Assembly Rooms Christmas craft fair, Edinburgh Diana Hand stand

Assembly Rooms Christmas craft fair, Edinburgh Diana Hand standAssembly Rooms Christmas Craft Fair, Edinburgh  – a resume

This weekend I have been at the Assembly Rooms Christmas Craft Fair, Edinburgh with 120 other artists, makers and designers for a great creative gathering.  There is nothing like a busy fair, with friendly stall holders and an enthusiastic public. My painted ties and my digitally printed silk scarves were particularly appreciated.  I also sold many cards, calendars and scarves. I really enjoy meeting the public, particularly after long hours spent in the studio.

3d2d craft, art and design fairs and the West End Fair

Edinburgh company, 3D2D, is the organiser of the fairs.  This firm has long experience of running excellent craft fairs The emphasis is on introducing fresh talent as well as providing a reliable outlets for established artists and maker4s.   The city of Edinburgh has a thriving and ever changing community of artists and intellectuals. It is very exciting and stimulating to be a part of this environment.  Next year it is hoped that the famous West End art, craft and design fair will reopen after a much missed absence for the past two years.  This event involves building a mini-village in the grounds of St. Johns Church in Princes Street.  The venue is a great focus for shopping during the Edinburgh Festival.

These fairs provide a major networking opportunity to get feedback from the public and  to exchange information with colleagues.

Tigh Mor, Loch Achray



I will be showing a selection of my work as part of the art and craft fair at Tigh Mor Trossachs Hotel,  between 10am and 12 pm on 22nd June, 2017.

Tigh Mor Trossachs, the ‘big house in the Trossachs’, was a sadly neglected former hotel when it was rescued and restored to its former glory. Following a multi-million pound restoration and development programme, Tigh Mor emerged every bit as magnificent as it was in its heyday when Queen Victoria stayed there. Today it provides a choice of outstanding holiday apartments and cottages.

With magnificent views across Loch Achray, Tigh Mor offers a romantic introduction to the magnificent scenery of Highland Scotland – a land of craggy mountains, deep-cut glens and shimmering lochs, purple heather moorland and green forests


HIGHLAND SHOW heavy horses

Young Clydesdale mareI will be visiting Drymen Show on 27th May, 2017, with a trade stand featuring my work, including fine art prints and a range of equestrian-themed gifts.

This is the first time I have been to this show, and I am looking forward to meeting customers from the farming and equestrian world.  I hope to meet some of the beautiful animals as well.


Charcoal 3 two horses in paddock charcoal drawing

British Craft Trade Fair 2017Diana Hand at British Craft Trade Fair    Stand 130

I will be be showing a range of unusual and original equestrian drawings available as originals and  fine art prints. I also have a reasonably priced range of small products such as silk scarves, calendars, cards, books and mugs which make excellent gifts for horse lovers of all ages and budgets.  My drawings are spontaneous, striking and simple, and make fabulous contemporary visual statements in home or office.

I  am looking forward to displaying my new work at this prestigious and long established event in the brand-new new exhibition centre on the Great Yorkshire  Showground, Harrogate.

BCTF has for the past 42 years been showcasing the best of British craft and art.  The fairs are strictly trade-only and showcase work from exclusively British and Irish makers. BCTF differs from other trade fairs in that no mass-manufactured products or products made overseas are allowed. Visitors can be confident, therefore, that they will be presented with a selection of the best hand-made British giftware available in the UK.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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