Unique in Glass, one of the 150 exhibitors at the Summer Homes & Garden Fair at Ripley Castle on 8th to 11th June 2017, is a creative glass business based in the North East of England. They have a gallery in Hexham, Northumberland, where they support and exhibit work created by talented local glass artists. www.uniqueinglass.com
Twisted Silver London Ltd take historic silverware such as; spoons, forks, fish knives, sugar tongs and breathe new life into them by converting them into fantastic silver rings and bracelets. Every piece is unique and contains the hallmark identifying the age and place of origin. Some pieces date back to the 1800's and have come from some of England's finest heritage properties. www.twistedsilverlondon.co.uk
CSM Gloves offers gloves to suit all types of work in the garden including bionic ones designed by a leading orthopaedic surgeon, gripeeze gloves, rose gloves with extra long sleeves, thornmaster gloves for pruning and winter thermal gloves for the ardent gardener. www.centresalesgloves.co.uk
Magic Knife is magic is because of the holes. When you push the knife forward with very little downward pressure you push air into the food, so on hard food like swede and butternut squash you don't get a suction on the knife, therefore easing the effort you have to use. On anything soft, like bread and tomatoes, a sawing motion with no downward pressure over the food gives you the perfect slice of fresh bread and the thinnest slice of tomato. The knife is also double tapered so fantastic for left handed people too. www.magic-knife.website
Lynn Ward Artist grew up in the Dales, which is where she finds inspiration for her work. Landscapes and trees are what usually catch her eye, especially if there are some strong shapes or shadows. She paints using mostly acrylic though she is developing her oil skills, using big brushstrokes. She undertakes commissions from murals and scenery to private houses and pet portraits. www.lynnwardartist.com
George Woodall & Sons from nearby Malton sells British made in Yorkshire top quality canvas bags, many in bright colours, some for gardening; as well as flower scissors, hoof tar, black twist garden twine, tote bags, knives and canvas sailing tops. A family-owned and run business, they still manufacture covers for trailers and boats as well as ‘rhubard and custard’ canopeis for fairground rides. www.gwoodall.com
The Little Soap Kitchen, one of our exhibitors at the 8th - 11th June Homes & Garden Fair at Ripley Castle, creates handmade soaps using the finest ingredients including olive oil and vitamin E. Yummy fragrances such as nettle, lavender and peppermint as well as pillow mists, body puffs embedded in soap and diy organic soap-making kits make up an invigorating gift. www.thelittlesoapkitchen.com
Fabulous luxury marquee on the side of the lake with deer in the background and swans gliding by. 150 top interiors and garden companies selling top quality decorative accessories such as cushions and lamps for your home and garden as well as some great fashion, art, children's products, unusual food, beauty and gifts.
A very big thank you to EVERYONE who visited this year's Summer Fair - visitors and stall holders alike. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!