The Washerwoman

Sunday 27 March 2011

The New Textile and Decorative Marquee at Newark

The organisers of  The Newark Antique Fairs have been incredibly helpful over the past few weeks. They have given 4 of us our very own marquee! We had all been finding it difficult to sell textiles and vintage clothing at such a huge fair as there is just so much to see over a large area and customers do not always find us.

We knew the formula worked well at Ardingly, where 4 of us are grouped together in one place. Like-minded customers now know where to find us (near the refreshment stand at Ardingly)

At The Newark Fair we are in marquee  9A, which is near the shippers area and The Lady Eastwood. The 4 of us at Newark are Michele (above 3 images from her beautiful stand at Shepton Mallet last week)

Maud from Beyond France with her fantastic range of linen, rugs, bags and much more................

My stand will have an eclectic mix of Vintage costume, vintage knitwear, textiles, trimmings, buttons and French Treasures.

Alan brings from France more wonderful goodies. Anybody who has seen his stand at the Bath Fair will know that his stock is extensive. Vintage shoes jostle for space with fabric covered boxes, piles of wonderful fabric and trimmings.

The next Fair in Newark is on Thursday the 7th of April to Friday the 8th. Click on the website link here for details of opening times. It is one of the largest fairs in the country, so not to be missed!


Sal said...

Do you ever stop to breathe,Lizzie?!
So..a busy time for you over the next few weeks!
Lovely to see you yesterday! ;-) x

Sal said...

Do you ever stop to breathe,Lizzie?!
So..a busy time for you over the next few weeks!
Lovely to see you yesterday! ;-) x

The Cloth Shed said...

I think I need to pay a visit to Newark again...I like the idea of a Textile and Decorative Marquee where you are all in one place.
Saves a lot of legwork...
Julie x

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

Great news Lizzie.
T x

Hesta Nesta said...

It was lovely to catch up with you at the weekend...and I promise I won't forget the reggae CD!! It was a lovely fair but I am stamina!! I rather like the sound of the textile marquee and Newark is only about an hour away for us. See you at the V&H. Have a lovely week Lizzie.
Jo xx

ted and bunny said...

oh your own marquee how grand!
Hope you're well and Totnes was good,


I'm not toooo far from Newark, and have some time off over Easter, so I may just pay you a visit. It sounds like a perfect day out! Love your patchwork stuff from earlier in your blog.

angebleu said...

Just found your blog and am delighted there will be some textile dealers gathered together at Newark.


Gwyneth Depport said...

your wonderful blog inspired me to start my own!!