The Orchard School

Early Childhood Education, Summer Camp, and Community Center

 

Our traditional crafts fair and cafe event spent its sixth year at The Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, NH.   The Fair was amazing!  Thank you to the community of volunteer chefs, volunteer staff, musicians, set up and clean up crew and to Kroka Expeditions for providing a shuttle for the day.    There are too many specific people to list here without making an omission, and that, is the magic of community, come to life!

Next Year, the  fair will be helf on Friday, December 4, from 6-8:30pm and Saturday, December 5th, from 9:30am-4pm.   The show will once again feature more than 40 locally (and nationally) known artisans whose work is of the highest quality.   All of the crafters live and work within a 40 mile radius of Walpole, NH, bringing locally and sustainably produced options to the conscious shopper.  Your purchases will go directly to supporting your neighbors’ livelihoods!

A sampling of the crafted work includes: silver jewelry, wool items, handmade wooden toys and crafts, pottery, fine beaded jewelry, traditional straw ornaments, flannel & wool shirts & dresses, photography, woodwork, metal work, carvings and more.   Something for everyone on your wish list, and all of it made within 40 miles of our Fall Mountain Region!

We invite you to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner or lunch in our café, featuring homemade chili and quiche with Orchard Hill Bakery providing delicious bread.  Top it off with a scrumptious dessert.  All proceeds from the Cafe will directly benefit The Orchard School’s programs.  Our Event will feature local musicians throughout the day on Saturday.     All proceeds benefit The Orchard School.

All your holiday shopping needs can be cared for with Locally produced goods in one day!

The following are crafters that   joined us for our November 2014 show.  You can check out some of our crafters’ sites to get an idea about all the amazing products and crafts available at this stellar event on December 4th and 5th, 2015:

Rebecca Golden - Earth Angel Herbals

Pamela Hannah – Pretty Dreamer

Kevin Warren  Photography 

Marcy Skhepker – Pear Tree Studio

Almut Yakovleff – Cold River Pottery

Art Anderson – New England Folk Art

Johanna Hanft – Purple Hummingbird Woolens

Donna and Jim Stamper – Stamper Jewelery 

Claudia Teachman – Brown Bunny Pottery

Shari Zabriskie Pottery

Jamie Page  –  Sanctuary’s Alpaca Farm

Debbie Rhoades’ hand sewn doll clothes, men’s vests and children’s night clothes

All About Ewe needle felting

Whimsical hand sewn animals by Patricia Anderson

Stephanie Tickner Watercolors

Wood toys, bowls and rocking horses by Werner Rehm ~ Werner, at 86, is retiring this year, we will miss his quiet joyful ways.

GBD Hudson Creations quilts and quilted bags

Earth Creations by Tristan – wire jewelry

Put some fun on your head!  Felt & Knit Hats

Crafts From Quaker City – potato printing, knitting and felted items

Silkscreened patches, flags and clothing by Liv Cavallaro

Old Kemp Farm Alpaca Products

Wake Robin Folk Ornaments – traditional plaited straw and birch bark ornaments

 The Good Natured Studio – Glass Lampwork Jewelry

Wearable Art

Miles Kelly Studio

The Wood Violet

Mystic Metallurgy

Red Maple Farm

Kristy Rhoades ~ W3BCH1CKS.COM

Brian Lounsbury ~ wood turning

Beadin in Eden

Grassy Brook Maple Farms

 Handweaving by Deb Dupell

Emily Falconbridge

 Humming Hands