Wednesday, 18 November 2015


On Saturday, the Buttermarket was being used for a craft fair called Fabazaar.
Among the stalls was a fascinating one with goods from the Ukraine. The young lady had nettle and hemp fabric - which isn't made any more in these days of mass production - and embroidered blouses, and decorated eggs. She explained the process for decorating the eggs, which was very time consuming, for some very intricate decorations in four colours. There were blankets, too, and wooden spoons, and everything is made by local families in the Carpathian mountains.
They also run holidays in the Carpathian mountains, and can be contacted at

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