Crafty talents set up new market

Creatives in South Holland have come up with a crafty idea to sell their wares in the lead up to Christmas thanks to Baytree.

The craft market has been set up in the Weston garden centre with around 30 traders selling their wares.

Normally they would be at various fayres and markets, but with many having been cancelled due to COVID-19, that’s not been possible this year.

Instead traders’ goods are for sale at the centre.

It’s the brainchild of Annmarie Carter, who said: “As myself and many of my friends have lost out on fairs and events this year I suggested to Baytree that we could do a market without the traders and have one person oversee the area.

“We have now been given the go ahead to stay until Christmas.

“Business is steady, we have approximately 30 individual traders, selling mostly handmade crafted items ranging from pens, decoupage, artwork, cushions and much more.

“The craft market moved from a smaller unit within Baytree with just 15 traders and now occupies the space next to the Mower Centre and Uptown Vinyl record store.

“This collection of traders has been in place since the beginning of September with business steadily increasing.”

The traders are also looking to raise money for Macmillan via a raffle and Christmas tree where people can put messages to loved ones for a donation.

For more information on what’s on offer you can visit the Facebook page Baytree Gallery and Artisan Craft Centre.

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