Our Debut Craft Fair: A Resounding Success • IslandWorks

September 9, 2023 · Event Highlights Our Debut Craft Fair: A Resounding Success

Our inaugural Craft Fair on September 9th, 2023, exceeded all expectations. The atmosphere was electric, and the outpouring of positive feedback left our team deeply touched.

The heart of the event was to bring together the multitude of artists and crafters from the Isle of Sheppey, and they did not disappoint. The island is a treasure trove of diverse talent spanning generations. The turnout surpassed our wildest dreams. The guidance, insights, and warm wishes from our crafters meant the world to us, and we extend our heartfelt thanks for contributing to this collective triumph.

Among the featured artisans were silversmiths Ida & Magpie, decoupage artist Lilac Skyline, hand-felter Georgia Wyver, florist Bespoke Creations by Kerry Ann, glass-firer Faiths Art Glass and many more!

The success of this event has spurred us on to plan even more for 2024. We’re thrilled to share some of the glowing feedback we received:

  • Tracey Marsden (Sea Worn Wonders): “It was a delight to be part of your inaugural craft fair at the enchanting Dockyard Church. Witnessing the crowd appreciate the crafts and the beauty of the church was truly heartening. Your team’s exceptional efforts made this event a triumph. Every need was attended to. I’m eagerly awaiting the next one already.”
  • Kim Kingston (Krafts by Kim): “Thank you for having me. It was a fantastic day in a remarkable venue. I’m eagerly anticipating the Christmas Fair.”
  • Debbie Hodgson (Debbie’s Cards and Gifts): “What an amazing venue! I can’t wait for your Christmas fair.”
  • Angela Church (Westernview): “George and the Team at IslandWorks hosted an amazing first event, and I can’t wait to be apart of more to come!” 
  • Jessica Schembri (Lottie’s Mum): “I just wanted to express my immense gratitude for involving Lottie and her friend Darcy today. They’re on cloud nine and had an unforgettable time.”

The success of this fair has left us in awe. Are you keen to be part of our next event in 2024? Join the craft newsletter here.

In sum, this success story is a testament to the combined efforts of the exceptional team at IslandWorks and the imaginative stallholders who participated.