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Art & craft fairs, festivals & exhibitions courses

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Find craft fairs near you, as well as art exhibitions and creative festivals. These events are a vibrant way to discover new people and organisations, glean new knowledge and savour condensed creativity.
Textiles of Japan & the Festival of Quilts
Platinum AWARD
(12)
Textiles of Japan & the Festival of Quilts
Kanto - Next course on 13th January 2020
£5199
Join Pat Archibald on an extraordinary journey to the Land of the Rising Sun! A fascinating fusion of old and new, Japan’s soaring skyscrapers and high-tech innovation sit side by side with historical pagodas and traditional shrines. A country with deep-rooted cultural and religious beliefs, Japan also has a long history of textile excellence – making this tour the trip of a lifetime for quilters, patchwork and embroidery aficionados alike. As you visit Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto and Fukuoka, you’ll explore cultural sights, meet local crafts people and take in the...
Pour l’amour du Fil quilt show
Platinum AWARD
Pour l’amour du Fil quilt show
- Next course on 20th April 2020
£1745
Join Victoria on this wonderful Stitchtopia holiday to Nantes for a 6-night stay in the heart of this historical city. Pour l’Amour du Fil, or ‘for the love of threads’, is a fascinating international show for thread-based arts. Patchwork, quilting, sewing, embroidery, home décor and knitting are all represented at the show, attracting some of the world’s best-known experts and visitors from across the Globe. As well as a full day at the show, you can hone your own stitching skills in four half-day workshops hosted by Victoria and discover...
Prague patchwork meeting
Platinum AWARD
Prague patchwork meeting
Prague - Next course on 3rd April 2020
£1125
Join Pat Archibald for a fabulous long weekend of quilting, sightseeing and textile discovery! Now in its 14th year the Prague Patchwork Meeting is a truly international experience with exhibitors from across Europe as well as Canada, USA, Taiwan, Australia, South Korea and Japan. Boasting four halls of galleries and shops there's plenty to see and do for quilters of all levels of experience. But your Prague experience doesn't end there! During two half days of sightseeing our local guide will show us the highlights of this beautiful city including...
Blacksmithing one day introductory course with optional use of power hammer
Silver AWARD
(5)
Blacksmithing one day introductory course with optional use of power hammer
Leicestershire
£150
1 day course available to one or two people from 11am to approximately 5/6pm. I cover all the basic forging practices required to start blacksmithing as a hobby, using a coke forge, anvil, hammer and power hammer to draw metal out to a taper, scrolling, set downs, punching, cutting with a chisel and twisting. We can make something on the day such as a poker, Garden pot holder, coat hook or a simple forged knife. Please remember its a social environment of learning for the day! Please email, phone or...
Blacksmithing one day knife making course with optional use of power hammer
Silver AWARD
Blacksmithing one day knife making course with optional use of power hammer
Leicestershire
£150
1 day course available to one or two people from 11am to approximately 5/6pm. I cover all the basic forging practices required to start blacksmithing as a hobby, using a coke forge, anvil, hammer and power hammer to draw metal out to a taper, scrolling, set downs, punching, cutting with a chisel and twisting. We can make something on the day such as a poker, garden pot holder, coat hook or a simple forged knife. Please remember it's a social environment of learning for the day! Please email, phone or...
Candle making course - in London
Gold AWARD
Candle making course - in London
Greater London - Next course on 28th September 2019
£125
Our course will offer a brief introduction to the history of candle making, an understanding of the types of waxes available and their advantages and disadvantages, how size and types of candle wick are also important, burn times and so on. We will then move on to the equipment necessary for both the hobbyist and those who are interested in a business opportunity. All the techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and common mistakes ironed out. Our hands-on course is designed with fun in mind for the whole family to...
Traditional bowl turning in Newport, Gwent - Private tuition (or groups up to 4 people)
Bronze AWARD
Traditional bowl turning in Newport, Gwent - Private tuition (or groups up to 4 people)
Gwent - Next course on 17th September 2019
£100
You'll learn to turn a wooden bowl on a traditional Medieval European pole lathe. This course is ideal for all abilities; from beginners to seasoned pole lathe turners. Although we are outside, we will be under cover and we recommend appropriate footwear and waterproofs. The day can be physically demanding so you'll need a practical level of fitness or a good level of stamina! From log to bowl, you'll learn the following processes; - Understanding the properties of different British timbers and choosing the right timber suitable for bowl turning...
Candle making course - in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, Sussex
Gold AWARD
(14)
Candle making course - in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, Sussex
Sussex - Next course on 21st September 2019
£85
Our course will offer a brief introduction to the history of candle making, an understanding of the types of waxes available and their advantages and disadvantages, how size and types of candle wick are also important, burn times and so on. We will then move on to the equipment necessary for both the hobbyist and those who are interested in a business opportunity. All the techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and common mistakes ironed out. Our hands-on course is designed with fun in mind for the whole family to...
Soap making course - in London
Gold AWARD
Soap making course - in London
Greater London - Next course on 28th September 2019
£85
Our course is ideal for the beginner to expand their soap making skills. Our step-by-step comprehensive course goes through both cold process soap-making and the melt and pour methods. We cover a wide range of additives and design features to ensure the desired effects are reached, the equipment required and necessary legal requirements.
Crafting with The Magpies - full day event
Crafting with The Magpies - full day event
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£65
Crafting with the Magpies is a brand new event for 2019 and it involves 5 crafts in one day. Wow!! These crafts have been specifically chosen to work within a hour time frame each. You need absolutely no crafting experience at all to join in. All materials are provided and each craft has a specialist tutor to help and guide you through each session. On arrival at 9.30am at The Flour Mill Studio (there is a flight of steps to climb to access the studio), you’ll be greeted with a...

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