The local crafters that form Etsy Cambridge are holding a three-day vintage and craft fair in the city centre.
Christmas gives us an excellent excuse to seek out little boutique shops and craft markets, with the guise of searching for that perfect gift – while actually grasping at yet more beautiful items for our own homes and jewellery boxes. If that sounds familiar, we’ve got good news: the local crafters that form Etsy Cambridge are holding a three-day vintage and craft fair in the city centre, which promises to be packed to bursting with unique, handmade treasures.
Sellers have been handpicked to ensure quality and diversity of work.
More than 30 hand-picked East Anglian designers, artists and craftspeople have been busy all summer and autumn making everything from stylish handbags, cosy knitted accessories and designer clothes to dolls, exquisite jewellery, quirky, individual greetings cards, prints and Christmas ornaments. There will be cool crochet toys and crochet kits for crafty types, felted wool animals for nature lovers, hand-printed fabric and hand-spun wool, affordable handmade ceramics and homewares you won’t find anywhere else – we especially like the sound of a ‘Jane Austen’s Bad Boys’ tea towel! Those with a taste for gifts with a history can visit the vintage hunter for a trove of unexpected finds, each with a story to tell.
Says Debbie Poyser, a member of Etsy Cambridge since it launched in 2014, “The Christmas Fair is the biggest Etsy Cambridge event to date. It’s a lovely venue and the sellers have been hand-picked to not only ensure wonderful quality of work but also diversity. We thought about the kind of things we like to buy ourselves and tried to cover all the bases. As usual, we’ll be decorating the venue and it should look gorgeous and festive!”
Meanwhile the church’s café will be open for business, serving hot drinks, cakes and light meals.
Takes place at St Andrew's Street Baptist Church, 3 December (2-8pm) and 4-5 December (10am-6.30pm).
For more information visit www.facebook.com/EtsyTeamCambridge