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legislation we have removed details of all our past fairs as they include makers' details, some of which will now be out of date.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


Saturday 2nd March 2013


10am - 4pm


Queen's Hall, Halstead, Essex CO9 2BY

Directions & Parking:

Halstead is an attractive market town with a bustling High Street full of shops and restaurants.

Queens Hall is situated on Chipping Hill, which is at the top of the High Street, just over the mini roundabout. The venue is literally seconds walk from the main High Street area and is just behind some private houses so is not visable from the road, however there will be signage on the day. Please click below to view the venue on the map.


General Information:

This Spring Fair will be the perfect place to buy a special and unique gift for Mother's Day, and to find high quality soft furnishings and home wares for the house. There will be 25 makers offering a wide array of the latest fresh and innovative handmade items to suit all pockets.

There will be the opportunity to see some demonstrations, and you'll be able to try Encaustic Art (painting with molten wax using an iron) and convert your work into a 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.

Photo: Necklace by Ladybird Beads




Natural Crafts

Accessories and homewares hand-carved from natural hardwoods, using only natural oils and waxes.



Handmade by Joanne McGinity

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.

Driftwood Designs

Pictures, mirrors, frames, wind chimes and cards using driftwood and shells.

ACS Photography

Landscape photography of mainly Suffolk and Norfolk scenes. Also word photography.



Smashie & Birdy

Bags, purses, children's t-shirts, slippers, shoes and accessories.

The Dancing Dormouse

Vintage teacup candles


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.

Anton Todd Ceramics

I am a potter working from home and mainly produce hand built pieces that are unique and original. Most of my ideas come from my love of the sea in all weathers. I am also fascinated by harbours and the boats that they shelter. I am interested in the old buildings you find near and around harbours.

My work is not based on any actual places; I just enjoy playing around with variations on ideas. I have recently developed work based around bowl forms and bridges and viaducts that go nowhere!



Plastic Protein

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


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.


N & J Designs

Original, eye-catching and distinctive jewellery – each unique piece is designed and handmade by us. We use a mixture of carefully sourced beads and stones; including glass murano and lamp work beads, semi-precious stone and fresh water pearls. We also use Tibetan silver and silver plated findings.

Every piece of jewellery we make is an original; individual and distinguishable. Some of these elegant items can be made into full sets; to include a necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings. We are also happy to create one-off pieces, such as charm bracelets or customised, commissioned items to your personal preferences.

We are Nikki and Jackie from N & J Designs – sisters-in-law living in Long Melford with like minded interests

Glass 'n' Gems

A range of unique handmade glass pieces



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.


Made By Karen

MBK jewellery is trendy, comfortable, handmade in the UK and entirely metal free.

I use exquisite crystal beads, glass, wood and clay with soft thread and strong elastic to create stretchy and shamballa style bracelets, elegant glass pendants, matching rings and earrings and statement one-off pieces. I specialise in creating customised pieces in the colour and size you need.



Fantasia Textiles

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


Bee-Unique Jewellery

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


Hawkwood Creations

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



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.