The second Marton Interactive Craft Event will be in the Memorial Hall on August 25 and 26.

Organiser Gillian Futcher said once again it will be an event to be proud of.

"We have people here in Marton who have unbelievable skills. Over the Crafts Alive weekend the (so far) 30 stallholders will set up and teach their talent to everyone who is keen to learn.''

Again the profits from the gold coin donation at the door will go to the Hunterville Free Ambulance Service.


Futcher said it is an important cause because the service still doesn't have a decent building for its ambulance.

"There are five volunteers who have families and day jobs and their old ambulance is still housed in an old run down building. Their service is spread very thinly over a 50km radius over State Highway 1. So, yes, this is the second year that the profits of this unique craft event will be donated because this is a very necessary Rangitikei service and very worthwhile.''

The fair is an event where chosen local expert artisans and crafters are not only showing their skill but encouraging public participation, Futcher said.

"Many people of all ages are becoming tired of media or are looking for a new direction and wanting to try a new craft. Perhaps you started something but lost inspiration, you can bring your craft in and ask advice."

From children's activities to bobbin lace, quilting to mosaics there is something for everyone, she said.

"Most artisans have their created art for sale as well, so it's a good time to purchase that special gift. It is a cash only event including delicious food from the "Huntaway Cafe" set up by volunteers from Hunterville.

Theatre group Marton Players are running a Recycle Crafts stall where you can donate craft items you no longer use or, with a donation, you can take home the start of a new project.