Spotlight On:

Crafty Vintage

The CraftCover team will be attending Crafty Vintage at Lancaster Castle this bank holiday weekend! To get us ready for the event, we spoke to the woman behind scenes, Laura Johnson.

For those who aren’t familiar, Crafty Vintage are creative social gatherings that are run throughout Lancashire. They aim to be a place where “like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas and gather inspiration”.


The Crafty Vintage journey began six years ago, when Laura noticed that no one else was holding these kinds of events in the area. She was looking for a place not only to meet other vintage lovers, but somewhere that she could sell her own crafts too.

Laura attributes the success of Crafty Vintage to the “great team” and “interesting venues.” They are always looking for ways to reinvent and change the event, ensuring that it stands out from all the other vintage events out there.

One great thing about Crafty Vintage is that it attracts people from a wide range of craft industries. From painters and carpenters to photographers and jewellery makers, you really can find it all at these events!

As well as offering a place to sell your classic vintage items, collectables and retro wares, the organisers are also there to offer advice to starters in the industry. They have helped many businesses to get on their feet, some of which have been attending Crafty Vintage from the very beginning and have since gone on to be very successful.

A lot of hard work is put into the organisation of Crafty Vintage but when Laura does get time to herself, she likes to upcycle. She can reinvent even the simplest of household items, like furniture and pictures, into something new and exciting.

The future of Crafty Vintage is “very busy”! They are fully booked for the rest of 2017, with upcoming events at Hoghton Tower, Brockholes and Lowther Castle on the calendar.

One last thing that we spoke to Laura about is the importance of insurance for crafters, especially if you attend craft fairs. She said that it not only gives sellers peace of mind but also gives event organisers like herself peace of mind. “All traders at Crafty Vintage have to have cover like Public Liability.”

CraftCover want to say a huge thanks to Laura for taking part in our Crafter in the Spotlight.

We’re really looking forward to attending the Crafty Vintage on Saturday. Keep checking our blog for a review of the event!