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Craft Fair may usher in new era

You never know what you might find at the Craft Fair at the Grafton Regional Sports and Entertainment Centre.
You never know what you might find at the Craft Fair at the Grafton Regional Sports and Entertainment Centre.

By LEIGH PRITCHARD

MORE craft is just what the Clarence Valley needs according to South Grafton Jacaranda Scrapbooking's Shirley Kelly.

Co-ordinator of the first Grafton Craft Fair, Mrs Kelly said one third of the 23 stalls were taken by local artists.

"There is a fair mixture of crafts, from beads to embroidery ? we just have to get the people out there," she said.

Mrs Kelly has a scrapbooking and card-making stall and travels as far away as Taree five times each year with it.

"There is nothing in Grafton for craft, we have had a good response from store holders," Mrs Kelly said.

"Kids really enjoy watching the glass blowing and jewellery making, that is all the fashion now."

The Craft Fair will be held today and tomorrow between 9am-4pm. Entry is $2.



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