Category Archives: Craft and Design Month 2012

Nice things that people have said – from last Sunday’s Fair

Twitter quotes from last week:

'Loving all things Vintage'

Really enjoyed today. What a fantastic atmosphere! All about Alice

Great turn out today, good atmosphere & plenty of twitter friends there too! Deb-tigerphoto

Massive well done to the ladies behind @SaddleworthV HIGH FIVE, great job – Deborah of Owl Marketing

Thanks for organising a fab event ladies…. broke my sales record today!! Katherine Brookes – MWL Cards

The Saddleworth Vintage and handmade fair was excellent last weekend, my Brass Buttons collection is now available at Silver Gem – Caroline Royal Jewellery

Been out to @SaddleworthV today good time with good people – NWSO Photos

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Lipgloss and Lenses at the Fair

One of our Key Exhibitors at the Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair was the Vintage Make-Over and Photoshoot duo Lipgloss and Lenses aka Lisa Maire Gee and Jude Gidney.

On the day they were on the stage making over a number of ladies, and taking photographs in a Vintage Inspired manner of the models and a few Visitors.

Here’s a few images from the day and results of the session. For more details please visit their website Lipgloss and Lenses

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Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade

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Sadddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair – Timelapse

Getting ready for the Fair – 3rd June 2012, Uppermill Civic Hall.

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Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair

A few images from the fair yesterday at the Civic Hall in Uppermill as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Approximately 600 visitors, 25 plus in Vintage attire. Rain outside but a warm and friendly atmosphere inside with music supplied by David Lee ( Professional DJ). Thanks to Jude Gidney Photography and Lipgloss and Lenses for the images.


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Hats, Handbags, Bicyclettes and Nappies….

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A rather unusual collection of items in this last group of exhibitors. The majority are last minute additions to the list of stall holders and I have limited details about their offerings – so a real must to come and see.

 Natural Interventions are a Delph based company bringing with them a range of Forever Products with the healing power of Aloe Vera. The products have been proven to have health benefits of plumper healthy looking skin and maintenance of flexibility in joints – fantastic as we all head  towards being Vintage ourselves.

Loretta Douglas will be offering a range of cards from Uk designers, Vintage Clothing 10 and 6, fashion inspired from the Vintage era.

Unique gifts and Nappy Products, 2 ladies, offering a range of again Vintage inspired gifts and hair decorations and amazing creations with Nappies, again got to seen to be believed. Ideal for a baby shower.

And we have Ma-bicyclette coming to the fair -  a varied group of creatures, with a number of different hobbies that they blog about. A Creative group that’s worth a look.

And lastly Hats and Handbags – we have a Milliner exhibiting at the Fair. Come and see her creations, a rare skill!

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Art, Retro, Vintage and Collectables…..

What more could we ask for? The next 4 exhibitors really get down to the nitty gritty of the Vintage and Creative  scene.

Victoria Ashworth, an internationally exhibited artist from neighbouring Mossley – exhibiting her original artwork. She is an artist that works with a great range of media – worth stopping and chatting about her travels abroad too. She works from a studio at the Woodend Mill in Mossley .

And as well as art Victoria has a business in the family selling collectibles -Ash Collectables selling silverware and Vintage products. A wealth of items to inspire and purchase.

Zenia Woman, aka Janine is a designer maker of kitch and retro jewellery- including pieces that are inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Old fashioned sweet shops. Got to be seen to be believed.

And we have another Vintage name, Victoria’s Wardrobe offering Vintage Clothing and Accessories. I’m hoping for a warm faux fur coat and no lions lurking in the background.


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Buttons, Lanterns, Birthdays and Tiaras…

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Three more exhibitors on Sunday include handmade, handmade and more handmade items. Tea light holders, brooches and buttons, tiaras and combs, Thank you and Happy Birthday Cards. 

Muffin Ceramics are offering an array of handmade ceramic items, inspired by the colourful brash work of pop-art to the clean pure whiteness of porcelain. I believe there will be a hint of Jubilee in fired form on their table. Tea light holders, lanterns, brooches and rings to name but a few items they will be showing.

Made With Love Cards made by the hands of Katherine Brookes, who has recently been identified as a small business worth supporting by Theo Paphitis of  Dragon’s Den fame. She was asked to attend an award ceremony in Birmingham and was congratulated by the dragon himself. Come and meet her at the fair to find out more and to see her beautifully crafted and displayed cards – and I know she’s been creating in great numbers over the last few days to offer lacy and delicate  Vintage cards that you’ll never want to throw away.

