Made in Weston - arts and crafts

A NEW arts and crafts group has sprung up in town to showcase all things made locally.

A NEW arts and crafts group has sprung up in town to showcase all things made locally.

Made in Weston was set up by Rebecca Keating and Clare Hayes, who both make jewellery, handmade cards and other crafts as well as being keen photographers.

The idea behind the group is to bring together other people with similar talents who want an outlet to sell their products and to promote the huge variety of handmade goods being created locally.

Made in Weston is holding its first craft fair on June 20 at the Friend's Meeting House in Weston's High Street.

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Crafters from around the area will be hosting stalls with products including handmade jewellery, painted glass, pottery, paintings, bath products and homemade jams and confectionary.

Weston's RNLI will also be at the fair selling photo prints taken by some of the talented crew and supporters.

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Rebecca, aged 29, of Clifton Road, Weston, said: "A lot of the current craft fairs are quite commercial with entry fees and high stall prices. We found that a lot of the people we know who make products had no outlet for selling them without competing with more manufactured goods."

Clare, aged 29, of George Street, Weston, said: "Our ethos is all about promoting the huge talent that Weston has to offer and the people that make fantastic products in their spare time because they enjoy it rather than to make a big profit."

People can join Made in Weston for free and will be invited to take part in craft fairs throughout the year. They can also promote their products on the Made in Weston website,

The craft fair on June 20 has no entry fee and their will be tea, coffee and cake available as well. There is still one stall available to hire.

For more information about the fairs or joining Made in Weston email, call 07771 966045 or 07913 514666 or join the Made in Weston Facebook group.

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