A week to go until Rainbow Craft Events hits Kimbolton!!

So almost a month has passed since the Valentines Craft Fair in Stanwick and it’s all systems go for the first craft fair In Kimbolton next Sunday 6th March. From now on, the craft fairs will feature all handmade stalls – I handpick a range of stalls so that there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. The Handmade, Vintage and Gift Shopping Events at Saxon Hall in Raunds will predominantly have handmade stalls but also vintage and gift stalls. Looks like there’ll be aorund 40 stalls at the April event so I think it’s going to be fab!

This month, I’ve been busy spreading the word about the Kimbolton Craft Fair. Posters and flyers have been up around Kimbolton and given out at lots of local schools. An advert has gone out in the Kimbolton Parish magazine and Kidz First so 1000s of people will have seen those. I’ve also added Rainbow Craft Events to various websites such as WhereCanWeGo, StreetLife, AboutMyArea, Mumsnet,Connect FM to name but a few… Flyers were also given out at the Valentines Craft Fair last month. Thank you to everoyne who has also taken flyers and posters to distribute – it all helps! Any further suggestions for places to advertise would be most welcome.

So what can we expect from the Spring Craft Fair next weekend? Here’s a sneak preview of some of the stalls on offer…

ALL HANDMADE – fudge, spices, fused glass, crochet, fabric gifts, woodne gifts,  jewellery, candles, painted slates, dream catchers, pens, preserves, jewellery boxes, window stars and lots more! As Always, there’s also yummy cakes and refreshments, children’s craft bags and toys/books to keep little ones entertained while you enjoy your cuppa!

Hope to see you there! Louiseil_340x270_575967517_24wl

 

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Thank you to all for a lovely Valentines Craft Fair!

What a fab day! I met so many lovely people today, both stall holders and customers, and it was great to see so many smiling faces and hear so many positive comments. I work really hard to advertise events as much as I can so I was really pleased with the steady flow of customers, especially on such a wet, grey day! The hall looked brilliant with a wide selection of stalls so there was something to sort everyone. Some people seem to prefer the handmade stalls and that actually is the way I had planned to continue the events. From now on, craft fairs will be for handmade items only and the Handmade, Vintage and Gift Shopping Events will feature a wider range of stalls. Hopefully this way, I’ll be able to suit everyone’s tastes! I’m very aware of the wide range of customers we have so am always keen to try to choose a range of stalls so there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.

I’v eenjoyed reading the feedback forms I received today but if anyone else has any feedback ,please let me know! Also, I’d be interested to know where customers heard about today’s craft fair so I know which advertising worked best. Thank you and hopefully see you at the Spring Craft Fair in Kimbolton on Sunday 6th March, Louise

Fancy learning to crochet?

I only learned to crochet a couple of years ago but as many of you will know, I am completely hooked! It’s a great hobby that doesn’t cost too much – you just need a crochet hook and some yarn. It doesn’t take lots of setting up so you can literally pick your work up and do 5 minutes and put it back again. It’s quiet so you can happily sit in front of the television in the evening pottering away. It certainly feeds my colour addiction, I have a worryingly large collection of wool – but I feel the need to have a ball in every colour just in case..!

I’ve taught a few friends during the past year so thought I would see if anyone else would like to learn. I can come to your house for 2 hours and teach you the basics – how to cast on, do a chain stitch and treble stitch and show you how to make a granny square. This is one of the best first projects to get used to crocheting with these stitches in the round. For £15, I’ll bring you a ball of yarn and a 4.5mm hook to keep. I’ll also give you a printed pattern for a granny sqaure and the basic stitches for you to refer back to. Why not ask some friends to join you and then you can share colours and create a square like the one shown in the photo. Give me a ring if you would like to book a lesson. Thank you, Louise

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