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Jan 24, 2023

NEW: Craft Workshops - Craft & Gift Fair 2023

We’re SO excited to announce that at this year’s Craft and Gift Fair on Saturday 1 April 2023, we now have some incredible craft workshops lined up for you to join in with. Find out more about the workshops on offer and book your space before they sell out!

Booking links for each workshop can be found at the bottom of the page.

FURZIE Wool Sculpture Workshops with Michelle Hickman

Join Michelle to make a delightful felt egg cosy. This workshop is suitable for beginners and children 12 year + (with accompanying adult). Each workshop lasts approximately 1 HOUR

TIME OF WORKSHOPS: 1.00PM 2.30PM
PLACES AVAILABLE: 10 places per session
COST PER ADULT: £10 per person
LOCATION: Ground Floor in Owners and Trainers Bar opposite the Parade Ring (access from outside).

Furzie is offering hour-long workshops to make your own needle-felted chicken egg cosy and take home your kit and materials to make another.

Workshops at 1pm and 2.30pm. This workshop costs just £10 inc. all materials to make two chicken egg cosies, foam mat and needles to keep. Kits with instructions will also be available to buy – if you wish to have a chicken takeaway. (Ages 12+)

Furzie has been teaching the craft for eight years and has taught over 2000 people, as well as selling commissions all over the world. Come and say hello, learn about the craft and see a display of her creations. Talk about commissioning a piece, joining a course or hosting a party in your own home. Furzie now has her own venue and workshop in Langport, South Somerset.

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JUST GINGER Children’s workshop with Kirsty Fee

Easter Biscuit decorating

Each child will receive 5 biscuits to decorate and be able to make up a lovely paper basket to hold them.

Parents will need to be near by and for smaller children maybe support a little.

Each workshop lasts approximately 30 minute

TIME OF WORKSHOPS: 11.30am and 2.30pm
PLACES AVAILABLE: 10 places per session
COST PER CHILD: £7.50 per child
LOCATION: 1st Floor next to main café area

Kirsty’s gingerbread recipe is what it’s all about. Kirsty has been making gingerbread gifts for nearly 3 decades and when her children came along, their parties always featured themed gingerbread decorating activities for their friends to take home- for a long as it was cool. With the family growing up and away and having stopped working as an Occupational Therapist for the NHS, Kirsty finds that she has a little more time and still wants to be creative and share her lovely biscuits. Kirsty is confident with children, having run Sunday school sessions for years but she really just loves meeting new people- craft fairs and workshops of all types giving her so much enjoyment.

Just Ginger was born, testing the waters just over 12 months ago, and Kirsty’s creative biscuits have gone down a storm. From party kits and edible gifts, to snacks to enjoy with a cup of tea, Just Ginger has it covered.

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ROCK YOUR KNOTS OFF Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop With Sam

Join Sam to make a beautiful macrame plant hanger. This workshop is suitable for adults and lasts approximately 1 HOUR 30 minutes

TIME OF WORKSHOP: 2.00pm
PLACES AVAILABLE: 12 places per session
COST PER ADULT: WAS £25.00 NOW £17.00
LOCATION: Silks café off the main exhibition hall next to the lift

Macrame is the art of knotting string in patterns to create decorative articles. Join Sam, owner of Rock Your Knots Off Macrame in making a macrame plant hanger that you can make and take home the same day.

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FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP with Newton Abbot Flower Club

Join the ladies from Newton Abbot Flower Club to make a beautiful Easter themed flower arrangement to take home.
This workshop is suitable for adults and lasts approximately 2 hours.

TIME OF WORKSHOP: 1.30PM
PLACES AVAILABLE: 10 places per session
COST PER ADULT: £18.00
LOCATION: Weighing Room building next to Parade Ring

Join the ladies from Newton Abbot Flower Club to make a beautiful Easter themed fresh flower arrangement to enjoy over the Easter holidays or to give someone as a very special gift that you have made.

Please note, the image used is just an idea of what could be made and may vary on the day.

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Book A Craft Workshop

All workshops must be booked in advance. To book your place, simply click on the booking link next to the workshop of your choice

- FURZIE Wool Sculpture Workshops with Michelle HickmanBOOK WORKSHOP
- JUST GINGER Children’s workshop with Kirsty FeeBOOK WORKSHOP
- ROCK YOUR KNOTS OFF Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop With SamBOOK WORKSHOP
- FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP with Newton Abbot Flower ClubBOOK WORKSHOP

Newton Abbot Craft & Gift Fair – Saturday 1 April 2023

The Craft and Gift Fair returns to Newton Abbot Racecourse on Saturday 1 April 2023. Join us and a wonderful selection of the regions best-loved craft and gift businesses for a jam-packed day of great shopping and crafting (with some delicious food thrown in for good measure).

Open from 10am until 4pm, entry is just £2 for adults and children go FREE.

For the latest updates on this year’s Craft and Gift Fair, visit our Craft and Gift Fair page.