Xmas Stalls Available!!

Last dates for 2016

Sat 3rd December 2016 – 10 – 4pm £35

I have just had one stall become available if interested please contact me asap.

All three rooms open!

Sunday 18th December 2016 – 10 – 3pm £30

I have two stalls left please contact if you wish to book one.

All three rooms open.


Markets 2017

First Market of 2017

I am offering a £5 off discount for Saturday 4th February 2017 as long as it is booked and paid by December 5th.

All early bird bookings will be GUARANTEED THE MAIN HALL too (24 spaces). So please hurry up if you want your slot.

This applies to regulars too who will need to book and pay to confirm their same spot for 2017.

If I don’t hear from you then I can’t assume you are returning.  Thank you for your speedy cooperation.

Book two stalls together on a saturday for reduced price £40 instead of £50.

Christmas Markets 2017

Saturday 2nd December – £35

Sunday 17th December – £30

Or book both dates together for reduced fee – £55 for two instead of £65.


Please do send in your blog in its fully edited form by yourself (and any pics – please make sure they are jpeg, decent quality and rotated right way round) and I will simply copy, paste and upload it to our brand new very exciting and happening website –  if you have not yet checked it out http://www.berkhamstedartscrafts.com to view the latest information!

email berkhamstedmarket@Hotmail.co.uk for any of the above or general info thank you!!


We need singers. 

We need some carol singers for our Christmas market on sat 3rd December. 10-4pm and for Sunday 18th December 10-3pm.  If you know anyone who would like to do this please let me know ASAP Berkhamstedmarket@hotmail.co.uk

You could raise money for your favourite charity. Happy to take any kind of entertainers. Children or adult or both.  It would be singing either indoors or outside by our main entrance on high street. Thank you. Please spread the word. 

Bagsy Me blog hottie

Bags and purses handcrafted out of books by Kate Lowe – ‘Bagsy me first!’As a bookworm and inveterate ‘maker of things’ I was inspired by celebrity book clutches to evolve my own recipe for turning books into bags. My book purses, clutches and handbags are my own concept and design and are being enjoyed in 28 countries (so far!) 🙂

The way I see it: Your favourite book and your purse are such personal items and bringing them together is a winning combination. That moment when someone realises your purse has been beautifully made out of an actual, for-real book… *Big smile!*

‘Bagsy me first!’ has been up and running since November 2013 and has appeared live on ‘BBC Three Counties Radio’, in print in ‘Cotswold Life’ magazine and online in ‘The Lady’ and ‘Bella’ magazine. We’ve also been featured in ‘Book Riot’ and a ‘Studentbeans’ Harry Potter feature that was so hot it almost melted the internet.

Meet the designer of these amazing books at our Christmas market on Sunday  18th December. 

This week’s Blog Spot Hottie

This week’s Blog Spot Hottie is Dee  Fisher who will be attending on Saturday 3rd December at Berkhamsted Arts, Crafts Market –  in her own words……

Hi. I’m Dee Fisher and passionate about recycling. I have a selection of bags made up. All my materials are sourced from old umbrellas. Instead of seeing the tired, broken umbrellas abandoned on the street, the idea came to salvage the fabric and give them a new lease of life. Each ‘Rum’ bag (Recycled Umbrella bag) is unique. It is my original idea and there will also be kits available to buy if you like sewing or want to send something light through the post!). I also enjoy making up my own macrame plant hangers and offer a wide range of styles with a free planter cutting.  I also enjoy making wastepaper baskets from yesterday’s newspaper and knitting and crocheting various items from cut up plastic bags.  But that will be for another time!! Look forward to seeing you there. Dee Fisher.

Pictured: Rum bags (recycled umbrella bags), macrame plant hangers and crossword newspaper wastepaper basket.



Christmas Markets

Our wonderful Christmas markets are on Saturday 3rd December and sunday 18th December – free to the public, please put the date in the diary and FB share and tweet us!

We will have all three rooms open, plus our Bakeaholic Cake & Coffee Shop and a fabulous selection of Christmas goodies and gifts on offer – don’t miss our events and please do come to support your local markets thank you!

Market Stallholders this sunday 20th November

We have some fab stall holders this sunday to name but a few so don’t miss the doors opening at 10 – 2opm this sunday 20th November:

Sylvia – Knits,  Heidi  -Clothes & Jewellery, Carol Walsh  -baby clothes and gifts, John Bance – Nepalese Gifts, John Powell – wooden chopping blocks, Denise – Aloe Vera, brand new Leigh Mcarthy Cards, Nicole Schmitt – Artwork, Julie Mckay – Neals Yard, Anne Clark – Warrior Women’s Candles, Judy Smith and Caroline Williams – Jewellery and Gifts, Marion Fryer – Cards, Christine Fido – Scarves & frames, Emma Richards – Wall Hangings & Textiles, Mari Craig – Swedish Clothing – how exciting – don’t miss and please share us FB and twitter…

Berkhamsted Arts & Crafts New Website

Hello everyone please make sure to take note of our new website which is up and running and permits Social Media Sharing!


So for instance if you want to share our Xmas posters with everyone just click on the sharing links below to do so!

If anyone has any fab stuff they wish to contribute ie photos/a blog post/ etc please contact me via berkhamstedmarket@Hotmail.co.uk