PICTURES: Brackenwood Christmas crafts fair

PUBLISHED: 12:58 20 November 2018

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Reneé Kilburn with her floral ceramics.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Reneé Kilburn with her floral ceramics. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Thousands of people flocked to an Abbots Leigh garden centre and enjoyed the district’s finest festive crafts producers last weekend.

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Sian and Jenny from Zara's Chocolates.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Sian and Jenny from Zara's Chocolates. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Brackwood Garden Centre, in Pill Road, hosted a Christmas arts and crafts fair on Saturday and Sunday.

A number of stalls were run by people of Abbots Leigh, Pill and Portishead including Go Wild Preserves, Brackenwood Honey, Zara’s Chocolates and Little Giant Brewery.

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Knitwear by Elisa Knight and Chris Gill.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Knitwear by Elisa Knight and Chris Gill. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Live entertainment was provided by Portishead Town Band and The Filtonaires during both days.

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Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Knitwear by Elisa Knight and Chris Gill.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Knitwear by Elisa Knight and Chris Gill. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Garden centre administrator Sarah Winstone said: “It really was a showcase for local talent with the majority of stall holders living in the district.

“We picked stalls where the crafters and artisan producers make their own items to sell with nothing bought in or mass produced.”

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Caroline Wait - Blackberry Lane Designs.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Caroline Wait - Blackberry Lane Designs. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Money raised over the two days will be donated to charity, but a final total had not been confirmed when the Times went to press.

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. .    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. . Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. .    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. . Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. .    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. . Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Christmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Reneé Kilburn with her floral ceramics.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas crafts fair at Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre, Abbots Leigh. Reneé Kilburn with her floral ceramics. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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