Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Handm@de Craft Fair Winchester

So Sunday was the day of the Winchester handm@de craft fair. I have been a busy bee making lots of little frames of all colours and sizes from reclaimed frames and recycled materials to bring
along and sell at this event with the assistance of my lovely better half.

Now Dave and I have never been to Winchester before Sunday, but we liked what we found. It's a beautiful old city, full of history, amazing buildings and dark alleyways- if you get the chance I would recommend a visit. Anyway, I digress....this is the venue that greeted us on arrival-the Winchester Guild hall!

We set up our wares on our designated table and were nearly ready for the public when the doors opened!! (late as ever) We were camped in between a lovely lady called Joan who painted and sold her own cards and prints and a lovely family headed by Jane who was Fizzology, selling handmade soap and bath bombs. Lovely neighbours for the day and the smell from Jane's goodies was divine!!

Here's a couple of shots of our stall front at the start of the day, which due to lovely folk buying our frames, changed constantly throughout the day to include new stock!!

Now it may look as if Dave and I were just stood around chatting and drinking tea all day, but honestly we did do some work!!!

The fellow crafters were selling such beautiful things, all made to amazing high standards and filled with love and thought. I wasn't able to visit everybody, but check out the very talented for quirky artwork and textile design, for the excellent handmade softies and cards, for lovely hand pressed linoleum prints and for stunning glass work.

I could have spent a lot of money there!! The fair was contemporary and fun with many young designers and crafters with a flair for the unusual, and the day went so quickly. I was kind of sad when it was over and it was time to pack up and leave:( Still there's always the next Oxford in November to look forward too!! But more about that soon!

Finally a big shout out of thanks to Alice of who organised this event, I loved it and hope to be invited to the next one- hope you enjoyed your post fair Pimms!


  1. Sounds a success! Well done x

  2. Thanks bluebell, a great day and i am looking forward to my next fair already:)

  3. Well done Cath! your frames look amazing. Can't wait now for the next one!