Saturday, 19 January 2013

Briar Patch Arts & Crafts Fair

Pendant by The Glass Barge
Victoria Baptist Church in Eldon Road, Eastbourne is a new venue for my blog and also will be the first venue for a new venture, Briar Patch Arts and Crafts Fair. The inaugural Fair will be held on Saturday the 2nd of February from 10am until 2pm. The venue is indoors so no worries about inclement weather and admission is free for buyers. There are several interesting stallholders already confirmed and I have picked out a few here that particularly caught my eye. Hot food is also promised and I'm sure there'll be coffee and cake around somewhere too.

The wonderful local photographer Will Gudgeon will be there and I discovered the Fair's existence through his sharing of the flyer on Facebook. Will's announced that he has already put in a big order for new prints and cards for the Fair so buyers will have plenty of beautiful atmospheric landscape photographs from which to choose. 

 The Glass Barge are husband and wife, Pam and Andy Kallender, who create gorgeous fused glass jewellery both in their Eastbourne home and aboard their narrowboat, Enchanted Moon. They originally trained with John Dunn at the Open Studio in Brighton and have since sold their jewellery at local farmers' markets and village fairs.

Carn Photographic does photography workshops with Sussex Falconry so expect to see good wildlife shots as well as floral macro work. The Little Brick Company makes jewellery out of Lego and Dog Delights is a great company baking homemade doggie treats - Mackerel Flapjack anyone?

If you would like to have a stall, there was still space left when I wrote up this post, but that was five days ago so it might already be too late! Table sizes are limited and you can get in touch with Briar Patch through their Facebook page.

Victoria Baptist Church, Sat 2nd Feb, 10:00-14:00.
Free admission


  1. It was brought to my attention that the times at the end of the blog says 10-12... it is actually 10-2pm as stated in the beginning of the blog.
    Thanks again for such an amazing blog about our fair.

  2. I had a lovely time at the craft fair this morning. A timely tweet from Will Gudgeon reminded me and I'm so pleased I went along. The fair was busy and had a nice buzz and there was a varied range of stalls.
    My purchases included a delicate painted silk flower card by Jean Hall and the most gorgeous red enamelled hedgehog brooch made by Heather. I can also now highly recommend Weston's Yummy Fudge!