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 2021 events are now open for bookings.
Please contact us to request a booking form

2021 dates

Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021 at St Peter’s Church, Sudbury EVENT CANCELLED due to ongoing Covid restrictions
Saturday 24th July 2021 at the Community Centre, Horringer (FULLY BOOKED)

Autumn
Saturday 11th September 2021 at the Venture Centre, Lawford
Saturday 2nd October 2021 at the Town Hall, Hadleigh

Christmas
Saturday 13th November 2021 at the Village Hall, Lavenham (FULLY BOOKED)
Saturday 4th December 2021 at the Town Hall, Hadleigh

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Event cancelled

“Following on from several days of negotiations and revised plans with the venue, St Peters, I’m afraid that the Summer craft market at Sudbury on the 26th June will be cancelled due to the postponement of relaxing restrictions set out by the government on Monday.  We had hoped, along with the rest of the country, that restrictions would have been dropped from the 21st June which is why I proceeded with the 26th June as a ‘safe date’ to fully book the venue, back to the capacity of pre-pandemic.  After many discussions with the venue and revised plans they are still insisting I reduce by a further 6 stallholders, even after reducing double spaces down to single spaces, which I’m not prepared to do, my main reason being that this is an unfair process and will lead to bad feeling which I can totally understand.  At the beginning of the year I also decided that the only way I would run events this year was to run them full capacity and to the standard we have done for many years, half full venues, one way systems and social distancing is not the way we want our markets to run, we want the old normal not the new normal!!”
 

A few more makers at Sudbury on the 26th June 2021

Pookie Clay…

“My name is Charlotte, I started making earrings in 2020 using Polymer Clay and just got addicted! The process is so therapeutic and the outcome is a wonderful expression of my artist side and every pair I make is unique in its own right! I’m 28, I live in Essex with my fiancé and daughter and I work full time with children in care. Making and creating is not only a hobby but something that keeps me grounded and as stress free as possible! I started selling on Etsy at the beginning of this year and knowing that lots of lovely people wear pookie clay jewellery to jazz up an outfit brings me pure joy! I look forward to meeting other makers and lovely customers at the next craft fair!”
Each pair of earrings are £12 while the hair clips are £10 for a pack of 2

Valerie-Anne…

“I am a fully qualified needlework and dressmaking teacher. Having made clothes for my three children over many years, including my daughter and daughter-in-law’s wedding dresses, I am now happily making and knitting for my grandchildren. I started sewing and knitting babies and children’s clothes some years ago and started selling successfully at craft fayres.”

Wood Glow Designs…

“My name is Matt and I started Wood Glow Designs at the start of 2020.  I work from a small workshop in the Cambridgeshire ‘fens’ and make bespoke handmade lamps and other household items from locally sourced timber using traditional woodworking techniques.  I have family connections to the famous whisky trail in Scotland and many of my creations are made using Whiskey barrels and staves.”

Driftwood Lamp #1

The wood for this lamp was found washed up after a storm on Spey Bay in Aberdeenshire Scotland.  The base is made from a solid spalted Ash live edge slab that was sourced from the Thetford Forest area.  Both the base and the upright are finished in a beautiful gloss lacquer which reflects the warm light of the bulb.  It features a decorative brown natural linen cable, bronze lamp holder and stunning large globe bulb.  Price: £200

Driftwood Lamp #2

The wood for this lamp was found washed up after a storm on Spey Bay in Aberdeenshire Scotland.  The base is made from a solid spalted Ash live edge slab that was sourced from the Thetford Forest area.  Both the base and the upright are finished in a beautiful gloss lacquer which reflects the warm light of the bulb.  It features a decorative brown natural linen cable, bronze lamp holder and stunning large globe bulb.  Price: £200

Table Lamp #1

This beautiful little table lamp features a stunning spalted Beech base that has an almost coffee swirl effect to it.  The upright is made from Meranti and features an angled half lap wood joint, made using traditional woodworking techniques and tools.  A simple Burgundy cable complements the wood perfectly, with a brass lamp fitting and radio valve bulb.  Price: £120

