We have been running Fairs for 8 years. Venues have included Greenwoods Hotel & Spa,Old Spitalfields Market,The Warren Golf & Country Club, plus a variety of Essex and Suffolk Halls. Some of our fairs have been running in the same venues for 8 years, such as Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow and The Old School, Long Melford. Due to new GDPR legislation we have removed details of all our past fairs as they include makers' details, some of which will now be out of date.

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we are handmade contemporary christmas craft and design fair


Saturday 16th November 2013


10am - 4pm


The Old School, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9AA

Directions & Parking:

Long Melford is a beautiful village which attracts many visitors from the UK, and further afield, who come to look round it's great shops, lovely surrounding countryside and historic attractions such as Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall.

The High Street (Hall Street) is full of old, historic buildings which house restaurants and pubs and a range of shops selling antiques, clothes, homewares and more.

The Old School is a lovely old building just at the end of Long Melford's High Street (Hall Street), opposite Melford Hall.

It has 4 rooms, which include a cafe area, and there is a free car park for the village literally a minutes walk away plus ample parking on the High Street as well. There is also sufficient parking at the Old School itself to accomodate all stallholders.


General Information:

With over 45 stalls, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts for Christmas.

Makers will be showcasing the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired handmade items including jewellery, clothes, bags, prints, soaps, cards, soft furnishings and home wares, pottery and much more.

There will be Encaustic Art (painting with molten wax) demonstrations by Toni Peers, owner of Curly-Girly Crafts and a member of the Guild of Essex Craftsmen. You will also have the chance to make your own Encaustic Art Christmas Card using this technique at a cost of £1.50.

Visitors can also enjoy tea and cakes, served in vintage style crockery, at Plum Fairy's Vintage Tearoom.

Photo above: Just Sew Inspired


Free Entry.


ACS Creative Photography

Landscape photography of mainly Suffolk and Norfolk scenes. Also word photography.



Handmade items such as aprons, cushions, bags, satchels and door stops.

Carola Smedjebacka

Unique, contemporary kiln formed glass. Handmade in Suffolk.


My Chocolate Explosion

Our chocolate and sweet explosions are custom made using a variety of accessories and in various colours to suit any occasion.


Sole Bay Beads

Handmade Jewellery made form Greek ceramic beads.


Handmade fleece hats for children and adults. There will also be a small selection of adult waxed hats.

Angelic Beads

Handmade beaded jewellery and alpca bags.

Mariajose Crafts

Cushions with a difference - one side is knitted and the other is fabric.

Grace Designs

Jewellery made from a variety of semi-prescious stones mixed with swarovski crystals, tibetan silver and sterling silver.

ReaLLy HomeMade

Two years ago we decided to start making handmade/homemade scented gifts for people to buy. People seem to love not only our products, but our amazing hand mixed 'home spice' scent which we fragrance almost all our products with. We have now evolved to selling these fragrances ourselves (10ml bottles coming soon!)


Purple Sheep at Clare

Home furnishing and fashion accessories including English woven silk cushions, bolsters, scented drawer pads, handbags, hats and trinket boxes.

Nicola Morse Jewellery

Unique handcrafted jewellery made from polymer clay, copper and other metals.


The Mad Owl Company

I love designing and making original gifts in fabric. I specialise in all things owl related, from door hangers to door stops, but also make notebook covers, lavender sachets and seasonal gifts. I use high quality 100% cotton fabrics and wool blend felt, and a mixture of hand embroidery and machine stitching.

Facebook page called The Mad Owl Company.

Cazza's Cards

My name is Carol Mitchell and I have been crafting for over 30 years. I started with cross stitch and knitting and moved on to card making about 10 years ago. I have been doing craft fairs, garden shows and dog shows with my cards all over Essex and just over the border into Suffolk for many years.

I enjoy making cards, and each one is different as I do not do two exactly the same. I enjoy the feedback from customers who contact me afterwards for bespoke orders.

Toots Totes

A mother and daughter team: Ruth (Toots Totes) creates unusual and unique fabric bags and Willa (Willa's Silks) paints a rainbow of stunning silk scarves. Both are willing to take commissions: If you see a bag you like but are yearning for a different fabric, trimmings or hardware to suit your own style, please ask. Likewise, if you need a scarf to complete an outfit we will be more than happy to produce your own unique blend of colour.


