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, Glass Blowing demonstrations 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.
James Green Art
James works as a full time professional artist from his studio.
He was initially trained as a technical illustrator but by the time he left college in 1996 the industry had moved away from traditional drawing and on to computers. Not wishing to embrace this new medium James decided to turn to fine art and quickly established himself a high reputation as a realist artist.
James specialises in landscape art and Railways and is a member of the Guild of Railway Artists.
A range of lampwork Murano glass jewellery, each piece made by melting rods of coloured Murano glass in a flame and then shaping to form a huge range of jewellery and beads.
All formed by manipulating glass using fire and heat.
Miss Soy Ltd was founded by Corinne Panton-Reynolds, in 2005 and was borne out of a hobby and passion for creating the best quality candles. Corinne has not just created a candle collection, but turned them into table centrepieces and added wax melts and reed diffusers.
Our soy wax is made from a sustainable source, soya beans, making them eco-friendly. Soy wax burns slowly, long lasting and clean burning, unlike paraffin wax it does not produce toxins and kinder to the environment.
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.
All of our fountain pens, rollerball pens and ballpoint pens plus a few mechanical pencils are all handmade from over 240 exotic and domestic woods in our workshop in Bedfordshire, England.
Our pens make ideal gifts for Birthdays, Christmas, Weddings, Anniversaries, Mothers/Fathers day and Retirement. They are also excellent pens for personal use. Each pen comes in a presentation box made from recycled materials with gold print and make a lovely gift for someone…….. or yourself.
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.
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.
We create handmade wooden pastille burners using top quality, seasoned hardwoods derived from sustainable sources and coloured resin pastille burners.
Our scented pastilles are also handmade using wood flour, pressed into shape then individually scented.
Recently we have added incense sticks and ash catchers to our range.
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!