Building on the huge success of the last 6 years………………………
20 October 2018
Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, for your early Christmas shopping.
11am – 4pm
What makes the Afrikaya Bazaar different?
- Afrikaya has many loyal supporters thereby not just relying on local people. This increases the footfall.
- Live music and refreshments throughout the day.
- Warm Gambian lunch available at very reasonable cost.
- Unusual gifts to make your gift buying fun – made by local craftspeople or sourced from craftspeople in The Gambia.
- Drum circle at 4 p.m..
Our tables are completely full of wonderful stall holders, some great old friends and some amazing new ones.
Julia Jenkins of The Spirit of Sophia selling handcrafted gemstone jewellery. Julia has been with us for every bazaar to date. Always popular.
Barbara Hopkins selling her semi-precious jewellery and knitted boleros. This is Barbara’s 3rd year with us, her crafts always sell fast.
Suzanne Dawkins of Suzies Shabby Crafting, is selling Felt work – hangings, key ring, fridge magnets, finger puppets. Fabric items – book marks, egg cosies, tea cosies, door stops, bunting. Hand painted in acrylic – flower pots, plaques, bookmarks, key rings, trinket boxes. Suzanne sadly had to pull out at the last minute last year, so it will be great for her to be with us this year.
Annette Hobbs, a staunch supporter of Afrikaya and also a great artist in mixed media and talented crafts person. She has been with us from the start. Annette enjoys exploring paint, print, textiles and yarn. Everyone who has been to an Afrikaya Bazaar before will remember her wonderful knitted rabbits and bears. She is now offering lovely patchwork quilts and cot blankets as well.
Ruth Facey: The Workshop Gallery. Not only does she make exquisite jewellery, she also teaches jewellery making. Most of her jewellery is now focused on designing bespoke pieces that are made in Hatton Garden. Now venturing into ‘sound pictures’ – drawing music she hears, and drawings in wire and cast pewter, and other mixed media, often including text.
We are also delighted to present to you 5 talented newcomers to Afrikaya Bazaars:
Shyamli of Shanayadesigns who will be selling lovely scarves and jewellery as well as offering you henna tattoos.
Shikha Vashistha of Siiva Jewels. Designed in Berkshire and handcrafted by skilled artisans in India using natural, ethically sourced gemstones. This is high quality affordable fashion
Pip White of Pipaluk Crafts who sells beautiful needle felt pictures and kits [so you can have a go yourself].
Tracey Franklin of Ollys Jollies selling upcycled gift’s and homeware. I’m sure you will find a Christmas gift or 2 here.
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