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Our Crafters (Stall holders)

We are now organising this year's Alderton Arts Festival, and the following crafters are confirmed for 2017.

Blackbird Oak


Blackbird Oak is the vision of me, Charly Woods. Having always been a creative type, I have turned my hand to many a craft. From crocheting all the flowers for my wedding to embroidering keepsakes for friends, I am drawn to the handmade over the manufactured. In the pursuit of trying to find pieces I would like to have in my own home, I have created a range of jewelry and home accessories that have a natural, magical, earthy feel. This includes gemstones necklaces for self empowerment, protection amulets for your front door and hand stitched inspirational quotes for your walls. I have a full online store in the wings and am available for commissions at any time. I look forward to meeting you all at the Alderton Arts Festival.

I am just setting up online, and will be adding my work to

Conny Bailey

conny bailey

Conny creates stunning abstract paintings and collages on glass, using vibrant colours and with added objects and decoration. Glass bowls, plates and other items decorated with glass paints to create unique decorative objects.

Chris Duckett


Talented singer/songwriter Chris Duckett will be performing for us again this year and as well as having his CDs available for people to purchase, he will be bringing along a selection of crafts and small items of furniture for sale. Chris up-cycles old musical instruments and other items, as shown in the photographs.



Jewellfelt is Caroline Jewell’s foray into feltmaking.

Jewellfelt started as a challenge set when Caroline was asked to plan the crafts for a Scout Camp. Having never felted before, but wanting to offer a new opportunity to the youngsters attending, she gave herself 4 weeks to learn the art.

Taking raw and dyed sheep wool, she uses the techniques of wet and needle felting to create beautiful works of art, jewelry and accessories.

Joolry & Doodle Crafts


Jo Cross has always crafted, even when she was small. Her Grandmother taught her to knit and crochet and, her Great Aunt taught her to sew. She pursued the sewing throughout school and continued on at College where she gained a City & Guilds qualification with distinction. Jo worked in the theatre industry for over 20 years, most of which were spent at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon making many beautiful costumes for their world renowned productions.

She started Joolry as a hobby business 6 years ago and added Doodle Crafts 2 years ago. The name ‘Joolry’ was suggested by Jo’s husband as a ‘play’ on words using her name and her creations and ‘Doodle Crafts’ came about when Ellie, the Labradoodle, came into their lives.

Doodle Crafts started from an idea to make a ‘Memory Quilt’ from a cross stitch embroidery Jo’s Mother-in-Law had started but, sadly, never finished. She loved poppies and the colour red, so Jo decided to finish the embroidery and build it into a bed topper quilt which is now a lasting memory that will become a family heirloom in years to come.

Joolry & Doodle Crafts now has a long list of loyal customers who are always looking for something unique. Each design is individual in either its’ construction or its’ colourway. Only top quality beads, fabrics and components are used for these unique creations. A lot of the designs are commissions for weddings, special occasions or special outfits. None of the designs are duplicated which makes them truly unique.

Jo’s long standing wish would be for everyone to have a memory piece that they can pass on that has something to say about the person it was made for.

Mary Standing Enamels


Mary designs and makes unique and colourful brooches, pendants and earrings by enamelling onto copper. Each piece is individually cut from copper sheet with the design gradually built up in enamel powder, firing several times in a small kiln.

A member of 'South Northamptonshire Arts' more information can be found at and

Marcus Buck

Marcus Buck

Marcus is a local wood turner, who makes exquisite pieces.

Regular visitors to our Art Festival will be familiar with Marcus's work as he is a regular exhibitor with us.

Smallwood Crafts

Liz smallwood

Jean and Liz Smallwood have enjoyed doing arts and crafts for years and so this year we decided to have a joint stall. We will have a range of items from Christmas Decoration, small gifts, hand knitted cot blankets and scarves, jewelry boxes, coasters, lavender bag, and so much more, all at reasonable prices. Last year Alderton art festival also had some children’s activities that included pottery painting that Liz oversaw and will be doing again this year, so whatever your age come along and have some fun.

Bookings have now closed for this year's craft fair (2017).