Craft work in ‘focus’ at Ellon Christmas fair

Author Paul Henke will be appearing at the FOCUS craft fair in Ellon on Saturday.
Author Paul Henke will be appearing at the FOCUS craft fair in Ellon on Saturday.

A craft event with a festive flavour will be held in Ellon this Saturday.

The creative group known collectively as FOCUS (Festival of Crafts Unique to Scotland) will exhibit work at the town’s New Inn Hotel,

The Christmas craft fair, which is in support of Shopmobility, will include quilts for cots, jewellery, card makers, baby knitting, folding wooden baskets and other unique products.

There will also be an appearance by best-selling author Paul Henke

He is the first to admit that it is unusual to find an author at such an event but explained: “Being a part of the FOCUS group is fun. The people are amazingly talented with their creations.”

The author has 11 books in print, ranging from modern day action thrillers to historic adventure sagas.

Entry to the craft fair is free and the event will be open from 10am until 4pm.

The group of crafters is raising money for Shopmobility Aberdeen and to date have gathered nearly £30,000 which is used to maintain wheelchairs and scooters for shoppers with mobility problems.

One of the organisers, Norma Adams, said: “If you are looking for that special gift we have a wide variety of crafts you cannot buy in the High Street, all handmade by our talented crafters.”

Further details can be obtained from Norma on 01224 483817 or Marjorie on 01224 582345.