At all of our Game and Country Fairs you will find a Craft Village. An area of the show dedicated to the most talented Craftsmen and women in the country.
In here there will be traditional craft demonstrations including the Blacksmiths marquee and the Ian Freemantle Gallery.
In the Craft Marquees you will find craft exhibitors ranging from artists, designers, jewellery makers, ceramics and textiles.
It is the perfect place to buy your loved ones the ideal gift or treat yourself to something special – a shoppers paradise.
Below is a small selection of craft exhibitors attending this event.
I’ve been very quiet for the last couple of months, but I’m working hard in the background, catching up with commissions and creating lots of new pieces for 2023 events.
I’ve also been booking lots of events for this year, you’ll see some of my favourite regular events and some exciting new ones!
I’m extending my Country Fairs and I’ll be heading to Wiltshire this year as well as Burghley, Thame, Cheshire and Sandringham.
Isle Home and Garden
Chimp’s Forge will introduce you to decorative house and garden products, blending traditional blacksmithing techniques with modern \ contemporary design.
A number of years ago I was lucky enough to enroll on a 2 days forging experience where I had the good fortune to work alongside a local blacksmith and have never looked back since.
I invested in a small forge and workshop (garage) and have been tinkering away ever since making things ranging from tables, hooks, flowers and companion sets for starters.
My first encounter with the Bob Ross Wet-On-Wet Painting Technique was by pure accident. I was sitting at home on a six-week period of convalescence recovering from a skiing accident after breaking my shoulder. Home alone with the TV remote all to myself, I started scanning the channels. It wasn’t so much the soft speaking voice or the crazy hairstyle that grabbed my attention, but the fact that this man was producing a fantastic oil painting with brushes you would expect to use when painting your front door.
“I can do that” I thought, and I attended various courses in Holland.
Since then I have also qualified as a Bob Ross Instructor.
Lou Lou Scarf
Lou Lou Scarf started trading in 2019 with an initial focus on handmade scarves created with Harris Tweed and eye catching beautiful, soft cotton linings. Our collection has now been complemented by the addition of Abraham Moon scarves.
We have recently expanded to include a range of stunning handmade bespoke ladies shawls created with Abraham Moon wool and Liberty cotton linings. Our latest additions include handmade wool ties and waistcoats that are lined with Liberty cotton fabric.
Silver by Victoria – Victoria Baxter – Silver Jewellery.
Silver by Victoria is my passion, my baby and my dream. I have the privilege to live and work in the Derbyshire Dales and as I work in my studio, I can hear and see, the beautiful countryside surrounding me.
I am a self-taught jewellery designer and maker with a passion for creating unique one of a kind sterling silver jewellery, which will bring a unique sparkle to people’s lives. My items are available to suit all budgets with something to suit everyone, and are all lovingly handcrafted by myself for valued customers worldwide.
Little Creative Woodcrafts
Our love for nature and natural materials has been with us since our childhood. We believe in making high-quality, handmade products that are designed to last a lifetime and are kind to the planet. As a family, we share a deep commitment to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.
We take pride in crafting each item by hand, using traditional workshop techniques combined with new technology along with the finest materials. From our workshop nestled in the heart of England, we create bespoke items that are both beautiful and functional. We offer a range of eco-friendly products that are that are perfect for a wide variety of uses, including kitchenware, home décor, and even children’s gifts.
Magnetism is the very foundation of life on earth. The human body has developed over millions of years within a magnetic field. Our body is “electric”, it resonates within a frequency range and is constantly being altered by poor diet, injury, illness, accidents and the possible overexposure to electromagnetic fields so it makes sense to use magnetic therapy to re-balance our body’s natural healing mechanism.
Magnetic therapy products can help to readdress this imbalance by allowing the body to repair itself, from within by either applying powerful magnetic fields to a problem area or by exposing the iron atoms in blood to a Magnetic Field to aid and improve circulation to the whole body.
Stokes of England – Blacksmith
Visit the blacksmiths tent, bringing an insight into this fascinating and very traditional English craft. Stokes Blacksmiths are at all of our shows. It is a long standing family business, now run by Chris Stokes, who has been a blacksmith for over thirty years.
He says he loves his work because of the creativity involved; the knowledge that he is leaving a legacy in his work that will last for many many years into the future and that fact that he never knows who his next customer will be. You can even have a go too! Make an original hook or keyring and get involved!