Craft & Create Rooms

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Craft&Create Rooms
 

Fashion your own treasures in our Craft & Create Rooms. With a varied daily programme running in two rooms, you'll have a chance to draw, make and sew items to take home with you, under the guidance of our expert tutors. There is no additional charge for the workshops.

Please see below for timetables. Click on the name of the workshop leader to find out more about each session. 

Please note: an admission policy operates for the Craft & Create Rooms. Please click here for more information.

Craft & Create Room 1 Timetable

Craft & Create Room 1  Wed 18 Mar Thu 19 Mar Fri 20 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sun 22 Mar
10:30 - 11:00

Kite Wall Decoration,

Ellen Clarke

Kite Wall Decoration,

Ellen Clarke

Kite Wall Decoration,

Ellen Clarke

Kite Wall Decoration,

Ellen Clarke

Kite Wall Decoration,

Ellen Clarke

11:15 - 12:00

Blockprint a Teatowel,

MaggieSheehan

Arty Crafty Place

Blockprint a Teatowel,

MaggieSheehan 

Arty Crafty
Place

Blockprint a Teatowel,

MaggieSheehan 

Arty Crafty
Place

Blockprint a Teatowel,

MaggieSheehan 

Arty Crafty
Place

Blockprint a Teatowel,

MaggieSheehan 

Arty Crafty
Place

12:30 - 13:15 

Spring
Flowers,

Hilary Jane

Hilary Jane's Patchwork and Quilting

Keepsake
Heart,

Hilary Jane 

Hilary Jane's Patchwork
and Quilting

Spring
Flowers,

Hilary Jane

Hilary Jane's Patchwork
and Quilting

Keepsake
Heart,

Hilary Jane 

Hilary Jane's Patchwork
and Quilting

Spring
Flowers,

Hilary Jane

Hilary Jane's Patchwork
and Quilting

13:45 - 14:30

Easter - Time for Chocolate!

Anne Scott

Auberge du Chocolat

Modelling a Chocolate Bunny,

Fiona Sciolti

Sciolti
Chocolates

Easter - Time
for Chocolate!

Anne Scott

Auberge du Chocolat

Modelling a Chocolate Bunny,

Fiona Sciolti

Sciolti
Chocolates

Easter - Time for Chocolate!

Anne Scott

Auberge du Chocolat

15:15 - 16:00

Flickering Butterflies and Cracking Eggs,

Sarah Ditchfield

Candle by Events

Flickering Butterflies and Cracking Eggs,

Sarah Ditchfield

Candle
by Events

Flickering Butterflies and Cracking Eggs,

Sarah Ditchfield

Candle
by Events

Flickering Butterflies and Cracking Eggs,

Sarah Ditchfield

Candle
by Events

 

The Fair closes at 3pm on Sunday

Craft & Create Room 2 Timetable

 
Craft & Create Room 2  Wed 18 Mar Thu 19 Mar Fri 20 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sun 22 Mar
10:30 - 11:00

Spring Gift Wrapping and Easter Ideas,

Jane Means

Spring Gift Wrapping and Easter Ideas,

Jane Means

Spring Gift Wrapping and Easter Ideas,

Jane Means

Spring Gift Wrapping and Easter Ideas,

Jane Means

Spring Gift Wrapping and Easter Ideas,

Jane Means

11:15 - 12:00

Needle Felting Fairytales: Owl,

Fi Oberon

Alula's Garden

Veggie Bunting,

Fi Oberon 

Alula's Garden

Needle Felting Fairytales: Pussycat,

Fi Oberon 

Alula's Garden

Veggie Bunting,

Fi Oberon 

Alula's Garden

Needle Felting Fairytales: Owl,

Fi Oberon 

Alula's Garden

12:30 - 13:15 

Folded Liberty Butterflies,

Sarah Peel

CoolCrafting

Tiny Lavender Houses,

Sarah Peel 

CoolCrafting

Folded Liberty Butterflies,

Sarah Peel

CoolCrafting

Tiny Lavender Houes,

Sarah Peel 

Coolcrafting

Folded Liberty Butterflies,

Sarah Peel

CoolCrafting

13:45 - 14:30

Harris Tweed Flower Brooch,

Lisa Watson

Lisa Watson Textiles

Slipper Socks,

Lisa Watson

Lisa Watson Textiles

Harris Tweed Flower Brooch,

Lisa Watson

Lisa Watson Textiles

Slipper Socks,

Lisa Watson

Lisa Watson Textiles

Harris Tweed Flower Brooch,

Lisa Watson

Lisa Watson Textiles

15:15 - 16:00

Ceramic and Mixed Media Kite Making,

Flossy Teacake

 

Ceramic and Mixed Media Kite Making,

Flossy Teacake

Ceramic and Mixed Media Kite Making,

Flossy Teacake

Ceramic and Mixed Media Kite Making,

Flossy Teacake

 

The Fair closes at 3pm on Sunday

Ellen Clarke - Kite Wall Decoration

Spring Kite

Ellen will show you how to construct and decorate an attractive spring themed kite wall decoration. You will be supplied with kits and given a choice of fabrics, felt and threads. Ellen will guide you through constructing the base of your kite, sewing it using blanket stitch, creating bows and finishing off the kite. This craft will be a lovely addition to any Spring-themed home.

