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Summer craft fair planned by Werrington's Secret Seamstress

Yolanda Eldaadaa, a small business owner from Werrington, is organising a craft fair to "bring back some joy to people after this terrible year".
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The event will be held on August 7 at Werrington Village Hall

It's been a challenging year for Yolanda, who has been shielding throughout the pandemic due to severe asthma, though she's turned misfortune into opportunity by making a go of selling her hand-crafted items.

Speaking to Peterborough Matters, she said: "My passion has always been to make things, whether it be knitting, sewing, crochet or jewellery making. And it's been thanks to my hobbies that I have managed to stay sane during lockdown!

"Unfortunately, due to Covid and circumstances I lost my job, so decided I'd make a real go of selling my items."

She now owns a small business, called The Secret Seamstress, and is partnering with some friends at Blue Heart Hampers to put together a craft festival in August to bring som cheer back into a "terrible year".

The fair will be for crafters to display their handmade items - from crochet to jewellery, resin to cakes.

Yolanda added: "After the year we have all had, I want to make this event super successful for everyone. I would love to bring attention to small businesses and what it means to these owners to make sale. It could make a huge difference for someone."

The event is planned for August 7 at Werrington Village Hall, between 10am and 4pm.

People interested in holding a stall can contact Yolanda by email at thesecretseamstress@outlook.com or message her on Facebook.

downloadThe event is for handmade items