This week we extend a warm welcome to Nina from Cafe Craft in Chorlton, gem of a find for families with great food and drinks, a lovely outdoor area and obviously tons and tons of craft! They will be bringing their creative juices to Happy Sundaze and running our Make, Do and Mess arts station!
What’s your name and where do you come from?
I come from Manchester born and bread!
Tell us about Cafe Craft
Craft Manchester is now trading under Cafe Craft. I thought it had a nicer ring and the sign looked more enticing and also it explains that we are a cafe not just a craft shop. We serve locally sourced food, freshly made to order.
We offer hot and cold drinks and our coffee supplier is also a small Manchester based business Second City Coffee. We get our bread from Ludo on Beech road, our cake supplier is Black Cat Cakery. We also stock Shindigger and Bootleg brewery. We want to help and support small local businesses wherever we can.
Along side the food and drink we provide craft activities for people 0-100 covering all age ranges. We want to show that craft and creativity is not just for the kids!
Have you always had a passion for all things crafty?
Yes I have been involved in Art and Design from high school. I have a degree in Design and Art Direction from Manchester Metropolitan University. I also make fused glass jewellery when I can and art pieces using up-cycled items. Basically anything creative I will give it a go.
How are you involved with this Year’s Happy Sundaze?
We are facilitating the Make, Do and mess area. We are going to be doing funky festival masks and pebble craft – can’t wait!
Which tunes are top of the kitchen disco playlist on your house?
Foo Fighters Everlong,
Chris Melinchack So Good,
Oasis Wonder Wall,
Bob Marley Is this love,
I could go on and on I love music as much as art.
What are your favourite places for a knees up without the nippers?
Bars in Chorlton, my favs are The Library Beech road, Brewski, Morley Cheeks. I am a home bunny these days I don’t venture into town too often I am far too busy!
What was the first album / single you bought and what format did you buy it on?
Eternal on cassette
What would be your band T shirt of choice?
What is your most popular craft sessions?
What advice would you give to any new business?
Be prepared for some hard times but stay positive, strong and hopeful.
What do you think is driving the new craft cafe trend?
I think it is a wanting for parents to be involved more with their children. To try and get them out of the house, off the technology and be together, active and creative.
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Happy Sundaze event?
Doing crafts with all the families and getting the adults involved too and having lots of fun!!