Thursday, 11 August 2011

The Giant Vintage Rag Market
at The Cheese and Grain in Frome. Saturday the 30th June 2012. 9am to 3 pm.
This type of event has become increasingly popular over the past few years and now Clare and I would like to bring the concept of a Rag Market to Frome. We are planning to have 40 stalls piled high with vintage textile related goodies, from fragments of 18th century silk waistcoats, Victorian shell buttons, Edwardian lace scraps, pre-war french workwear, 1940's patched pinnies, 1950's satin dresses in need of love and restoration, original 60's patent leather kinky boots to unfinished 1970's Laura Ashley patchwork quilts.
Items can be anything related to textiles, so please bring buttons, linens, trimmings, ribbons, lace, hats, costume, stockings, embroidery, shoes, magazines related to vintage fashion, but NOTHING later than 1980 please.
This is a datelined event giving those who trade, make or collect anything in the world of Textiles and Vintage Costume the opportunity to clear out their workshops, studios, sheds and cupboards.... we would advise that you keep your prices at a sensible level, single priced baskets (for example “everything 50p in this basket” usually works well in my experience).

More expensive items are of course welcomed, but the idea is to have each stall selling a selection of affordable bits and bobs to suit every purse.
For this event we are using a different layout for the stands. We would encourage you to sit behind your stalls at the fair in order to keep the aisles as wide as possible.
A plan of the stalls will be available soon on the Vintage Bazaar blog.
Stalls priced at £35 per table, only single stalls are available to create more variety and to give more sellers a chance to have a stand as this unusual event.
Stalls will be allocated on a first come, first served basis at the discretion of the organisers. Your stall cannot be assumed booked unless we have received your booking form AND post dated cheque. We appreciate that there are over 10 months to this event, but this is the required time to plan and advertise to maximum effect.
Please email Lizzie ( for a booking form
Admission will be charged to customers at £1 per adult to cover advertising costs. There will be NO early trade entry to this event.
A changing room is not provided as this Fair. So please take this into consideration when planning what you are bringing.