• Workshops

  • Workshops

Advance bookings for our workshops end at 11,30pm Wednesday September 8th. For availability, please contact the Information Point when you visit Craft Festival.

At Craft Festival, we have a range of bookable and drop-in workshops for all ages. Our workshops are very popular and most sell out quickly. Click the workshop link and you can book direct. All 2 hour workshops are £20 + Booking fee, which is payable at the time of booking. The workshop fee does not include entry into the show. To book a workshop you must be over 16 years of age. We have a range of free workshops for children and young people from ages 2-18 years in the Craft Lab.

Covid Safety for Workshop.    Care will be taken to seat you in a socially distanced space and sanitiser provided.  We ask politely that you wear a face covering at least until seated at  your work station. The Workshop tents will be left open at the front for ventilation throughout.  (Other members of the public will not be allowed into this area so  you so you will not feel 'on display').   Seperate tools and materials will be provided for each participant, and tools changed or cleaned between sessions.  There is a maximum capacity of 10 people in each workshop. 

To Book Your Workshops, hover and click over the workshops. You will be directed to our Ticketsource booking system. 

Friday September 12th

BT01      11am-1pm Textured silver pendant with Naomi Davies-Tonkin. By sawing shapes from silver and then using hammering and punching techniques you will make your own pendant V1

BT02      11am-1pm Soap dishes in clay with Tweeny van Mierlo Using slabs of clay you will explore texture and colour to make 2 soap/trinket dishes. Venue 2. 

BT03      11am-1pm Willow mobile or small willow animal with Jude Cranmer. Make your own fish or insect mobile or small free-form willow animal V3

BT04      11am-1pm Simple Casement binding with Brian Norman. Learn to make your own notebook V4

BT05      2pm-4pm Textured silver bangle with Naomi Davies-Tonkin. Form silver into the shape you choose to make a bangle which you can personalise with decorative texture. V1

BT06      2pm-4pm Shush, let's make Christmas decorations with Tweeny van Mierlo This secret workshop will put you ahead of the festive game and give you the opportunity to make bespoke pendant style ornaments in clay. Venue 2

BT07      2pm-4pm Willow conical bird feeder or garlic holder with Jude Cranmer. Using basketry techniques to make a conical form for a variety of uses. V3

BT08      2pm-4pm Print your own drum lampshade by Brian Norman. From your own simple printed design create a drum lampshade. V4

Saturday September 11th

BT09      11am-1pm Copper jewellery with Andy Branston. You will learn how to cold-work copper to make your own bracelet. V1

BT10      11am-1pm, Mug or jug? With Tweeny van Mierlo Form clay into a practical vessel to be used and cherished.  Colour and or texture can be used to decorate your mug or jug. Venue 2

BT11      11am-1pm V3 Silver ring making with Naomi Davies. Using traditional jewellery making techniques make your own personalised silver ring. V3

BT12      11am-1pm Bind a ‘Long stitch’ journal with Brian Norman. Create a small journal using recycled and sustainable materials. V4

BT13      2pm-4pm Spoon carving with Andy Branston. You will start with a rough log and finish with a spoon or spatula that is truly individual, learning to use a hand axe, hook knife, pruning saw and whittling knife. V1

BT14      2pm-4pm Adornments in clay with Tweeny van Mierlo. Using different coloured clays you will design and create an assortment of pieces to make  boho style jewellery for either the body or the home.V2

BT15      2pm-4pm Felt making phone or glasses case with Su Kaye. Using the wet felt making technique make a no-sew case for your phone or glasses. V3

BT16      2pm-4pm Discover Kitchen lithography with Brian Norman. Learn this low-tech safe-print lithographic printing process. V4

Sunday September 12th

BT17      11am-1pm Copper jewellery with Andy Branston. You will learn how to cold-work copper to make your own bracelet. V1

BT18      11am-1pm Willow Catalan Platter with Jude Cranmer. By selecting and preparing the provided willow appropriate to your design you will bend and weave to create your own tension tray. V2

BT19      11am-1pm Textile collage - drawing with stitch with Franca Westaway. Create your own unique piece of textile art in response to plants and flowers - collage fabrics; layer mixed media and draw with stitch V3 

BT20      11am-1pm Soapstone carving - organic form with Maria Moorhouse. Learn hand stone carving techniques and methods to create a decorative organic soapstone sculpture. V4

BT21      2pm-4pm Spoon carving with Andy Branston. You will start with a rough log and finish with a spoon or spatula that is truly individual, learning to use a hand axe, hook knife, pruning saw and whittling knife. V1

BT22      2pm-4pm Willow mobile or small animal with Jude Cranmer. Make your own fish or insect mobile or small free-form willow animal. V2

BT23      2pm-4pm Coptic Binding primer with Brian Norman. Make a book using this ancient decorative binding style. V3

BT24      2pm-4pm Carve a limestone letter in relief with Maria Moorhouse. Hand carve stone using traditional lettering chisels with a lettering hammer to create relief work. V4 

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