Unique contemporary craft, handmade by local designers and beautiful fair-trade accessories from around the world.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Now Open Sundays!

Hoorah! Now there's an extra shopping day every week at Design Circus! From Sunday 24th October Design Circus will be opening Sundays, 11.00-4.00pm.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

New Designs From Sarah Culleton

New at Design Circus this week are a selection of one of a kind, handmade bags from Sarah Culleton. Part of Sarah's brand new range for the autumn/winter, these gorgeous bags feature an adjustable shoulder strap, two internal pockets, two external pockets and a key fob to keep everything organised. Beautifuly made from recycled materials, the finest fabrics and embellished with vintage trims and buttons, each bag is completely unique.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Art and Craft Event - Saturday 26th June

Design Circus is holding another Art and Craft Event on Saturday the 26th of June. There will be lots of lovely stalls from the best in local design talent, with a large selection of beautiful wares.
This event is on from 9.00am - 5.30pm.

New Designers at Design Circus

Sarah Allen

Eileen Butler

Teresa Green

We have a selection of new designers at Design Circus, including Sarah Allen who creates beautiful hand woven textiles, such as purses, scarves and buttons. We also have lovely floral lighting from Eileen Butler as well as a range of hand printed purses and washbags from Teresa Green.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Art and Craft Event-This Saturday 22nd May

New Design Room AT Design Circus

Design Circus have opened up a new room, which means extra space to accommodate our fantastic new ranges coming very soon! If having the best selection of handmade wares for miles around wasn't enough, we now have a beautiful line of shoes from Sole Expression with styles to suit every occasion, from quality brands.
We also have a new collection of quirky creatures from ceramic artist Jean Blood and a lovely range of locally made upholstered furniture.
Over the coming weeks, look out for new collections of jewellery, textiles, notebooks and all manner of beautiful contemporary crafts coming to the shop.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Lovely Bows From Trace The Rose

Hannah from Trace The Rose has been very busy lately, creating a beautiful range of handmade accessories to complement her lovely collection of ethically sourced handbags, jewellery, scarfs and purses.
Hannah uses recycled fabrics and vintage buttons to make these gorgeous, shoe clips and hair slides and adorns up-cycled bags and necklaces with her pretty bows. There's a huge selection available now at Design Circus, so why not pop in and take a look at her fabulous selection of vintage inspired goodies!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Arts and Craft Event Saturday 8th May

The second Arts and Craft event of the year, will be held this Saturday 8th May, here at Design Circus. There will be lots of lovely stalls showcasing the best in local design talent, with a huge selection of fantastic wares on offer.
Fingers crossed for another sunny day!

Friday, 30 April 2010

A lovely day for our first event of the year!

The sun had got its hat on for our first arts and craft event!
Lots of fun was had by all, with badge making, yummy cupcakes,
beautiful jewellery and gorgeous children's knitwear!

Here are a few pics from the day...

Lily be Funky's Lucy making some fab badges!

Lovely jewellery by The Blue Starfish.

mmm cake!!

Yummy cakes by 'Cake and Glory' (www.cakeandglory.com)
I can particularly recommend the rose cupcake, so pretty and delicious!

Beautiful new designs by Alys Power.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Art and Craft Event-This Saturday

The first in the Design Circus Art and Craft Events is on this Saturday. Lots of lovely stalls outside the front of the shop, will feature a fabulous range of designers and cake makers, to temp you with their gorgeous wares.

Don't forget more are to follow over the coming months, keep an eye out for further details.

If you're a crafty type yourself why not consider booking a stall yourself? If you're interested in applying for one of our future events, please contact Design Circus, using the form at the bottom of this page.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

New Illustrators at Design Circus

Amy Blackwell -Me and You No. 8

Amy Blackwell-Me and You No. 3
Gemma Latimer- Deer Princess
Gemma Latimer- Birdman

Design Circus now stocks the work of two fantastic new illustrators! Gemma Latimer and Amy Blackwell both have a range of beautiful prints and greeting cards for you to choose from. Amy also has badges and printed shopper bags featuring her lovely illustrations. Come along to Design Circus to view the full ranges from these two exceptional illustrators.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

New From Lily Be Funky

Lucy from Lily Be Funky has been busy creating a huge new range of gorgeous accessories to add to her collection, here at Design Circus. There are lots of goodies to choose from, including, vintage button earrings, necklaces, badges, pocket mirrors and knitted brooches, to name but a few.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Art and Craft Event-Saturday 24th April

Exciting things are happening at Design Circus over the coming months! We will be holding a series of Art and Craft events outside the shop, the first one is planned for Saturday 24th April 2010 during our usual shop hours, 9.00am to 5.30pm.
Come and join us for a fantastic range of stalls, featuring art and craft by local designers.

Monday, 29 March 2010

New Limited Edition Bags From Sarah Culleton

Here's just one of several new limited edition shoulder bags from Sarah Culleton. Made using recycled fabrics and finished with vintage buttons, these lovely little bags have an extra long strap and two handy pockets on the back. Keep your eye out for more designs, coming to Design Circus over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

New From Julie Vernon

New from Julie Vernon are these beautiful vintage style, mosaic brooches.
Individually made, each brooch is unique and costs £18.00 at Design Circus.
To see more of the range, visit Design Circus or click on the link on the right, under Design Ranges to go to Julie's website.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Spring Is In The Air!

Hair Bobbles by Kushdi for Kids
Sewing Set by Chops and Nolla
Ring by Rachel Helen
Brooch by Sarah Culleton
Coaster By Fiz-gig
With Spring just around the corner, why not treat yourself at Design Circus. We have handmade ranges in stock from over 20 local designers and a beautiful collection of fair-trade accessories from around the world, so there's always something new to see.

Monday, 8 March 2010

New Childrens Clothing From Kushdi for Kids

Kushdi for Kids have been busy creating a fantastic new childrens clothing and toys range to add to their extensive collection, here at Design Circus.
Handmade locally using organic fabrics, the new range includes appliqued sleep suits and assorted items for babies, gorgeous little Kushdi Aliens and printed reflective, rain ponchos.
All clothing is available in a full range of childrens sizes and can usually be ordered in your required size if not in stock, when you visit Design Circus.

Friday, 5 March 2010

New Design Range From Rebecca Surgey

New in at Design Circus this week is a range of knitted and crocheted designs from Rebecca Surgey. Starting from £5.00, the range includes, flowers corsages, necklaces and i pod cosies.

Monday, 1 March 2010

New Designs From Kate Broughton

On your next visit to Design Circus, look out for a fantastic new range of greeting cards from Kate Broughton. The illustrated vegetable cards feature a pack of corresponding seeds for you to plant, with instructions on the back and the bird designs come with a little pack of seeds for the birds in your garden to enjoy!
There are lots of beautiful new designs to choose from, so why not come along and have a look!