The Winter Craft Fair at Doddington Hall offers the chance to meet a carefully-chosen selection of talented local and regional makers in a beautiful setting. Traditional crafts such as knitting, sewing and wood-turning are represented as well as contemporary skills such as those which use recycled and re-purposed materials. You can also find handmade soaps, candles, jewellery, glass and tiles. Photography, original art and illustration is also present.
The fair is strictly handmade only, with bought-in goods and vintage not permitted so you can be sure that the person you meet is the crafter who made the goods on the table. They are all very friendly and love to talk about their passion, should you wish to learn more.
Whether you are looking to do some Christmas shopping, find a gift for yourself or you want to seek inspiration, then a visit won’t disappoint. Whilst you are visiting the craft fair, take the opportunity to visit the Bauble Barn, browse our shops and enjoy tea and cake or lunch in one of our cafes.
Winter Craft Fair at Doddington Hall. Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November, 10am to 5pm (Sunday 4pm). Admission £1pp. Under 16s free.
Attending Crafters and Makers
One set of crafters for both days
Sara Otter – Original paintings in the style of Impressionism
Elizabeth Welsh – Home and nursery décor
Carolyn Gunner – Natural soaps and skincare using essential oils (vegan, not tested on animals, palm oil free)
Kay King – Hand-stitched gifts, pictures and cushions
Adrian Stapleton, blacksmith – hot-forged items for the home
Lizzie Brown – Porcelain ceramics
Matthew Read – Silver and goldsmith offering hand-crafted jewellery
Sarah Bowman – Christmas decorations including robins, soldiers, fairies and jesters
Jill White – Wool from her family’s flock of sheep and knitted items
Annie Haigh – Linen & velvet throws and cushions plus wreaths, candles and scented sachets
Emma Mayle – Fused glass jewellery and household objects
Rachel White – Bags, belts, wallets made from recycled inner tubes, fire hose and cork
Peter Watmough – English Lavender – farm-produced toiletries etc
Maggie Johnson – Individually-designed Harris Tweed bags, purses and accessories
Wendy Scott – Individually hand-cut pop-open cards
John Lapage – Personalised engraved home & kitchen wares plus lamps, egg holders, coasters, pinch pots etc.
Sarah Gilkes with Heart Felt & Homely – Textile gifts & items for the home plus woollen capes
Jemma Banks – Illustrator with prints, greeting cards, gift bags, bunting and notebooks
Sarah Pears with Blossom Home & Vintage – Lampshades, cushions, memo boards, hearts, bags,hot water bottle covers etc.
Lucy Kay – Bespoke country wear and accessories
Jane Wright – Photography
Paul Surtees – Hand-turned wooden gifts using traditional English, exotic & recycled woods
Donna Mountfield – Aromatherapy candles & botanical wax melts
Gilly Sanderson – Handmade jewellery from vintage & antique cutlery
Sandra Johnston – Pen & watercolour pictures cards & fabric goods
Kathryn Rowe – Illustrations of dogs, originals and printed cards etc
Jess Withington Jewellery – Silver and enamelled jewellery inspired by nature
Nina Allan – Hand-stitched textile and felt products
Maureen Turner – Knitting yarn produced from own flock of sheep plus goods knitted from the wool
Claire Holmes – Hand-printed & embroidered textiles & gifts
Cathi Prince – Stained glass as panels, gifts and Christmas decorations
Jan Relf – art tiles inspired by nature
Donna Evans – Kiln-fused glass jewellery and home decorations