Crafts

bowtop-shThe Craft Community, nestled between 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’ 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.

Our green crafts were so popular last year we’re expanding the area for 2017!

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A-Z of workshops running for the whole festival

A Pretty Penny – Learn how to cut coins to make yourself a pendant.

Anglesey Green Craft – Greenwood spoon and spatula making, pole-lathe demonstrations, eco woven textile workshops, paper bead making.

Bee Skep – Workshops and demonstrations in traditional Bee Skep Making

Black Sheep Mattress Making – Make your own floor cushions using traditional techniques and watch a master craftsman make a mattress which will be raffled at the end of the weekend.

Bleach Dying and Textile Weaving – create multicoloured tye-dye effect patterns using stencils, water dispersers, and painting, or learn to how to ‘weave’ cotton clothing into geometric patterns and shapes.

Crafty Rascals – Select a stone, drill a hole and then file and sand before a dab of oil finishes your pendant

Don’t Feed The Machine – Traditional handspinning workshops.

Earth Pottery – throwing pots on a traditional kick wheel, get stuck in and learn the technique of a potter.

Forged – Blacksmithing workshops using a Victorian hand cranked field forge.

Funki faces – Facepainting and drop in talks on how to build your own gypsy wagon.

Funky Furniture & Woodcraft – Woodcraft workshops in hazel flower, stools and walking staffs.

Gareth Thomas Blacksmith

Hallowed Bee – Make a beeswax and honey balm.

Hammered – Hammer out a copper leaf or a small bowl, or learn how to sharpen your tools.

La Roulette – Yurt Crown Wheel making

Labyrinth Arts – Glaze and fire your own pots using the Raku technique.

Leatherworks – Make a leather pendant, wallet or belt. Also on-site repairs and commissions.

Mushroom Paul – Making wooden mushrooms.

Not Too Shabby – Make a hand bag, purse or something else from old inner tubes.

Pembrokeshire Thatch – Thatching, milling and straw rope making demonstrations.

Roadside Recycling – Be amazed at the ornaments you can make with old tin cans

Running Horse Shamanic Drums – Make a single sided frame drum and felt headed beater. Decorate the drum skin with henna

ScrapMonkey Jewelery Workshop – Jewellery making out of scrap copper pipes, sheet & wire.

Stoneycraft – Stone carving workshops and demonstrations.

Sundidjs – Didjeridoo playing and spoon carving workshops.

Tools For Self Reliance Cymru – Blacksmithing and tool sellers/makers.

Wayne’s Woods – Like cooking? Enjoy eating? Love trees? Want time for contemplation and to learn new skills? Combine them by making a spoon! Just bring yourself and some hands.

Willow Be-HookedMake a willow creation of your choice, from foraging baskets to a lantern.

Woolly Weavers Workshop – Peg loom weaving with sheep fleece.

Zed Metal – Bracelet making using recycled cutlery.

Zoe’s Willow – How about making a dreamcatcher, a small basket or a big one, all made with traditional wicker basketry techniques.

Free Workshop Timetable

Free sessions will be held in the Craft Office & The Classroom from Friday to Sunday.

Including daily workshops with:

Black Cat – Leather Rainbow Flowers

Wanderlust Jewellery – Macrame Jewellery

Hot Press – Mono-printing with leaves and feathers

Chris Perkins – Tool Sharpening

Earth Jewellery Creations – Jewellery making using natural and upcycled materials

Bookbinding with Lucy Stockton-Smith

K-Cycle – Upcycled bike flowers, tetra-pak wallets and milk bottle badges

In Two Infinity – Sacred Geometry

Also!

Site Art by Roadside Recycling and Ian Freemantle

Plants and décor by Molly Mason for The Garden that Deedun and Symbiant Events

Fire Table by Mark Evans

Fun & Games by TreeMenders

Kate Bush Flashmob by Labyrinth Arts – see info tent for where and when

Loads more demos and totally random stuff will be happening during the festival, booked after we went to press. Keep an eye on the Info Tent and the Craft Area noticeboard outside the Craft Office for demonstrations and workshop announcements!

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