 

Hilary Jane - Keep Sake Heart & Spring Flowers

Heart

Hilary will show you how to make a Keepsake Heart using scraps of fabric and simple stitching. These hearts make wonderful tokens of affection or bring back fond memories.

Flower

In this session Hilary will show you how to make spring flowers which can be used as wedding favours or to embellish bags, cushions and much more.

 

Ann Scott, Easter - Time for Chocolate!

Ann

Take part in an exciting chocolate workshop with multi award winning chocolatier and author Anne Scott, of Auberge du Chocolat. Discover how to make your own beautifully decorated Easter eggs, for both children and adults. You will be using our wonderful Fairtrade chocolate throughout. By the end of the workshop you'll have your own Easter egg but more importantly you'll have loads of ideas!

 

Sarah Ditchfiled, Flickering Butterflies and Crackling Eggs

Butterflies

Learn the skills and techniques of candle-making! This workshop will show you how to make three pretty tea light butterfly candles, using melted soya wax, and an egg tea light candle made out of an eggshell. Using individual melters you will add dye, fragrance oils and wicks.  As the candles are setting you will prepare the packaging: a beautiful organza bag tied with ribbon and personalised label.

Egg

 

Fi Oberon, Needle Felting

Owl & Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat, a perennial favourite, has inspired textile designer Fi Oberon to create these cute characters in wool. Join Fi’s workshops and make your very own Owl or Pussycat! You will be guided through easy to master modelling techniques and everything you need will be provided. You will also learn about the equipment used for this popular craft. Suitable for intermediate and advanced learners. 

Veggie bunting

A great workshop for everyone new to needle felting! This highly addictive craft is becoming increasingly popular and this workshop is a great introduction to the techniques and equipment used. Fi Oberon has created Alula’s Garden, a brand specialising in needle felting and many of you will be familiar with the ’Carrots and Peas’ bunting Fi uses to decorate her retail displays. Responding to requests for kits of the bunting Fi has added it to her list of course projects and kits. 

Sarah Peel, Liberty Butterflies and Lavender House

Butterflies

Join Sarah from CoolCrafting and learn to fold and sew two delicate, simple butterflies made from pretty Liberty fabrics.

Tiny House

Make a delightful, lavender filled, tiny house for your wardrobe whilst refreshing your sewing skills with Sarah from CoolCrafting

Lisa Watson, Harris Tweed Flower Brooch and Slipper Socks

Flower Brooch

An opportunity to make one of Lisa Watson's characteristic Harris Tweed flower brooches!  All the materials will be provided for you to create and stitch your own brooch in this 45 minute workshop.

Socks

Make your own fitted slipper socks with Lisa Watson. You will be provided will all the materials, included a brand new pair of socks! You will draw around the soles of your feet, cut out felted templates and stitch them onto the socks, using a straightforward running stitch, or for the more experienced sewer a blanket stitch. If time allows you can embellish your slipper socks with embroidery and accessorise with buttons etc. You'll be able to take away your finished slipper sock and the skills to create some novel upcycled gifts.

 

Flossy Teacake, Ceramic and Mixed Media Kite

Kites

Decorate your very own ceramic kite with Flossy Teacake! Using the pastel colours of spring you will be shown how to paint your kite with acrylics. Your design will blossom as you add paper flowers and light catching sequins. Finally, bring your kite to life using embellishments of your choice, and add stitched bows to the string of your Kite to fly it all the way home with you!

 

Maggie Sheehan - Block Print A Tea Towel

artycrafty

In this workshop you will be introduced to the fabulous art of block printing, using hand carved wooden printing blocks that have been specially created by craftsmen on a fair trade project in India. You will be printing tea towels using a variety of blocks so to create your own unique design.

 

Jane Means - Spring Gift Wrapping and Easter Ideas

Rose

In this fun and inspirational session, author and TV presenter Jane Means will be sharing lots of tips and ideas for making your Easter gifts and Spring Decor sparkle. You will learn how to make an easy gift bag and dress it with ribbons and decorations.

Bags

 

ADMISSION POLICY

The workshops at the Country Living Fairs are always very popular so, in the interest of fairness, we operate an admission system* for attending these sessions.

  • In order to attend a session you must collect a token which will give you admittance to your chosen session (tokens are free of charge).
  • Tokens are specific to each session and cannot be transferred to other sessions.
  • Tokens are to be collected from the ticket desk near the Craft & Create Rooms.
  • Tokens will only be released 30 minutes before the start of the session.
  • After each session all visitors must leave the room before admittance for the following session begins. Therefore, you will not be allowed to stay in your seat.

*Please note: this policy does not apply to VIP ticket holders. For more information on VIP workshop benefits please click here.

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