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June 15, 2019

At our May market we ran a series of workshops hosted by talented crafters and they were a big hit! Lots of you booked on to workshops including Calligraphy, Needlefelting and Printing and we had so much great feedback ... so we then got to selecting more workshops for the next market!


So that brings us to now and we are so excited to reveal July's workshops ! We've added a few more sessions this month including a couple of outdoor sessions, which will of course depend upon the Great British weather, but will be super fun!



Another different thing about these workshops is that The Crafters Market will be donating 10% of every booking to Mind as part of their Crafternoon campaign (we will be doing a blog about everything we are doing to support the cause at our next market, so keep an eye open for that!). They hold their Crafternoon every year to promote mental health and encourage everyone to spend time together. To find out more about Mind head over to their website

So join us to support Mind and spread the joy of crafting !!


Here are the workshops for July 20th ...

10:30am -11:30am Modern Calligraphy with The Craftsy Creator

10:30am -12:30pm Cardmaking with Stampin with Stephanie

11am - 12pm Mini Obelisk Making with Hedges and Hurdles

12:30pm - 2pm Beginners Knitting with Net Knits

1:30pm - 4pm Decoupage Flower Pots with Made by Lorraine

1:30pm - 4pm Beginners Crochet with My Crochet and More

2pm - 3pm Mini Obelisk Making with Hedges and Hurdles

3pm- 4pm Beaded Jewellery Making with Jewellery by Design.


As you can see we've got quite the range of crafts so hopefully there will be something for everyone ! Lets learn a bit more about each workshop ...


10:30am -11:30am Modern Calligraphy with The Craftsy Creator.


Modern calligraphy is a relaxing and fun creative art form which can be used for so many things, including wedding invitations and menus, greetings cards and crafts. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some basic experience, come along to this introductory workshop where you'll learn how to hold your pen, be given guidance on creating letters and words and create your first piece of calligraphy art which you can take home. Introductory workshops are a great way try out brush calligraphy in an informal and friendly environment. You'll receive a brush calligraphy starter kit on the day, including a brush pen and worksheets, which you'll use on the day and get to take home to practice your new skill.

Suitable for ages 9+

£25 per person



10:30am -12:30pm Cardmaking with Stampin with Stephanie.

Come and join us for a 2 hour card making workshop! You will be provided with everything you need to make 3 gorgeous handmade cards, all made by you! Full support and instructions will be given, so perfect for both new and experienced crafters. You will learn about stamping, die cutting, embossing, colouring, use of punches and how to use a brayer to create backgrounds. You will take away 3 completed projects with envelopes and the full instructions, so you can replicate the cards if you wish. You will also take home a catalogue, detailing the products we have used.

Suitable for ages 14+

£20 per person.



11am - 12pm + 2pm - 3pm Mini Obelisk Making with Hedges and Hurdles.

Join Lorraine of 'Hedges & Hurdles' to make a Mini-Willow Obelisk suitable for supporting your climbing plants such as Sweet Pea and Clematis! You should allow up to an hour to make your Obelisk. She will provide a wooden jig to support the uprights and you can work on a table top to weave either in a sitting or standing position, whichever you find most comfortable. All materials will be provided and you will be able to take your work home!The majority of the Willow they use is harvested locally at Priory Farm Estates, Nutfield. Once cut it is tied into bundles and left to dry for a few weeks.

Suitable for ages 8+

£15 per person.



12:30pm - 2pm Beginners Knitting with Net Knits.

This session will teach you the basic elements - to cast on, simple garter stitch, cast off - and introduce you to the wonderful world of knitting.As part of a small and relaxed group, you will be provided with full instruction by an experienced enthusiast, the use of needles and wool, the opportunity to practice and refine this new skill, plus a detailed hand-out to take home and of course, your knitted square creation.This session is tailored for those brand new to knitting or those looking for a basic refresher. You'll receive a set of bamboo knitting needles and some wool to take home so you can keep practicing !

Suitable for ages 16+

£15 per person



1:30pm - 4pm Decoupage Flower Pots with Made by Lorraine.

This relaxing workshop, will give you step-by-step guidance on how to create a unique Hand Painted & Decoupage Flower Pot. Follow the stages to transform your Terracotta pot into a work of Art.After being taught at il Rocchetto in Liguria, Italy, I have to admit, I am now an addict. Come along & find out why. All materials will be supplied, but you may like to bring your own small sharp scissors & an apron.

Suitable for ages 16+

£20 per person.



1:30pm - 4pm Beginners Crochet with My Crochet and More

This workshop will offer an introduction to crochet, a guide on how to hold the hook and yarn. You’ll learn basic crochet stitches such as slip stitch, chain stitch, double crochet and treble! You’ll be explained the difference between UK and US terminology so that you can follow books, magazines or other tutorials.

If time permits we might take a look at simple charted patterns too!

Once you familiarise with the basic stitches you’ll be able to start a simple project of your choice ( a flower, a granny square or perhaps a garland...) Crochet is calming, therapeutic and rewarding. If you love it as much as I do you’ll have a new hobby for life.

Suitable for ages 16+ 

£20 per person + £5 optional starter kit to take home, includes a hook, some wool, a yarn needles and more (you will be supplied with tools and materials to use during the workshop but if you'd like to carry on practicing crochet at home it is the perfect kit!) . 


3pm- 4pm Beaded Jewellery Making with Jewellery by Design


Attention all jewellery lovers!

Would you like to design and create your own bracelet and earrings?!

Come along to my workshop and I can teach you how to make your own stretchy bracelet and a pair of shepherds hook earrings designed from scratch. 

You will choose your own beads from the varied selection provided, learn the techniques and then get to take your beautiful items home to wear and enjoy! We will have a lot of fun along the way!

All items and tools required will be provided. Instructions will be available to take home. 

No prior skills necessary. All will be taught at the workshop.

(Beads supplied will be made from glass, crystal, gemstones, acrylic and glass or shell pearls, silver plated findings and smaller spacer beads)

Come and have some fun and meet other like minded people and create your own jewellery! 

Who knows where this experience may lead you. I really look forward to meeting you and helping you to create your own beautiful and individual jewellery items. 

Suitable for ages 14+ 
£22 per person.



Another addition this month is that we will have Painty Pots running drop in sessions so you can do some pottery painting!


Eva-Marie will be bringing a selection of items for you to get creative with. She'll also be available to do baby prints so bring along your children and create some beautiful keepsakes! Everything will be priced and you'll pay Painty Pots on the day as opposed to booking through us. If you have any questions pop Eva-Marie s message on social media!




So there they are !! We hope you are as excited as us about the range of wonderful crafts on offer ! If you would like to book any of these just get in touch by messaging us on social media or sending us an email at . There are limited spaces for each workshop so if you are thinking of booking it's best to get in fast !!

Once you have booked a space we will send you a paypal invoice, and once this is paid your space will be guaranteed. Don't worry if you don't have a paypal account, you can still pay an invoice using your bank card ...


As with last time we are holding a little giveaway for everyone who books ... so when you book you'll be entered to win your place for free ! To be entered you must have paid your invoice by Sunday 14th July, and the winner will be chosen on Monday 15th July. 


Just a note about cancellations ... any cancellations made before the 8th July will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after 8th July (in the 2 weeks before the market) will receive a 50% refund. This is to cover materials already bought and due to the fact we may not be able to fill the space. 


Get booking and we will see you all on Saturday July 20th for a lovely day of crafting !!


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