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legislation we have removed details of all our past fairs as they include makers' details, some of which will now be out of date.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 (LM


Saturday 17th November 2012


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 50 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.

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

Photo: Owls by Katie Frew


Free entry to this event.


CMR Creations

Woodland bark effect concrete planters, designed and handmade locally.

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

Gill & Michael Hewett Pottery

White china jugs, bowls, teapots, small figurines etc.

Great Granny Cush

Cushions and soft toys made from vintage fabrics and patterns.


Lucy Hanks

Prints, illustrations and cards.

Coco's Jewels

Jewellery made from stainless steel, rhodium plate, layered gold, pearls, glass and handmade beads.

Plastic Protein

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



E's Art

My name is Erica Newman (hence E's Art) and, although I sell bags and accessories, I am principally an artist. I have been creating my own cards for years though I have only recently launched into the world of Craft Markets.

All my greeting cards are hand drawn and designed by myself and, because of this, each card is original. I create cards for all occasions but if somebody wants something in particular I am happy to take commissions.


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!”



Yvonne Youngs

Fabric Wall Art.

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.



Unique button jewellery and accessories. Handmade in Suffolk using buttons made in one of England's last button factories.

Katherine Elizabeth

Handmade fine silver jewellery made from silver art clay and copper from copper clay.


Boxworth Botancials

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


Worsley Woodworking

Designer and maker of bespoke handmade furniture.


Clotaire Creations

Clotaire Creations specialise in designing and handcrafting all types of silver heart pendants.

Each piece is unique (no castings) and has been hall marked by the London Assay Office. We are happy to discuss any designs and sizes you may have in mind and make that piece of jewellery to your requirements.

Mobile: 0790 887 4252 e-mail: mail@clotairecreations.co.uk


Imogen Bridgeman

Knitted and felted items including purses, bags, hats, scarves and pictures.

Toots Totes & Willa's Silks

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.


(www.tootstotes.com coming soon)

Sandrine C Designs

Sandrine C Designs, Handcrafted jewellery and accessories

Our collection includes many beautiful contemporary and romantic “one-off” pieces and limited edition items that have been made from semi-precious stones, glass and ceramic beads, pearls or crystals. Lovely bracelets, earrings, necklaces, key rings, phone charms, bookmarks, etc.  All handcrafted into unique, contemporary, elegant and fun designs which reflect our passion for creative styling.

Jenny Newman

Wildlife art and portraits in pastel and acrylic.

I also sell prints of my work and greeting cards.


Nicola Morse Jewellery

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


CMR Creations

Woodland bark effect concrete planters, designed and handmade locally.

Silver Quail Design

Timeless and original handcrafted silver jewellery.



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.


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






Handmade cushions, pin cushions and other small accessories, made from a variety of fabrics including Welsh tweed.


Bijoux Vintage Creations

Decorative home ware creations, using vintage crockery, glass & small items of furniture.
Table centre pieces, cake stands, keepsakes & memorabilia made into quirky displays.
Bespoke designs made to order for all occasions.

Bubble Bakery

At the Bubble Bakery we make handmade bath products that are fun and fresh and made from the finest ingredients! All our soap is SLS free making it kind and gentle for sensitve skins.
Our hand creams are made from luscious 100% pure shea butter bliss for hardworking hands!


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.


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/

Bee-Unique Jewellery

Handcrafted necklaces, bracelets earring and rings made from beads, gemstones and wire work.


Fantasia Textiles

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



Peter Deans Ceramics

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

Please telephone 01621 869 006 for further information.

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

Salvage and Sparkle

Embellished and re-worked clothing and accessories, including brooches made from men's ties and jewellery made out of scrabble pieces and buttons.