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.
Hello! We are very lucky at praenuntia.com to feature such a variety of talented artists. Today, I have the pleasure of having ABU introduce himself in his own words: I work in my beautiful exotic beads from my quaint little workshop in the south of France. I aim to produce jewellery of quality that awakes the explorer and the enjoyer in us. Just like a writer sitting at a typewriter takes us on an adventure, I hope that people will wear my foreign land inspired beads and delight in the journey. Some of ABUs items are displayed ... read more >
Hi everyone hope your new year has got off to a great start. I have always loved valentines day as I am an old romantic at heart but this year is extra special as it was valentines last year that I started this journey of doing what I really wanted to do. Its been hard at times as things dont happen over night and you have to keep working at it but you just have to keep reminding yourself its your dream and I honestly believe anything is possible if you work hard enough for it and believe in your self it will happen. When I am making ... read more >
Hello again! I hope that you had a happy holiday season, with plenty of food and companionship. With all my sons and the girlfriends over, my house was for a fortnight a noisy, joyful, messy place. At Praenuntia, we have started the year with the joy of welcoming a new artist on board. Here she is: My name is Karen. Having always had a leaning towards the arts and enjoyed creativity in many various forms, I started to dabble more in painting as a hobby and a new form of therapeutic relaxation after my youngest of four children ... read more >
The RAF Mildenhall Spouses Association is looking for quality merchants who wish to participate in our 2019 Mayfair Bazaar to be held 26th, 27th, and 28th of April (http://bit.ly/2S2K1B9). This event, now in its 49th year, attracts over 7,000 patrons from the Mildenhall/Lakenheath military community in Suffolk. The event is held on the Mildenhall Air Force base in an aircraft hangar – a truly unique venue! However, due to the environment and security concerns, we have a limited number of spaces available. Our goal this year is to ... read more >
First of all, Have a very Happy and Creative New Year! I launched Praenuntia last year in order to bring together artists who make beautiful handcrafted jewellery. I cant wait to introduce all of them to you! Let us start with the vibrant URSULA and her ever so colourful African jewellery: Africa is my inspiration and my studio in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, is my joy. Nothing makes me happier than enjoying the view of my garden, stringing away colourful beads to create vibrant, beautiful necklaces and bracelets. I use traditional ... read more >
Hi Tricia here Its that funny time of year the bit between Christmas and the new year when your thinking of all those new things your going to start next year and of course saying goodbye to the old. I have plenty to keep me busy so many ideas for new creations I want to share with you all next year. Had a great Christmas and hope you all did too. Loved making all the Christmas wreaths and arrangements. Looking forward to better weather and all the craft fairs and all the beautiful flowers but be awhile yet so for now I will say ... read more >
Hello, I am new at UK Craft fairs and I am enjoying reading about everyone and their beautiful handmade creations. My turn now to introduce myself! My name is Stephanie.I live in Haywards Heath, in West Sussex. I launched Praenuntia in September in order to bring together people who make handmade jewellery. I was delighted that such a variety of artists came on board! I also have my own collection as Loopy Lady. I am looking forward to attending craft fairs and thus to meet many of you for real. It will also be a delight to meet ... read more >
We would like to offer all of our visitors and members the very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2019. Now is the time, if you have not already done so, to list your 2019 fairs on the site. You can list events up to 18 months in advance. As long as your dates are fully confirmed. Why the rush. Many exhibitors will be actively looking to fill their 2019 calendar, so if your event is not there, you may miss out. The people of the arts and crafts community have the potential and ability to do well next ... read more >
I had my first exhibition at the Christmas Fayre at David Lloyd Westbridgford Health Club in Nottingham on 2nd December 2018. It was by a quick decision and notice because when I felt I wanted to present my items at a Christmas Fayre, it was a bit too late to book a place late Nov. I should have booked earlier. However, considering I only started making gemstone pieces as a hobby from late September 2018, then designed a logo and registered the trademarks, and set up a meaningful slogan, then got designed boxes and ribbons delivered, ... read more >
... and a very long story made short. Emilia loves to design and create things, and I (thats me) love to let her do the things she enjoys. After taking part in a successful small business project at school and later making personalised birthday and Christmas cards and gifts for family and friends, she wondered aloud if she could start a business for herself. Being shes only 7 years old, its not quite as simple as that, but with a little help from me here we are. Aside from designing a lot of the products, she also makes some ... read more >
Hopefully most of you know that I run workshops to teach others the wonderful art of hand spinning but just why is that? It is often said that one should never make a hobby one’s business or the enjoyment will be lost. That could be very true given the general pressures of running a business but I have come to understand that it is all a matter of pace even if that pace often seems unmanageable. That’s when I really have to take a step back and reflect on what I have been doing and what I want to achieve. I often have so many ideas ... read more >
Happy Friday everyone! I am planning a weekend of painting my latest commission of a tiger, which is a bit more unusual than my usual horses! This commission is especially romantic as it was requested as a Christmas present from a loved up husband to be who wanted a special piece of artwork for his fiance, as this will be the first Christmas in their new home together! I am excited to say I have booked on to my first ever craft fair, taking place on the 11th November at Haydock Racecourse. I am very excited as I have mainly focused ... read more >