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Upcoming craft fairs in Newbury, Berkshire area

If you are looking for pre-Christmas craft fairs in the Newbury and Thatcham, Berkshire area, here are some details of a couple of new ones.

There are still stalls available for sellers and all visitors will be very welcome – add the dates to your calendars to get some early and unique handmade Christmas gifts purchased:

Saturday 3rd November – 10am-4m – Craft Fair

Catholic Hall, 7 Bath Road, Thatcham, nr Newbury

£10 per table

For information or to book a table please contact: Anne-Marie McInerney on 01635 868904 or 07971 884924 or email:

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Saturday 17th November  –  2pm – 5pm – Christmas Craft Fayre

including handmade crafts, refreshments/cakes, several craft activities for children to take part in and, of course, Santa’s Grotto

  At the school on Gainsborough Avenue, Kintbury, Berks, RG17 9XN.  Run by the PTA.

Pitches available for £10 (tables approx. 180cm x 74cm / 70in x 29in)

For information or to book a table please contact:  Heather Thompson, PTA Chairman on 07776 198269 or Debra Ellington at The Clothes Shop on 01635 47832 or 01488 658512

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For more craft fairs in West Berkshire have a look at my Craft Fairs & Events page


Arts, Crafts & Vintage Fair – Park House School, Newbury – 21st April

Park House School, Andover Road, Newbury – Saturday 21st April, 10am-4pm – FREE ENTRY & PARKING

The event is being organised in partnership with Vintagenie and will be showcasing the best of the vintage, arts and crafts world from Berkshire (and beyond).  Here’s a little taster of what’s on offer:

Vintage Village : showcasing vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, make-overs and more, with live music fashion shows.

Crafts Corner : Well – quite a bit more than a corner really! We have a lovely light and airy space for lots of unique hand crafted goods. There will also be some how-to workshops going on.

Arts Arena : Artists stalls and gallery of work for sale. Showcasing work from students of Park House school and members of the local community and beyond.

Grub’s Up! : Local hand-made and organic foods traders will be providing refreshments for the day with a likely mix of delightful cakes, sweets, organic meats, pies and so much more!


I will be there with a selection of my OddSox creatures, textile accessories and homewares. Hope you can come along 🙂

Spring Craft Fair, Padworth Common, Berkshire – 17th March 2012


I have a stall at Mortimer West End Craft Fair again this year, 17th March – as you can see it’s a lovely setting. Two or three stall are located in each of the pretty rooms and also in the adjacent hall. There will be a lovely selection of handmade arts and crafts available and hopefully a repeat of last year’s amazing choice of delicious home made cakes and soups.

It would be a perfect opportunity to find a unique handmade gift for Mother’s Day which will be the following day – Sunday 18th March.

So if, you’re in the area or are looking for something different to do, please pop in and say hello  :)


Mortimer West End Chapel *** Chapel Lane*** Padworth Common  *** RG7 4QE

10am – 4pm



Here’s a taster of the kind of items I’ll be taking with me: ‘Door-Mice’; Sock Creatures; Fabric Baskets…


Christmas Gift & Craft Fair – Sunday 13th Nov – Newbury


St. Bartholomew’s School, Christmas Gift & Craft Fair, Newbury

Sunday 13th November 2011

If you’re in the Newbury area and would like to give unique handmade gifts for Christmas presents this year, the St. Bart’s Christmas Fair will have lots to offer including jewellery, cards, food treats, toys, pampering gifts, homewares and decorations. There will be over 60 stalls and the event is in it’s 13th year so is very well established and attended.

I’ll be there with my sock creatures, Amigurumi creations and other fabric goodies under my OddSox name…

Hope to see you there!

Mortimer Fun Day – Sat 2nd July (between Newbury & Reading)


Mortimer Fairground, The Street, Mortimer, RG7 3RD

EXCITING ATTRACTIONS: including Zorbs, Unique Outdoors’ Laser Guns, Street Dance, Kwik Cricket, Tadley Concert Brass band, Spratley’s Children’s Beach, 4-in-1 Bungee Trampoline, Assault Course, Hawk Display, children’s activity tent, live bands, DeVere Venues Spa and golf activities, & loads & loads more.

PLENTY OF REFRESHMENTS:  including all-day bar, ice creams, candy floss, gourmet coffee stall, homemade cakes, burgers, chilli, and more.

MARKET ROW CRAFT STALLS:  include paintings, cosmetics, chocolate, photography, balloons, sweets, plants, toys, jewellery, cards, jams, wine, windows and more! My OddSox creatures will be at Stall No. S18

Go to the Mortimer Village Website to find out:

Where to purchase programmes & raffle tickets before the event *** How to enter the Tug-of War teams, Kids Fancy Dress Competition, Dog Show *** Purchase tickets for the Hoedown! *** Be a Fun Day Volunteer

Hope to see you there and fingers crossed for sunshine 🙂

Christmas Craft Fayre – Newbury 4th/5th Dec

A great opportunity to buy the perfect Xmas tree and also get a fine selection of unique hand crafted gifts for friends and family.

During the first weekend in December, Yew Tree Garden Centre at Ball Hill, Newbury will be hosting a Fayre of local artists and crafters.



There are 4 Folksy crafters that I know of who will be attending – including me! Here’s a little taster of the kind of products we’ll have on offer. And if you can’t make it, don’t worry, there are other ways to view or buy our crafts by clicking the pictures below:

Natalie of NOfkants Curios Collectables, fossils, semi precious gemstone keyrings, handbag charms, handmade knitted and crocheted items & button crafts, to name but a few

Jacqueline of J Austen Jewellery Designs Unique bespoke jewellery with precious & semi precious gemstones, with fossils & other interesting materials such as vintage glass beads & crystals

Pauline of Ruby and SnowfireQuirky individual and unique hand modelled pottery with a leaning towards the mystical

Shaz of OddSox – Cute & crazy creatures made from new socks, fabrics and recycled woollens

We’ll look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Christmas Gift & Craft Fair – Newbury

If you’re in the Newbury area and would like to give unique handmade gifts for Christmas presents this year, the St. Bart’s Christmas Fair will have lots to offer. There will be over 60 stalls and the event is in it’s 12th year so is very well established and attended.

St. Bartholomew’s School, Newbury

Sunday 14th November

If you’re a crafter in this area and fancy a stall just pop over to the St.Bart’s website to download an application form. I’ll be there with my sock creatures and Amigurumi creations under my OddSox name…

Hope to see you there!

Visit my OddSox shop



28th & 29th November 2015 - Yew Tree Garden Centre - Ball Hill - Newbury - 10:30am to 4:30pm - FREE ENTRY

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