Makers, artists and designers from across the country brought their wares to exhibit at the first New Lanark’s Makers Market where they showcased and sold their products in one of the most beautiful places in Scotland.

From wands to handmade soap, from candles, paintings and accessories to delicious local foods there was something for everyone at the Makers Market held in the stunning setting of New Lanark World Heritage Site. The market will continue throughout the summer, showcasing the best of hand-made products from across Scotland.

Exhibitors included a number of designers who use New Lanark yarn, including Albanach Yarns, an Indie yarn dyer based in East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, hand-dyeing and hand-painting a selection of luxury yarns in shades inspired by the Scottish coast and countryside. Passionate about yarn, Albanach seeks to inspire knitters, crocheteers and weavers with fabulous colour, texture and pattern inspiration, all knitted in New Lanark wool.  

There is also a whole host of international handcrafted items, including Whimsical Whispers, who inspired by tales and folklore, celebrates Scandanavian Folk tales making beautiful characters called Tomtes. Also bringing her skills from across the world, is Sientje from Highland Sea Ceramic, who trained as a potter in Germany and moved to the Isle of Skye in 2001 to work in a Uig pottery. The Scottish scenery and colours found in the landscape have been a massive influence in her creative work.

Whether you are looking for gifts, homeware or just a special something for yourself, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll love.

New Lanark is delighted that their Harry Potter connection continues on from the infamous jumpers with Wandmaker at the Makers Market.

New Lanark Mill provided the yarn for the scarves and jumpers in the original Harry Potter movie and currently sell the pattern in the same shades of yarn in the Mill shop. 

The New Lanark Harry Potter connection continues with Johdi, the Wandmaker who exhibits her wares at the Makers Market. Johdi Bryant, director of Wandmaker commented; “I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and have loved arts and crafts my whole life, so decided about three years ago to combine these interests and start designing and making my own wands. I’ve sold over 2,000 wands and sent them to 24 different countries across the world. Each one is made completely by hand, and are completely of my own design, meaning that no two wands are ever the same and are completely unique to each witch or wizard – just like in Harry Potter!


10 – 11 August 2019
New Lanark Mills, Lanark ML11 9DB