Hedingham Fair is a very small family business set up by Karen and Colin Cater of Sible Hedingham, Essex in 1997, as a design studio and publishing company, principally a vehicle for Karen’s artistic skills and talents. Over time Karen has developed a substantial body of work: greetings cards, prints, T-shirt images, bookmarks, window stickers, jewellery and posters, as well as illustrating the books they both have written and published, and the annual Hedingham Fair Calendar of Traditional Customs.
Hedingham Fair occupies a very specific corner of the illustration spectrum, quintessentially English, but standing at the crossroads where folklore and historical culture intertwine with mysticism and the Old Religion. In the background there has always been the land, its creatures and the passage of the seasons. Early offerings concentrated on folk customs, particularly at May time and the Turn of the Year. A vision of The Green Man was to transform Karen’s cultural perspective revealing a much deeper mystical heritage underlying contemporary folk customs, and in a world often running parallel to the folk world, coming together in the re-emergence of Paganism through Druidry, Wicca and other Pagan pathways.Find out more
My cards arrived today and they are so gorgeous. My friends and family shall be lucky this Yule!!! Thank you, Hedingham Fair!
My order arrived today, and I am, as usual happy as the proverbial pig. Thank you Karen, love Plum
My lovely parcel just arrived, in record time. So happy with all its contents. Thank you so much.
Oh my word! WHAT a beautiful catalogue. Spoilt for choice
Thank you Karen, cards & window stickers arrived today, brilliant. Hope you all have a great Christmas
My cards arrived today and they are brilliant. Thank you so much for your Excellent service, xxx