Tuesday, March 14, 2017 |


Our popular Easter Craft Fair coincides with the opening of the House for the season but it’s the perfect opportunity to be inspired, writes its organiser Amy Claridge.

 

For several years, the biannual craft fairs at Doddington Hall have given local crafters and makers the chance to exhibit their creations but it has also proved popular with people looking for an unusual gift or to be inspired. As everything on display has been made by the person on the other side of the table, the fairs are a chance to meet the crafters and perhaps ask questions or understand more of the creative process.

 

A broad range of skills will be on display including textiles, wool, jewellery, pottery, wood, glass, candles etc. There are some new crafters, as well as some regulars. Laura Bell is new this Easter with her soy wax candles as is Edmena Holland, who makes useful items from recycled coffee sacks. Rachel Moore’s gifts made with repurposed cycle inner tubes are fantastically creative and Jan Relf’s coasters will enchant you. After several years of not attending, Snail Pottery is back alongside glass regulars Shedglas, Rosemary Pike and Adele Billinghay. It promises to be an inspirational and enjoyable two days!

 

Easter Sunday 16 & Monday 17 April, 10am-5pm.
The same crafters will be present on both days.
Admission £1 per person (under 16s free of charge).

 

Full list of crafters:
Laura Bell (Soy wax candles)
Adele Billinghay (Contemporary designs from recycled glass)
Cheryl Bostock  (Teddy bears)
Ray Bristow (Turned wooden items: clocks, bowls, etc)
By Little Daisy (Fabric gifts and kits)
Gilliano Jewellery (Handmade jewellery using Swarovski crystal & gemstones)
Carly Gilliatt (Artist)
Emma Goy (Fairies & forest friends)
Alexandra Gould (Handcrafted fabric bags)
Groovy Garden (Bird, hedgehog & bee boxes from recycled wood)
Harland Pens (Handturned ball point, rollerball & fountain pens)
Edmena Holland (Items from recycled coffee sacks)
Homefield Alpacas (Alpaca knitwear and kits)
Irene Campsill (One off handmade handbags)
Sandra Johnston (Original art, cards & tags)
J & J Alpacas (Knitwear created from own herd of Alpacas)
Val Letts (Handmade fabric boxes)
Sarah Maplethorpe (Recycled bushel boxes)
Mary’s House Designs (Fine art prints, gifts & stationery)
Rachel Moore (Recycled inner tubes to form gifts)
The Pearl Gift (Genuine cultured pearl jewellery)
Sandra Pearson (Cards, wooden gifts – money boxes/tissue boxes, etc)
Gail Phillips (Unique handmade jewellery using bead weaving)
Rosemary Pike (Stained glass mirrors, boxes and lamps)
Rachel Pugh (Girls clothing)
Jan Relf (Coasters)
Wendy Scott (Pop-up cards)
Shedglas (Stained glass light catchers, etc.)
Snail Pottery (Functional  decorative stoneware ceramics)
Edward Thompson (Upcycled lamps)
Maureen Turner (Knitting yarn from own sheeps’ fleeces)
Nicole Watkinson (Patchwork cushions, quilts, bags, etc.)
Karen Welfare (Textile Artist)
Why Not Wood (Bespoke handcrafted wooden items)
Zoo Ceramics (Ceramic animal sculptures)

 

You can also enjoy a visit to the Hall & Gardens,  Easter Eggsploration and our beautiful Cherry Blossom Week (admission applies). To round off your day why not stop by our Cafe, before exploring our Farm Shop, Country Clothing store, Home store, Giant Bike Shop and award-winning Restaurant.