The team behind the cult magazine Selvedge brings a curated collection of fifty merchants and makers to Charleston. Our exhibitors sell a range of rare vintage fabrics, covetable haberdashery and skillfully handmade textile treasures. The fair offers the perfect opportunity to meet makers, catch up with old friends, and pick up that special something.
The fair will take place in a marquee and barns in the grounds of the former home of the Bloomsbury Group. Charleston opened its doors to the public in 1986, 70 years after Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant moved in. This house, with its renowned hand-paintedinterior, was home and inspiration to the many artists, writers and thinkers of the Bloomsbury Group.
MAKE A DAY OF IT
Hand paint a lampshade with Cressida Bell £60.
Enjoy a guided walk in the South Downs with our free map.
Relax with a cup of tea or a delicious lunch made with seasonal British produce in the Outer Studio Cafe.
Tour the house and learn about the lives of the Bloomsbury Group advance booking is recommended. To book tickets click the button below. Enter the code 'selvedge10' at the checkout for a special discount.*
Charleston is sign-posted off the A27, 7 miles east of Lewes, between the villages of Firle and Selmeston. Please follow the signs from the A27 as the post code is not accurate for sat navs. Charleston offers free parking.
*T's &C's Charleston House Tours
-Bookings can be made online any time up to midnight the day before the event
- The code is valid for tours booked for Saturday 14th October only
- The code is valid to discount against the Adult price ticket only
- Visitors will receive an e-ticket confirmation, which they will need to check-in at the Charleston Shop on the day to collect their tickets
- The discount code is for use by Selvedge Fair ticket holders only