Stunning work on show

Jane Jackson's March hare, which is the mascot of the craft fair.
Jane Jackson's March hare, which is the mascot of the craft fair.

A major craft fair, featuring creations by some of the region’s best artists and craftspeople, is being staged later this month to support Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum,

The event takes place in the town’s Northumberland Hall on Saturday, March 21, running from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Stallholders will include local textile artist Jane Jackson, whose March hare has been adopted as the emblem for the fair.

Others items on offer will be stunning photographs by Lee Kershaw, exquisite knitted lacework by Mavis Clark and a kaleidoscopic array of home-spun yarns from Jennie Howes.

There will also be patchwork, felted, knitted, willow, wood and glass items, as well as jewellery, cards, soap and candles.

The tombola stall will be well stocked, while there will be a scrumptious cake stand provided by the museum’s very own team of Bailiffgate Bakers.

A grand raffle will feaure prizes provided by local businesses.

Meanwhile, people will have the chance to win a portrait of a family pet by artist Tracy Jones, as well as the opportuity to bag one of Jane Jackson’s large-sized high-quality prints.

A museum spokeswoman said: “With so many fantastic opportunities, it will be worth heading to the craft fair. This will be the ideal opportunity to buy special Easter and other presents.

“You will also be supporting the wonderful museum in the town which is run by local volunteers to preserve and celebrate the heritage of Alnwick and district.”

Admission is £1.50, which will include tea or coffee and a scone.