N & J Designs

Original designs making necklaces, bracelets and earrings using unusual glass beads and semi precious stones.

Murad's Soap

Murad creates luxury extra virgin olive oil and honey hand-crafted soaps, based on his family's Middle Eastern recipe. These are packaged and attractively labelled and bagged ready for sale.


The Glass Frog

Unique gifts made from fused glass including dishes, coasters, suncatchers, candleholders and jewellery.

Great Granny Cush

Cushions and soft toys made from vintage fabrics and patterns.


Driftwood Designs

Pictures, mirrors, frames, wind chimes and cards using driftwood and shells.

Classy Glass

Painted and decorated glass, including baubles, bells, birds, hearts and egg shapes.

I also make tealight holders, vases and frames.

Honeybee Soaps and Scrubs

Honeybee products are lovingly made in small batches using natural plant oils, pure essential oils and natural additives.  Honey and beeswax from our own hives are incorporated into many of the formulations.


RB Ceramics

Unique, handmade pieces for a brighter life.

Vases, bowls, plates, tealight and incense stick holders, tealight lanterns, statues, teapots, mugs and much more can be found at www.rbceramics.co.uk or www.facebook.com/RBCeramics

Plastic Protein

Badges, prints and accessories, plus some great felt accessories and gifts.


Peter Bolton Photoart

Peter Bolton is an experienced Essex based professional photographer and graphic designer supplying gallery quality fine art images for the home or office.

Peter is a member of the following organisations:

Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society; The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers and The Society of Media & Press Photographers.


Dottie Dollie

I make cloth and clay artist dolls, fabric dolls and doll related jewellery and brooches made from paperclay and plastic.

I also make silver jewellery using traditional techniques and silver clay.


Just Sew Inspired

I make a range of vintage/retro inspired clothes and accessories and also make hand knitted accessories.


Peter Deans Ceramics

I make domestic stoneware pottery and decorative stoneware and terracotta pots.

Please telephone 01621 869 006 for further information.

Kirstin Handley

You can view some of Kirstin's paintings at...


Nanuk Jewellery

Nanuk Jewellery is a range of unique jewellery designed and hand made by Louise Farrow in Saffron Walden, Essex.

I use mostly Art Clay silver and sterling silver in my work, along with intricate wire details and colourful semi-precious stones, pearls and beads.  I have also done some work in gold, and commissions in silver or gold are always welcome.

My work can be found at: http://www.folksy.com/shops/NanukJewellery
Website: http://nanukjewellery.co.uk/

Fantasia Textiles

Doll and textile art, cushions, pin cushions and quilts made from textiles and fabrics from around the world.


Timothy Smith Photography

My objective is to create Fine Art Landscape Photographs using the subtleties of natural light. Each image must be artistically and technically excellent.

I hope to draw the viewer into an image and make them feel as if they were there at the time of capture.

Photo of Mawddach Estuary, North Wales




Simply Handmade

Simply Handmade designs and makes gifts, cards and homewares at our workshop and showroom at the Fox and Pheasant Centre, Colchester Road, White Colne, Essex CO6 2PS.

You can also browse our products at www.simplyhandmade.co.uk or contact us on 01787 221822 or info@simplyhandmade.co.uk

CMR Creations

Woodland bark effect concrete planters, designed and handmade locally.

Our products are featured on the following website www.simplyhandmade.co.uk

Hawkwood Creations

I make handmade, individual pieces of jewellery from a mixture of semi-prescious stones, silver, pearls and glass beads.



How things have changed since I bought www.yarnsmith.co.uk in 2008, when, almost on a whim, we travelled to London, packed the car with stock and headed back to set up the business from our spare bedroom.

We now have a purpose built studio in the garden; we have re-written and re-launched the website; every spare moment not running the shop is spent teaching, designing, demonstrating or talking yarn, every extra spare moment is spent knitting. What hasn’t changed is my passion for the craft – the indescribable joy and satisfaction I get from creating something totally unique out of scrumptious fibres and a series of knots!

My passion to share this love and pass it on to seasoned and novice knitters alike is what drives me so I hope that our web-site and creations inspire you to wield your needles afresh and continue the “knitting revolution!”