Seaford artists and makers get set for Arts and Crafts Show

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South East Today presenter Natalie Graham will officially open this year’s Arts and Crafts Show at the Crypt Gallery in Seaford on Saturday November 24 at 11am.

Organisers are hoping many of the public will come along, whatever the weather, to see Natalie open the show and be the first to sample the delights on offer.

For the past seven years local artists and makers have come together at the Crypt Gallery to offer Seaford a stunning, hand-crafted gifts and art.

Event spokesperson Robin Shell said: “This year is the best ever!

“We are delighted to welcome several new artists and makers whose work we know will be popular.

“On sale will be baubles individually decorated with beaded overlays, beautiful bunting that has been hand sewn and embellished in pretty Christmas fabrics.

“The Crypt Undercroft will again be transformed into a Winter Wonderland of sparkling lights with the ever-popular Jaju Made decorations.”

As well as Jaju in the undercroft, there will be silk covered books, boxes and other delightful silk gifts, photographs of the Sussex countryside, driftwood paintings, dog art, hand made beads and a range of creams and lotions scented with essential oils.

The upstairs will showcase original, hand made quilted patchwork items including wall hangings, table runners, baby quilts and lavender bags.

Another range will include individually designed and hand crafted calendars, notebooks, memory keepers and greeting cards.

There will be a wide range of stunning jewellery made of silver, precious and semi-precious stones as well as tactile earrings and brooches made from kiln-fired glass.

To top this all off there will be hand woven wool scarves and series of unique individual table lamps, each with its own design and combination of woods. Each one is hand made using oak, lime, cherry, hemlock, pines and various red hardwoods.

For Seafordians who are keen to give art as presents there will be paintings in several different media including silk paintings, textile art, ink drawings, acrylics and watercolours.

This artwork includes themes depicting local scenes, landscapes of the Sussex coast and rich colourful images of nature.

And Statta will be selling their sweet and savory vinegars, infused oils, dressings and preserves that are lovingly made in Sussex using the finest ingredients, soft fruits steeped in white wine vinegar to extract the full flavour and colour.

Also this year there will be tea and coffee accompanied by mouth watering homemade cakes throughout the event.

For more information about the Arts and Crafts Show contact Robin Shell on 07956555688 or go to Staffordroadopenghouse.blogspot.om