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The TINY Soap Lab

Just over a year ago, our family uprooted and moved to the quintessentially English village of Finchingfield, surrounded by beautiful Essex countryside. Together, we decided to combine our creativity and set about learning a whole new set of skills. Making our first batch of handmade soap was a revelation and we immediately fell in ...

Dklhandmade jewellery

I work from the comfort of my home in Winchester. Mainly I focus on making necklaces, bracelets, earrings and jewellery sets. I have been experimenting with different mediums which have proved a success with family and friends ( they are kind) and hope to include rings and bangles into my repertoire soon.I use a range of materials: gemstones, ...

Enchanted Forest Candle

Enchanted Forest Candle opened its metaphorical doors in 2020. I have been endlessly researching the most natural and eco-friendly ways of creating beautiful hand made candles, crystal infused candles, wax melts, car diffusers and more coming soon, for everyone to enjoy. Through tried and tested ingredients and many, many hours experimenting ...

Maggie Bohm

I find inspiration in nature for my art work pieces. Utilising plants, flowers, bark, lichen and twigs to print using a gelli plate and enhancing these pieces with additional mixed media, Layering and ink work. I also produce watercolour art works featuring nature. I love the art of book binding, feeling a book come together is a great ...


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The first of hopefully many... Fabulous

Two Daft Birds set out on our fist Craft Fair. It took place in Romsey Town Hall on Saturday 24th July. On arrival the staff were fantastic, really helpful and so informative. We were upstairs in the main hall and thankful for the lift but to be honest it was so slow that it was quicker to climb the 2 flights. The day started with a plan that changed into many , moving items around the tabes for the general public to catch the interest ...

Two local artist friends caught in the isolation

Janet and I have been friends for many years..through thick and thin and when , like others, we were closed down in our homes there was only one thing to do...Art ! I , alone and Jan with her amazing glass studio decided to have a go at watercolour painting. As a person who is working I had to take the bull by the horns and experiment whilst Jan took lessons. Her production of her paintings were incredible and I learnt from her free ...

Double Chocolate Crunchie Brownies

Wow! If I told you these were gluten free you wouldnít believe me! Packed full of rich chocolate, classic crunchie honeycomb, and chocolate chunks! After making these, trying them myself and even surprising myself! I brought them to a family event, kept quiet that they were in fact gluten free! Numerous family members exclaimed how lush they were! Once they were all gone I let it slip they were gluten free! Since then I have played ...

The updated article style blog posts

The three new fields added to the blog form are introduction, quotation and conclusion. Having these new fields help you to organise the copy and for us to then turn your content into an interesting page for visitors. The introduction is a great place to encourage readers to want to learn more. It can help people to know that they have arrived at the page that they hope will give them the information they are looking for. The quotation ...

Scratching the Surface of my Business

Starting out my business has been a steep learning curve which I imagine lots of small businesses would say. Designing my own products with the ideas in my head really expose my inner most insecurities. I love designing, showing the world my designs has been liberating, scary and massively rewarding all at once. My design process always starts with the research I love looking for and being inspired by objects, places, exhibitions, ...

New Crafter advice please

Hi. Iím completely new to this site and have recently started creating quirky Planters with personality. It has kept me sane during lockdown and I just love creating these ladies - giving each one its own personality. They make everyone that sees them smile and that makes me so happy. Ive seen nothing like them anywhere and did my first craft fair today which was a huge success so Iím hoping to start doing lots more this year. I will ...

Hedgehogs

We do not want to imagine a future, where a young British writer and illustrator looks around them for inspiration from the animal world but there is little to see. When Beatrix Potter created a character called Mrs. Tiggy-winkle she based it on her pet hedgehog. However, these popular native creatures are struggling to survive and have declined by about 50 percent in the last thirty years. Are we doing our bit to make life a little ...

Neoplasticism

Piet Mondrian was born in the Netherland but lived in Paris, London and New York. He co-founded De Stijl and created the artistic style of Neoplasticism. The pieces of art had no frame. This is because the person viewing the work should not see it as complete but continues beyond the canvas. Eventually he reduced his work down to three primary colours of blue, red and yellow and horizontal and vertical lines. However, even with ...

River scribbles

We are lucky to live near the River Severn, the somewhat famous bend in the River called the Horseshoe. This gives us plenty of inspiration for sketches, paintings and ideas to bring back to the studio. Our walks have us viewing the river in different weather and seasons and although it is beautiful when the air is calm and colours are sharp, I do love it when the sky is threatening. The River takes on different moods and the colours ...

New crafter natural rustic boho pieces

I am Andrea from the ChArming Piece and I am new to Craft Fairs UK. I have launched my business 6 months ago , when I have turned my hobby into a business. I was a creative person all in my life, in my tens I loved to design and seam dresses and clothes for myself, I loved needlework..by the time my hobbies has changed but the creativity always appeared in my life to create something even my own handmade home decoration. I focus ...

Craft Year 2021 back on track

Non essential retail has already reopened and since the 12th April, we have seen a step change in the number of organisers adding new craft events and crafters looking for events to attend. We canít get away from the fact that last year was hard for everyone. However, with the governments road map aiming to be irreversible, that should give the community confidence to plan and run future craft fairs. On the 17th May it is planned ...

My Velvet Collection is Here

My Velvet Collections are a contemporary interpretation of some of the colours and textures of the fabrics and jewellery in Renaissance and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. They feature faceted natural gemstones set in smooth broad gold bezels against sterling silver, etched by me to my own designs, based on nature and antique lace. My Moss Velvet collection features Green Tourmaline in the colours of deep pools like the green of the stream ...

The UK is without doubt one of the most creative and diverse places on Earth.

The talent of makers and artists needs a vent, a channel that allows both new and experienced people the chance to market and sell their work. They also need to network with their peers to exchange ideas and experiences. The craft fair can be that channel. It challenges people, it inspires and motivates people to do better and more.

Supporting your local craft fairs as a visitor and purchaser, helps to grow the community and encourage further creative, social and community wealth.