If you happen to be in Bristol this weekend, be sure to check out the first ever MISI craft marketplace.

MISI [Make It Sell It] is the UK’s most recent innovative online craft marketplace. The MISI event is the first event dedicated entirely to crafters who sell on the internet. Brainchild of keen crafter, web developer and young Mother of two Emma Hogg, MISI’s mission is to challenge the role of the high street by introducing the people who buy directly to the people who make.

Emma Explains, ‘I have always had a great passion for British crafts. We are constantly being told by the likes of Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey to cook homemade and Support local British farmers, but why stop at food?  Food miles aren’t the only miles that matter! It gives me a huge buzz to support small craft businesses and watch them turn a passionate hobby into a profitable reality’

The first MISI Event which is being held this weekend on Saturday November 7th is being supported by Sew Hip Magazine.  It will give MISI followers and crafts people across the region the opportunity to sell their products in the exciting and vibrant surroundings of the Paintworks, Bristol’s creative quarter. Apart from almost 40 exhibitors, there will be craft workshops throughout the day, live music, and refreshments available, making it an enjoyable day out and the perfect place to start Christmas shopping!

The show will be open from 10.30am to 5.00pm and entry is just £2.50 per person, with children under 14 being allowed in free. The first 100 visitors will also receive a goody bag crammed with information and samples.

I think events like these supporting your local artists are great, especially in a climate like ours. Go MISI!

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

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