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legislation we have removed details of all our past fairs as they include makers' details, some of which will now be out of date.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


Saturday 18th June 2011


10am - 4pm


Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex

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 was the ideal place to find some fantastic, original handmade items. With 30 stalls on the day, there was a wide range of items ideal for the summer months, from clothes and bags to jewellery and toys.

Visitors had the chance to sit down and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who was running the tearoom.

Jewellery workshops were also taking place throughout the day.Details of the workshops and the makers who attended this event are at the bottom of this page.


Free Entry


Funky Jewellery from Felt and Beads with Toni Peers

These workshops gave participants the opportunity to make their own designer jewellery using felt and beading techniques. Everybody could make at least 2 pieces of jewellery during the course, which was suitable for beginners.

Time(s): 10.15am - 11.45am or 12.30pm - 2pm

Cost: £18

(included all materials used and jewellery pieces taken home)

More about Toni...

Toni Marie Peers has been teaching for over 12 years, 10 of which have been craft based workshops.  She has a City and Guilds certificate in teaching adults and is part of the Encaustic Art teaching network, she has been accepted as a member of the Guild of Essex craftsmen for her skills in enamelling.

Toni teaches a variety of crafts including: enamelling, encaustic art, bead-making, card-making, felting and other jewellery based workshops.

Toni runs a small business called Curly Girly Crafts, which specialises in craft training, craft parties and handmade goods to sell. http://www.curly-girly.co.uk/


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.

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/


GJD Designs

I work with fused glass, sliver clay and some polymer clay making items such as pendants and earrings. One of my newer designs involves using found items such as clay pipes and bowls or pottery shards. The pieces are incorporated into jewellery using silver clay and sometimes heat proof stones.

The bits I have found whilst field walking or walking around the Thames beach at low tide. The items can come from many periods in London's past.

My glass work includes pieces made with dichroic glass and somtimes bits of real gold and silver leaf. Each item is one of a kind.



Make It Sew

At Make It Sew we don't believe in throwing things away. Everything we sell is handmade with love from recycled and donated materials. Our aim is to create beautiful and unique gifts, jewellery, toys and homewares that raise awareness of green issues.