We had a wonderful weekend at Back to the Garden for North Norfolk Arts and Crafts Summer Fair. Back to the Garden is a lovely farm shop and cafe near Holt in Norfolk. It is beautiful converted old barn with stunning gardens- so a perfect venue for a summer fair. It was so nice being in the garden surrounded by the flowers, even despite a little rain- what more can you expect for a British Summer. North Norfolk arts and crafts is a wonderful group full of Norfolk artisan designer-makers. It is lovely being at a fair when all the other stallholders design and make all of their products and are all from Norfolk too.
Here are a few of our favourites from the fair...
Madeleine Spencer, is a Norfolk based jeweller working in gold and silver to make unique and handmade pieces. We love Maddie's work and really like her use of colour in certain pieces of her jewellery combined with her silver and gold work, the contrast is stunning. http://www.madeleinespencerjewellery.com
Karen Downing hand throws the most simplistic yet stunning porcelain all in white. Her stand looked absolutely beautiful at the fair with little pops of colour from her fresh wild flowers. https://www.karendowning.co
Witts Design were there with their striking range of country and coastal inspired, screenprinted homewares. Stephanie and her Mum, Michelle screen print all their fabric in their studio in Letheringsett, Norfolk. Their range of homewares are all handmade by themselves too. Definitely a lovely souvenir to take home from your holiday in Norfolk! https://www.wittsdesign.com
We had a really fantastic weekend and really enjoyed chatting to all the other stallholders, customers and being in the lovely grounds of Back to the Garden. We will be at North Norfolk Arts and Crafts Christmas event in Swanton Novers in November, so make sure to look out for that. We will be at Burnham Market craft fair next on the 19th of August so we hope to see you there.
Izzi and Lara
IzziRainey is a Norfolk company, based on a farm, designing and manufacturing high quality homeware and interior products within Norfolk and the UK.