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myrtledesign
13-10-2008, 06:52 PM
Hi everyone, so pleased to have discovered your forum! It's great!

I work with my Mum creating textile crafts and are trying to make a go of things at least part time!

Does anyone know of any craft fairs before xmas in the South Lincs area? Would also consider Notts, Leics, Cambs? Hope someone can help! Looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Helen x

Alpaca mad
13-10-2008, 10:06 PM
Hi Helen

Your near me! Grantham Arts Centre is holding a Christmas Market on 30th November. Events around here seem to be thin on the ground.

Clare

Ifor-Jones
14-10-2008, 04:57 PM
Hi Helen - glad you have found the forum and welcome. Hope the info I e-mailed was of use. Look forward to meeting up again and hopefully a busier craft fair than the last one we did together nearly two years ago!!!!!

myrtledesign
14-10-2008, 08:50 PM
Thanks for that!

Clare - are you near Boston? If so, I used to drive by your place every now and then to glimpse the alpacas - so beautiful and charming!

Alpaca mad
14-10-2008, 09:33 PM
Hi Helen

No, I'm not very far from Grantham.

Clare

myrtledesign
20-10-2008, 01:53 PM
Just to refresh this, I've gathered quite a few contacts re fairs around South Lincs and area. If anyone wants any info please email me myrtledesign@hotmail.co.uk! Some still need people I think.

Helen

Gillyflower
26-10-2008, 06:15 PM
Ooh, great thread, this is just what I wanted to know too!
Hello everyone, I'm new... :)
I just did my first little craft fair in Bottesford today, but it was more raffles and brick-a-brack than crafts, so I didn't sell much, although it was a nice afternoon! So I'm trying to find actual craft fairs in my area (Grantham) and wider. The one in the arts centre sounds great! Will find out about it...
Gilly x

LadyLora
26-10-2008, 06:16 PM
(welcome)look forward to chatting :)

Gillyflower
26-10-2008, 06:52 PM
Hi LadyLora!

Thanks for the welcome, I look forward to getting to know all the crafty ladies here :)

Gilly x

Alpaca mad
26-10-2008, 10:05 PM
Hi Gilly

I had a stall at Bottesford today as well. It did have rather alot of bric-a-brac type stalls this year & they seemed very busy. Took just under what I did last year so that's ok. I had a quick look round & saw your stall, very pretty jewellery & so different. Craft fairs in our area are few and far between, if I hear of any I'll let you know, welcome to the forum:)

Clare

Gillyflower
27-10-2008, 10:20 AM
Clare!! I saw your stall, it was lovely :) You're the reason I came - my Aunt recommended the fair as she said you made gorgeous scarves that were in the more expensive range, so she thought I might fit in with my jewellery. But I was definitely waaay to expensive, and sold only to family members (aw, bless them!). There were some very pretty jewellery stands there yetserday, I loved the display with the twigs, and the one with the sweet little busts! Everyone was really friendly, so I enjoyed the day despite the disasterous sales, lol :)

Great to meet you here, as we didn't actually meet in person :) Gilly x

Gillyflower
29-10-2008, 04:02 PM
Just a little update from me... I've decided to do the Grantham Arts and Crafts Fair at Christmas - is anyone else doing it? Would be great to know some faces :) Also, did anyone do it last year? Just wondering if any of the public actually do venture up to the ballroom on the second floor, seems a bit of a trek!

Also, I'm doing the Orston Street fayre in Nov (will be in the primary school) - has anyone been before?

Ooh, Clare and Helen, if you're looking for more craft fairs in the area the George Centre in Grantham has regular craft fairs - I'm just going to ring up about it now, so will let you know if any spaces are available and how much...
Gilly x

Gillyflower
04-11-2008, 12:52 PM
Me again! Don't know if anyone's still reading this thread, but I wanted to let you know about the craft fair at the George Centre in Grantham as I've just found out the details.

It's the third Wednesday of the month, it costs 15, and you bring your own tables & chairs. It runs 9 - 5pm. I'm hoping to do the one in November (19th) and definitely doing the one in December (17th). It's a new thing, they had their first one last month, so it might be good to get involved with this at the beginning! :)

Take care all,
Gilly xx

jim_jam
14-01-2009, 09:53 PM
hi, im from grantham too and have realised there are nothing around this area.has anyone manage to find anything.could u let me know.the only one ive done is in gainsbrough in november at the old hall.done it for 2 years now.has a good turn out

thanks

gem x