why not try them all and pick your own favourite!

Meet The Maker – The Mountain and Me

The Mountain and Me was created by Claire Mills, an independent designer maker based in Lancashire. She is strongly inspired by Scandinavian design and nature. Combining sustainable materials, bold colours, geometric shapes, contemporary patterns, and meticulous hand painted detail.

She makes beautiful wooden jewellery that is both contemporary as well as eco-friendly.

Each piece of jewellery is designed, and hand painted in The Mountain and Me studio, based in Rossendale, Lancashire.

Claire also runs jewellery workshops, her latest with a year 3 class at a local primary school. Teaching them all about being an independent and also letting them have a go themselves at being creative. Check out some of the awesome work that they created.  

You can find The Mountain and Me at Chorlton Makers Market on the third Saturday of the month and online

Exciting news!

One of our regular traders has made it into the final of the NMTF Young Traders Market! Guillaume from Ma Lumière will be representing the North West at the National final in Stratford Upon Avon on August 26th & 27th.

We are very proud of Guillaume and wish him all the best in the final.

Good Luck Ma Lumière!

Guillaume, originally from Normandy in France, is the small business owner of Ma Lumière. 

Ma Lumière offers a beautiful selection of home fragrances including soy candles, reed diffusers & wax melts and you can find him at the following Makers Market every month: Knutsford, Northern Quarter, Sale & West Didsbury. 

Guillaume created Ma Lumière in May 2019 from his kitchen and now operates from his workshop based in East Manchester where all the products are created. From product design to branding, marketing and everything that a business involves, Guillaume is a one-man band that looks after it all.


Ma Lumière recently launched a new collection called “Artiste” which pays tribute to four of the most iconic French artists, through fully illustrated ceramic candle jars with matching reed diffusers and wax melts (


Guillaume also runs candle making workshops from his premises for his customers to attend. The workshops allow participants to make 2 medium soy candles to take away and choose from over 30 fragrance oils available. All the details that you need, and the available dates can be found here:


Check out this month’s market line up, we have exciting new monthly markets launching, as well a move from the Carriage Shed to Chester Centre for the monthly Chester Makers Market.

 To keep up to date with the latest news and announcements from The Makers Market follow us on social media @_makersmarket 

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