This Saturday! – Are you coming?

This Saturday we have a fantastic range of stalls at the Craft & Vintage Fair at the Working Men’s Club, Westfields Terrace, Higham Ferrers 9am-1pm.  There’ll be around 20 stalls selling all handmade and vintage items including:

  • vintage clothing and accessories
  • crochet
  • vintage cake stands
  • fabric gifts
  • felt ball garlands
  • upcycled furniture
  • pots, bowls and planters
  • handmade wax melts
  • bath bombs and bodycare products
  • cross stitch
  • silk lingerie
  • memory boards and jars
  • cards, handbag charms and cushions
  • garden ornaments
  • decorative pictures

plus lots more besides! As usual, it’s FREE ENTRY and there’s always a lovely friendly atmosphere, so why not come and join us for a cuppa and browse all the fabulous items on offer! Don’t forget, it’s also the Farmers’ Market and there are lots of lovely shops open in Higham Ferrers so plenty to see on a Saturday morning.

If you are able to help spread the word about these monthly events please share this post so we can tell as many people as possible about these great Craft & Vintage Fairs. Thank you and hopefully see you on Saturday!

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Craft & Vintage Fair Saturday 29th July

After a month off, we are back at the Working Men’s Club on Saturday 29th July 9am-1pm. As always it’s free entry and there are over 20 handmade and vintage stalls selling a fabulous range of high quality items. There is something to suit all tastes and budgets! Remember, it’s also the monthly Farmers’ Market so it’s a great morning to visit Higham Ferrers and see what’s on offer.

This month, stalls include:

wartime food and homewares
crochet
handmade jewellery
upcycled furniture
handmade children’s clothes
fabric gifts and homewares
sweet cones
handmade wax melts and candles
bath bombs and beauty products
bowls, pots and planters
vintage cake stands
felt ball garlands
cross stitch
handmade silk lingerie
memory jars and boards
and more!

We’re no longer allowed to place signs around town so please do share the event with local friends and family. If you’d like a copy of the poster emailed to you please get in touch, I would be very grateful! rainbowcraftevents@yahoo.co.uk

Look forward to seeing you there!

Apologies – no Craft & Vintage Fair this weekend

Just a little reminder that there will be no Craft & Vintage Fair this weekend due to the hall already being used for dance exams. We’ll be back next month on Saturday 29th July at the usual time of 9am-1pm. There are a couple of spaces left so if you’re interested please send me an email to rainbowcraftevents@yahoo.co.uk and I’ll let you know ASAP if I can give you a space. Look forward to seeing you then! Louise

Craft & Vintage Fair Sat 25th February

Well what a lovely morning Saturday was! 22 fantastic stalls with a stunning range of high quality handmade and vintage items. As always, I had many customers comment to me about how impressed they were with the stalls there – always lovely to hear! I’ve attached lots of photos to show a selection of items that were for sale.

A couple of notes from the feedback (and things I’ve thought of too). Firstly, some stallholders commented on how nice it is to see other stallholders interacting with customers as they walked round – it really builds a lovely friendly atmosphere which is great and actually these stallholders certainly seemed to be making lots of sales! Definitely a good tip – having a chat with customers and having a big smile on your face is always a winner!

Secondly, stallholders commented on how effective they thought it was for me to spend time at the market handing out flyers and sending customers over. My lovely hubby also helped on Saturday so I could spend a bit more time in the hall with everyone. It was suggested that we have more people handing out flyers and I totally agree. I always ask for volunteers to help but only a couple of people have ever offered. Maybe it’s the cold weather..! If you are ever (as a customer or stallholder) able to spare half an hour or so to help stand at the market handing out flyers it would be massively appreciated! There’ll be a cuppa and cake waiting for you on your return! 😉

There were an extra 5 signs out on the roads this month (10 lamppost signs plus 3 A boards) as well as the banner. When I get the next batch of flyers printed, I’ll also add a map to the back. Unfortunately lots of the signs were damaged by the storm a few days beforehand so I’ll do my best to replace as many as I can this month. 1000s more flyers to give out to schools too. If anyone knows of any clubs etc that I could deliver some flyers to as well that would be really helpful, thank you!

