Craft4Crafters
The Westpoint Centre, Exeter. Devon. EX5 1DJ 29th April - 2nd May 2021
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Running Times 10:30am - 11:30am / 1.00pm - 2.00pm / 2.30pm - 3.30pm Everyday

Discover how to turn your Crafting Passion into a thriving Business

Cost to attend: £10

The Craft Business School

Ever thought about starting your own craft business? Or just like to earn some extra money from your creative hobby? Well if this is of interest to you then attending one of the Craft Business Schools special informative sessions is a definite must! Tutor and businesswoman Sara Millis who ran for many years the successful Sara's Texture Crafts, a popular stand at many craft exhibitions around the UK will share her knowledge and expertise on starting and building a successful craft business.

The sessions will cover many of the basics like:

  • What it takes to run a craft business
  • The ways you can make money in the craft industry
  • Learn what your perfect business looks like – side hustle, or full-time crafter!
  • How to create an Etsy shop that works!
  • The 4-step framework to implement for better visibility
  • How to make more sales from social media.
  • The types of content to implement for better visibility
  • How to create a more engaged audience who want what you are selling

Join Sara for an informative talk and learn about the possibilities that await you and the initial steps you need to take to make that jump successfully. If you would like to attend one of her sessions please follow the link below, it is advised to book in advance as classes are popular and fill up quickly.

Bring your note pad, because there will be lots of tips! Click below to book a space

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Crystal Art Live Demonstrations

Running Times: All Day

Stand 9 : HixxySoft

Cost To Attend: Free

HixxySoft will be demonstrating Crystal Art live on our stand throughout the show. Simply create sparkling wall art and greetings cards, by placing gems onto the adhesive surface. Everything you need is in the kits

Crystal Art is a hugely addictive hobby that enables you to craft your own beautiful pieces of crystal art. 

This demonstration will be running all day on the HixxySoft stand, drop in and see.

Free Motion Embroidery Live Demonstrations

Running Times: All Day

Stand 122 : Jan Tillet

Cost To Attend: FREE

I will be demonstrating free motion embroidery and applique. I will also be able to advise on threads, fabrics, etc. for creative textile work, patchwork and bag making

No need to book just drop in and take a seat!

Nuno Prefelts: Silk Chiffon, Satins, Lustrous Hand Dyed Fleece

11:30am Everyday

Stand 76 : Gill Burbidge

Cost To Attend: £10

This workshop will be showing off some of the techniques from the school of fibrecraft. Come and see amazing prefelts.

The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. Come and learn the art of Nuno prefelts using beautful silks and merino fibres

To book this workshop please contact Gillian via email: GillianBurbidge2@gmail.com

Beaten Feather Earrings

Running Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Stand 98 : Holly Berkley Jewellery

Cost To Attend: £10

 

 

 

Holly Berkley will be on hand to teach you how to make your own pair of beaten wire "feather" earrings using a jewellers hammer and mini anvil.

Needle Felted Spring Landscape

11:30pm - 12:30pm Everyday

Joan Prowse : Stand 40

Cost To Attend: £8

Make this lovely landscape and learn from Joan who will teach you the techniques of needle felting so you can continue in this versatile craft.  No experience necessary. Suitable for accompanied children 9yrs+ and adults. All materials and use of tools included. 

To book this workhsop, please contact Joan via email: projo1joan@yahoo.co.uk

Make your own Batik Lampshade

11:00pm - 12:00pm Everyday

Stand 49 : Solstitch

Cost to Attend: £20 - Small Lampshade, £23 - Large Lampshade

Make your own batik lampshade workshop. All materials are provided, including your choice of batik fabric, and a choice between a large circular lampshade (30cm diameter) or a small circular lampshade (20cm diameter).

 

Book your space quickly to avoid disappointment! 

 

To book in advance please email us at shop@solstitch.co.uk stating name, day, and a contact number and we will contact you to secure your booking Please note full payment needs to be taken to secure your space. 

Make your own Batik Lampshade

1:00pm - 2:00pm Everyday

Stand 49 : Solstitch

Cost to Attend: £20 - Small Lampshade, £23 - Large Lampshade

Make your own batik lampshade workshop. All materials are provided, including your choice of batik fabric, and a choice between a large circular lampshade (30cm diameter) or a small circular lampshade (20cm diameter).

 

Book your space quickly to avoid disappointment! 

 

To book in advance please email us at shop@solstitch.co.uk stating name, day, and a contact number and we will contact you to secure your booking Please note full payment needs to be taken to secure your space. 

