Getting crafty is popular in Hyde End
Visitors flock to craft show where all the goods are hand made by the exhibitors
About 100 Britain’s best craft workers demonstrated and sold their work at the 2016 Hyde
of End Easter Craft Show.
The event was scheduled to run Good Friday to Easter Monday, but organisers had to cancel the event on Easter Monday due to flooding caused by Storm Katie.
Hyde End Craft Show has been running every March/April and October for 15 years. Started by craft workers who were disenchanted by other craft shows where many goods were bought in, the Hyde End Show is carefully organised to ensure that the crafts on show are genuinely made by the exhibitors.
Virtually every kind
of craft was represented at the event, including knitwear, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, art and sculpture.
Visitors could also take a look at the show’s popular preview demonstration area where organisers aim to have a different theme at each show, which focused on wood this Easter Show.
Attendees could also visit the food hall to buy handmade food from homemade chutneys to cheeses and sausages and the cafe for a range of light snacks and coffee.
For children, there was free pot-throwing, a makeand-take workshop, and an Easter bunny hunt.
All the exhibitors at the craft show are carefully vetted to ensure the goods on their stalls are hand made