JO MOR­TIMER, Cathe­dral Close

Christ­mas tey­our Rein­vig­ora a visit TOMAKE giftlist­with Guild of 2018, the Devon ex­hi­bi­tion ’s an­nual Crafts­men and cre­ators of mak­ers

Devon Life - - Milly Forrest -

Cards for Good Causes will be ap­pear­ing on a High Street near you this month. Run by teams of lo­cal vol­un­teers, the pop-up shops in Devon are part of a net­work of more than 300 shops run by Cards for Good Causes. They raise funds for over 250 char­i­ties in­clud­ing Cancer Re­search UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety and RNLI, as well as a num­ber of lo­cal char­i­ties Shop­pers will be able to choose from hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent Christ­mas card de­signs - in­clud­ing some de­signed by lo­cal artists. In the past ten years, char­i­ties have re­ceived more than £40 mil­lion from Cards for Good Causes.

There’s some­thing rather nice about choos­ing gifts from mak­ers and cre­ators rather than the usual round of high street chain­stores.

And top of the Christ­mas Shop­ping list is MAKE 2018, the Devon Guild of Crafts­men’s Christ­mas sell­ing ex­hi­bi­tion.

MAKE 2018 fea­tures tex­tiles, mixed me­dia, pa­per, glass, ceram­ics, au­tom­ata, print­mak­ing, jew­ellery and metal by the very best mak­ers. Sup­port UK tal­ent and this pop­u­lar gallery which is the hub of the lo­cal cre­ative com­mu­nity of Dart­moor.

It re­ally is filled to the brim with sea­sonal con­tem­po­rary craft with work by de­signer-mak­ers from across the UK. With a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als and prices this is a great op­por­tu­nity to find an in­di­vid­ual gift for some­one spe­cial (and treat your­self for all your hard work). What­ever your bud­get you will dis­cover some­thing to love.

There’s also cards, wrap­ping, dec­o­ra­tions and gifts.

If you want to get into the cre­ative spirit, there is a Christ­mas Cel­e­bra­tion Day on 1 De­cem­ber (10am-4pm) with free fes­tiv­i­ties, pro­mo­tions, mulled wine and food tast­ings. And there will be a free craft demon­stra­tion by Jenny Amon on Sat­ur­day 15 De­cem­ber when she will be demon­strate the coil­ing tech­nique used to cre­ate her ce­ramic can­dle sticks in the MAKE ex­hi­bi­tion. Sat­ur­day 17 Novem­ber - Sun­day 6 Jan­uary Devon Guild of Crafts­men, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

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