Craft fair success

Virginia and Patsy-w500-h500Thank you to everyone who supported this event: making items, having a stall, helping to plan and run the event and by just popping in on 16 April.  We made £150 for MHWI funds.

We hope this will be just the first of our craft fairs.  We learned some things, too, and will be working on these for the next one.

Again, many thanks everyone!




Another amazing success – our first craft fair!

Carmen's colourful crochet stall

Carmen’s crochet stall

Market Harborough WI held their first ever craft fair today!  Another great first and held in our town’s landmark Old Grammar School.  Thanks to all concerned for their hard work, especially Patsy, Evanda, Virgina, Fiona, Ann and Sarah who braved the cold and made fantastic sales on the cake and “shop-in-a-box” stalls.

Talking of cakes!  A huge thank you for all the donations!  The quantity and the quality was amazing.

We would also like to thank all the ladies from other WI’s that supported the event.  Melton Afternoons, Charnwood WIgs and Cam City helped make the event and we hope they were pleased with their sales.  It was a great event to share ideas and support each other and we hope to do more of this in the future.

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Melton Afternoons stall

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Arty Farty Tea Party from Cam City selling craft kits.

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Mel (mmade) and Jo from Cam City.

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Evanda checking out Charnwood WIgs.

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Virginia and Patsy on stalls outside the Old Grammar School (well wrapped up on this cold day!)

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Visitors trying on hats at Crafty Pink Giraffe, crocheted by Clare Farquhar

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The Old Grammar School

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Hobby craft group displaying items made by MHWI members

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Gemma’s art stall, with mum Tina and her cupcakes and jam (both MHWI members)








Visit our craft fair this Saturday

Grammar School refurbished-w500-h500When you are in town this Saturday, do call into the Old Grammar School on High Street and say hello.  The MHWI craft fair will be running from 11 am to 3 pm.
It’s a great chance to pick up some unique items for yourself or buy prezzies. Several MHWI members will be having stalls as well as MHWI Crafts (the recently established hobby group).  There will be a WI cake stall, too.
We’re also delighted to welcome several visiting WIs: Crafty Pink Giraffe, M:Made, Arty Crafty Tea Party, Cam City Crafts, Melton Afternoon Crafts and Charnwood WIg’s, as well as Shop in a Box (Federation items).
A chance to bring friends and family, too.  See you there!

Mice all ‘blinged up’

'Blinged up' mice

‘Blinged up’ mice

‘Another lovely night of crafting with Market Harborough WI craft group,’ reports MHWI member,  Tansy Tilly.

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Hobby group busy at work preparing for our craft fair on 16th April

‘We collected all the pieces of bunting in that we had made since the last meeting (one is almost complete now, can be seen on the table). Some of us continued to make more bunting while others either made knitted mice or decorated ones that had already been made. See the photo for our completed works of art!’
‘We will continue to work on the bunting and mice in preparation for the craft fair in April.
Next meeting we plan to make some lavender/herb bags and the oat/flower/essential oil bath sachets we learnt to make at a previous meet, also for the craft fair.’
Tansy concludes, ‘On a personal note I really enjoyed being able to share some of my knitting knowledge with others in the group. Looking forward to the next meeting.

Like crafting? Try selling items on our shared craft stall in April

craft fair clipartDo you like crafting?  Would you like to have a go at selling what you make?  Not confident about having a whole stall for your goods?  If you have said ‘yes’ to one or more of these, then try having your items included on our MHWI produce stall at our Craft Fair at the Old Grammar School on Saturday 16 April 2016.  Email us to book your space on the stall.  Minimal cost:

In the meantime, Keep on Crafting!