Just Crafts draws top artists, designers and produce to Sandringham for Mother’s Day weekend

Chainsaw carving is always popular at the show. Picture: Ian Burt

Chainsaw carving is always popular at the show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Craftspeople, artists and designers are set to converge on Sandringham from around the UK this weekend to show off their skills.

Crowds are expected at this weekend's event. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Crowds are expected at this weekend's event. Picture: Paul Tibbs

The Royal estate near King's Lynn is hosting a major makers' show called Just Crafts for the second time from Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26 (10am - 6pm).

Norfolk-based sculptor Julia Hulme will be exhibiting her animal sculptures and will also be demonstrating at the show, giving you the chance to see her talents at close hand.

Glyn Matthews will be there, both a poet and a graphic artist he will be demonstrating his artistic skills throughout the three days. He will also have his poetry book on sale during the fair.

There will be a rural section where some of the old world rural crafts will be demonstrated, including glass blowing, blacksmiths, corn dollies and coppice crafts.


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Other items at the show include ceramic house signs, coin jewellery, brushes, baths and hand-made soaps.

The popular food hall is back with exhibitors from all over the country selling their delicious produce, always a popular part of the show

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Last but not least is the chainsaw carving arena where a seven-strong top quality English carving team will be working reclaimed timber with their saws throughout the event.

There will also be twice daily chainsaw auctions giving visitors the chance to purchase quality just-made carvings at auction prices, after the artists have been given just 30 minutes to create them.

Children are not forgotten either at the event, where they will have the chance to have a go at making their own pot, painting a piece of pottery or making sand sculptures.

Tickets for the show are priced £7.00 adults, £6.50 over-55s, £2 children.

Other shows not to miss at Sandringham this year include the Sandringham Food and Drink Festival on August 5 and 6, the

Sandringham Game and Country Fair on September 9 and 10 and the Christmas Craft Food and Gift Fair from November 17 - 19.

On Wednesday, July 26, the Royal estate will be hosting the much-loved Sandringham Flower Show.

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