Just two weeks to go until the next Kitsch and Stitch Fair, girls.
We hope you have put 14th July in your diaries as we're all looking forward to
another fabulous fair.
Want a sneaky peak at the stalls?
New to the fair................
Currently working from her studio in Tunbridge Wells she uses a variety of techniques including shibori, silk screen printing, block printing and marbling with a wide variety of paints and finishes to create experimental abstract patterns and prints. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and national exhibitions, selling in boutiques and also through commission.
Antoinette makes gorgeous silver jewellery from her
workshop in Oare, near Faversham.
Regular stall holders Stephen and Judy Newman
......with their eclectic collection of beautiful vintage pieces and textiles.
For their second time..........
Sally and Hannah Miller of Anchors Aweigh Vintage
Sally and Hannah have been busy sourcing some lovely
vintage items for this fair;
haberdashery, luggage, clothes and accessories.
Gilly Cranwell returns for a second time.
Under the name of Dragonfly Art, Gilly produces lovely art work
with sea tumbled china and glass.
Popular stallholder Jaquie Robinson
returns with 'Kitty's'
Her website shows her fabulous handmade cards
but we know her at the fair for her affordable vintage
kitchenalia and collectables.
For a second time, Sara 'Austerity' Jane Murray
is attending with her stall - Home Front Vintage.
Sara Jane particularly enjoys rescuing items that are no longer wanted and turning them into something new such as vintage map bunting and rag book lavender bags. No objects are harmed in the making of her crafts, all books and maps are already damaged beyond repair!
Textile Artist Kate Tulett attends again as KatyLou
Kate produces beautiful, collectable artwork in fabrics,
threads and other media.
She says 'I try to source all my fabrics and materials locally, scouring reclamation yards, car booties, the internet and charity shops for just the right frame, the perfect fabric or the cutest button to finish a piece off. I mix these materials with my own personal touch of hand-embroidered proverbs, poems and song lyrics to create one-off products.'
It is Pat Lillywhite's first time at Kitsch and Stitch
with 'Timeless Treasures'
Pat has a range of vintage kitchenalia, old pine furniture
and rustic items for the home.
'Quirky Genius' is Anita Watson-Jackson
"Do I need to explain I like colourful fabrics? Its probably obvious, I especially like those with a retro feel or that are a bit quirky (hence the name). "
It is Anita's first time at Kitsch and Stitch.
Trudie Davies is coming all the way from Brighton.
Known as Handmade and Vintage
Handmade & Vintage was born from a love of all things vintage and an inability to pass a charity shop, flea market or car boot sale without diving in - "just for a minute - honestly".
The website was created as a means of selling objects and treasures that have had a previous life; sometimes they are transformed into new and useful objects for the home, sometimes they go together to make quilts or collages or bunting and sometimes they appear just as they were discovered.
Jocelyn Tilbrook is at the fair for her first time with
"Silverhill Vintage came about from my love of all things old and unloved"
Amanda Durnford is also attending for the first time.
We are quite excited about Amanda's lovely
handmade dresses for little girls.
Her website is under construction, but this is a taster
of the pretty dresses:
Once again Marti Murchison has her stall full of beautiful handmade items
and carefully selected vintage pieces.
Where possible, Marti prefers to use recycled fabrics and materials which she has been actively sourcing and collecting for many years. Examples of her work include bespoke handmade quilts, bags, cushions and pictures. She also grows her own lavender which is used in some of her pieces.
Adrienne Fitzwilliam is returning for the second time with her stall
Now and Then Vintage.
Adrienne has an eclectic mix of lovely vintage and handmade items.
Another stall holder new to Kitsch and Stitch is
Jane Boyle, all the way from Deal.
Under the name of Daisy Bazaar,
she will be bringing a selection of
vintage homewares and vintage textiles,
buttons and curtains.
Another favourite, Simply Vintage Designs
will be joining us again.
Melissa Waudby has candles and pin cushions in vintage tea cups,
'choose your own' vintage plates for delightful cake stands,
together with many other covetable pieces.
Co-organiser of the Kitsch and Stitch Fairs, Suzie Sharp
has another fabulous selection of vintage and handmade items.
Co-organiser Mandi Withycombe has been busy knitting and crocheting
her vintage inspired cushions and throws for her stall Mandi Made
You can see her lovely wavy crocheted throw here:
She will also have a selection of upcycled frames containing her
handcrafted pictures and paper collages.
........and lastly Deborah Good (co-organiser and author of this blog)
will be there with her Pretty Goods
A colourful mix of pretty home accessories and gifts
handmade from vintage embroidery, fabrics, linens and lace.
Don't forget the delicious refreshments prepared and served by
the Friends of the Hospice in the Weald, led by Cathy Moon.