Alongside some of the well-loved stalls presented by the locality’s best craftworkers and artisans, tomorrow’s Craft Market will also have a mini-exhibition of patchwork, quilting and weaving to encourage people to “have a go” themselves. “Crafts are lovely to buy, particularly when beautifully designed and made by a local artist or artisan, but you appreciate them even more if you’ve had a go at doing them yourself.” says one stallholder. “The quilts and textiles are a personal collection of work by three generations of one family; none of them are experts or full-time craftworkers and it may give others the encouragement to just have a go themselves. We’ll have a local Craft School on hand to advise about courses and some of our craftworkers also give lessons. With shops like Masons and Prices in the town we know local people have a source of supplies to have a very rewarding craft hobby, and hopefully tomorrow will be that moment of inspiration for some.”
The Craft Market starts at 9am in the Market Place and runs until 3pm.