Simply events

Welcome, Simply events has been organising handmade craft events since 2012. Every stall holders products are checked to ensure quality and that they have been hand made. We pride ourselves in only exhibiting the best crafters to ensure that our visitors get the best craft market experience possible.

This years event dates & venues.

Our 2022 events are now open for bookings.
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2022 dates & venues…

‘Simply events’ are now looking to 2022 and can’t wait to get started on a fresh year of events.  Unfortunately, due to the regeneration project St Peters in Sudbury, it’s out of action for at least 2022, this has been a major issue for us as we love hosting our events in this venue and I’m afraid Sudbury doesn’t have another venue that could replace St Peters in the meantime, we do however have two new and exciting venues for 2022.  The first venue is ‘Clare Old School Community Centre’ with plenty of charm and character, the venue has two good sized halls along with a well equipped kitchen and cafe area, the venue is situated just behind the church in Clare and is only a few steps from the centre of the town. The second new venue is ‘New Green Community Centre’ in Thurston near Bury St Edmunds, this is a fantastic spacious venue with a main hall and connecting meeting room.  The venue has it’s own very popular cafe on site and is located in an extremely built up area, only a few miles from Bury St Edmunds, we are really looking forward to giving this venue a try!!  Along with the two new venues we will also be back at Horringer (near Bury St Edmunds), Lawford (near Manningtree), Wickham Bishops and Lavenham.

Spring
Sunday 20th March 2022 at the Community Centre, Horringer  
Saturday 14th May 2022 at the New Green Community Centre, Thurston

Easter
Saturday 16th April 2022 at the Village Hall, Lavenham  

Summer
Saturday 11th June 2022 at the Village Hall, Wickham Bishops  
Saturday 23rd July 2022 at the Community Centre, Horringer 

Autumn
Saturday 10th September 2022 at the Venture Centre, Lawford 
Saturday 8th October 2022 at the New Green Community Centre, Thurston 

Christmas
Saturday 12th November 2022 at the Village Hall, Lavenham
Sunday 20th November 2022 at the Community Centre, Horringer
Saturday 3rd December 2022 at the Old School Community Centre, Clare

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Find out where we will be holding our next handmade craft market by viewing the next event page.

Café

Take the weight off your feet during your visit and enjoy some real home-made sweet and savoury offerings. 

A wonderful festive array of gifts and makers at Hadleigh this Saturday

We are looking forward to getting back to Hadleigh for our final Christmas craft market of the year, the event will be packed full of festive makes and gifts, below is a full list of our exhibitors…

Nicki Noodle Crafts, Charlotte Churchill Pottery, ART JMT, Flower Box Designs, Shirley Miller, Walkersmiths, Night Owl Knits by Emily, Bev’s Pantry, Aprill’s Gifts, Pixi G, Claire Weeks Art, Nikki’s Folly Jewellery, Marlin Woodcrafts, Artipots, Grace and Beads, Green House, Rosemary Clifford, Darins Stix and Bitz, Grumpy’s Woodturning, Georgina Sandford-Nash, Anne’s Bespoke Jewellery, P&L Designer Gems, Stitched by Abi, Marie’s, Wood Glow Designs, Sense Collective, Joyce Margerum, Amehndi, Bow & Oak, Cassie Gorbutt, Leplan_T, Trishi K’s Cards and Star Bear Designs.

Stitched by Abi…Introduction to me and my company:

“I’m Abi, and I’m the owner of small embroidery and needlework business ‘Stitched By Abi’. I started with cross stitch in my first year of university in 2017 after finding some supplies in a charity shop and used this craft as a way to deal with loneliness and having a lot of spare time. After a few months I started selling my artwork in the café I worked part-time in, and this brought customers asking for custom pieces. I spent the next couple of years building up an online business selling my own designs in the form of kits and patterns for people to make themselves, and luckily this came just in time for lockdown when a lot of people were looking for craft projects to combat boredom while stuck at home. I sell my designs all over the world, and love seeing what people make from them, and I still stitch custom pieces, whether they are portraits of family and friends, images of family homes, personalised quotes, or pop culture references that mean a lot to someone.”

Embroidery hoops: £15 – £50

Needlework supplies: <£10

Cross stitch & embroidery kits: £10-£25

Embroidered accessories: £5-£15

Embroidered Christmas decorations: £7-£15

 

Website:

Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/StitchedByAbi/

Instagram/Gallery: https://www.instagram.com/stitchedbyabi/

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Thanks for a fab event Saturday in Hadleigh – hope to be at another one of your events soon. keep us posted for the October hadleigh one too please. thank you kindly x

Joan - Madbird Design

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Thanks for a fab event Saturday in Hadleigh – hope to be at another one of your events soon. keep us posted for the October hadleigh one too please. thank you kindly x

Marion - Beech Tree Jewellery and Gifts

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I really enjoyed today at Hadleigh and I have got home and my online shop at etsy, has had loads of views plus sold a few more pieces to people who were there today.  So Cogs and Gems would like to thank you and can’t wait for your future event dates, thank you again.

Debbie - Cogs and Gems

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I wanted to say how much I enjoyed doing the Lavenham craft fair.  I have to admit at first I was concerned that there might not be as much footfall upstairs, but it was virtually busy all day, plus I had an excellent spot in the centre of the room, so thank you!

Lin - Lin Holding

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