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Hampton Court Palace
18 - 20 June 2021

Make & Create

Find plenty of inspirational crafting ideas and get creative in hands-on mini workshops and demonstrations hosted by our bespoke makers.  Pick up craft techniques, expert advice and inspiration in interactive sessions, from traditional blacksmithing to Indian block printing and embroidery we have something for everyone to enjoy and take home!

Take a look below for more information on the mini workshops and demonstrations taking place at the Festival. 

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Find out more about the Make & Create workshops:

Kingdom Forge, Blacksmithsaccordian title

This June, Kingdom Forge will be bringing the amazing world of forging to the East Gardens of Hampton Court Palace. During the demonstrations at their fully functioning blacksmiths workshops, you will not only be able to discover the various traditional forging processes, but also get hands-on and forge your own item which you can take home to wow your friends and family. Plus, keep an eye out for competitions they will be running throughout the Festival!

More information coming soon

Royal School of Needleworkaccordian title

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN), based at Hampton Court Palace, will be demonstrating a variety of hand embroidery techniques including Surface Embellishment, Canvaswork and Metal Thread Work, as well as exhibiting students’ work. Alongside this, the RSN Shop will also be selling exclusive kits, books and gifts.

In addition to their demonstrations, they will be hosting a daily workshop ‘Hearts & Flowers: An introduction to Surface Stitched Embroidery’, and Chief Executive, Dr Susan Kay-Williams, will be talking about some of the Royal School of Needlework’s prestigious Royal commissions over the last 150 years during her free, daily 2pm Talk, ‘Four Weddings, Four Coronations & Two Funerals: The Royal School of Needlework’s Royal Commissions’.

‘Hearts & Flowers’ - An Introduction to Surface Stitched Embroidery’
Royal School of Needlework Degree Studio, located within Hampton Court Palace
Friday 11am-12.30pm, Saturday 11am-12.30pm, Sunday 11am-12.30pm

Surface Stitches, or ‘freestyle embroidery’, is such a versatile technique, and lends itself to a huge variety of styles, subject matter and objects. This workshop will take place in a Royal School of Needlework Degree teaching Studio, based within Hampton Court Palace, which looks on to the magnificent gardens. During 90 minutes, you will learn the hand embroidery techniques needed to complete this lovely, stylised Heart. To work the cheerful posy of delicate flowers, you will learn a variety of traditional surface stitches: Stem Stitch, Detached Chain, French Knots and Seeding Stitch. On completion, you will be able to turn your work in to a special card, lavender sachet, or small framed work of art.

Workshop price: £25

Click here for more information about the workshop. 

Click here to book a RSN workshop ticket for Friday 18th June
Click here to book a RSN workshop ticket for Saturday 19th June
Click here
to book a RSN workshop ticket for Sunday 20th June 

Please note: In order to book a workshop you will need to have purchased an entry ticket to the Artisan Festival

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 the 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 and you can find out more by visiting their website at www.theartycraftyplace.co.uk

Block Print a set of Napkins Workshop
Taking place daily at 10.30am

Hand print a Drawstring Bag Workshop
Taking place daily at 12.30pm

Botanical Cushion Cover Printing Workshop
Taking place on Friday 18th June and Sunday 19th June at 2.30pm

Bumble Bee Cushion Cover Printing Workshop
Taking place on Saturday 19th June at 2.30pm

Stationery Block Printing Workshop
Taking place daily at 4.30pm 

Workshop price: £7.50

Click here to book The Arty Crafty Place workshop 

Please note: In order to book a workshop you will need to have purchased an entry ticket to the Artisan Festival

Annie Sloan Paints at Sheldon Paint & Country Mouse Home accordian title

Two indie shops, one in Berkshire the other here in Hampton Hill where we are all about creative upcycling and eco-friendly home decor.

Country Mouse and Sheldon Paint are longstanding stockists of Annie Sloan Paints and Products. Together we will be showing you how to upcycle the Annie Sloan Way.

So visit us to see how many ways there are to use Chalk Paint™ in your home (and garden!) We will have demos or you can sign up for a workshop!

We’ll have paint and accessories for sale and discounts on orders taken at the fair.

You can find out more at www.countrymousehome.co.uk and www.sheldonpaint.co.uk

More information coming soon

Artcutsaccordian title

Based locally in Surrey, Artcuts are a family-run craft company and designer-makers of sustainable wooden craft shapes. Visit their stand where they will have their best-selling crafts kits, contemporary wooden decorations, plus a curated range of craft accessories. During the weekend their expert makers will be demonstrating top crafting tips and you’ll be able to have a go yourself on a bookable workshop! Learn to stamp and decorate a summer bunting or create a bespoke bookmark to take home! Designed for all ages and levels of makers, you’ll learn the best techniques on how to work with Artcuts’ beautiful Birch wood.

Summer Fruits Workshop
Taking place daily from 10.30am - 11.00am, 11.15am - 11.45am, 12pm- 12.30pm, 4.30pm - 5.15pm 

Daisy Bee & Flower Workshop
Taking place daily from 1.30pm - 2.30pm, 2.15pm - 2.45pm, 3pm - 3.30pm, 3.45pm - 4.15pm 

Workshop early bird ticket price: £8.50

Book today and take advantage of Artcuts' 15% off earlybird offer. Tickets will be the full price of £10 on the day. 

Click here to book an Artcuts workshop ticket 

Please note: In order to book a workshop you will need to have purchased an entry ticket to the Artisan Festival

Lexus Art Studio accordian title

In celebration of fine craftsmanship and traditional Japanese artistry, Lexus has created the world's first tattooed car, which you'll be able to admire at the Festival this June. Pull up a seat and be inspired by leading tattoo artist, Claudia De Sabe as she shows off her talents and tattoos a car right in front of your eyes.  

Find out more and visit the Lexus at the Hampton Court Palace Artisan Festival page. 

More information coming soon 

Lottie & Albertaccordian title

Lindsey Newns is the craft designer and maker behind Lottie and Albert. She specialises in modern, colourful crochet designs, yarn craft DIYs and teaching the fibre arts.

Come and learn how to make simple rainbow macrame charms, pom pom keyrings and tassel wallhangings in one of their mini workshops running over the weekend. Or if you prefer, you can take a kit home to make. Suitable for all ages, and no prior skill needed!

Lindsey will also have some items for sale, including popular crochet and craft kits, and some accessories. Pop along to squish some yarn and say hi!

You can find out more at www.lottieandalbert.co.uk

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