The FOCUS Craft Design Group is proud to be the largest, and longest established craft group in North East Scotland. We have been in existence for over 25 years having evolved from the Gordon Craft Association which was constituted in 1989. We are a non-profit making group run on a voluntary basis by crafters for crafters, and are dedicated to the support and promotion of craft work in general, and our artisan members in particular.
We run a comprehensive programme of craft fairs at venues in Aberdeenshire between April and December, including the Banchory Show and Aboyne Games, and because we do not set out to make a profit, we are able to keep costs to a minimum and offer our members tables at affordable prices. In addition to giving members the best deal possible, FOCUS advertises extensively via posters, social media and the press. Members have access to free advertising on this website and are covered by our own Public Liability insurance at all events.
Focus is a Craft Group that only sells items handmade by our artisan members so you are seeing goods you wouldn't get on the High Street. Our crafters are very talented artisans and are always willing to talk about the products they make, so it is worth having a look for that special gift for someone special.
FOCUS has always supported local charities. Over the years we have supported RNLI, Grampian Society for the Blind, Kidney Dialysis, Macmillan Nurses, and Christian Aid. We currently support Shopmobility Aberdeen. FOCUS is always interested in inquiries about membership from genuine craft workers. We do not permit retailing ( i.e. buying in goods and selling them on) as this is contrary to our constitution (and the Trades Description Act). We are a friendly group and run our own very popular social night once a year for members and guests. Please do not confuse FOCUS with other organisations advertising “craft” themed events. Table prices at these are far more expensive as they are businesses run to make a profit for their organisers, whereas FOCUS is run for the benefit of its members.
We are always looking for people who create high quality craft goods to come and join us.
Come along and see for yourselves, what an extensive range of lovingly handcrafted & designed, unique products are available - direct from their creators. Hope you will visit our Focus Craft Fairs.