Craft4Crafters
The Westpoint Centre, Exeter. Devon. EX5 1DJ 29th April - 2nd May 2021
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Thursday Afternoon:

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.

Glitter On Our Designer Acetates

Running Times: All Day

Stand 16 : Art & Craft Glitter Greetings

Cost To Attend: £2.50

Loads of beautiful designs to choose from. These are ranging from gorgeous spring flowers to unicorns. These look amazing when placed onto glass bottles, cards and MDF.

This demonstration will be running all day on the Art & Craft Glitter Greetings Stand, come and check it out.

      


 

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!

Mini Marbling Make & Take Workshop

Running Times: All Day

Stand 17a : Marbling4Fun

Cost To Attend: £5

Mini Marbling Make & Take Workshops available on stand. Craig Joubert will be teaching tradition and contemporary Marbling designs printing onto tiles, fabric, wood and paper. All welcome to join for a £5 session lasting designing and printing time.

Marbling kits available at show special price. Introducing new colours and accessories available on stand.

No need to book, just turn up!

Making Jewellery Using Silver Clay

Running Times: All Day

Stand 130 : West Country Creative

Cost To Attend: FREE

Silver Clay is made from a combination of recycled pure metal (silver), organic binders and water. It behaves like a pottery clay (but on a much smaller scale!) so it can be shaped, textured and cut to form earrings, pendants and charms. Once the pieces have been dried, the clay is fired either in a kiln or using a chef’s torch and the binders are burnt off leaving 99.9% pure silver allowing you to make beautiful fine silver jewellery at home. I will be showing visitors how to use silver clay and giving tips and advice for this amazing craft!  

The Bead Selection Make and Take

Running Times: All Day

Stand 15 : Simply Sparkling

Cost To Attend: £6.50

Small friendly classes, full tuition. Beginners welcome,  no experience necessary. Lots of colours to choose from. £6.50 per person. Book at our stand, classes running all day. 

Laminated Cosmetic Bag

12:30pm - 1:30pm Thursday & Friday

Stand 145 : Sewing Sanctuary

Cost To Attend: £20

Come to Stand 145 and learn how to make a laminated cosmetic bag! These workshops will be running for an hour and can only alow for 5 spaces. In this wokrshop you will learn how to put a zip onto a laminated cosmetic bag. You will learn how to use bias binding, and you will learn how to sew laminated fabric.

Basic sewing skills needed. Please note we advise you to book ahead of arriving as space is limited. Please email Sarah from Sewing Sanctuary stating day, time, your name and contact details for confirmation of your booking. Payment is taken on the day.

Email address -  info@sewing-sanctuary.com

Laminated Cosmetic Bag

2.00pm-3.00pm Thursday and Friday Only

Stand 145 : Sewing Sanctuary

Cost To Attend: £20

Come to Stand 145 and learn how to make a laminated cosmetic bag! These workshops will be running for an hour and can only alow for 5 spaces. In this wokrshop you will learn how to put a zip onto a laminated cosmetic bag. You will learn how to use bias binding, and you will learn how to sew laminated fabric.

Basic sewing skills needed. Please note we advise you to book ahead of arriving as space is limited. Please email Sarah from Sewing Sanctuary stating day, time, your name and contact details for confirmation of your booking. Payment is taken on the day.

Email address -  info@sewing-sanctuary.com 

Drop Spindle Spinning

15:30pm Everyday

Stand 76 : Sue Borret

Cost To Attend: £7.00

Learn to spin using a drop spindle and fleece to produce your own yarn. 

To prebook please email sborrett@hotmail.com with details of which workshop, times and how many people are attending.

Sculptural Needle Felt Easter Chicken

13:00pm Everyday

Stand 76 : Janna Turner

Cost To Attend: £10

Learn the techniques of needle felting to create a cute Felt Easter Chicken. You will be guided through all stages to create this image and have chance to try out tools and equipment. All materials are included.

Spaces are limited! To pre-book, please email Jannaecook@yahoo.co.uk

The Stitch Challenge

Running Times: All Day

Stand 97 : Dizzy and Creative

Cost To Attend: Free

If you’re spending  a day in the inspirational setting of the Craft4Crafters Show, why not join the Stitch Challenge? From 11am – 3pm on each day of the show, Dizzy & Creative (Stand 97) will be asking you to challenge yourself to take ten minutes to try a new stitch, or revisit one long forgotten.

Needle, thread and fabric are supplied, together with step by step stitch guides for Right and Left Handers – so, no excuses!

The Challenge is free to join in, and runs constantly each day so it’s easy to pop in and challenge yourself. The stitch will change each hour throughout the day giving you ample opportunity to return and try more than one stitch. We’ll be taking the portrait of your stitches and putting them on our Facebook page throughout the show. Fame beckons!

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.

Beaten Spiral Ring

Running Times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm

Stand 98 : Holly Berkley Jewellery

Cost To Attend: £10

 

 

Holly Berkley will be on hand to teach you how to make your own adjustable beaten spiral ring using a jewellers hammer and mini anvil.

