• Workshops

  • Workshops

We ahve postponed Craft Festival Bovey Tracey and have suspended workshop sales until we can confirm all workshops can be transferred to our new dates September 11-13. We really appreciate your patience at this difficult time. 

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 and The Den. Please scroll down for Out of the Woods workshops.

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

Friday June 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 Mosaics from recycled china with Alison Meaker. Make a coaster sized mosaic using recycled china V2

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 Free-form stained glass with Alison Meaker. Learn stained glass techniques of copper foiling and soldering to create a stained glass hanging. V2

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 June 13th

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 Mosaics from recycled china with Alison Meaker. Make a coaster sized mosaic using recycled china. V2

BT11      11am-1pm Loopy rag rugging- trivet or coaster with Sam Brown. Re-purpose textiles using rugging techniques to create a trivet or coaster. 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 Free-form stained glass with Alison Meaker. Learn stained glass techniques of copper foiling and soldering to create a stained glass hanging. V2

BT15      2pm-4pm Felt making phone or glasses case with Sam Brown. 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 June 14th

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 Inspired by nature - mixed media responses to plants with Franca Westaway. Creative play with paint, inks, pens and crayons produce expressive studies and motifs. Beautiful artwork in itself or starting points for creative textiles and surface pattern design. 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 

Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods, a tent of dreamy woodland crafts and an opportunity to sit, watch and make, curated by basketmaker Hilary Burns. 

Hilary Burns, is a highly acclaimed basket maker and willow expert. She will be joined by furniture maker Ambrose Vevers, pounded ash basketmaker Josey Goodin, spoon carver Felix Kary, sieve and riddle maker Steve Overthrow, greenwoodworker Cyriaque Ambroise, printmaker Isla Middleton, Kate Bowman with clay, plant dyed and wooden items and willow and rush weavers Mandy Coates and Rosie Farey.

See below for our range of workshops available in the Out of the Woods tent. 

Friday June 12

10.30am – 12pm

Coat hook rail with Ambrose Vevers

Make a 3-peg coat hook rail out of hazel and ash using green woodworking techniques. Learn to use a drawknife, spokeshave, rotary plane and drill

11.30am – 12.30pm

Willow seedheads with Mandy Coates

Seedheads/pods made from willow using traditional ‘corn dolly’ spiral weave.

1pm – 2pm

Woven rushwork leaves with Rosie Farey

Willow leaf shapes woven in soft English Bulrush.

Seedheads made on Mandy’s workshop, above, can be bound together with leaves made on Rosie’s to create a spray.

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Spatula carving with Felix Kary

Starting with a log of wood, cleave shave and carve a spatula.

1pm – 2pm

Woven rushwork leaves with Rosie Farey

2pm – 3pm

Greenwood button making with Cyriaque Ambroise.

3pm – 4pm

Leaf prints on cards with Isla Middleton

Enjoy printing direct from nature with real leaves and plants. Explore the exiting process of capturing the beautiful natural details to create a set of handprinted greetings cards.

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Stitched wooden broches with Kate Bowman

Saturday June 13

10.30am - 12pm

Coat hook rail with Ambrose Vevers

Make a 3-peg coat hook rail out of hazel and ash using green woodoworking techniques. Learn to use a drawknife, spokeshave, rotary plane and drill.

10.30am – 11.30am

Willow seed heads with Mandy Coates

Seedheads/pods made out of willow using traditional ‘corn dolly’ spiral weave.

12noon - 1pm

Rush leaf weaving with Rosie Farey

Willow leaf shapes woven in soft English Bulrush.

Seedheads made on Mandy’s workshop can be bound together with leaves made on Rosie’s to create a spray.

12.30pm – 1. 30pm

Natural stitched wooden broches with Kate Bowman.

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Leaf prints on cards with Isla Middleton

Enjoy printing direct from nature with real leaves and plants. Explore the exiting process of capturing the beautiful natural details to create a set of handprinted greetings cards.

2pm – 3pm

Spatula carving with Felix Kary

Starting with a log of wood, cleave shave and carve a spatula. 

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Greenwood button making with Cyriaque Ambroise.

3pm – 4.30pm

Rush mat weaving with Rosie Farey

Weave a small rush placemat using simple check-weave and pairing techniques.

Sunday June 14

10.30am – 11.30am

Leaf prints on cards with Isla Middleton

Enjoy printing direct from nature with real leaves and plants. Explore the exiting process of capturing the beautiful natural details to create a set of handprinted greetings cards.

11am- 12Noon

Greenwood buttons with Cyriaque Ambroise.

12Noon- 1pm

Natural stitched wooden brooches with Kate Bowman.

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Spatula carving with Felix Kary 

Starting with a log of wood, cleave shave and carve a spatula.

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Willow seed heads with Mandy Coates

Seedheads/pods made out of willow using traditional ‘corn dolly’ spiral weave.  

2.30pm – 4pm

Coat hook rail with Ambrose Vevers

Make a 3-peg coat hook rail out of hazel and ash using green woodoworking techniques. Learn to use a drawknife, spokeshave, rotary plane and drill.

3pm – 4pm

Rush leaf weaving with Rosie Farey

Willow leaf shapes woven with soft English bulrush

 

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