Fakenham Makers Market Saturday 22nd April

What fabulous market we had on Saturday, lots of new exhibitors and lots of smiley faces. scroll down to get a glimpse of the day! 🙂

Moonbrush Wood Studios

I just couldn’t resist sharing this little fella that popped up on Moonbrush Wood Studio’s Facebook page. I’m always excited to see new work from our makers so here he is, the mousey chef hand felted by Antoinette Bix 🙂 Do come to our Makers Market on 22nd April and see more!

March Makers Market

Our March makers market is only two weeks away so do put it in your diary!

Fakenham Barnado’s Helpers Group

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.

Santa’s coming

Santa’s coming to Fakenham Makers Market on Saturday, so don’t miss him! I’m gonna be first in the queue! 🙂

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Moonbrush Wood Studio

We are very excited to have another new maker with us this Saturday, Antoinette Bix of ‘Moonbrush Wood Studio’. I can’t wait to see these beautiful needle felted animals she makes. Come on over and take a look with me and check out all the other gorgeous stalls as well!

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Barnardo’s Helpers Group

Barnado'sJean 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.