Sunday, 25 April 2010

Fairground Craft and Design Centre

Last weekend on our way back from a wedding in Gloucestershire we called in at the Fairground Craft and Design Centre at Weyhill. I have driven past the Craft Centre on several occasions and seen the signs to the Craft Village but never stopped there before. we weren't in any hurry to get home so decided to stop and were very glad we did so.

The Craft Centre consists of a number of small shops/studios covering a variety of crafts from card making/paper crafts to bespoke jewellery, hand made furniture and a chocolate shop, to mention a few of the businesses. There is also a cafe if you want some refreshments.

We visited all the shops that were open and were made to feel welcome even though we were only browsing. The last shop we visited was Fabricraft, a fabric shop that specialises in hand made bow ties where we had a long chat with the owner Lianne. As well as telling us a bit about her bow tie business and how she got started she also told us a bit about the Craft Centre.
The Centre is open 10am till 4pm Wednesday to Sunday and they also run a couple of event weekends every year. The Garden and Vintage Fair is on May 15th and 16th and the Michaelmas Fair will be 25th and 26th September. If you are in the area call in as I'm sure they will make you welcome.