Criccieth Craft Fair

Criccieth Craft Fair 5.11.22

Criccieth craft fair is held once a month in the beautiful Criccieth memorial hall! 

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 I visited Criccieth craft fair on Saturday 5th November, the atmosphere was wonderful as was the selection of crafts and gifts available! Definitely a good opportunity to do some Christmas shopping! 

There were 24 stalls with a large variety of wonderful things on offer.

The blog below is just about a few of them. 

Come and visit yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

The next one is on 3/12/22 if you missed out!

Criccieth Memorial Hall – Events Venue North Wales

CRICCIETH CRAFT FAIR

FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH – MAIN HALL
11.00am – 15.00pm
Free entrance.
MARCH – DECEMBER 2023

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CRICCIETH CRAFT FAIR STALLS!

I didn’t get chance to talk to all the stall holders, but it was lovely to talk to the ones that I did! Daffyd the dragon had a great time exploring what they had to offer!

The stalls below are just some of the wonderful hand made things that you can find!

VINTAGE CAKE STANDS

A wonderful lady – Jeanette Wilde makes vintage cake stands by upcycling unwanted china. Such a clever idea and even better, all money raised is given to charity!

Jeanette’s cake stands help to raise vital funds for Kidney ResearchUK

Check out her face book page for more info

Vintage cake stands KRUK

This was posted by Jeanette just today

“£1000 donation to Kidney Research UK- I’m delighted to let you all know that, with your incredible and generous support , the Inner Wheel Club of Stoke on Trent, through the Vintage Cake Stand Project, is once again able to send a Christmas donation to Kidney Research UK for £1000. This makes a total of £12,000 that has been raised since the project first began in 2014 following the sad death of Linda Warrilow, a well loved member of the club, as a result of her severely damaged kidneys. On behalf of the Club I want to sincerely thank everyone who has donated china or purchased a cake stand making this donation possible.”

How wonderful to be able to buy a gift that supports such a worthy cause!

DOODLECRAFT !

Judy Munford shared her story with me. I hadn’t realised at first glance that all of her proceeds also go to charity!

She supports two charities- K-9 Angels and Mitchells Miracles.

K9Angels

Being a fellow dog lover Judy’s story of how she supports the shelter from where her beloved companion was rescued from in Romania struck a chord, especially as sadly Judy lost her recently. By supporting this charity Judy is able to do something positive in memory of her beloved girl.

Winter temperatures in Romania drop to below minus 20 so Judy’s donations help to provide more shelters and food for dogs that aren’t as fortunate as our beloved pets here.

She also supports Mitchells Miracles

Mitchell’s Miracles charity, raises awareness and supports families of children who have Neroblastoma cancer.

I’m not sure of Judy’s personal connection to this charity but it is without doubt another wonderful cause.

It was so lovely meet Judy and listen to her stories!

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR!!

There were 4 stalls at the Criccieth Craft fair which were all ran by members of the same family! 

Husband and wife, mum and I apologise that I’ve forgotten the fourth one! Will have to check at the next fair.

 Al’s wood turning. I love these hand crafted wooden items, I purchased a beautiful pen made from oak.

for more items available see his facebook page Alswoodturning

Cariadcraftscriccieth makes hand made wooden gifts. Pyrography and hand painted items, nesting dolls, peg dolls, jewellery boxes

My daughter loved this stall when we attended the fair last year and was inspired to take up mandala art herself!

Finally Linda from Stix n Stones of Criccieth (mum)

Pebble art using pebbles, driftwood and a shell or two here and there.

I love these pebble pictures they are so effective. 

I knew that I recognised Linda in a different context- turns out we have chatted when we have met dog walking as we both have 2 dogs- one red and one black! I seem to remember the discussion being how the red ones are the mischievous (naughty) ones!

What a talented family!

Everything was so tempting! Wish I could have bought more than I did!

Marion Chia

Marions handmade island candles smell divine! Lots of varying sizes and smells and I would be thrilled if someone bought me one of these!

Island Candles

 

Pat Mowll Art

Pat Mowll Art prints were amazing and so cleverly done. I couldn’t believe that they were made by block printing using several layers of colours. The details in the pictures were amazing when the blocks are each crafted by hand!

 

 
The Criccieth Craft Fairs are usually on the first Saturday of the month. For up to date information please see the Criccieth Craft Fair facebook page.