The fourth contemporary Christmas craft market at Sleaford’s National Centre for Craft and Design has been hailed as a resounding success.
Despite the chilly wind, the crowds came out to support the Gifted.15 event on Saturday, which saw a delicious selection of local food, a craft tent full of handmade gifts and live musical entertainment.
An NCCD spokesman said it was a brilliant day, adding: “We had various activities in the main gallery with workshops upstairs.
“Some did struggle against the wind and rain but families enjoyed our activities, including a workshop decorating our cafe plates with decals with ceramicist Kate McBride.”
People could truly get into the Christmas spirit making wooden, pyrography cards with Susan Robey.
There were demonstrations by textile artist in residence, Ruth Singer, hand knitting by Ruth Rignall and limited edition hand sculptures from Blott Works.
There was free badge making, plus a Christmas themed craft trail, as well as extra items on sale in the shop.
The main exhibitions were also open.