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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….

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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Hearts, Crayons, Materials and Dresses…..

The next 4 exhibitors at the fair are a wealth of Vintage lovelies. 

Although you may be mistaken for thinking that Vintage Attic is a business that sell items found in a loft, you’d be partially right. They actually offer Vintage one -off dresses made from original Vintage Patterns – yes sewing machines at the ready!

Loving the beautifully crafted hearts and home decorations offered by Sara Gartside – a designer that is reasonably well known in the area with samples displayed in both Betty’s Chip Shop and Delph Natural Health.

Handmade buttons, Vintage designer pieces and textile designs all offered by Realicoul and SewRealicoul – what a really cool name for a business!

Thinking of leaving the children at home – don’t worry , Neela Jackson from the Creation Station is on hand to keep your little people amused and busy, offering Jubilee crafts and Vintage creative play to keep them busy, especially when you’re ready for feet up and a cake.

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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, www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk.

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 www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk

 

Copies of the fair promotional photos are available by email from lisa@pamperandpose.com, or arrangements can be made for photographs to be taken. Additional information about the fair’s organisers can be found here: http://samanthamillsjewellery.blogspot.co.uk/ (Samantha MIlls) and www.photopamperparty.co.uk (Lipgloss and Lenses)

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Cakes, Models and Restorations…

The first three of our exhibitors at the Fair on the 3rd offer a wide range of services from yummy delicious cakes, miniature replicas of buildings and restorations of old or damaged photographs and images.

Hayley, from Rainbow Delicious Bakery, will be offering cake decorating demos on the day and we are told will have a surprise creation to wow us with – have you seen her famous Cookie Cones? They are a sight to behold.

Alan Tolfrey, Mossley Model Maker, is a genius at recreating any well love building or work place into a miniature replica to surprise and delight visitors. Come and see his creations, boxed as delicate to the touch although painstakingly put together by hand. Alan has told me that his recent model commission is one of a local school, and that children have been fascinated looking at it as though they are giants and seeing their learning centre from a bird’s eye view.

Symon Randall, Restor8 Design Solutions, has photoshop skills and the patience of a saint. Come and see his amazing work, and listen to the hours he spends in such delicate restorations. His interests lie in bringing images back to life from battered and damaged states, or simply just aged and yellowing. I’m personally hoping that he’ll bring his history line of photography with him. And he tells me he’s already got his Vintage outfit sorted for the day – roll on the 3rd!

So put the date in your diary – 3rd June, Uppermill Civic Hall. 10-4pm. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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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 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 Jubliee, 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 and is backed by Oldham Council. Key exhibitors already confirmed include internationally renowned Manchester jeweller Caroline Royal, Saddleworth based vintage furniture and boutique stationery company, Made With Love Designs Ltd 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

Additional events and entertainment are planned throughout Saddleworth during the weekend and will be confirmed soon. These will include a prize for the best vintage shop window display and the best-dressed visitor to the vintage fair. A number of workshops will take place throughout the day, including vintage hair and makeup demonstrations by Lipgloss and Lenses. A website has been set up to promote the event, www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk.

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 www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk

Copies of the fair promotional photos are available by email from lisa@pamperandpose.com, or arrangements can be made for photographs to be taken. Additional information about the fair’s organisers can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samantha-Mills-Contemporary-Jeweller/115183421856792 (Samantha MIlls) and www.photopamperparty.co.uk (Lipgloss and Lenses)

 

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