Macrame Necklaces

11:45am - 12:30pm Everyday

Stand 57a - Crafting with Blooms

Cost to Attend: £4

Have a go at macrame. Using just one simple knot and 100% recycled cotton cord create a fab necklace

To book into this workshop, please follow the link below

Book Your Seat Here

Mini Loom Weaving

14:30pm - 15:15pm Everyday

Stand 57a - Crafting with Blooms

Cost to Attend : £5

Try the craft of weaving using mini wooden looms. Learn how to warp your loom and using a couple of basic weaving stitches, create a mini weave. A perfect taster session for beginners 

To book into this workshop, please follow the link below

Book Your Seat Here 

Mini Felt Floral Wreaths

13:00pm - 14:00pm Everyday

Stand 57a - Crafting with Blooms

Cost To Attend : £7

Make and sew a couple of different styles of felt flower and create a gorgeous mini felt floral.

To book into this workshop, please follow the link below

Book Your Seat Here 

Felt Pansy Brooch

15:45pm - 16:30pm Everyday

Stand 57a - Crafting with Blooms

Cost To Attend: £5

Make and sew a felt pansy brooch. The workshop is perfect for sewing beginners and those with experience that want to try something new. You will also be given photo instructions to take away with you so you can make more at home 

To book into this workshop, please follow the link below

Book Your Seat Here 

Needle Felted Seascape

2:00pm - 3:00pm Everyday

Joan Prowse: Stand 40

Cost to Attend: £8

Make this lovely seascape 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. £8 each.

To pre-book into this workshop, email Joan: projo1joan@yahoo.co.uk

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. 

Demonstration of wet and needle felt techniques

Running Times: All Day

Stand 28: Felt Sew Creative

Cost To Attend: FREE

Over the course of the event I will be running demos on how to felt using both wet and needle felt techniques. Demos will be run throughout the day – no set times and free to watch, pop along to Stand 28 and see what you can do with this addictive craft.

Depending on what is being make, demonstration lengths will vary, but finished articles will remain on display for you to have a look.

From wet felt beads to felt flowers; needle felt bees to fairies; and maybe a picture or two, you are bound to pick up some helpful tips and tricks to help you with your own makes.

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

Screen Printing and Gelliplate Printing

Running Times: All Day

Stand 114 : ArtVanGo

Cost To Attend: Free

As well as the myriad of treasures you have come to expect to find on the Art Van Go stand you will also find Alison Hulme. Who will be demonstrating screen-printing and Gelliplate printing with acrylics, fabric paints and screen-print colour.   Alison uses these techniques to produce unique fabrics for her famous pinnies and bags!

 

 

 

 

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.  

Morsbags Workshop

Running Times: All Day

Stand 189 : Project Linus

Cost To Attend: Free

Come to Project Linus' stand and join in in the production of Morsbags This is a free workshop and the bags are giveaways so no money changes hands anywhere.

Morsbags make and give away bags made from old fabric. ... Plastic never dies, cotton will rot down, become worm food and help to grow new things.

Wet Felted Bowls

Running Times: All Day

Stand 116 : Felta Skelta

Cost To Attend: Free

 

Ginny Shipway will be demonstrationg the process of creating Wet Felted Bowls over on her stand (116) as part of Felta Skelta's display at the show.

 

 

Learn The Gentle Art of Needle Tatted Lace

13:30pm - 15:30pm 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 

Designed to be Different Card Making with JJD Cards

Running Times: All Day

Stand 1 : J.J.D Cards

Cost To Attend : FREE

 On-Stand Demonstrations Throughout Each Day. Showing you Techniques & Tips On Creating "Dazzlingly Different" Greeting Cards & Decorations; Using Britannia Dies, Hunkydory, Kanban, Dawn Bibby & A Wide Range Of Strikingly Different Products!
You Can't Afford To Miss Our 2020 New Product Launch "The Crafter's Recipe For Success" 
 

Traditional Hand Quilting

12:30pm - 1:30pm Everyday

Stand 191

Cost To Attend: £8

This class will suit complete beginners or anyone fancying a peaceful while stitching to pick or share some up hints and tips. The class will run for up to an hour, the time goes really quickly, you'd never know there were people all around us!

Traditional Hand Quilting

2:00pm - 3:00pm Everyday

Stand 191

Cost To Attend: £8

This class will suit complete beginners or anyone fancying a peaceful while stitching to pick or share some up hints and tips. The class will run for up to an hour, the time goes really quickly, you'd never know there were people all around us!

How to make Silk Paper with Sherril Olive

11:00am Everyday

Stand 64

Cost To Attend: £10 

Participants  will make  an A4 piece of silk paper from wool and silk with silk rods for texture. The paper can be used for nuno felting, to make flowers, card crafting, book covers and anything else your imagination can come up with.

To book please contact olivedesignso@gmail.com

Glorious MUD

14:00pm - 15:00pm Everyday

Stand 80a - Creative Glass Guild

Cost To Attend: £15

Create textured designs that air dry on craft card. MUD is a glass based Texture Medium that can be applied with a brush, a palette knife, your fingers or whatever way you can imagine. In this workshop we will show you some of the application options and techniques.

