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Folkingham Craft Fair celebrates huge success




Folkingham Craft Fair was success on Saturday and featured a display of nude knitted people.

People packed into the colourfully decorated village hall, complete with bunting, to enjoy and purchase a vast array of crafts and tuck into tasty refreshments and afternoon tea.

The hall became alive with the sounds of friendly chatter as a tight-knit community came even closer, raising a grand total of £860 for St Barnabas Hospice.

The nude knits were covered up and based around their own little craft show, carrying out activities.

Janie McCormick, fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice with Sylivia Boydell, organiser from Folkingham Craft Group
Janie McCormick, fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice with Sylivia Boydell, organiser from Folkingham Craft Group

There was also an exhibition of arts, pottery, candles and pyrography which involves decorating wood or other materials with burn marks, along with a raffle and tombola.

“The fair was excellent,” said Sylvia Boydell, from Folkingham Craft Group who organised the event.

“A lot of people came and it was a fantastic atmosphere.

“We wanted to do something for a local charity and we felt that it would be good to raise money for the hospice.

“A lot of people have been touched by the work of the hospice so we did an exhibition and sale of crafts.

“We had 16 stalls and raised £860 which is fantastic.”

The group has around 28 members and meets weekly in the village hall in the Market Place to have a go at making a variety of different crafts.

“We’ve got an embroidery, ribbon and cards event on November 8 and then a Christmas-themed craft event on November 22.”

The group meets every Thursday at the village hall, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and entry costs £1.50.

If you are interested in joining, e-mail Sylvia on sylviaboydell@hotmail.com

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Ann Lawrence with Norma McCall Folkingham Village Hall event for St Barnabas Lucy Robb with Sophia Robb, four, from Folkingham Dene and James Amarah from Misty Wood Laura King, quilter of lap and baby quilts


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