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Autumn craft fair advert

Posted by Kylie on Thursday 26th September 2013

Here’s a copy of the advert and article that will appear in the October issue of ‘ The Hadleigh Community News‘, this magazine is delivered to 16,000 houses in the Hadleigh, Long Melford and Lavenham area.

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ReaLLy Homemade

Posted by Kylie on Wednesday 25th September 2013

Todays crafter is ‘ReaLLy Homemade, here’s alittle about them…

“Welcome to ReaLLy HomeMade!

Every year, both of us cannot wait until Autumn time, so we can (legitimately) start planning our Christmas season. But we don’t start saving the pennies to go Christmas shopping like most do, we plan all the different ways we’re going to decorate our homes!

We have always loved drying our own apples and oranges, but most importantly, we love to scent our homes with the best autumn and winter fragrances around.
Two years ago, after being encouraged by friends and family, we decided to start making handmade/homemade scented gifts for people to buy. People seem to love not only our products, but our amazing hand mixed ‘home spice’ scent which we fragrance almost all our products with. We have now evolved to selling these fragrances ourselves (10ml bottles coming soon!)
We have a small craft room at home (which constantly smells of our ‘home spice’ uniquely blended fragrance) where we handmake all of our products. Hopefully, we wont outgrow this room TOO soon, although we are already getting a little bit cramped (take a look at the pics on our main website!).

Another thing that our customers now want to be able to buy is all of our handmade supplies, such as cloved oranges, wicker balls, charms etc, for them to make there own handmade projects at home – therefore we are now extending into this market and selling our own supplies for everyone to create their very own products themselves!

We attend craft shows all across Essex and Suffolk in the United Kingdom, and have been greeted with a lot of great feedback.

Next year however, we will start running solely HANDMADE/HOMEMADE events in our area, as we really feel there is a gap in the market for high quality, hand crafted products, so I hope some of our fellow sellers on Etsy will join us to exhibit at our shows next year! (Feel free to email us or get in contact if you would be intererested in exhibiting at one of our shows).

Please follow our story…. we promise to report back!”

Feel free to take a look at all our other online stores….

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An article worth reading

Posted by Kylie on Friday 20th September 2013

I came across this article that I thought I would share with you, it’s really worth a read and has some great ideas, suggestions and thoughts about craft fairs and the attitudes towards them, I found it very interesting and agree whole heartedly with it.


Gradiance Yarns

Posted by Kylie on Thursday 19th September 2013

Today’s crafter is….Gradiance Yarns

“Gradiance Yarns was started, and continues to run, from deep in the Suffolk countryside.  I specialise in dyeing gradient or ombre coloured yarns, as well as some variegated and semi-solid colours.  During the early part of 2012 my love of knitting, yarn, and the community on Ravelry led me to try my hand at dyeing.  I started dyeing yarn using the Immersion Dyeing method and after a eureka moment I created some yarns with a gradient effect.  After my first result I was addicted and excited enough to want to share these beautiful colour changing creations with the wider yarn loving community.

In August 2012 I opened Gradiance Yarns on Etsy, where I sell yarns for knitting and crochet that have a graduated colour effect from one end of the skein through to the other, alongside some variegated and semi-solid colours.  Then in May 2013 Sarah from The Sheep Shop in Cambridge took a delivery of Gradiance Yarns DK Weight 100% Merino Wool.

None of my gradient colours are dyed on a knitted blank, neither are they dyed separately in sections.  Every gradient hank is dyed one at a time in several stages to gradually build up the colour, so each one is utterly unique.  The variegated and semi-solid colours are dyed in pairs.  All yarns use professional colourfast and lightfast dyes and domestic citric acid.

Lastly to complement the yarns, I have a few self-published hank-knitting patterns which are available online.  They are available as a PDF download on Ravelry – find them through my username: samzfairyz.”

Gradiance Yarns on Etsy:

The Sheep Shop in Cambridge:

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Crafters at the Autumn craft fair

Posted by Kylie on Friday 13th September 2013

Over the next few weeks in the run-up to the Autumn craft fair I will be showcasing crafters that are exhibiting at this event to give you a taste of what to expect to see.

Fully booked!!

Posted by Kylie on Friday 13th September 2013

The Autumn craft fair at Hadleigh is now fully booked, however there is limited space still left at the Christmas craft fair at Lavenham on 9th November.

Autumn craft fair

Posted by Kylie on Wednesday 11th September 2013

Our next event is the Autumn craft fair at Hadleigh Town Hall which is almost full.  We have a fantastic range of crafters exhibiting including textiles, quilting, handmade cards, fused glass and ceramics, halloween and christmas decorations, jewellery, photography and art.  Over the coming weeks I will be adding and showcasing some of the makers on the blog to give you a taster of what to expect at the fair…watch this space.