What the Fair is all about:-
To create awareness of all the “old skills” which are still being practiced today. An excellent opportunity for the exhibitors to sell their creations. To promote as many NATURAL FIBRES as possible, so we can also do our bit in lessening our “carbon foot-print”. Anyone who would like to demonstrate their skills as well, will be a most welcome exhibitor. All weavers, lace makers, quilters, knitters, embroiderers, spinners, crocheters, fabric painters, natural fibre dyers, etc., are welcome. Anyone with cleaned and carded fleece has an opportunity to sell their fibre. An event for the Guilds to attract new members, and network with like- minded people. The consumer is becoming increasingly aware of the origin of products, how, and from what materials, they are made.
Ladies – come and make a long weekend of it. Be inspired and welcomed into the world of handcraft by creating something that you have made yourself!
We are offering a KNITTING BREAKAWAY for the two days BEFORE the Fair, on Thursday 1st May (Worker’s day) and Friday 2nd May at Various Venues .
All levels of experience will be catered for. For details / booking contact: Midlands Arts and Crafts Society on the following link:- www.midlandsartsandcrafts.co.za/Knitting Retreat.php.
Also QUILTING WORKSHOPS held by well-known quilting expert Alae Grabe from Clarens. For details and booking contact Alae: Tel: 058 256 1192 Cell: 082 577 2232 or email: email@example.com
FAIR DATE : SATURDAY 3 MAY 2014 TIME: 9.00a.m. – 2.00p.m.
WHERE: EXCITING NEW VENUE at THE BISTRO cnr. VAN RIEBEECK & HOEK ST
Exhibitor’s tables: R150.00 each. Tables and chairs supplied.
The venue will be open on Friday 2nd May from 2.00p.m. – 4.00p.m. for those who would like to set up early. This is a secure venue.
Entrance fee: R15.00 per person.
Homemade cakes, scones, Boerewors hotdogs, cold drinks, tea and coffee etc. or have a stunning lunch, at the same venue, in the grounds of the Bistro restaurant.
There are lots of self-catering cottages, B & B’s and the Country Inn Hotel in this beautiful little village in Mpumalanga. It is only 3hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. We also boast an internationally recognized birder’s paradise for Wetland birds. SA Birdlife has a base in Wakkerstroom.
Any enquiries and to book and pay for your table please phone:
Fenella van Ryneveld – Fair organizer. Tel 017 730 0739 or 083 326 8108.
Accommodation in the village is available at the many charming bed and breakfasts, self catering establishments and at the hotel. In the times between performances Wakkerstroom has many activities to offer – bird watching, hiking, shopping, cycling or just a gentle stroll around the village. In addition to the banquet of music there are several excellent restaurants and a selection of scrumptious ‘street food’ stalls for those on the move.
Coming from Volksrust:- Turn first left after the “Mucky Duck” into HOEK ST. (The road before the TOTAL GARAGE)
Coming from Piet Retief:- Pass the NG KERK on your right. Straight over the 4 way stop, turn first right into HOEK ST after the TOTAL GARAGE.