Hampton Court Palace
17 - 19 May 2024

Make & Create

We're hosting a range of workshops at the Artisan Fayre 2024; read on for a sample of what was on offer...

Feeling creative? Unleash your inner artist and discover the beauty of traditional crafts passed down through generations with one of our hands-on mini workshops. Guided by our master tutors, you’ll learn the art of Indian block printing, weaving, jesmonite tray moulding and plant pot painting while designing a unique piece infused with your own personality. Our younger visitors will also relish the chance to make their own designs! 

Click through the list below to find out more...

Please note: tickets for workshops need to be purchased in addition to general admission. General admission does not include workshop entry.


Find out more about the Make & Create workshops:

Lexus Presents Coco Sato Origami (free of charge)accordian title

Join Coco Sato, an award-winning Origami artist, for a series of exciting Origami classes at the Hampton Court Palace Artisan Fayre. Hosted by Lexus, the classes offer an opportunity to learn the art of paper folding and explore the unique techniques used by Coco Sato to create stunning Origami designs.

Coco Sato is globally renowned award winning Origami artist and has had work featured in prestigious exhibitions and publications around the world. Coco's Origami classes are known for their creativity and interactivity, providing participants with an opportunity to learn and experiment with the art of paper folding in a fun and engaging way.

The Origami classes delivered by Coco Sato are suitable for beginners and advanced Origami enthusiasts alike. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore the cultural significance and history of Origami and learn how this ancient art form has evolved over time.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from an award-winning Origami artist and explore the fascinating world of paper folding. Book your place in Coco Sato's Origami classes today and join us at the Lexus Pavilion situated in the heart of the Artisan Fayre at the Hampton Court Palace Artisan Fayre.

Friday - Sunday: 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 2.30pm / 3.30pm / 4.30pm 

Company: Lexus

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Sessions run for 30 minutes. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive 5 minutes before the class is scheduled to start.             

Create Your Own Jesmonite Trays accordian title

Use the fun, eco-resin Jesmonite to create a unique tray to take home! Jesmonite is a chameleon material that can mimic stone or ceramic - a brilliant hands-on craft that is perfect for all levels. During the taster workshop you will measure and mix Jesmonite, play around with pigmenting, then cast it into a mould. You will also learn the technique of marbling to customize your beautiful piece! Suitable for kids over 7 with adult supervision.

Company: Crafty Jezebels

Price: £15

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Plant Pot Paintingaccordian title

Pimp up your very own plant pot with Pimpupyourplants. Adorn your pots with gold leaf, colour and patterns - let your imagination run wild! You'll be provided with your very own terracotta plant pot + saucer, ready to be customised. Lou will talk you through a range of techniques and there will be plenty of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing so sit back and relax while you let your mind wander.

- A 9cm plant pot and saucer 
- All materials including gold leaf, silver and rose gold so we can get our sparkle on!
- Aprons for use on the day
- A relaxed lesson on how to paint your pot
- A bag, varnish tub, and brush to seal your plant pot at home

Company: Pumpupyourplant

Price: £15

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Indian Block Printingaccordian title

In this workshop,  Tess & Anya from The Indian Block Print Co. (formally The Arty Crafty Place) will teach you how to use Indian Printing Blocks and Textile Paint to hand print your own fabric design. The workshop will start with a detailed demonstration, time to practice with different colours and designs and once confident you will choose either a Tote Bag, Tea Towel or Cushion Cover to Block Print.

Company: Indian Block Printing Co

Price: £12.50

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Summery Coiled Potsaccordian title

These coiled pots are so much fun to make and they have so many uses. Using a range of coloured threads come and learn how to make a coiled pot, perfect for your trinkets. All bright and summery materials supplied. 

Company: Peas and Needles

Price: £12

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Woven Wrapped Rainbowsaccordian title

Suitable for all craft abilities, this rainbow macrame  would make an ideal gift or simply a lovely, mindful project to try yourself. This workshop contains everything to make a beautiful rainbow wall hanging.

Company: Peas and Needles

Price: £12

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Embroidered Flower Patchaccordian title

Come and spend a quiet 45 mins immersed in the world of embroidery. Create your own embroidered flower patch to adorn your clothes or bag.  All materials and ready made designs for people to follow will be supplied.

Company: Peas and Needles

Price: £12

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Fabric Banneraccordian title

Learn how to make a fabric banner with any saying of your choice. You can use felt or fabric. This is perfect for a variety of occasions and ideal for any age!

Company: Peas and Needles

Price: £12

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English Paper Piecing Patchworkaccordian title

English Paper Piecing is the technique of folding fabric over paper templates and hand sewing these together. English Paper Piecing requires only; paper, fabric, scissors, thread, and needles, great for using scrap material! Come and have a go and make your own little patchwork piece!

Company: Peas and Needles

Price: £12

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Royal School of Needlework ‘Luna Moth’: Introduction to Mixed Techniquesaccordian title

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is thrilled to be part of the Hampton Court Palace Artisan Fayre 2024.The RSN is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery offering a range of courses for beginners through to advanced, across a variety of techniques. RSN will teach a 90 minute workshop every day, which will take place in our learning studios, part of the original grace in favour Palace apartments, not usually accessible to visitors. We will teach this Luna Moth design (also known as an American Moon Moth) which has been created by RSN Future Tutor Graduate 2023 Abigail Carter. You will learn a variety of surface stitches and beginners’ Goldwork techniques.  This is an opportunity to learn back stitch, stem stitch and turkey rug, along with couched gold metal thread and spangles.

Please note: This workshop will be in the studios – not general event space.

Company: Royal School of Needlework

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Price: £30



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