The English Stamp Company Workshops
The English Stamp Company is a family business that has specialised in making high-quality, bespoke rubber stamps from our Dorset base for 26 years.
Come and join their workshops to learn how to get the best from stamps and how to emboss. In a 1 hour masterclass, you will create your own set of cards to take away with you and receive on the day discount deals.
Workshops are bookable on the day.
Orchard Blacksmith Demonstrations
Andy Orchard and Mikey Orchard will be doing live demonstrations throughout the day showing a wide range of traditional techniques which haven’t changed since the Iron Age.
Browse their selection of handcrafted products including larger products like gates, benches and railings.
Living a creative life
Mollie Makes is a craft and lifestyle magazine for today’s contemporary makers. Championing all things handmade, Mollie Makes is a for everyone who loves crafting, and want to connect with fellow makers across the globe. Plus, every issue comes with an exciting craft kit, complete with all you need to try something new!
Put your feet up with a slice of cake in the Mollie Makes Cafe at The Handmade Festival.
Giant Cross Stitch with Mr X Stitch
Join Mr X Stitch as he creates a huge cross-stitched mural live at the Festival!
Over the three days of the show, he’ll be using wool and wire to weave a dynamic design that will honour the Handmade and be a colourful celebration of craft!
You’ll be able to pitch in and add your stitchy snippets to the installation and help create the biggest art piece in Handmade Festival history!
Morsbags will be inviting visitors to sew reusable, simple, strong shopping bags (as a replacement to plastic bags) on handcranks from recycled fabric – Check out their free pattern at www.morsbags.com
Take time out and watch local performers thoughout the day on our bandstand.