festival of crafts 2015

festival of crafts – Sat 17th & Sun 18th October 2015

festival of crafts is a weekend long celebration of all things handmade and is now in its nineteenth year and 2015 promises to be the best yet, with a curated marketplace, DIY workshops, and activities across the town.

The festival champions great design, the process of making and the joys of up-cycling. The marketplace will showcase over 70 designer/makers and products with a lifestyle focus, including (but not limited to): home wares, jewellery, ceramics, stationery, accessories, furniture, lighting, textiles and print.

For further information and enquiries please contact Gemma Curtis: Gemma.Curtis@farnhammaltings.com

Buy tickets to this year’s festival of crafts here.

Take part
Our workshops are held on the stage in the great hall & cellar bar.
The great hall workshops are free but spaces are limited and must be booked in advance on the day at the box office.

Workshop: Origami with Miesje Chafer
Sat & Sun, great hall stage, 10:45am
An opportunity to make origami star lanterns and Christmas star decorations using paper designed by Miesje Chafer.
Suitable for ages 12+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop: Make a willow coaster with Judith Needham
Sat & Sun, great hall stage, 12:30pm
Make woven willow coasters using a method known as the Catalonian tension tray. It’s a simple, fun and addictive activity! A variety of coloured willows will be provided so you can experiment with pattern. In the hour you should have a chance to make two or three coasters and, if time allows, you may get to make a tiny reindeer too.
Suitable for ages 12+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop: Delightful Driftwood with Ella Robinson
Sat & Sun, great hall stage, 2:30pm
Create a small artwork from a combination of found, purchased and up-cycled materials. The techniques of hammering, stitching and wrapping will be explored. There will also be some simple pre-drilled designs on driftwood for people to stitch, to create an individual small-scale piece.
Suitable for ages 12+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop: Stitch a Christmas gift tag with the Maltings Makers Textiles Network
Sat 11am – 2:30pm & Sun 11:30am – 2:30pm, cellar bar
Drop by the Maltings Makers Textile Network stand in the cellar bar during the times above to have a go at stitch a christmas gift tag workshop. All of the materials are provided. Cost: 50p per tag. All children must be accompanied by
an adult.