Friday, 25 November 2011

Library craft fair attracts plenty of local 'makers'

Lancaster Library’s first arts and craft fair will be overflowing with festive treats on Saturday 3rd December.

Organisers Debbie Stubbs and Kumiko Hotta say they have been inundated with requests for stalls and are happy to announce that 13 different makers will be offering a wide range of handmade Christmas goodies. Pop along to meet and chat with the artists, discover some crafty secrets, and put the sparkle of innovation into your Christmas gift buying.

On offer is the chance to commission your special childs portrait from Debbie, unique yarns and woollen kits, Japanese textiles and jewellery, Christmas candles, silver and beaded jewellery, buttons and bows, lavender pillows, mosaic Christmas decorations signs and plant pots, water colour and acrylic paintings, stained glass and children’s clothes.

The Fair is part of a wider initiaqtive to make Lancaster the "craft hub" of the North West on 3rd December, with three other fairs at the Storey Gallery, Ludus Dance and the Judges Lodgings.



Debbie trained as a theatre designer and moved to Lancaster five years ago. Following many requests she’s just launched www.babyportraitpainting.com, capturing baby’s personality in paint. The oil paintings provide the perfect gift for birthdays Christenings or Christmas.

Kumiko Hotta trained as a graphic designer in Japan and has lived in Lancaster for the past seven years. Her shop www.cocoonshop.co.uk specialises and sells unique yarns from Japan and pretty craft accessories sourced from across the world. Following a three month trip to Japan she returns full of ideas, creativity and new products, to tempt everyone this Christmas.

"Shoppers couldn’t really get a more central location," says Debbie. "Lancaster Library is situated in the centre and heart of the market town, so feel free to join us. Admission is free and will include a festive treat!"

The Craft Fair begins at 10.30 am and runs until 3.30pm.

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