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  • Workshops

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 £18 + 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 and The Den. Please scroll to find the new workshops from Out of the Woods... 

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Friday June 7th  

11am-1pm  Needle felting animals with Carol Timms Venue 1 Code: BT01

You will learn how to use a barbed needle and how to 'punch' it into sheepswool, transforming it into a small sculpted animal or fantasy creature

11am-1pm Flora and Fauna inspired lino print with Megan Players Venue 2 Code: BT02 SOLD OUT

Create cards and framable prints using the natural world as your inspiration

11am-1pm Reusable beeswax wraps for food incorporating hand stitching with Jude Cramner Venue 3 Code: BT03

Make reuseable food covers from organic cotton and beeswax with hand stitched hems

11am-1pm Mosaics using recycled china with Alison Meaker Venue 4 Code: BT04

Make a coaster or heartshaped mosaic using recycled china

2pm-4pm Jewellery - textured silver bangle with Naomi Davies-Tonkin Venue 1 Code: BT05 SOLD OUT

Form silver into the shape you choose to make a bangle which you can personalise with decorative texture

2pm-4pm Wire sculpture with Megan Players Venue 2 Code: BT06

Using different gauge wire, found and reclaimed materials create your own free- standing, hanging or suspended sculpture

2pm-4pm Willow Catalan tension trays or fish mobiles with Jude Cramner Venue 3 Code: BT07

By selecting and preparing the provided willow appropriate to your design you will bend and weave to create your own tension tray or fish mobile

2pm-4pm Free form stained glass with Alison Meaker Venue 4 Code: BT08 

Learn stained glass techniques of copper foiling and soldering to create a stained glass hanging

Saturday June 8th

11am-1pm Book binding - bind a 'wrap-around' journal with Brian Norman Venue 1 Code: BT09

Create a small journal using recycled and sustainable materials

11am-1pm, Sashiko Japanese Embroidery create a coaster with Sam Brown Venue 2 Code: BT10

Learn the traditional Japanese needlework technique and create a coaster

11am-1pm Spoon carving with Andy Branston Venue 3 Code: BT11 SOLD OUT

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

11am-1pm Cut a letter in stone with Maria Moorhouse Venue 4 Code: BT12

Hand carve stone using traditional lettering chisels with a lettering hammer to create relief work

2pm-4pm Expressive mixed media printmaking, Brian Norman Venue 1 Code: BT13

Have fun with this tactile, free-form collage and relief printing technique 

2pm-4pm Needle felt a picture with Sam Brown Venue 2 Code: BT14

Learn how to use a barbed needle to build up layers of coloured fleece to make a picture of your own design

2pm-4pm Copper wire jewellery with Andy Branston Venue 3 Code: BT15

You will learn how to cold-work copper to make your own bracelet

2pm-4pm Carve a simple Celtic design in stone with Maria Moorhouse Venue 4 Code: BT16

Learn hand stone carving techniques and methods to create a decorative relief

Sunday June 9th

11am-1pm Book binding -create a Long-stitch bound book with Brian Norman Venue 1 Code: BT17

Bind a small book with decorative stitching

11am-1pm Indian block printing a cushion cover with Tess Grace Venue 2 Code: BT18

Using textile paint and traditional Indian printing blocks you will design and print your own cotton cushion cover, Suitable for all abilities.  

11am-1pm Copper wire jewellery with Andy Branston Venue 3 Code: BT19

You will learn how to cold-work copper to make your own bracelet

11am-1pm Mosaics using recycled china with Alison Meaker Venue 4 Code: BT20

Make a coaster or heartshaped mosaic using recycled china

2pm-4pm Decorative fabric printing on a bag with Brian Norman Venue 1 Code: BT21

Create a fabric printing block and print a design on a handmade bag        

2pm-4pm Jewellery - silver earrings with Naomi Davies-Tonkin Venue 2 Code: BT22 

Cut, shape and texture silver to make earrings to your own design            

2pm-4pm Spoon carving with Andy Branston Venue 3 Code: BT23 

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

2pm-4pm Free form stained glass with Alison Meaker Venue 4 Code: BT24

Learn stained glass techniques of copper foiling and soldering to create a stained glass hanging

Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods, a tent of dreamy woodland crafts and an opportunity to sit, watch and make, curated by Heritage Craft Association Maker of the Year, Hilary Burns. 

Hilary Burns, is a highly acclaimed willow artist, basket maker and willow expert. She will be joined by basket makers Richard Lewis, Josey Goodin and Geraldine Jones, spoon carver Felix Kary, furniture maker Peter Lanyon & willow weavers Windrush Willows. 

This year there will be a range of workshops available in the Out of the Woods tent. CLICK HERE to Book Out of the Woods Workshops 

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