Think it's about time we admitted that...

…makers markets are almost always shite.

Occasionally you’ll find a good pie, but that’s it.

Let’s stop pretending we’re enjoying them.

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Makers Mark is alright though.

Haven’t had any since pre-covid though so i may not stand by this opinion

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A very White Person thing

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Yeah.

The Levenshulme one’s the only one I’ve been to which isn’t 99% middle-aged white people talking about their dogs.

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Markie Mark’s Make-y Make Markety Market

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What are they? I don’t think I’ve ever been to one

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Alright for a free sample, not alright for charging 35 quid for a bottle of rum or whatever

Like the stalls that do the ott brownies but thats about it.

Is this what a farmers market is called up north? And before some clever clogs is like “no, a farmers market is where FARMERS bring their produce!” Absolutely none of those people have so much as stepped foot on a farm.

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Not really. A makers market is like a mixture between a farmers market and a crafts market, I guess.

It’s specifically crafts people selling tat that irks me.

I like traditional markets and flea markets, etc.

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Makers Markets & The Funky Bunch

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There’s a specific thing with makers markets and independent shops which annoys me. Why are they so fucking obsessed with Frida Kahlo? Leave her alone, man. Every shop and stall, ffs.

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It’s Friday afternoon, can’t we save this kinda of misery posting for a Tuesday or something?

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I reckon the problem is, if you’re a crafty person people are always telling you you should go into business. So some people do, except then it’ll quickly become obvious that if you want to earn a living there are really two main ways to make that happen for most crafts - 1. Sell a small number of high quality items at a really high price, or 2. Find something you can make quickly in high volume and not worry if it’s shit, if anyone actually wants a book folded into the word ‘love’ or a spray painted pine cone or whatever, or if you even enjoyed making it.

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Missus got this from the trentham one. :man_shrugging:

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it’s what she would’ve wanted

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Bugduv is a champ but this is primo midweek material wasted on the Friday crew

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Love it when a good old fashioned head shop just spawns in one of these. Jam shop, jam shop, ooh weed grinder.

Trentham stole our Stafford one :frowning:

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I much preferred it when it was in Stafford! Been the Trentham one a couple of times and it just gets so busy, it was much nicer when it was in Stafford. (Coincidentally im heading to Stafford for coffee this morning :joy::coffee:).