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November 2, 2019
We’ll be at the Chomp & Stomp chili cook-off and bluegrass festival once again this year – our 7th year at this great event! Come and see us on Saturday, November 2, 2019. It’s always a great day out, with music and food and art and gorgeous fall colours. We’re looking forward to seeing our regulars and meeting new ones!
Here are some photos of our stall at last year’s Chomp:
Past markets, and our first pop-up shop…
November 2016At the Atlanta Chomp & Stomp for the fourth great year – and this time we had all the Doyle sisters and our mother with us!
Also this year we had jewel-glass birds from Catherine Doyle and oyster jewellery from David Goo!
We were at the Atlanta Chomp & Stomp for the third year and enjoyed a porch band concert right in front of our stall. Plus David came with his cello and serenaded us and our customers, and we had some handle little helpers.
October 2015Had a lovely time again at the Michael Hall Mansion Market in Forest Row, East Sussex. This is a great market, with more than 70 stallholders offering a wide variety of interesting and high-quality goods, including hand-made items from local crafts people: woodwork, pottery, jewellery, stained glass and leather goods, slippers, bags, organic breads and cakes, jams, chutneys.
November 2014We had a brilliant time in Atlanta, where we returned to the Chomp & Stomp chili cook-off and bluegrass festival in Cabbagetown on 1 November.
This was the 12th year of Chomp & Stomp, a fun and tasty festival in the funky Atlanta neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. We had our first time there last year, when there were 100 different chilis to sample along with beer, music, and amazing arts and crafts.
This year was even better (but colder and windier…brrrr). We had several repeat customers from last year – including some who said they were so glad ‘the bag ladies’ were back!
Our first-ever pop-up shop, at Craft Central Network’s Corner Shop in Clerkenwell Green in May 2014, was huge fun and a great success. We met fascinating people, including many of the artists with studios upstairs from the shop and Laura who works in the Marx Memorial Library across the green. We also saw a lot of friends and regular Bledsoe’s customers. Thank you to all of you who stopped by to visit us at the shop!
Here’s a taste of the week….
Once again we had a great time in December 2013 at the Mansion Market at Michael Hall School in Forest Row. Someone even bought a prop on our stall!
We were back at our local library for Fulham Handmade Market in November 2013, hawking our Bledsoe wares among fellow neighbour crafters.
We had our first-ever US showing at the Chomp & Stomp in Atlanta on 2 November. It’s a lively street festival in Cabbagetown, a fun area of Atlanta with splendid trees and wooden shotgun houses. As well as artists’ and crafters’ stalls, the festival had live bluegrass and hundreds of chili recipes to taste.
The Bledsoe’s stall was decked out like Grandma’s living room, complete with mirrored dresser, rug, and even Elma’s Singer sewing machine!
We had a lovely time at the Mansion Market in 2013, in May, June and October.May was a bit dreary – so special thanks are due to all the Bledsoe customers who braved the grim weather and stopped by the stall!
The June market was gorgeous and sunny, as was the October one…and we had the pleasure of an apple press at the stall next to us.
We had a stall at our first-ever London market – at the Handmade Market at Fulham Library in West London in November 2012. It was great to meet other local artisans in the neighbourhood.
Bledsoe’s was established in Sussex, so where better to start showing our wares? In June 2012, Bledsoe’s had a stall at the fabulous community market in Forest Row, East Sussex.
2011 and 2012
Bledsoe’s Sew-n-Sew had its first-ever craft stall at the Christmas Market in 2011 at Michael Hall School in Forest Row, East Sussex. The weather was crisp, sunny and chilly – the atmosphere was lovely, with lots of stalls and gorgeous locally made products, edible and crafty.
Bledsoe’s was at Michael Hall’s Mansion Market four times in 2012 – in March and May, and then again in November and December – and four times in 2013, in May, June, October and December.