What We Do
With the support of South Kerrier Alliance Community Interest Company and The Old Cattle Market, Hellys Craft Fair was created in 2014 by Sarah Vine and Emma Harrison. Our aim was to bring a wide range of talented Cornish makers together in a fun, family friendly atmosphere and support the growing number of kitchen table businesses in the area. We deliberately keep our fees as low as possible, to encourage micro businesses to come along and try out a new experience. Since then we have run over eight incredibly successful craft fairs, with an average of 35 makers at each fair – that’s a lot of craft and a lot of local talent!
How We Do It
We are located just off the A394, the main road linking Helston, Penzance and the Lizard. We are in the beautiful Coronation Park, a popular area boasting a skate park, café, boating lake, children’s play area and the gateway to the National Trust Penrose Estate, with family and disabled friendly walks. There is ample parking, with over 200 free parking spaces just a 5 minute walk away. Recent fairs have attracted well over 500 visitors, with footfall and awareness of the Hellys brand increasing all the time.
Craft Hut Cornwall
Jane Ratcliffe. A talented local Maker with an eye for the unusual and mix of talents from crocheting to up-cycling.
Buttons and Stitch. Lois makes lots of lovely pretty things including; paper and fabric bunting, paper flowers, make up bags, a selection of hearts, felt brooches, cards, notebooks, hand stamped wooden hearts, keyrings and hand stitched pictures.
Harrys Cornish Workshop. I craft Cornish aged oak, holly and various other woods. Please take a look at my work and, if there is anything that appeals, please contact me. https://www.facebook.com/HarrysCornishWorkshop
Bowerbird Jewellery. Amanda creates one of a kind unusual and quirky mixed media jewellery that incorporates beaded jewellery, shrink plastic, vintage images, resin, wire wrapped and Kumihimo or Japanese braided bracelets and necklaces.
Dotty Chooks. Makes reversible, slip on to collar, dog bandanas; cotton bunting; fabric covered mirrors and hanging hearts. I also stock a gorgeous selection of ribbons, buttons and fabric.
Kernow Woodturners. Woodturning in West Cornwall, based near Helston at the top of the Lizard Peninsular. We are a small club of woodturners ranging from absolute beginers to experienced master craftsman.
Pelican Prints. Print Studio based in St Ives, Cornwall. We produce patterns which are printed onto natural fabric products made within the UK. Our home and gift collection is made up of printed wash bags, camper cushions and bunting.
Purple Daisy. In a studio in a beautiful hamlet next to the River Cober in Cornwall Purple Daisy Creations produce handmade bespoke lampshades. Other handcrafted products include clocks, lamps and tea lights which will bring a unique and individual quality to your home.
Gweek Maid Bakery. Small local bakery producing a variety of bread and cakes, plus jams, marmalades and chutneys.