Nairn local lass Iona Hampson has returned to Nairn to take over the old Eliza Kate Crafts premises on Nairn High Street. Iona, who left Nairn to attend art school, has worked for the likes of Cath Kidston and already runs her own craft and design business, Crafty Wee Birdie, jumped at the chance to take over the premises when its previous owner decided to leave.
Eliza Kate Crafts had become a popular fixture in Nairn for local producers to
Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop allows crafters and artists to rent shelves or wall spaces which allows the producer to sell their wares in a retail environment without the expense or expansion that selling their items wholesale usually requires.
Iona is a founding member, and still current co-manager, of the popular and highly acclaimed craft market Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts with co-manager, jeweller Carolyn Anderson Shepherd of knittykittybangbang in Forfar. Through Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts she has formed a vast network of crafters and designers from across Scotland who are eager to fill Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop with items previously unavailable as far north as Nairn.
The shop officially opens on Saturday 12th September. For more information visit the Crafty Wee Birdie Gift Shop Facebook page www.facebook.com/craftyweebirdiegiftshop