Well I’ll see you next month – Sat 25th March at the Working Men’s Club 9am-1pm

Change of venue on Feb 25th

Just a short post to let you know that due to unforeseen circumstances, it has bene necessary to change venue for the next Craft & Vintage Fair in Higham Ferrers. We will be back at our usual venue – the Working Men’s Club on Westfield Terrace. For those of you who don’t know where it is:

Starting from the Market, turn left along the High Street then turn right by the Queens Head pub. Westfield Terrace is the first turning on the right, just before you get to the schools. It’s literally less than 5 minutes from the Market.

This is promising to be a fantastic fair – as always!! This month’s stalls include vintage cake stands, crochet, yarn and patterns, carved and turned wooden items (raising money for the NSPCC), upcycled furniture, handmade fudge, milestone frames, fabric gifts, handmade and vintage home accessories, gold and silver jewellery, cards, personalised phot gifts, beaded jewellery plus more! Entry is always  free and there will be refreshments – including cakes! – on offer too so please do come and join us. Everyone always comments on what a lovely atmosphere there is and it’s fantastic to see customers coming back regularly. See you there!

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BBC Radio Northampton visits Higham Ferrers!

On Saturday 28th January, BBC Radio Northampton and Three Counties featured the Craft & Vintage Fair at the Working Men’s Club on the Treasure Quest Show. We were delighted to be visited by Jules after listeners cracked the clue ‘A single sex destination with stalls to browse’. It was great publicity to have our events on the radio and we hope lots of listeners who listen to the show will come to visit us very soon. We hold a Craft & Vintage Fair on the last Saturday of each month 9am-1pm, at the same time as the Farmer’s Market. We’re usually at the Working Men’s Club but on February 25th we will be using the downstairs of the Band Club on Wharf Road, opposite the Junior School. So no huge flight of stairs to climb, thank goodness..!

We always have a great selection of stalls and refreshments on sale and seeing as it’s free entry, why not come along and check it out for yourself?  This month we will have vintage cake stands, milestone frames, fudge, handmade jewellery, vintage and upcycled furniture, crochet, wood carvings, handmade cards, fabric and knitted items among others.  At the Band Club, we will also be using a room as an extra gift room, featuring extra stalls including Scentsy and Forever Living. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more information. Throughout the month, I post updates about which stallholders are coming and the sort of items they’ll be bringing, so do click on ‘going’ on the event page to be kept up to date.

In January, I gave out 1000s of flyers at schools in Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Stanwick and Raunds and that will be continuing this month. I’ll keep you posted!! If you work somewhere where you think you could put a poster and some flyers in the staffroom or attend a club where you’d be able to distribute some flyers,  let me know and I can bring some over for you. Any help is always appreciated! rainbowcraftevents@yahoo.co.uk Thank you, Louise

BBC Radio Northampton visiting Craft & Vintage Fair!

So only a few days to go until the 1st Craft & Vintage Fair of 2017 and I’m really looking forward to it! We have a very special visitor too – Jules from BBC Radio Northampton and Three Counties will be visiting so listen to your radio around 11am!

We’ve got a great event lined up for Saturday (Higham Ferrers Working Men’s Club 9am-1pm) with several new stalls. I like to maintain a good mix of stalls to keep an interesting mix of handmade and vintage items for customers. This month I’ve been busy making vintage cake stands, felt ball garlands, felt brooches and magnetic pegs for holding photos etc on the fridge. We’ve also got Scrabble pictures, vintage and upcycled clothes and accessories, furniture and homeware. Phillip will be there with his wood carvings raising money for the NSPCC, there’s fabric gifts such as memo boards and bunting, knitted and crocheted items, cross stitch kits, make your own kits, jewellery, yarn and needles, toys, bags, cushions, fudge and items made from vintage and antique forks! Such a fantastic range and definitely something to suit all tastes!

From 9-10am it will be HAPPY HOUR and all customers who come nice and early can have a FREE HOT DRINK! We’ll be selling drinks and refreshments throughout the morning as always and entry is free so please do come and join us and support your local community! Plus the Farmers’ Market has some new stalls this month too so come and check them out! With Valentines Day only a few weeks away this is an ideal opportunity to come and buy something unique for your other half! See you Saturday!