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SOCK – Arts, Crafts, Purchase & Commissions Fair – Loughborough Town Hall – 23rd & 24th March 2013

23rd March to 24th March 2013 – 10am-4pm Both Days 

Free Entry – Loughborough Town Hall, The Market Place

A range of quality arts, crafts, textiles,ceramics, jewellery, glass and homewares will be available for purchase in the Main Hall and Sock gallery over the entire weekend!

Children’s FREE craft workshop on Sunday.

I’ll be attending with a selection of fun sock and textile creations. Here are a few… sock zombies, fabric remnant softies, textile brooches, colourful sock monkeys and sock owl kits…

donkey zombie 01zombie rabbitremnant softies 02brooches03monkeys01sock owl kit

Hope you can come along. 🙂

SOCK! Artists & Makers Fair Stall Pics – Loughborough March 2012

I had another good weekend at the fourth Loughborough Town Hall SOCK! Artists & Makers Fair at the end of March. It was a lovely sunny weekend, so a bit of a shame to spend quite that much time indoors, but on the upside it brought lots of people out.

As usual there were plenty of talented artists showing and selling their work over the weekend and on the Sunday the Town Hall had a free printing workshop during the day for children to come along and try out.

I have a few OddSox stall pics, not the greatest as the light wasn’t too good in the hall, but at least it’s a record of the day.




There was also a board with cards to leave comments and feedback…

And most exciting of all for me was this huge billboard on one of the main roads leading into the town centre with an image of one of my sock creatures on it. Look at the beautiful blue sky too!


I also acquired a rather lovely textile bird brooch from a fellow stallholder called Rachel Ainley – we actually did a ‘swap’ which is always fun. Here’s a pic from Rachel’s website showing a whole collection of her delightful birds, just click the pic to visit her site, she has lots of other goodies on offer too.

Thanks for looking and have a great Easter everyone 🙂

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…


SOCK! Craft Fair – 26th & 27th March 2011 – Loughborough Town Hall

An Arts and Craft Purchase and Commission Fair

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March 2011

10am until 4pm on both days

Loughborough Town Hall

SOCK! 2011 will take in the Main Hall (situated on the ground floor). Entrance to the public is FREE and there will be a free workshop on the Sunday for children.

Here’s a little preview of a limited edition collection of Sock Gardeners that will be available from my OddSox stand along with lots of their animal sock friends…

Why not visit the Town Hall foyer on the Saturdays leading up to SOCK!, where there will be a sneak preview each week of some of the artists exhibiting. You can join the SOCK! mailing list for updates on this event by emailing the SOCK! Team at


Fair enough!

A couple of weeks ago I had a stall at a 2 day art and craft fair at Loughborough Town Hall called SOCK! It was the second year for this event and my second time attending too. It was a really successful weekend – quite tiring doing 2 full days in a row, but well worth it.

Here are a few pics of my stall on the day.

The event also placed a ‘comment wall’ in the reception area – as you can see it’s full! That’s my nephew writing a biased comment for me! What a great idea though, and hopefully it will have given the Town Hall some useful feedback about the event.

On the second day there were two free workshops for kids aged between 4 and 16 to participate in sock creature and felt making. Again there was a special comment wall for these activities.

The fair attracted some brilliant artists and covered a very diverse range of skills: textiles, ceramics, glass, luxury knitwear, interior furnishings, steel sculpture, armoury, silver jewellery, stone carving, illustrators, painters… Loughborough Town Hall have posted an address to register interest for the event in 2011 and are also on Facebook.

Anyway, after such a busy weekend I thought it only fair to buy myself a present or two from a couple of fellow stall holders!

The flower brooch has been made by Judith Williamson. She recycles unwanted sweet tins to make unique and innovative tinplate jewellery, decorative canvasses, wall panels and accessories. It’s very reasonably priced too. I liked the brooches so much I bought one for my sister as well!

The clip purse is by a printed textile artist called Teresa Green. She had an amazing range of interior and fashion accessories, using mainly cotton Irish linen applied with screen printed stylish linear imagery.

I also met a couple of visiting colleagues – Neil from Wood Jewellery and Andrea from Polka. It was great to be able to put faces to names and have a ‘real’ conversation in place of cyberchat for a change!

My nephew was particulary excited because his very own sock creature (designed by him and made by me!) appeared on the event banner and literature. He brought it to the show to sit on the stall but ended up putting it back in his bag as too many people wanted to buy it!

And this is a pic of his Sock creature appropriately posing at the end of  SOCK! on  ‘The Sock” sculpture in the market place by Shona Kinloch.

SOCK! Fair is back – 27th & 28th March

I’ll be attending with a selection of my cute & crazy OddSox creatures – if you’re in the area please pop in and say hello – hope to see you there!

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March 2010


A celebration of quality Artists and Makers – An Arts and Crafts Commission and Purchase Fair

Loughborough Town Hall, Leicestershire

The Fair will take place  in the Main Hall  from 10am – 4pm each day.



Oscar’s Alien Sock Creature

A few months ago I did my first craft fair. I was really nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I roped my little sis Lou into helping me and we had a brilliant day! My 7 year old nephew Oscar kept popping by with his Dad to see how much money was in the pot and helped encourage people to spend money by asking ‘is there anything on the stall you’d like to buy?’. Good lad!

Anyway, the day after the event Oscar decided he’d like to design his own sock creature. I told him I’d make it up for him. I feel a bit bad that it’s taken so long but I think the result is quite a good likeness! I hope Oscar thinks so.

I might ask him to do some more designs for me, it’s quite exciting trying to interpret someone elses idea for a change.

Here’s the pic of Oscar’s original design work showing ‘SockoMow’ the alien sock creature and his little pink eyed travelling companion.

Alien design

And here’s the sewn up versions!

Design and Aliens

Real AliensWell, I’d best wrap the pair of them up and get them off in the post to Oscar – I expect he’ll want to show his Grandma and Grandpa his design work!

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