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Hampton Court Palace
13 – 15 May 2022

Make & Create

The Artisan Festival has now closed. Thank you to everyone who joined us, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! We will be back from 12-14 May 2023. Can't wait that long? Then make sure to join us at the Palace from 27-29 August for the Hampton Court Palace Food Festival. Find out more here

Visitors will be able to find plenty of inspirational crafting ideas and get creative in hands-on mini workshops and demonstrations hosted by our bespoke makers this May. Pick up craft techniques, gain expert advice and get inspired in interactive sessions, from Indian block printing to beautiful embroidery. There's something for everyone to enjoy and take home! Take a look below for a flavour of the mini workshops and demonstrations coming to Hampton Court this May.

 

Find out more about the Make & Create workshops:

The Arty Crafty Placeaccordian title

BlockCraft is the art of Block Printing presented by The Arty Crafty Place, the Oxfordshire based company who have the largest collection of printing blocks in the world. They design printing blocks that are hand carved by artisans in rural India and their mission is to keep this ancient craft alive. They have created a way that this wonderful art form can be used by anyone on their kitchen table. 

Block printing can be used to print fabric and paper and they will be demonstrating throughout the event and also hosting workshops where you can have a go at printing a tote bag, a tea towel, or a set of notecards!  Workshops are suitable for adults and children over the age of 7. Block printing kits will be on sale too! 

Tickets to these workshops are available here. Please note, workshop tickets are only valid alongside a general entry ticket to the Festival.

Oh Hello Maker accordian title

Emily Dawe of Oh Hello Maker will be presenting a series of fantastic calligraphy workshops at the Artisan Festival this May.

Emily will teach you the basic skills you need to produce your very own beautiful modern calligraphy. You will start right from the beginning, from how to hold the pen, right the way through to all the sweeps and strokes you need to transform an everyday word or phrase into a stunning work of art! You will leave the workshop armed with the skills you need and Emily’s 16-page Nifty Little Handbook

Tickets to these workshops are available here. Please note, workshop tickets are only valid alongside a general entry ticket to the Festival.

Peaches & Teaaccordian title

Assemble, decorate and create your own pair of polymer clay earrings from pre-cut components in a variety of colours! Create a pair of classic hoops or a statement pair ready for a summer of garden parties or an upcoming wedding. Your lightweight earrings are perfect for everyday wear and best worn drinking a G&T with friends!

All hoops and studs are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel so are suitable for sensitive ears. A clip on stud option is also available. 45 minute sessions - Max 8 people per session – Under 16s will need an adult's support with timings. 

Tickets to these workshops are available here. Please note, workshop tickets are only valid alongside a general entry ticket to the Festival.

Peas and Needlesaccordian title

Lucy Rowan of Peas and Needles will be running a series of hands-on craft workshops where you can come and learn how to create a punch needle flower or a fluffy woven wall hanging - you could even try out your knotting skills and make yourself a macrame plant hanger! Or why not join us for an hour of pom pom and tassel making, to create your very own unique bag charm? By the end of the workshops, you’ll have the skills & confidence to continue exploring these wonderful crafts and play with more ideas & materials.

Tickets to each of Lucy's workshops are available here. Please note, workshop tickets are only valid alongside a general entry ticket to the Festival.

Willow & Finn Candle Bar Experienceaccordian title

This summer, Surrey-based Willow & Finn will bring their Candle Bar experience to Hampton Court Artisan Festival. Visitors will be able to learn the craft of soy candle making – wicking their chosen vessel, choosing a fragrance, and waiting for the right temperature before finally pouring. 

Tickets to each of Willow & Finn's workshops are available here. Please note, workshop tickets are only valid alongside a general entry ticket to the Festival.

Kingdom Forge accordian title

Kingdom Forge will bring the amazing world of forging to the East Gardens of Hampton Court Palace. During the demonstrations at their fully functioning blacksmiths workshops, visitors will be able to discover the various traditional forging processes, but also get hands-on and forge their own keyring which you can take home to wow friends and family!

Tickets to these workshops are available here. Please note, workshop tickets are only valid alongside a general entry ticket to the Festival.

Lexus at The Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre

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