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PICTURES: Suffolk Craft Society pays first visit to Lavenham as 50th anniversary approaches




As it approaches its 50th year, the Suffolk Craft Society made its first visit to Lavenham at the weekend, giving visitors a chance to rub shoulders with its artists during a meet-the-makers event.

Lavenham Village Hall played host to 24 of the society’s 90 members, in an exhibition of crafts such as bookbinding, ceramics, prints, furniture, jewellery and textiles, which drew around 300 people across Saturday and Sunday.

Society secretary Ruth Juby, told the Free Press that the event was part of a series of planned smaller displays to showcase the creativity of its members to more people around the county.

Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall - Pam Schomberg..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698143)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall - Pam Schomberg..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698143)

Next year, the organisation will celebrate its 50th anniversary with larger exhibitions in Bury St Edmunds and Aldeburgh.

“Lavenham was the first weekend-long exhibition we have done under the Suffolk Craft Society banner,” said Ruth.

“The hall was particularly good for its layout, and the footfall was fairly strong.

Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall - Ruth Holt..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698140)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall - Ruth Holt..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698140)

“Overall, the people who exhibited were very pleased with Lavenham. I think we would hope to use the hall again.”

To learn more, go online to www.suffolkcraftsociety.org.

Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall - Paul Garcia..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698139)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall - Paul Garcia..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698139)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall - Kate Reynolds..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698135)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall - Kate Reynolds..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698135)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698142)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698142)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698131)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698131)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698133)
Meet the Maker Craft Fair at Lavenham Village Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (20698133)


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