Clare Ogden designs beautiful bridal headpieces and jewellery and has recently won awards for her work. She offers a bespoke service for her clients, so come and see her work and spend time chatting with her about your own needs. Getting married this or next year- Clare can help you with your own unique piece of jewellery.

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Hazelnuts, Revolvers and Stitches…

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Introducing three more of our exhibitors offering beautiful and creative cakes, Vintage clothing and Sewing and Embroidery skills that are rare to find. 

Hazelnut Bakery, are venturing from their bakery in Delph to join us. A new Bakery to the village but already wowing us with their creative and imaginative weekly themed cakes, pops and cupcakes. They are also known to offer the occasional cakey party and decorating skills workshops. Come to the fair and sample their baking – what the theme is this week is kept closely under wraps – come and see on Sunday!

Vintage Revolver, an online seller of Vintage clothes, housed in an old Mill on the outskirts of Stalybridge will be joining us and offering their clothes at cost effective prices. Come and grab a stylish bargain.

Maureen of Suprose Stitch, is an amazingly talented lady, with rare sewing skills that are the envy of many of us in this make do age. As well as beautiful embroidery she is also offering a dressmaking service for those Vintage patterns you may collect and fancy dress. She tells me she’ll also be displaying bunting and cushions all with a Vintage air.

Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair – 10-4pm Sunday 3rd June Uppermill Civic Hall.

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Jubilee To Go With A Swing In Saddleworth

Jubilee celebrations in Saddleworth are sure to go with a swing thanks to ambitious plans for a vintage festival.

Central to the bank holiday weekend celebrations in June will be a 1950s themed Vintage and Handmade Fair showcasing the best in local vintage influenced designers, makers and manufacturers.

The event has been put together by local jewellery designer Samantha Mills, SJM Designs along with makeup artist Lisa Gee and photographer Jude Gidney, who together run a vintage pamper party business, Lipgloss and Lenses.

“The fair and the festival are about marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but more importantly they are about celebrating the wealth of creative talent we have in the region,” said Lisa. “In these times of economic hardship it is more important than ever that we support our local creative businesses.”

The fair, at Uppermill Civic Hall on June 3rd, is being promoted as an official event of Craft and Design Month. Key exhibitors already confirmed include internationally renowned Manchester jeweller Caroline Royal, Oldham Oxfam’s vintage collection and vintage reproduction clothing company Limb, based in Mossley.

Several exhibitors, including Delph’s Hazelnut Bakery, will be producing specially designed collections for the fair, influenced by the Jubilee and the 1950s. The fair will also feature a vintage tea room, run by and raising money for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Additional events and entertainment are planned throughout Saddleworth during the weekend , which also features the famous Whit Friday band contests. A number of workshops will take place throughout the day at the fair, including vintage hair and makeup demonstrations by Lipgloss and Lenses. A website has been set up to promote the event,

Lisa added: “This is not just a one-off event. We hope to build up a network of local creative and vintage businesses so that we can all support each other. If the fair and the festival are a success we will look at making it an annual event.”


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For further information or to arrange photographs or interviews please contact Lisa Gee, festival press officer, on 07771 553535



Notes to Editors:


The fair and festival website is


Copies of the fair promotional photos are available by email from, or arrangements can be made for photographs to be taken. Additional information about the fair’s organisers can be found here: (Samantha MIlls) and (Lipgloss and Lenses)

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Key Exhibitors Announced

The Key exhibitors have been announced for the Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair 3rd June. 

Limb - the Vanity project offering Vintage Inspired quality handmade dresses that are sold world wide mainly in the USA are coming to our Fair to exhibit and show case their affordable designs. A little known business in the local area, will make a big impact on the Vintage drawn crowds.

SJM Designs  - a local designer maker that is again internationally known and exhibited. A local Designer from Mossley with a studio at the Woodend Mill.

Caroline Royal – another local designer, also internationally known and exhibited causing quite a stir at a recent exhibition in Germany with her work.

Lipgloss and Lenses

Collaboration of Key Exhibitors to date

Lipgloss and Lenses – Vintage and Contemporary MakeUp and Photoshoots from experienced and local award winning MakeUp artist Lisa Gee and award winning Professional Photographer Jude Gidney.

These Key exhibitors lead a long list of Professional Designer Makers and Vintage Exhibitors and Sellers. More details to be found here Exhibitors

If you are interested in hosting a stall yourself please get in touch by completing an application form

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