IT’S a perfect hunting ground for unique gifts as Allendale Forge Gallery puts on its Christmas fair over the winter season.

Between November and January, local painters, jewellery makers, ceramicists, knitters, felt workers, painters on silk and woodworkers will fill the gallery and studios with a huge variety of original arts and crafts.

Just some of the creators showing off their handcrafted skills include Prudhoe silversmith Clare Edwin, who trades as Lolla Mac, who will display her handmade contemporary jewellery.

Whitfield artist Sarah Blackett-Ord will showcase her range of watercolour still life paintings and floral gifts on offer, including Christmas wrapping paper and labels.

Wildlife artist Nadine Sutterby, from Haydon Bridge, will bring her best-selling animal paintings, mugs, coasters and cards to the fair.

Phillipa Lee has colourful glass giftware on offer, while Glynnis Carter has hung mixed media paintings of various picturesque landscapes, along with cards available for sale.

Laura Daly, of Newcastle-based Whale Tail Art, show will her range of ocean inspired and eco-friendly paintings and related gifts.

The December fair starts on Saturday, November 30 and ends on January 5.

Opening hours are 10am until 4pm each day.