It has been a couple of weeks since we were at Ragley Hall for the first Handmade Fair of 2018 and the next one is fast approaching, so I guess it’s about time I shared some images from the weekend and let you know what fun you could be having at Bowood House.

This was the 6th show that I have been involved in and I can honestly say that if you enjoy any kind of crafting they are the most wonderful weekend. There are 3 days of workshops, talks and mass makes for you to get your creativity flowing, anything from calligraphy to upholstery to screen printing. Plus the shopping villages offer you the chance to buy supplies and beautiful pieces of work from artisans like myself. I introduced my For the Maker collection at Ragley Hall which proved really popular. I will have the pieces at Bowood House but if you can’t wait until then, you can find them in my shop here.

Maker Hand Pendant

Limited Edition Maker Necklaces

Kirstie Allsopp is the name behind the brand and you will see her, and the experts that have been invited to present the fair, wandering around the site. Each fair is held in the grounds of some stunning houses, perfect for laying back with some of the delicious food and drinks on offer… Oatopia was our go to each morning for breakfast, just yum!

Crowds waiting to be welcomed in by Edith Bowman

Kirstie browsing the shopping village

There are far too many artists and makers to introduce you to on here, but here are a small selection that I have had the pleasure of meeting before and that will be returning to Bowood with me. Lucy Elizabeth Wirework, Beastie Assemblage and Jazzy Menagerie are all worth a visit in the shopping village.

Lucy Elizabeth Wirework

Beastie Assemblage

Jazzy Menagerie

If you would like to visit the fair at Bowood, or Hampton Court later in the year, then pop over to their website here for further details.


May 29th, 2018

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