DISCERNING shoppers were treated to a room filled with handmade treasures as makers, artists and crafters showcased their work for all to see.

The Langham Handmade Fair, which filled the village's community hall, highlighted the handy work of some of the small craft businesses across the Colchester area.

From pottery, jewellery and paper crafts to preserves and liqueurs, skincare, chocolate and greetings cards, the fair saw more than 32 stall holders eager to share their produce and stories with visitors.

Launched by Colchester duo Clair Iddenden, and Dawn Harrison, the fair takes place twice a year to promote the talent of local makers.

The event was proudly supported by Oakheart Property and Surface Prints, two Colchester-based businesses. 

The Handmade Fair will return on Saturday, November 18, as local makers fill the hall once again just in time for craft lovers to secure bespoke Christmas presents.

Anyone interested in sharing their goods with the public can do so by applying via bit.ly/3F3AuEn, with the closing date on Wednesday, April 5.