New Stock of Kilims and Indian Rugs

We have lots of new Kilim rugs, cushions and Indian rugs now in stock ranging from small to huge 180 X 270cm room fillers. All are Fairtrade and carry the Goodweave standard of child free production. Here is a selection with dimensions, content and prices.

Maker’s Market St George’s Hall, Festival of Making

Gosh the week kicked off with us being interviewed by BBC Lancashire by Dominic Busby and Rosie Dummer to promote the weekend’s Festival of Making in Blackburn. We had a lovely weekend 6th and 7th May at the maker’s market in St George’s Hall surrounded by 35 lovely makers of wonderful things. We do love makers!



October Treacle

Lovely crisp sunny autumnal day a Treacle yesterday.

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The First Blackburn Maker’s Market

We took part in the first ever Maker’s Market on Town Hall St, Blackburn on Saturday and the town centre was also hosting a countryside festival. The market was organised by Hopeful and Glorious and had a great atmosphere and lovely stalls including Squirrel and Tiffin, Bullie, Art a Flutter, Carley Baines and, No 11 and Higherford Mill amongst others.

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First market of the year

Had a wonderful, sunny, cold, blustery day Treacling at Macclesfield this weekend…. ok I admit we were slightly snugger in the old Butter Market  with the sun streaming in and church bells ringing. Great atmosphere as always, friendly faces and lots of new things to see. Treated ourselves to some great finds from stalls and great boutique shops. Mightily impressed by the teenagers from All Hallows Catholic College who’d baked cakes, made candles, chillie oils, chutneys, fabulous nesting boxes and scrummy dog biscuits which our dog Coco Merrtyale heartily endorses! Big thank you to the lovely ladies@ Smashing Times who gave us some wonderful scalloped petit fours tins to make retablos from… thoughtful! We love Treacle!

Castlefield Artisan Market

Great day selling at Castlefield Artisan market, Manchester on Sunday (first Sunday each month 10 – 3.30). The sun shone brilliantly for us all day. Superb stalls including award winning food produce, crafts, vintage, cafe and live and dancing thanks to the Cotton Town Hot Club. The location is perfect with canal side bars and restaurants, all in all a way to spend a sunny Sunday morning. 

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This was the last market there this year, they will resume on the first Sunday in February.

Scrummy new stock!

We are very excited to have taken delivery of some wonderful new stock in time for Xmas. We have some classic toys, vintage pieces, wonderful recycled bags and fabulous storage tins which make superb gifts for friends, loved ones and children. 

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Treacle Market and Barnaby Festival 2012, Macclesfield

We had a superb time on our stall at Treacle Market this Sunday as always, but this Sunday was particularly special as it was also the 4th day of the Barnaby Festival, so lots of events, performers, and exhibitions to see. The sun came out, the rain stayed away  and Chestergate was festooned in the most wonderful gigantic bunting.

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The street performers were great, including a contortionist and a crazy man with a suitcase (speaker) who was herding chickens into shops, ducking from overhead helicopters and running from gunfire amongst other things. We saw Teresa Wilson’s wonderful “The Ecchoing Green” sculpture installation in the beautiful King Edward Chapel, which was dark and filled with trees and the sound of crows cawing. Very eerie but equally beautiful, the girls loved it!

Castlefield Artisan Market – Diamond Jubilee

Bonker*s Clutterbucks had a wonderful day at the Castlefield’s Diamond Jubilee Artisan Market on Sunday. Folk turned out in force despite terrible British weather to support the carnival and artisan market and to stock up on the fabulous produce and handmade goods. The arches were festooned in red, white and blue bunting and afternoon tea was served on vintage crockery with entertainment provided by the fabulous Cotton Club dancers. Deck chairs seemed to be the order of the day and us girls even made it to “Castle Sands” ( a canal side beach) for a spot of sand castle building. 

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Treacle Market – Macclesfield

Superb day at Treacle market, Macclesfield on Sunday (every last Sunday of the month). Glorious sunshine all day and the numbers who turned out to shop were tremendous as always. Lots of great stalls with top quality food, beverages, vintage and handmade products and quirky goods. The owl man was there with his enormous eagle owl and there was morris dancing. We were very impresses by a group of enterprising youngsters (aged approx 9) who’d made macrame bracelets in red white and blue and were giving 25% of their proceeds to charity. We got to meet our lovely fb friend Hilary Cottier and her infamous wire fox terrier Tabitha who arrived in her carriage!

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