Make your own Batik Lampshade

3:00pm - 4:00pm Everyday

Stand 49 : Solstitch

Cost to Attend: £20 - Small Lampshade, £23 - Large Lampshade

Make your own batik lampshade workshop. All materials are provided, including your choice of batik fabric, and a choice between a large circular lampshade (30cm diameter) or a small circular lampshade (20cm diameter).

 

Book your space quickly to avoid disappointment! 

 

To book in advance please email us at shop@solstitch.co.uk stating name, day, and a contact number and we will contact you to secure your booking Please note full payment needs to be taken to secure your space. 

Contribute to the Mayflower 400 Project

Running Times: All Day

Stand 50 : Mayflower

Cost To Attend: Free

We are working towards achieving 6000, yes – now 6000! rectangular pennants (NOT triangular) 

The finished size should be A4(210mm x 297mm) or (8.3in x 11.7in)
 
Made of fabric : sewn, appliqued and COLOUR-FAST, as they'll be hung outside for several weeks painted (but make sure this is waterproof – it rains in the Devon)
 
Predominately red, white or blue or any combination of these colours
 
They can be plain or patterned - nautical, stripes, floral, anything you like
 
There is no need to have an image on both sides
 
Ideally backed for robustness (unless the fabric is substantial)
 
The pennants will be machine onto sturdy strapping by others, so no need to provide a hanging method    
 
Why not include an element inspired by the Mayflower Pilgrims or check out the Websites and Social media for ideas? 
 
There will a central drop-off point for both storage and any donated fabrics (old sheets, charity shop finds etc) so contact us at: 
 
marketing@dartmouthmayflower400.uk

Needle Felt Chicken using Simple Wire Armature

13:00pm - 14:00pm Everyday

Workshop Room 2 - The Makerss

Cost to Attend: £8

Come and learn to needle felt with The Makerss on this Chicken workshop! Learn simple wire armature and 3D shaping techniques to create your own chicken!

Numbers are limited - we are reserving 10 workshop places for people booking on the day, so if the event is sold out online you have a chance on the day, just come straight to our stand “Workshop 2” to book.

You will take away your finished item, your needle felting tools and printed instructions.

Book Your Seat Here
 

Needle Felted Landscape Picture Make & Take

14:15pm - 14:45pm everyday

Workshop Room 2 - The Makerss

Cost To Attend: £3

A great way to try at 2D needle felting with this simple landscape picture. You will learn how to felt onto a flat surface, build depth and use fibres to create details. 

You will take away your finished item and your felting needle.

Come to our stand “Workshop 2” (at the back of the hall) to book your place.

Worlds Longest Knitted Bunting

Running Times: All Day

Stand 107 : Devon County Show

Cost To Attend: FREE

Get involved with helping Devon County Show create 32,000 flags to beat the world record for the longest ever knitted bunting! 

Come by the Devon County Show stand at Craft4Crafters to talk to one of our team to find out how, have a go at knitting a couple of rows yourself and take part in our challenge to find the person who can knit a 31 stitch flag in the quickest time.  The completed bunting will be displayed in the Crafts & Gardens tent at Devon County Show 2020 in May and will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Farming Charity, The Addington Fund. 

To find out more about the record attempt, visit www.devoncountyshow.co.uk/bunting or join the Facebook Group Longest Knitted Bunting.  

Needle Felt Fox Brooch Workshop

10:30am - 11:30am Everyday

Workshop Room 2 - The Makerss

Cost To Attend: £8 

Come and learn to needle felt with The Makerss on this Fox Brooch workshop! Learn simple 3D shaping techniques and adding details to create your own brooch.  

Numbers are limited - we are reserving 10 workshop places for people booking on the day, so if the event is sold out online you have a chance on the day, just come straight to our stand “Workshop 2” to book.

You will take away your finished item, your needle felting tools and printed instructions.

Book Your Seat Here

Learn The Gentle Art of Needle Tatted Lace

10:30am - 12:30pm Everyday

Stand 128 : Tatting & Design

Cost To Attend: £10

In this two hour workshop you will learn how to make needle tatted lace by constructing a simple lace edging for a tissue holder. In the workshop you will learn the double stitch, picot, how to make a ring and a chain and how to read a pattern.  You will acquire the skills you need to continue to make your own tatted lace. All the equipment for the workshop will be provided.  This is quite suitable for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of the craft. 

There are only 6 places available at each session so it’s best to book your place in advance on our website.

To book into this workshop, please follow the link below

Book Your Seat Here 

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