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Nearly Christmas!

It’s that time of year. It’s started to get a bit chilly, the evenings are dark – it’s the run-up to the Christmas Craft Fair in Harlech. This year we will have fourteen local designer-makers selling (among other things) leatherwork,

Nearly Christmas!

It’s that time of year. It’s started to get a bit chilly, the evenings are dark – it’s the run-up to the Christmas Craft Fair in Harlech. This year we will have fourteen local designer-makers selling (among other things) leatherwork,

Craft fair weekend!

It won’t be the same as in our previous eighteen years, but it is happening, and it’s almost here! We have had to reduce the number of stalls – we normally squeeze twenty or so makers in – but the

Craft fair weekend!

It won’t be the same as in our previous eighteen years, but it is happening, and it’s almost here! We have had to reduce the number of stalls – we normally squeeze twenty or so makers in – but the

We’re Back!

It won’t be quite as normal – there will be fewer stalls (reduced down from our usual 18 to 20 to allow for a measure of social distancing, and there won’t be teas on the stage. But… we’re back!

We’re Back!

It won’t be quite as normal – there will be fewer stalls (reduced down from our usual 18 to 20 to allow for a measure of social distancing, and there won’t be teas on the stage. But… we’re back!

Christmas Fair 2020

We’re sure it comes as no surprise, but the 2020 Harlech Craft Fair has been cancelled. We felt we had no choice; quite apart from anything else, we need to protect the health of both our visitors and our craftspeople.

Christmas Fair 2020

We’re sure it comes as no surprise, but the 2020 Harlech Craft Fair has been cancelled. We felt we had no choice; quite apart from anything else, we need to protect the health of both our visitors and our craftspeople.

Winter (OK, Christmas) is coming!

Summer doesn’t seem so long ago, and yet here we are with the first frosts and the Harlech Christmas Craft Fair on the horizon. So, when is it? Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, in the Memorial Hall (opposite

Winter (OK, Christmas) is coming!

Summer doesn’t seem so long ago, and yet here we are with the first frosts and the Harlech Christmas Craft Fair on the horizon. So, when is it? Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, in the Memorial Hall (opposite

A summer of craft

Yes, it’s summer. And it really is – it’s dry (at the moment), it’s warm and the sun is shining. And a week today, on Tuesday 16 July, the Harlech Craft Fair summer pop-up opens in the Old Library. We’ve

A summer of craft

Yes, it’s summer. And it really is – it’s dry (at the moment), it’s warm and the sun is shining. And a week today, on Tuesday 16 July, the Harlech Craft Fair summer pop-up opens in the Old Library. We’ve

Christmas is coming…

… and that means that the Harlech Craft Fair is on the horizon as well. Lots of stalls, some regular favourites, some attending for the first time. From wood to textiles, And from ceramics to soap: It’s the weekend of

Christmas is coming…

… and that means that the Harlech Craft Fair is on the horizon as well. Lots of stalls, some regular favourites, some attending for the first time. From wood to textiles, And from ceramics to soap: It’s the weekend of

Knitted together

Angharad (from Knit one… in Dolgellau) and Kate (Criafol) will be contributing a knitted element to the Fibre and Fabric Fair on Saturday and Sunday. And they are going to run a Knitting Hospital – possibly where the Knit Nurse

Knitted together

Angharad (from Knit one… in Dolgellau) and Kate (Criafol) will be contributing a knitted element to the Fibre and Fabric Fair on Saturday and Sunday. And they are going to run a Knitting Hospital – possibly where the Knit Nurse

Felt, fabulous felt

It looks as though it’s going to be warm on Saturday and Sunday for the Fibre and Fabric Fair, so it might be fun to get wet. But not on Harlech beach. In the Memorial Hall, having a go at

Felt, fabulous felt

It looks as though it’s going to be warm on Saturday and Sunday for the Fibre and Fabric Fair, so it might be fun to get wet. But not on Harlech beach. In the Memorial Hall, having a go at

A classic approach to weaving (and a wild one to colour)

Many people know (and treasure) Mary Post’s work. Her approach to weaving is a classic one, though her approach to colour is anything but! Yes, there are some soft and muted shades, of course there are, but there are also

A classic approach to weaving (and a wild one to colour)

Many people know (and treasure) Mary Post’s work. Her approach to weaving is a classic one, though her approach to colour is anything but! Yes, there are some soft and muted shades, of course there are, but there are also