A new event showcasing original artisan arts and crafts from across the county has raised over £900 for charity.
There were over 30 stallholders at Made in Somerset, held at the White Hart Inn in Somerton. Celebrating the breadth of local skills, these ranged from stylish ceramics and hand crafted jewellery, luxurious embroidered leather and textiles to delicious food and seasonal plants.
The money raised from Made in Somerset will go to two farming communities: Etatu (www.etatu.org.uk) is concerned primarily with the education of children in Msambweni, a fishing and farming village on the Southern Kenyan Coast. Meanwhile, The Addington Fund (www.addingtonfund.org.uk) is a UK farming charity which holds a ring-fenced emergency fund for farmers on the Somerset Levels still affected by last year’s floods.
Made in Somerset organiser, Jacquie Lindgren, said: “We are delighted with the success of this event. We’d like to thank the White Hart Inn and everyone who visited. All our stallholders are small businesses, some just starting out, and this was a great way to bring them all together and really highlight the talent and enterprise that we have in Somerset. Who knows – perhaps this is the first of an annual event!”
For further information on Made in Somerset or Etatu contact: [email protected]
PHOTO: Made in Somerset organisers (from left): Jacquie Lindgren, Frances Bayliss from Tea Green handbags and accessories, and Virginia Banks.