The Great British Craft Tour

Here’s a press release I just received-

July 2008.

Roseanna Wyatt and Tjobbe Andrews, from Byfield in Northamptonshire, have today announced that they are embarking on a tour with a difference – a tour of England, Scotland and Wales’s crafters, artists and makers.

The tour will see Roseanna and Tjobbe set off from their home in Northamptonshire heading through England, Scotland and Wales, whilst stopping along the way at as many craft shops, craft fairs and galleries as they can.

“The aim is to stop off at crafters and makers along the way and take photos of the work we see, and put it onto the travel diary on our Web site and blog as we go along,” said Roseanna.

The tour – aptly named “The Great British Craft Tour” is intended to give free publicity to crafters, makers and artists that the pair visits along the way. Nothing like it has been done before, and if it succeeds could see Rosie and Tjobbe embarking on a similar tour on an annual basis.

“We want to visit as many crafters as we can during the tour, we don’t really have a timescale but think it could take anywhere up to a month! We asked around and have got the use of a classic VW Camper Van for the duration, we have our laptop and our plastic cutlery and are ready to go!” said Roseanna.

“We are securing a lot of publicity for this, not only will crafters know about it but consumers and members of the public will hear about the tour via their local newspapers, radio stations and other Web sites and media outlets” Tjobbe adds.

All that awaits now is a definite route to take. Tjobbe Andrews says they are open to suggestions, “We will gladly drop by where we are invited by crafters, if someone wants to show us their work then we will certainly consider stopping off, we will come round, take some pictures, have a chat about their work and add it to our Web site.”

The tour promises to be an eye opener for Rosie and Tjobbe and with the coverage they expect to get, the crafters featured on the site can expect some good publicity too.

Rosie and Tjobbe can be contacted via their Web site: www.thegreatbritishcrafttour.co.uk and their tour is due to start in late summer 2008. If you would like them to stop by and feature your work, simply go to their Web site and click the links to request a visit.

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Press / media contacts: Tjobbe Andrews or Roseanna Wyatt. Respective mobile numbers: 07917 390 902 or 07816 153 081, landline: 01327 264 146 or email: info@thegreatbritishcrafttour.co.uk and Web site: www.thegreatbritishcrafttour.co.uk.

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