Hebden Bridge WI Spectacular Spring Rag Market
Sunday, 16 April 2023
Saturday 22nd April 10:30am -4pm
The Waterfront Room, The Town Hall, St Georges Street
Northlight Studios, Hangingroyd Lane
The Making Mill, Valley Road
Rag Market Eggstra at the Egg Factory, Victoria Road
Entry £1 for Adults - Crafty young things under 16 Free Entry
The Rag Market is a twice yearly event run by Hebden Bridge WI to raise funds for our Charity of the Year which this year is Todmorden Foodbank. It also pays for an Educational Bursary which is offered to members of the Hebden Bridge Branch in keeping with the Women's Institute's aims in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills.
Our Rag Market has to be the perfect place to source not only a bargain, but original and quality crafting, dress making and tailoring materials buttons, ribbons, yarn, vintage pieces, patterns, books and anything else you could possibly need to inspire your creativity! Many of the fabrics are vintage, one offs and from private collections so you can pick up many items that are not available in the shops for amazing prices. Our stall holders are generally crafters themselves, reluctantly selling items from a treasured hoard that has become too large to store, but some of our regular stallholders also include local small businesses selling beautiful (Yorkshire!) woven wool tweeds, plaid fabrics & furnishing and a stall selling a wide selection of vintage buttons.
Entry into all our venues costs just £1 and gives you access to all venues. We are thrilled that The Egg Factory co-workers will be opening their doors to sell a special selection of textile related bits and bobs from their own stash and Jinny from The Making Mill has once again offered us space for extra stalls. This spring local Textile artist Jane Revitt will also be opening her pop up shop on Valley Road to sell a selection of her Ordnance Survey Map seconds along with yet more fabulous textile ephemera.
We look forward to seeing you there!