Cornucopia 21... Meet the makers

We’re getting very excited as 27 November and Gidding’s Christmas Cornucopia approach.  Here’s a peep behind the scenes profiling some of the magnificent ‘makers’ who will be exhibiting.

Gidding Crafts

Sue and Patrick’s creativity knows no bounds and once again you can choose from their beautiful handmade wooden ornaments and greetings cards, all unique.

New for 2021: Sally Day

More usually to be found running the mobile Post Office, Sally will feature a wide range of rural gifts, homeware and cards, along with ace Christmas crackers, all recycled and recyclable, with one tree planed for every box purchased.  

Mich and Sue

In 2019, Mich and Sue’s range of beautifully-made fabric bags and brooches were a big hit with Cornucopia visitors.  They promise more of the same this year.

New for 2021: Ferndale Crafts

Glatton-based Cheryl specialises in fantastic delicate flower fairies – a must for the tree!  Cheryl will also be displaying and selling her woven willow animals, from a tiny hedgehog, suitable for a Christmas stocking, right up to the big stuff!  As you arrive at the Village Hall, you’ll see Cheryl’s own ‘Rudolph’ on display outside.  She also works to commission.  

New for 2021: Maggie Eaton

A newcomer to Great Gidding and to Cornucopia, Maggie is a botanical artist, producing lovely, detailed paintings and greetings cards.

Gidding Den

Many visitors will know Gidding Den, Katie’s shop at the top of Main Street.  This year, Katie will be again be bringing a wide range of goods, most of them with an equine flavour, to the Cornucopia

Krystyna & Paul and Sue Jansons

Krystyna and Paul will again be surprising us with a range of cards and handicrafts.  The illuminated metal reindeer head was a hit at the 2019 show……wonder what this year’s will be?

Sue’s from dark and dull ‘up North’, but her felt brooches feature colourful woodland characters and playful teddy bears who are completely at home in the Giddings countryside.

New for 2021: Joonis Designs

Lyn brings her own special brand of creativity to the show with lovely wall art, prints and gorgeous doggie beds.

New for 2021: InkyHous

InkyHouse have a lovely range of personalised prints for children’s bedroom, nursery & playroom. Personalised birch bunting, birch flags, birch Christmas decorations, birch key rings/bag tags. Children’s stationery – writing sets & stickers, Christmas & Educational colouring in posters, Christmas postcards and Christmas cards, etc.  

New for 2021: Andrew Underwood

Since retiring a year ago, Andrew has been busy in his workshop, producing a selection of upcycled furniture and gifts, such as candle holders, trendy foodboards, chairs and tables, all made from recycled oak, pallets or offcuts.  Commissions welcome.

New for 2021: Andrea, Monty and Christina

Providing their own mini Cornucopia, Andrea, Monty and Christina will be selling items as varied as handmade pens, woven ornaments and woollen goods made from llama wool.  

Chris Gilbody and Declan Gilbody

On this stall you’ll find some fascinating key rings and decorations, all made by hand.  Some great stocking fillers here!

Dick and Chris 

Some splendid rural crafts to be seen here, with a range of bird boxes alongside planting sets for the garden-minded.  Bird tables and hedgehog houses will also be on show, all made using recycled, eco friendly materials – and all proceeds will go to charity. 

New for 2021: Tydd Pottery

This little pottery, tucked away on the Fens, produces beautiful, rustic blue and white ceramics.  You’ll find items both large and small, from  dinky milk jugs to enormous vases and bowls, in their range.   Unusual and unique Christmas presents for all. 


In 2019, Margi’s cosy crocheted neck warmers were a big hit with shoppers.  This year, she has added gorgeous crocheted cushions to the range.  

Coffee and cake

And when you’re tired of shopping, take the weight off and treat yourself to a cuppa and a slice of cake in the Cornucopia Cafe.  You can enter the raffle, too, with the chance to win a fantastic Christmassy hamper or try your luck on the tombola.

Covid restrictions observed

It promises to be a really fun afternoon, with all Covid restrictions observed of course and the chance to catch up with friends and neighbours in a convivial atmosphere.

Cash is best

PS  As we have such a poor signal in the Village Hall which makes online transactions hard to do, best bring cash or cheque to make your purchases.

So round up the family and get ready to tick all those presents off your Christmas list on Saturday 27 November from 2.00 to 5.00pm.

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