This is a wonderfully simple card made by Becky Coggins of ‘Crofts Crafts’ A fresh look just right for spring occasions. Come and see her work along side so many other beautiful things, this Saturday 22nd April! 🙂
We are really happy to have Marianne Ley exhibiting with us on Saturday, she will be bringing with her beautiful handmade lampshades like the lovely example below. Do come along to see our many new makers we have with us this year! 🙂
For our first post of 2017 we are pleased to share that during the two years that Fakenham Makers Market has been running, Fakenham Barnardo’s Helpers group who have had their free stall at the market selling traditional hand knits, has taken over £900 so far for their cause. To add to this, the Santa’s Grotto at our two festive markets raised another £50 which we presented to them last week.We look forward to supporting the group during 2017
For information about the work of Barnado’s check out the Barnado’s page on our Website.
Another new exhibitor at our market on Saturday is Charlotte Steele of ‘Lotties Little Treasures’. She creates wonderful things with fabric and stitching including fab cushions like the one in this photograph 🙂
We are looking forward to our second year of markets and have lots of stalls booked already. We have some new makers who have joined our community and we are looking forward to our first market of 2016 which is on Saturday 19th March. It seems a while away, but I can assure you, it will arrive quicker that you think!
Check out the work of Sue Johnson who makes these wonderful raggedy birds. Sue will be will be having a stall with us at 1st our first market 🙂
Jean Moore and Pru Pratt run the Barnardo’s Helpers Group (BHG) stall at Fakenham Makers Market selling a variety of traditional ‘hand knits’, ranging from baby and children’s goods (coats, blankets, colourful toys and dolls clothes) to ‘warm items’ like gloves, bedsocks, hot water bottle covers and jolly tea cosies. Along with three of four helpers, Pru Pratt does most of the knitting.
Fakenham Barnardo’s Group (a team of seven now) along with other BHG’s around the country, aim to support the work of the national Barnardo’s charity with a variety of fundraising activities. Jean Moore commented: “Being part of Fakenham Makers Market enables us to extend our fundraising activities. We are familiar faces at the market, being there every month, and we are grateful for those who support us, and to Debbie and Keith Osborn who organise the market for donating the stall space to us”.
Debbie Osborn, the organiser of the market added: “When we started the market in March this year, we wanted to make sure that it retained a community focus and as well as having a number of makers from in and around Fakenham, we are delighted to support the Fakenham Barnardo’s Group in their work”.
The national charity Barnardo’s, once renowned for children’s homes, now runs and funds national and local projects addressing specific needs and helping to support and nurture children within families. For more information, please contact Janet on 01328 864134 or June on 01328 864882. Or better still, come along to Fakenham Makers Market and chat to Jean and Pru directly and maybe buy a ‘hand knit’ to show your support.