Following amazing response, the Greencrafts Village returns, offering fantastic hands-on craft workshops throughout the festival.
Ever wanted to: Try greenwood pole-lathing? Make silver jewellery? Create a fresh-flower or fabric head-dress? Glaze a bowl? Weave willow? Make perfume? Try stone-carving? Or try loads-more hands-on craft stuff? And make beautiful things to take home?. Then the Greencrafts Village is the place for you.
Pioneers in sustainable and ethical making, there’s no generators or mains electric, it’s all powered by clean green energy, the sun and people! Everything is made using traditional tools and natural, re-cycled and sustainable materials, showcasing how we can live a more environmentally stable life, in a real and practical way.
What You Need to Know
Located near The Atrium in a beautiful tree-lined area.
Open Thursday from 2pm & Friday – Sunday 10am to 6pm.
No need to book in advance. Book directly with craftspeople or simply drop-by.
You can always have-a-go first before joining in.
Prices vary but start from around £5.
No experience needed, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Masks will need to be worn when taking part in workshops (will be provided).
Broomy Hill Enchanted Garden – lovely ribbon, wool & costume jewellery hair accessories
Faith & Betty – natural perfume & bath bombs making using essential oil fragrance, petals & oils
In Stitch U – original cloth embroidered pictures, using a cycle powered sewing machine
Juliette Hamilton Design – natural garden willow weaving, making bees, dragon-flies & hearts
Lost Treasure Silver Workshop – specialised silver ring, bangles & pendent making
Muddy Fingers Pottery – unusual ceramic and you glaze tiles, bowls & horse-hair pots, raku fired
Mushroom Peddlers – natural wood turned mushrooms & wands using a big cycle powered lathe
Needle point of resistance – fabric head-dresses & broaches using beautiful ribbons & silk roses
Orchis Floral Design – freshly cut flower head-dresses & unusual beard decorations
Raku U-Like – exclusive ceramic bowls with choice of your glazing, fired in a specialist raku kiln
Rhys Davies Sculptor – traditional wood carving demo using mallets & chisels
Rough around the Edges – natural hedgerow & plant bracelets, rush coasters & willowwork
Royans – traditional stone carving using chalk, with shaping & engraving, ideal for beginners
Spinney Hollow – natural greenwood wands, swords & staffs using a pole lathe & shavinghorse
Stab the Fluff – dry needlepoint felt making unusual ears, horns, crowns, small animals & birds
The Jewellery Workshop – special silver ring & pendent making
Join us, and make something magical, in this beautiful part of the festival.
“Everyone’s so lovely and helpful, I couldn’t believe what I made.”
“The workshops were amazing.”
“A true eco-zone gem, the craftspeople are so knowledgeable”