Our two day Christmas Craft Fair returns this December to the Goods Shed. With a wide range to choose from and all local crafts men and women, including artists, potters, glass workers, upcycled objects d’art, books, jewellery, beautiful needlework, quilting and tapestry.
Crafts and Artists today include
Needle Felt Art (Yvonne Wood)
Her work explores the soft textures, subtle blends of the wool combined with bold, bright colours with shimmering light effects.
Working from life, taking photographs to translate into needle felted landscapes and inspired by the beauty of our natural surroundings, culture and spirituality at home and from adventures across the globe.
Commissions can be taken, using your own photographs, I can capture those memorable places forever.
Using a traditional cold-process method, these natural soaps are handmade in Britain, luxurious and full of goodness your skin will love!
Soapy Chameleon soaps are made with olive oil, coconut oil and other nourishing oils like avocado and castor. These oils are packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and proteins which provide ridiculously good skin-pampering qualities. Each bar is scented with 100% pure essential oils providing wonderfully natural scents, along with their powerful therapeutic properties.
Clare Walsh Design
Inspired by the Cotswold countryside, leaves, herbs and plants.
Using Indian Blocks, printing on to linen and cotton to make cushions bags and garments.
Ceramic Artist and member of the Cotswold Craftsmen. Setting antique lace in porcelain clay to create delicate bowls, vases. tea lights lanterns and coasters – using a beautiful turquoise blue underglaze to bring out the finer details.
Tara will also be bringing along a range of functional garden sculptures – large and small bird baths as well as bee baths on brass rods in various shades of meadow green. www.tarajaneceramics.com
Nicholls and Gilbert Jewellers
Jewellery collections and individual pieces made in gold, platinum and silver. Designs combine shape, form and texture embellished with diamonds, precious stones and pearls.
Delightful selection Christmas decorations including wreaths, pots, reindeer and candles and much much more
Fused glass creations incorporating local driftwood.
Valerie is an award winning calligrapher and botanical artist. Clients include The Royal Family, National Silver Collection and Diana Ross. Her paintings, accepted by Wisley and Kew, won a RHS Silver Medal.
Hand crafted knitwear for adults and children. Hats and scarves made from poor wool and acrylics. Also available will be a range of handmade festive table cloths and napkins.
Tim Blades Jeweller
Makes silver jewellery based on flowers and insects. All of Tim’s designs are carved in hard wax, under a microscope to then be caste in silver and finished by hand in his workshop. Detail is then added using gold plate, semi-precious stones and coloured resin.
Especially at this time of year, his mistletoe designs are a particular favourite for many.
Beautiful selection of hand painted festive Christmas decorations, large and small letters and lampshades. Also taking commissions to be delivered in time for Christmas
Riant Soleil Jewellery
Handmade Copper and Silver jewellery using a selection of Swarovski crystal and or semi previous stones together with wire and sheet metal to form individual pieces.
Sarah Roberts Stained Glass
Sarah is a stained-glass artist in Gloucestershire making make handcrafted stained glass panels and windows for various settings using traditional techniques that have changed very little from the middle ages.
Using a range of mouthblown glass, she creates colourful designs that can be rich in pattern and detail reflecting her love of the natural world and the animals that inhabit it. She is also influenced by the folklore, myths, and magic of the British Isles.
Mother and daughter duo Kristine and Kate Raw bring a dynamic mix of handmade textiles and illustration work. Kristine’s stunning quilts and framed textile art is inspired by nature. Kate’s illustrations are taken from various traditional stories. Both will be selling cards and prints alongside originals.
College Green Soaps
A range of natural soaps that are full of skin-loving oils and butters and infused with pure essential oils with absolutely no synthetics, artificial colours, or harsh detergents. All the soaps are palm oil free too. Each soap is cured for a minimum of four weeks to ensure a beautifully mild but long lasting bar of pure soap, with a creamy lather.
Run by Thorold and Vicky Cox selling their homemade jams using the fruit from their garden in Nailsworth. Over the years they have expanded their produce to now include homemade marmalades and chutneys with many different tasty flavours; all of which that go down a nice treat – especially the tasters.