Our first event was at Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow in June 2011.

You should be able to find details of any past events on this page.

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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/


Ann Gibb

I create 1950's/60's style aprons for men and women. I love to use fabric designs that are stylish retro, fruit and floral and hobbies. My fabrics are sourced from the USA using top fabric designers.

There are pretty features on the pockets and bibs. 100% cotton. Unique styles of aprons not found on today's high street.

Sue Matsell and Gwen Brinckley

Hand knitted and crocheted bags/baby clothes and gifts.

Fabric Fairies

Fabric homewares using retro inspired prints.


Paperworx offers a stunning and ecological range of furniture.  Not just ordinary furniture,  but furniture,  vases,  small chairs for children all made from reclaimed cardboard. The furniture is covered with a range of colourful papers and finished with a protective lacquer. Victoria Morris who heads up Paperworx, is making a new design of a rocking horse especially for the Dunmow Exhibition.


Pat Waddington Jewellery

Silver Jewellery from silver metal clay/bronze and copper.

Flying Away

At Flying Away I use the technique of hand embroidery to illustrate designs onto button sized textile brooches, reuse fabrics to create flower corsages and upcycle vintage buttons into quirky fridge magnets. 

All pieces are handcrafted and completely unique.



Louisa Dash Textile Design

I have been creating and designing one off textile handbags and accessories for the past year. My aim to create something unique, that you can’t buy on the high street.  Each piece exclusive and handmade

I welcome special orders and specific customer requirements.


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.

Vanessa Stoneman Cards & Keepsakes

Locally based in Great Notley, I have been making cards for four years and offer high quality contemporary, handmade, cards and keepsakes for all occasions.

Using trendy images, gorgeous papers, ribbons, lace and pearls, all my cards are eye catching and original.

Enquiries regarding bespoke, personalised cards or Wedding Stationery are welcome at vanessastoneman@gmail.




Oakleaf Jewellery

As anyone can tell from looking at my jewellery, I am a gardener.  From my earliest age, I have been spellbound by the diversity and beauty of leaves and flowers.  When I started making jewellery, even projects which were supposed to be abstract, eventually ended up as natural forms.  I have now surrendered to the fact that nothing can surpass the beauty of a garden and I hope in some small way I have been able to pay homage to nature in my jewellery.


Ellamae Jewellery

Handmade jewellery specialising in wirework.

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!


Dapri Designs

My name is Princess Ajani, and I am married with a lovely teenage son. I have always wanted to make jewellery and work with beads, so a few years ago this company was established.

I started with small designs, later moving on to more complicated styles of beaded jewellery. As I grew more confident, I began experimenting with world cultural styles, mixing African and European beads, using the finest beads ever.

All my pieces are beautifully handcrafted and very unique. Most of my beaded jewellery is custom made.



Stan & Agnes

Stan & Agnes are a small family company designing and creating hand finished, lace and ribbon trimmed cotton pointelle vests in a rainbow of colours for ladies and girls.

We aim to offer competitively priced, high quality, beautiful garments with customised detailing which offer both comfort and warmth as the season requires.



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.



Santissima Crystals

Santissima Crystals makes beautiful and unique handmade Swarovski crystal jewellery. Only Swarovski crystals are used as they sparkle more than any other beads.
Time and care is taken when making these pieces and I hope you will enjoy wearing them as much as I do.

Chill at home

This is the beginning

Armed with a desire to brighten my own home, all of my hand made soft furnishings are completely unique. There will never be two exactly the same. The fabrics used will inspire and brighten any home, they are innovative and deliciously colourful. 

Cushions, draught excluders, tote bags.


Beadie Eyed Edie

Beadie Eyed Edie was established 12 months ago by Kirsty Middleton 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.


Hingston Designs

Hingston Designs creates original, unique and handmade items by screen printing onto paper and textiles, digital printing and using fabric remnants so nothing is wasted.
Producing one of a kind beautiful items that people will love at affordable prices. Expect to see, bags, key rings, boxes, notebooks original artworks and more.

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.


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.