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Crux Craft Fair, now in its 21st year, has built a reputation as one of the best events in the South West, showcasing contemporary craftwork. This year’s show promises to be a memorable occasion, with work from over thirty makers. There will be ceramics and jewellery, textiles and artists’ prints, wooden toys and vessels, leatherwork and wirework, knitwear and basketry, handmade soaps and other less easily categorised things.
The fair has also become famous for the quality of the café’s food offerings – Tara and Anna of Two Good Cooks, produce mouth-watering lunches, delicious cakes and snacks, and wonderful coffee.
Every year Crux supports a charity, and this year’s chosen organisation is Luck of Birth, a tiny operation started by Sam and Theo from Totnes. After visiting the refugees in Calais and taking aid to people there, they are now based in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. They are doing what they can to support desperate people there, focusing on vulnerable women and children, and are giving everything they have to making a difference. Each stallholder at Crux donates a piece of their work for the raffle. www.luckofbirth.org Rattery Village Hall has hosted the show for many years, and is easily reached from the A38.
Crux opens its doors on Friday 25th November 16 from 4 -7pm, and on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th from 10 – 5pm. Rattery Village Hall TQ10 9LD
Image above: Taja (Crux Exhibitor)