Our popular annual Arts & Craft Fair is back on Sat 19 & Sun 20 Nov, 10.30am - 5.00pm! This year we've got more artists, designers and makers than ever, filling The Lightbox with handmade jewellery, fashion, homewares, accessories, art, design, and much more. Stuff yourself with seasonal treats from The Tipsy Pigs food van in the Courtyard, which will be serving up pulled pork wraps, mince pies, mulled wine, and signature jam jar cocktails. All this, of course, to the soundtrack of live Christmas carolling and music.
Here's our guide to just a few of our favourite vendors to look forward to.
Bear Clause Designs
In their own words, Bear Clause Designs are 'flooding the world with colour, one triangle at a time!' With graphically striking range of prints, Bear Clause will be bringing their special Christmas line to the Arts & Craft Fair, so visit their stall to stock up on contemporary Christmas cards, wrapping papers and gift labels.
Sew Crafty is an online haberdashery with a delightful range of colourful fabrics, trimmings, patterns, sewing journals, and everything else you could imagine to inspire you to get sewing! We just know their stall at the fair will be an absolute treat for the eyes, and a veritable treasure chest for crafters!
Katalin studied art in her native Hungary, where she was influenced by the rich baroque architecture and decoration. Most of her beautiful ceramic works are thrown on a wheel, and these porcelain pieces are dipped in porcelain slip. We love Katalin's work so much we also stock it in our shop, but she'll be at the fair with an even bigger range which would make lovely Christmas gifts.
Victoria started crafting and crocheting just over a year ago, and hasn't stopped since! We can't wait to try on these cosy bobble hats, and adorable crocheted animals like Rudolph here will make perfect stocking fillers.
Sophie, founder of Shutter Jewellery, has combined her loves of photography, jewellery and design into a truly unique line of accessories. Everything is handmade in her Walton-on-Thames studio, using her own original photography.
Finally, Colin Castle is an artist coming to us from Berkshire who specialises in animal and pet portraits, capturing their personalities and energies quite uncannily. And yes, he does take commissions!
Visit the Arts & Crafts Fair this Sat 19 & Sun 20 Nov from 10.30am - 5.00pm. More information on the Facebook Event.
Can't make it this weekend? You can still get Christmassy with us at our Festive Fun night on Thurs 24 Nov from 5.00pm - 10.00pm, as we celebrate the Woking Christmas lights switch on with Christmas shopping, free entry to the exhibitions, a kids jam jar lantern workshop, and more seasonal food from The Tipsy Pigs van. More information.