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The UK’s favourite Christmas Craft Fair moves to West Horsley Place

Craft In Focus will be holding its annual Christmas craft fair at West Horsley Place this year from 27 November to 1 December.  The event is relocating after being held at RHS Garden Wisley for the last ten years.  Featuring over 150 exhibitors, the fair will once again be held within floored and heated marquees and will include festive live music and refreshments available to purchase.

Exhibitors have been selected from some of the UK’s finest professional designer makers and contemporary artists working in wood, glass, metal, textiles, ceramics and more.  The UK has a wealth of individual and talented designer makers who produce wonderful original items that simply cannot be found amongst the mass-produced and imported goods on the high street.  The organisers do not allow any bought in or imported work so visitors can be assured they are purchasing from individual and talented UK designer makers making an enjoyable start to unique Christmas shopping and a refreshing alternative to shopping on the predictable high street.

The fair also incorporates a delicious range of artisan food to purchase including handmade chocolates, preserves, cordials, liqueurs, alcoholic spirits, condiments, Christmas cakes and puddings, liqueurs, artisan gin, olive oils, nut products, truckle cheeses and spices.

Visitors often comment on the relaxed atmosphere and friendliness of the exhibitors and the unusual and original work available to purchase.  This event offers a perfect opportunity to see and purchase something special for someone or even treat yourself.  It is also possible to commission work from many of the exhibitors if you wish to create a bespoke piece for someone, yourself or your home.

West Horsley Place has a fascinating history with its connections to Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh and Guy Fawkes amongst others.  It has also been recently used as a film and television location for My Cousin Rachel, Vanity Fair and Ghosts.  For the first time the house will be open to the public during the craft fair at an additional charge.

The craft fair opens from 9 am each day.  Admission is £7 in advance or £10 on the day.  RHS Members free (card holder only).  For further information contact Craft In Focus 01622 747 325 or visit:   www.craftinfocus.com.  Venue address:  West Horsley Place, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6AN

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