Market trading workshop for local crafters

Today local crafters were at a Market Trading workshop at Whale to find out more about how to set up and trade at market stalls.  The Digital Sentinel had a quick catch up with some local crafters who have been involved with Whale Pod – a business incubator for new start creative and arts enterprise.

Ruthless Hats is the creator of cosy warm wooly hats in a variety of colours and designs.  The idea of Ruthless hats came about when the owner knitted some hats for her daughters when they went ski-ing.  The hats were so popular that they returned with many orders from their friends.  It has since spiralled and now the hats are being sold at local craft markets and for family and friends. You can find out more here.

Here is a red and white Ruthless hat being modelled in the Digital Sentinel office.




‘All things Bags’ by Ivy-ElDesigns.  These are handcrafted afrocentric bags crafted in Scotland and made from African fabrics.


The creator of the bags is hoping that the funds from sales will help to set up a social enterprise to help women in Scotland who have/are experiencing domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Busy Bee Handicrafts is a fairly new business set up selling beautifully handsewn gifts.  The inspiration behind it came from the owner wishing to help those who wanted to buy their loved ones personalised gifts but based around the recipients hobbies, interests or likes.


Currently you can find All Things Bags and Busy Bee Handicrafts showcasing their stock at the Scottish Design Exchange in Ocean Terminal.


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