Craft and Design Month, first launched in 2011 by craft&design magazine, aims to support and promote the amazingly skilled work of designer makers and small creative businesses across Britain.
This national celebration of crafts runs throughout the month of May featuring National Ceramics Week in the early part of the month.
There's a great range of Craft and Design Month branded merchandise, so if you'd like to 'wear the t-shirt' or similar, you can now buy direct from the supplier.
And if you simply enjoy crafts - seeing them being made, perhaps trying your hand, chatting with the makers and buying something unique and hand crafted - then scroll through the impressive list of Events, visit some of the talented people working in your region and give them your support - you'll not be disappointed!
In 2012 we have been pleased to include craft related events taking place during May under the Adult Learners Week banner following their introduction of a craft award.
Meanwhile, check out the blog for a reminder of some of the fantastic things that went on during Craft and Design Month May 2012.