The Best of Yorkshire Handmade Fair takes place this Sunday, showcasing the East Riding and North Yorkshire’s creative crafting and artistic talents.
It’s the perfect place to head for if you’re looking for something individual, useful and/or and beautiful for the home or yourself. As William Morris said, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Now that’s a rule we always try to live by at GY cottage.
Anyway it’s all taking place at the Warter Community Centre, near Pocklington, where artists and crafters from around Yorkshire will gather together again for a very special fair that promises an eclectic and fascinating range of hand-crafted pieces and artwork.
It’s going to be a great family day out with activities to watch and take part in, including a wood carving demonstration by Allen Stilcher, an artist based in Hull who specialises in unique hand-carved wood sculptures. Visitors can also have a go at the traditional craft of yarn spinning with Susan Woodcock.
There will also be local honey products, tempting sweet treats by the White Cherry Bakery, felting, jewellery, candles, rustic home wares, and much, much more.
The event is organised by Hilary Miller-Gough, who is also the artist behind one of the stalls called The Yorkshire Palette. Hilary lives in the Yorkshire Wolds and works mainly painting in acrylics on canvas and is also a maker of rustic wooden wares. She studied at The Westwood Ho School of Art and Design, Grimsby, and worked in retail then as a guide at York City Art Gallery before deciding to concentrate full time on her art.
She said: “Our focus this year was to give the people the opportunity to have a go and maybe inspire them to take up a craft themselves, keeping East Yorkshire’s creative traditions alive. We will also be serving scrumptious refreshments. A great way to spend a Sunday in June, what’s more the fair is free to enter and we have free car parking too.”
So, it all happens this Sunday 14th June, 11am – 4pm, Warter Community Centre, YO42 1XA.