Christmas Mainframe Make & Trade Event

By The Mainframe Team

Christmas Gifts-1Join us for a celebration of Derbyshires local craft talent at our seasonal make & trade event. Pick up some last minute gifts and treats and get into the Christmas spirit.

Open between 11am and 3pm there is plenty of time to brows the stalls then pop to a cinema showing or enjoy lunch and a hot chocolate in the cafe.


We have a brilliant range of local creatives selling their wonderful creations plus showcasing on the big screen.


QClub_Logo_aqua_backgroundQClub (QUAD)

QClub @QUAD is a group for children and young people on the autistic spectrum, with disabilities or additional support needs. QClubbers worked with graphic designers Firecatcher to design creatures. These designs have been used to produce a range of tote bags, cards, stickers and giftwrap. All profits go towards funding future QClub activities.

Sarah Perkins ArtSarah Perkins Art

Sarah specialises in highly detailed, lively, colourful, modern paintings. With a unique style of painting using acrylic paint she creates a contemporary interpretation of her subjects.

Focusing on animals her creative works are inspired by the variety & detail in nature itself. 

The event will give the chance to purchase printed artworks, both framed & unframed. Greetings & Christmas Cards. Plus Homewares including Vegan suede cushions, mugs, coasters & Notebooks

MM LOGO SMALLERMeanmagenta Photography

Limited edition of fine art photo prints, flower photography with a twist, architectural details and mixed media artwork.

Home accessories inspired by my photographs, often digitally manipulated to obtain a painterly effect.

Quilts, patchwork cushions and one off-crochet scarves/snoods. Available for bespoke commissions.

The Sage Tree logo squareThe Sage Tree Studio

I design and make my own range of crystal diffuser jewellery from my home studio in Derby.  Inspired by nature, I combine semi-precious gemstones with lavastone beads (lavastone is naturally porous so it is easy to add a drop of essential oil if you choose), a perfect way of combining crystals with essential oils.

I will have a selection of my bracelets available on the day, including some gift sets with crystals and essential oils too.

249402_164de2397cec45dabf8c5f2278f5ef06~mv2Sara Brighty Artist

Inspired by life, the human form and emotions, I create unique pieces of art. I like to work with paint, ink and photography.






isla_280x280.35938947_euuro9cgSandra B Photography

I look at the locations and places I visit to photograph with detail and appreciation. I am interested to bring a story of what is happening to you. Through my eyes you will see places that have a rich history of people’s lives helping you to imagine how they have lived in their time.

I have expanded the use of my photos to create notebooks, greeting cards and prints.

Lalaland_square_adLove Lalaland

Welcome to Lalaland, a world of super cute designs and happy things for those who love bright colours, Kawaii style and cartoon-like fun to spread good vibes and LalaLove! My products include greetings cards, postcards, pin badges, fridge magnets, stationery, polymer clay charms, jewellery and custom portraits.



China Petals logoChina Patels

I create delicate mosaics using fine china.  I like to recycle and reuse the broken, discarded and unloved and turn it into beautiful art, home décor and Christmas decorations.  As well as a selection of my mosaic artwork I will be bringing a range of handcrafted Christmas decorations including my pretty Angels created from gold coloured fine china tea cups and saucers and mini reindeers.



I make alternative, bespoke bouquets, buttonholes, jewellery & accessories using a variety of non-tarnishing wires (so they stay shiny and sparkling), Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones and tiny handcrafted kiln fired precious metal sculptures; this means you can have pretty much anything you want included into your CRZyBest creations!

Want something a bit more instant? I also create a range of ready to buy jewellery and accessories which can be bought directly from me when you come and say hello at any event that CRZyBest is showcasing at.


Pic 1Suzanne Plamping

Bobbin Lace by SP Creative Craft uses the traditional techniques with modern threads to produce individually handcrafted items for Individuals and their Homes.





JAD logoJ Austin Designs

I am a florist, with 11 years experience, living and operating in the midlands area and would like to expand on my clientele.

Over the coming weeks I intend to focus my attention on developing Christmas ideas to sell. 

Mainly bespoke wreaths, made to order - offering a personalised element. I am also working on table centerpieces, garlands and terrariums as they are very popular at this time of year.


indexDaisyMade These/Fidget & Bobby

Handmade loveliness for your home. Candles, Wax Melts, Recycled Jewellery and Home Decor.



TBH_logo_pink-3Mainframe is bringing you this event as part of The Big House programme.

The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020