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At Craft Festival, Cheltenham, we have a range of beautiful workshops bookable and drop-in workshops for all ages.

Join one of our workshops and enjoy 2 hours of making with some amaing makers.

Our workshops are very popular and most sell out quickly. Click the workshop title and you can book direct. All workshops are £25+ Booking fee, which is payable at the time of booking. The workshop fee includes all materials and tools but does not include entry into the show. To book a workshop you must be over 16 years of age. Workshops provided by or resident demonstrators.

We have a range of free workshops for children and young people from ages 2-18 years. Details of Families Workshops HERE. 

Workshops at Craft Festival Cheltenham

Saturday March 9th


Learn the Heritage Craft of Letterpress The Letterpress Collective BOOK HERE

Join Letterpress legend Nick Hand who will guide you during this 2 hour workshop/ Nick will show you how to print using some lovely images and type from his collection and you can add your own messages using traditional letterpress type. You’ll be printing on the lovely old Adana presses. Nick will show you the whole process and you don’t need any experience. All tools and materials are provided.


Yarn Winding with Llio James BOOK HERE

Join weaver Llio James for a 2 hour workshop using yarn. During the workshop you will be using objects from our daily lives to weave colourful, unique pieces without a loom. All tools and materials provided.

Sunday March 10th


Make a Willow Swallow with Mary Eluned Lewis SOLD OUT

Join Mary Eluned Lewis who will guide you to make a willow swallow. This lovely 2 hour workshop will introduce you to the principles of working with willow. 

Make a decorative willow swallow from UK grown brown willow. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of weaving willow and how to handle the materials and tools. If time allows, we will also explore some other small woven willow items such as stars, hearts and bird feeders. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

All materials and tools will be provided. 


Carve a wooden butter/hummus spreader with Rosie Mockford BOOK HERE

Learn some basic grips using a sloyd knife to hand carve your own spreader - still in popular use across Europe and as with other wooden kitchenware and heritage crafts is experiencing more appeal in the UK again. Find out for yourself the merits of this peaceful craft and enjoy the results each breakfast! 

This workshop is for beginners. All materials and tools are provided. 



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