Whiskey Stave table lamp

I have family connections to the famous whiskey trail in Aberdeenshire, Scotland which is where I source all my whiskey staves from.  This lamp is made from one stave and features a traditional half lap wood joint.  I have tried to leave as much character of the stave as possible so the years of wear and tear are still visible through the smooth finish.  The upside of the stave has a beautiful deep red colour which is due to the staining of the alcohol (Only the finest single malts are aged in Sherry barrels which gives this stave its unique colour).  Finished with a rope cable, brass lamp fitting and large globe bulb.  Price: £150

Jutelicious Creations…

“My name is Ervie, I have been crafting since September 2019.  I was sorting out my recyclable waste on day in the summer, when I realise that we do throw away an awful lot of things, so I thought: why not reusing those in an effective and artistic way.  The project sounded good as it was going to allow me to reduce the amount of waste going in the natural environment but also it was going to be a great way to use my artistic skills to transform waste into a unique crafted creation.  Each piece created is based on waste materials which is worked with jute rope or other ropes. Several technic are used such as weaving,crocheting, macrame and more. Natural elements are also used such as dry flowers, small tree sticks,shells,stones and more, in order to create authentic and natural looks to the creations. Each creation is fully handmade and designed by myself.

All my creations go under Jutelicious Creations.

Some of my creations below: macrame lamp £40, flower jars £13, hanging flower pot £20,Rectangle macrame mirror £22 and much more

My Auntie Made It…

“We are three Aunties who make beautiful things with love in every stitch. We make quilts (any size and to order and personalised ) cushions and pretty home accessories as well as purses, bags and everything in between.  We use all sorts of material and try to recycle pretty cottons if we can.  Our bags are upcycled/recycled from gorgeous fabrics to give them another life.”
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Summer craft market….makers

ARTJMT…

“Julia is a Sudbury based artist who creates bright digital prints as well as watercolour and original pieces. ArtJMT started during the lockdown in 2020 and has since grown into a small business. Alongside creating art, Julia also love dogs, walks and renovating the house!”
 
Products:
Each digital print is an original design and created in Affinity Designer and watercolour pieces use Winsor and Newton Watercolour pens. Custom digital or watercolour prints are available upon request.
 
Prices:
A5 (210 x 148 mm) –  £5
A4 – (297 x 210 mm) – £10
A3 – (420 x 297 mm) – £15
A2 (594 x 420 mm) – £25
Feather & Hare…
“We are a small Suffolk based company.  A love of nature, wildlife & beautiful things in print inspired us to start Feather & Hare.   We have hand drawn & designed a beautiful collection of simple & endearing greetings cards & stationery which we hope you’ll love as much as we do.”
All our cards are £2.95 each or 4 for £10.
Racing Tabby…
“I retired nearly four years ago from a long professional career in the construction industry, which I loved. I started up Racing Tabby in 2019 as a small business doing something creative which I enjoy.  I make unique and colourful glassware items which are designed for everyday use. These range from platters and dishes from 10cm square to 40cm square, coasters, wind chimes, soap dishes, dreamcatchers, plant markers, tealights, suncatchers, candle shields, brooches and ear studs. I also make special occasions presents for wedding anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, retirements and other milestones in life. If there is a particular cultural or religious festival where beautiful glassware is needed I can design and make something suitable.

All the photos are from my spring and summer selection and the new glass jewellery range. They are all currently available on the Racing Tabby website, at the prices shown on the photos, but of course if they are bought at your Craft Fairs there is no P & P to pay. Later on this year there will be some new Christmas stuff ready for the Craft Fair.”

 

Rosemary Clifford…

Henrettas Handmade…

“I have always loved crafting in many forms and finally found my passion in gemstone and wirework jewellery using ethically sourced materials wherever possible.”

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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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