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legislation we have removed details of all our past fairs as they include makers' details, some of which will now be out of date.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


Saturday 21st July 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 5 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:

This Fair will offer shoppers a wealth of fantastic handmade items, with 50 stalls showcasing the latest contemporary and vintage inspired products.

Whether you're looking for a wedding gift; new accessories for the summer holidays or would like to buy some new, fresh and original items for the home, this Fair will be the perfect place to find something inspiring.

Plum Fairy will be running the vintage style Tearoom throughout the day, serving sumptious cakes and refreshing cups of tea in beautiful vintage crockery.

Photo above: Alice's Imagination


Free Entry to this event.


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




Boxworth Botanicals

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



Fantasia Textiles

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



Silver Quail Design

Timeless and original handcrafted silver jewellery.



Sarah Dowsett Soft Furnishing

I make roman blinds, curtains and cushions, plus some gifts and cards.


Fused glass jewellery, cufflinks, coasters and dishes.


Bee-Unique Jewellery

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


Queen of Tarts Bakery

Special occasion cakes, cupcakes and muffins.

Purplerose Studio

We make vintage style decorated gift boxes, fabric collage and and vintage/retro handbags and purses.

Charms and Treasures

Silver hand/foot/fingerprint charms. We also do dog paw print and artwork charms.


Katherine Elizabeth

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

Jenny Newman

Wildlife art and portraits in pastel and acrylic.

I also sell prints of my work and greeting cards.


CMR Creations

Woodland bark effect concrete planters, designed and handmade locally.

N&J Designs

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

The Hart Glass Studio

The Hart Glass studio, situated in rural Suffolk, creates unique, bespoke and limited edition art and architectural glass works. Artist and designer, Laura Hart, unites twenty-first Century 3D design applications with age-old traditional glass-making techniques.



From Essex with Love

I design and make handmade greetings cards and framed pictures. I am proud to use recycled products as much as I can in my designs, including recycled card, buttons, badges and fabrics to make truly unique pieces that are good for the planet too! 

Katie Frew

Katie Frew sells a range of handmade gifts and home decorations. Designs are a variety of textiles, appliqué and buttons. Everything I make is brightly coloured and cheerful, and are an eclectic array of soft toys, badges, cushions and phone covers.




I create handbags, purses and accessories using handmade/ handknitted felt, lace and fabric. I source unusual fabrics to create something truly unique.


Bruise Violet

Pretty, cute, charming, smart, cool and classy by turns, Bruise Violet offers one-of-a-kind bags, designed and handmade for discerning individuals.


Pam Rushton Handmade Bags

A wide range of fabric, knitted and felted wool bags.



David Shields Photography

FootballStadium-21st Century Cathedrals

Football Stadium photographic montages and greeting cards

My latest project “FootballStadium-21st Century Cathedrals” has given me the opportunity to travel Europe documenting these sporting places of worship, from the towering tiers of Camp Nou in Barcelona to the more intimate surroundings of my own sporting cathedral, Roots Hall.

My first visit to Roots Hall took place on the 10th of January 1979, a 3rd round FA Cup tie against the mighty Liverpool (played in front of 31,033 fans). Although Southend held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw my only memories of the game was standing on the concrete terracing of the West stand and watching the snow fall against the floodlights. My passion of football stadiums has stayed with me ever since.

Photography by David Shields
07944 806340

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.

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.

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.


Caroline Field Art & Designs

My name is Caroline Field and my business evolved this year. I concentrate on art work, with my first love being animals. This year's work will feature mainly horse pastel drawings, meticulously drawn over several days and even weeks. All prints are professionally mounted and the originals are professionally framed by a local company.

I also make lino printed bags and pin boardsm using my own designs on 100% cotton. This year features dogs with personality!

There will also be a selection of hand knitted items for sale.

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.

Alice's Imagination

I make a range of fabric clocks plus other home wares and gifts such as kitchen and garden accessories.



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

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.

Capricorn Crafts

Handmade wooden toys, puppets, games and puzzles 

Pamela Phipps

I come from a family of artists, one of whom was a Royal Academician.

My botanical watercolour paintings are now selling nationwide, and very often in pairs. They are professionally mounted, backed and sealed, and some have beautiful bespoke frames.

Nicola Morse Jewellery

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


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.



Bubble Bakery

At the Bubble Bakery, we amke handmade bath products that are fun and fresh and made from the finest ingredients! All our soap os SLS free, making it kind and gentle for sensitive skin.

Our hand creams are made from luscious 100% pure shea butter bliss for hardworking hands!



Arc Jewellery

I am a jewellery designer/maker specialising in sterling silver creations using semi-prescious stones, shell, recycled pieces of timeworn pottery and tumbled glass.

I work from my small home workshop tucked away in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. All of my pieces are handmade from sterling silver using traditional silversmithing techniques. Commissions are welcome.