Busy Paull Christmas Fair – proof of crafts ‘boom-time’
|December 3, 2012||Filled under Business, Crafts, Events, Paull, Review|
ALISON GRANT reckons that Craft Fairs are becoming more popular as household budgets get tighter. Rather than not spending at all, people are becoming more particular and careful about what they buy. The search for high quality and unusual hand-made goods, has led to something of a boom-time for local craft fairs. Alison and Tony Grant are representative of the growing breed of craft and artisan entrepreneurs that are meeting this increasing demand.
The couple from Burton Pidsea had set up their stall at the St Andrew Church Christmas Craft Fair. Alison specialises in unique hand-painted silks, whilst Tony’s speciality was unusual wood carvings. Business seemed quite brisk and Alison explained later on her SewSilky Facebook page that business had been so good that she’d have to order more silk and paint before going to her next craft show later this month.
All those attending the Christmas Craft Fair agreed that it was much busier than last year’s event. This is the second such event in Paull during the last month; a fair was held at the Crown Inn only two weeks ago (see Crafty Christmas Shoppers).
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