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legislation we have removed details of all our past fairs as they include makers' details, some of which will now be out of date.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 summer craft and design fair (GJ)


Saturday 22nd June 2013


10am - 4pm


Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DG

Directions & Parking:

Foakes Hall is situated just off the main High Street in the picturesque Essex market town of Great Dunmow.

There is a free car park at Foakes Hall, plus other public car parks very nearby to the venue. Please click here to view the venue's location http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=562423&Y=222003&A=Y&Z=110

General Information:

This event will be the ideal place to find the latest in contemporary and vintage style handmade items. With over 30 stalls on the day, there will be a wide range of items ideal for the summer months, from clothes and bags to jewellery and beauty products, plus photographs from Peter Bolton PhotoArt.

We also have FREE DEMONSTRATIONS running throughout the day. Norah from Fantasia Textiles will be running a series of demo's on 'Burning issues using soldering iron techniques' and 'Angelina fibres bonding techniques'. These will be taking place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Whilst Toni Peers from Curly-Girly Crafts will be doing Encaustic Art demo's, at which you can make and take home your own Encaustic Art card for £1.

Visitors can also sit down and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.

This event is supported by Millway, who are based in Stansted, Essex. They supply a wide range of arts and craft materials. http://www.millwaystationery.co.uk/


Photo: Cushion by Onz@Home






I make a range of items including jewellery, cards, pictures and bowls.

I love working with colour and pattern and the freedom that enamelling gives me. The smooth shiny surface and the warm copper metal. It works well with so many ideas and is unlike any material I have worked with before.

You can find my products on Etsy under the name Copperbutton.



I make a range of leather laptop and tablet cases, as well as refillable leather covered journals, leather and felt flower brooches and small messenger bags.

Vicki Gordon


Gemma Louise Joyce

Using screen printed and digitally designed prints from hand illustrations, I make a range of cushions, notebook covers, tea towels, cards and framed prints.



Boxworth Botanicals

Handmade hand, body and face creams, soaps, aloe gels. Plus some gift cards.


Fizzy Frog

I design greeting cards, invites and also printed canvases and framed pieces. My work is illustrative and vibrant and can be customised for any occasion. I have 10 years of design experience within jewellery but have recently gone back to doing what I love the most!


Art by Sally Coop

Acrylic on canvas paintings and limited edition giclee prints.


Just Sew Inspired

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


Leigh Jane Make-Up and Art

I am a portrait artist providing commissions as well as selling existing paintings.


Carola Smedjebacka Design

Unique, contemporary kiln formed glass. Handmade in Suffolk.


N&J Designs

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

Alexander Crystals

Jewellery made from beads with silver and gold plated findings. Commissions undertaken.

Handmade cards, which can be personalised on the day.

The Glass Frog

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


I make decoupage cards and knit phone and glass cases, scarves, hats, baby's cardigans, mittens and booties.

Ladybird Beads

Ladybird Beads makes quirky jewellery from almost anything she can get her hands on.

A magpie by nature, she collects beads, shiny stuff, things that might come in useful and haunts the local charity shops for upcyclable games which then lurk in boxes till inspiration hits. She started selling jewellery in 2009.


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.


Kestrel Glass

I make stained and fused glass items, this covers a vast range of products including vases, bowls, clocks, jewellery, wind chimes and garden items. Also personalised panels, stained or fused, these are usually of pets.

Please see my website for the full range.



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.

Barbara Russell Antique Bead Jewellery

Original antique bead jewellery using a range of beads from victorian to art deco.


Capricorn Crafts

Handmade wooden toys, puppets, games and puzzles. 

Beadie Eyed Edie

Beadie Eyed Edie was established by Kirsty Middleton-Bojeng who is a textile artist and jewellery designer maker.

Kirsty has been a designer maker for 16 years and has an HND in Textile Design from Cleveland College of Art Design.


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.


Hawkwood Creations

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


Great Granny Cush

Cushions and soft toys made from vintage fabrics and patterns.


Glass 'n' Gems

A range of unique handmade glass pieces


Fantasia Textiles

Doll and textile art, cushions, pin cushions and quilts made from textiles and fabrics from around the world. We also run a range of workshops and courses at our Coggeshall Studio, so please visit our website for further details.


Gavin's Crafts

I am Gavin Kruyer. I produce hand painted glass, a range of scented candles, wax tarts and simmering granules and some “New Age” items.  I also specialise in jewellery made from freshwater pearls and semi precious stones

All my items are hand made to the highest standard.



Onz@Home creates unique and practical needle and wooden crafts.

From oven gloves to stylish garments, fold away wooden stools to decorative hairgrips. Her handiwork is bright and colourful with careful attention to detail. Small gifts to large there will be a variety of contemporary and vintage crafts.


Barbara Chaplin

Barbara has been a self-taught mosaic artist for 5 years, and has undertaken mosaic courses in Italy, both in Venice and Ravenna.

Her major objectives are to expand her own skills in both 2D and 3D mosaic works and to endeavour to show the great diversity of contemporary mosaic art.