Book Your Seat Here  

Make a Copper Foil Heart

15:30pm - 16:30pm Everyday

Stand 80a - Creative Glass Guild

Cost To Attend: £15

Learn the copper foiling process to produce your own stained glass heart or pair of lovebirds. Choose from a large range of colours, copper foil and solder them before adding a hook to your piece to hang it in a window or in the garden at home. Watch the light interact with your piece in a way that only glass will allow!

Book Your Seat Here  

Make a Pair of Lovebirds

15:30pm - 16:30pm Everyday

Stand 80a - Creative Glass Guild

Cost To Attend: £15

Learn the copper foiling process to produce your own stained glass heart or pair of lovebirds. Choose from a large range of colours, copper foil and solder them before adding a hook to your piece to hang it in a window or in the garden at home. Watch the light interact with your piece in a way that only glass will allow!

Book Your Seat Here  

Nuno Felted Flower Brooch

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Stand 64 - International Felt Makers Association

Cost To Attend : £9.50

Learn how to nuno felt and at the same time create your own beautiful flower brooch. We will be using the wet felting process with silk and merino wool. All materials are provided.

To prebook into this workshop, please email 'carolyn.ballard@btinternet.com' stating the day of your visit

 

Felted Seascape

1:30pm - 2:30pm Everyday

Stand 64 - International Felt Makers Association

Cost To Attend : £9

You will be able to design and make your own seascape picture by wet felting layers of coloured merino wool onto prefelt and adding silk embellishment. All materials are provided.

 

To prebook this workshop please email: creativesouthwesttextiles@gmail.com

New Card Making Techniques

1:00pm - 1:45pm Everyday

Stand 19 : Craft Habitat

Cost To Attend: FREE

Paper Craft New Technique on card making, DO not miss this session!

New Card Making Techniques

2:00pm - 2:45pm Everyday

Stand 19 : Craft Habitat

Cost To Attend: FREE

Paper Craft New Technique on card making, DO not miss this session!

New Card Making Techniques

3:00pm - 3:45pm Everyday

Stand 19 : Craft Habitat

Cost To Attend: FREE

Paper Craft New Technique on card making, DO not miss this session!

Get The Most From Embroidery

Running Time: All Day

Stand 77: The Embroiderers Guild

Cost To Attend: FREE

In this demonstration, the Embroiderers Guild (SW) will be showing how to get the most form embroidery. 

A printing block will be used to make the pattern on some plain fabric. Which will be stitched into using simple stitching, running stitchong, and back stitching techniques.

There will also be beads and sequins which can also be used.The piece can then be used to embellish a book cover, or it can be put into a frame.

Margaret Beal - Fusing Fabric

10:30am - 11:30am Everyday.

Stand 94 : Margaret Beal

Cost To Attend: £8 per person

Using a fine tipped soldering iron on synthetic fabric can be so much more useful than just using a pair of scissors. In the workshop we will be using one to cut, seal, seam and make marks on fabric.

You will find the processes easy to learn, straightforward and fun

To book this workshop in advance, please contact Margaret via email : burningissues@margaretbeal.co.uk

Create a fabulous eye-catching Greeting Card

Thursdays Times: 1:15pm-2:15pm / 2:30pm - 3:30pm / 3:45pm-4:45pm

Dawn Bibby Creations Workshop

Cost To Attend £10.00

Impress your family and friends by creating an eye-catching greeting card. Join JoJo Johnson from Dawn Bibby’s design team and learn how to make a card using Dawn’s flower dies. In this class JoJo will teach you how to shape flowers to give added dimension and effect. 

If you would like to book into this class we advised to book in advance as seats are limited. 

Please email DawnBibbyWorkshops@yahoo.com stating the day, what time you would like to attend, your name and a contact number. Dawns team will then come back to you to confirm your booking. 

Anne Hellyer: Caravan Coaster Workshop

1:00pm to 2:00pm Everyday

Stand 94 : Anne Hellyer

Cost To Attend: £8

Come along to my stand and design your own caravan coaster to take home and stitch.

I will be running 2 one hour workshops each day – Using appliqué, paint, pens  and  my  hand painted fabrics create a  drinks coaster to take  home and stitch. Heat resistant backing fabrics and bias binding  is included in your kit. In the workshop you will make ONE coaster.

The 1 hour workshop includes the complete kit for one coaster at just £8 p.p.

To book this workshop in advance, please contact Anne at annehellyer@outlook.com

Margaret Beal - Fusing Fabric

2:15pm - 3:15pm Everyday

Stand 94 : Margaret Beal

Cost To Attend: £8 per person

Using a fine tipped soldering iron on synthetic fabric can be so much more useful than just using a pair of scissors. In the workshop we will be using one to cut, seal, seam and make marks on fabric.

You will find the processes easy to learn, straightforward and fun

To book this workshop in advance, please contact Margaret via email : burningissues@margaretbeal.co.uk

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