Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Dorset Christmas Fair - Wimborne Allendale Centre - 6th December 2014

Hello everyone!

Well Tuesday is normally my day for telling you what I am up to in my shop or what I am making but at the moment I have been busy busy busy with preparations for the Dorset Team Christmas Fair so I thought I would tell you about that instead!

The Dorset Team are a team of over 300 Etsy sellers. We come together to support one another with our online shops and have a fantastically active forum which we use to share tips, cross promote and ask and receive advice. As well as being active online both on our team forum and social media pages, we also like to put on events! We hold meet ups and organise craft and vintage fairs. We have held several fairs in Christchurch and for the first time we are holding a fair in Wimborne Minster.

The fair will be our biggest fair to date with 80 stalls all by members of the Dorset Etsy Team. It will be wonderful to get together so many members of the team selling at the same event. Lots of the sellers have very successful Etsy shops so mainly (or sometimes only) sell online so this is a fantastic opportunity to see their wares in person and also meet the seller behind the shop.

Above is a photo collage I made of some of the items made by stallholders coming to the fair. This is just a very small selection of stallholders who are coming. To just mention a few.....

*Katie Rewse who is a local designer who sells surf and skate items including prints and decorated decks and surf board fins

*Nicolette Dawn who makes amazing wire sculpture animals. You can see her ducklings on the far left second row.

*Jilly from Jilly Bird who makes retro and Scandinavian inspired home wares including mugs and prints

*Susan from Bound who makes beautiful hand bound leather books

Lots of the stallholders are offering special discounts and you of course will save on postage fees by coming to the event. I have also heard from many stallholders that they will be bringing exclusive items which have never been shown on their online shop so a really great opportunity to buy some unique Christmas gifts.

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