The Craft Area, an island nestled in the trees, offers young and old alike the chance to learn traditional crafts. You can easily spend all day here, gaining practical skills for a sustainable life…
Blacksmithing, carpentry, wood and stone carving, copperwork, pottery, basketry, weaving, leatherwork, upcycling, drum making, felting and tool sharpening are just some of the crafts on offer in individual workshops, taught by experienced artisans.
At the ‘Craft Office’ and ‘Classroom’ you’ll find a programme of short, free sessions suitable for a wide range of ages and skills, for example macrame, upcycled jewellery making, book-binding and tool sharpening.
The Solar Vinyl Lounge is also based here – a celebration of music on sun-powered vinyl. Stop by to choose your favourite record from an eclectic collection of hundreds of singles and LPs from the 1950s to 2000s. Then chill in a deckchair and enjoy the memories.
Here you’ll also find the Peace Garden crew.
A Selection of our Craft WORKSHOPS…
Big Sky Textiles – weaving, sewing and spinning.
Can you handle it? – make, fit & finish ash handles to old tool heads.
Funky Furniture & Woodcraft – hazel flowers, stools and staffs.
Glen Mooar Cottage Retreat – free festival bracelets!
Golden Lotus Archery – longbow making.
Hammered – beaten copperwork workshops.
Hot Puff – glassblowing workshops and demonstrations.
Ian Freemantle – sculpture and woodwork, storytelling and poetry.
Running Horse Shamanic Drums – drum and felt making.
Slator Creator – select a stone, drill, file, sand & oil to make a pendant.
Tools For Self Reliance – blacksmithing, spoon making and tool sales.
Stonycraft – stone carving workshops and demonstrations.
The Nowhere Forge – blacksmithing workshops; trinkets and more.
West Coast Makers – stool and brush making; clay throwing demo.
Wicked Waste – rag rugs, mobiles, suncatchers and more from waste.
Wild & Wandering – make a driftwood work of art.
Willow Be’Hooked – lanterns & more; see Info Tent for parade times!
Zoe’s Willow – traditional willow weaving, from star wands to baskets.
MillyPeds – cycle & moped maintenance (free); parts at trade prices.
Mushroom Paul – making wooden mushrooms; fun for all the family.
On The Flip Side – lino printing workshop.
Rainbow Leather Craft – flower brooches, pouches, cases and bags.
Tez Roberts Ceramics – raku: glaze and fire unique ceramic art.