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Let's make Christmas Craft Fayre

LET’S MAKE CHRISTMAS:  festive arts, crafts and fun.

Sunday 20 November

9.30am – 5.00pm

Get the festive season off to a creative start with Let’s Make Christmas…bringing together artists, crafts people and makers to share their skills, ideas and wonderful wares to help you make your perfect Christmas. Join us for a full day of festive activities from quality craft workshops, to festive ‘make and takes’.

Entrance £2.50 adults   £1.00 children. 

Craft Market

9.30 – 5.00pm

The Craft Market will be open all day, featuring artists, designers and makers selling and exhibiting unique and original wares from ceramics to jewellery. There will also be an opportunity to stock up your craft materials stash.


 9.30am- 5.30pm

The Ashcroft Café Bar will be open for the whole day where you can join us for festive refreshments from tea and

coffee to mulled cider and wine…with mince pies and a range of delicious cakes and cookies.  

Adult Workshop Programme

A range of workshops to inspire you, not only will you have an introduction to a craft, you will have something unique to take away. Each workshop lasts 75 mins and costs £10.00 (entrance fee is included).

Book in advance as places are limited.   Suitable for Adults and accompanied older children.

09.40 – 11.00     Make a beautiful needle felted brooch

10.00 - 11.20     Hand print a mistletoe inspired placemat

11.00- 12.20      Weave beautiful spheres or circlets to fill with lights to decorate home or garden (outdoor workshop)

11.40 – 13.00     Master the art of gilding and transform an object with gold leaf  

13.00 - 14.20     Create a Nordic inspired scene with the art of Paper cutting

14.00 – 15.25     Make an alternative Xmas tree with twigs and branches (outdoor workshop)

15.00 – 16.20     Try your hand at fused glass and make a simple, unique tree decoration


Workshop Activities for Children

Secret Santa

We will be making a beautiful item for you to give to your Mum or Dad or another special person – some finished items will be ready for collection from the centre the following week. All items can be wrapped to stop anyone but you peeking before the big day!    Each workshop is £6 per child.

11.20 – 12.40 -- Sshh  Wool –make a lovely warm wool gift to give – children of all ages can create a snugly gift in next to no time  (5-8 year olds may need adult support).

13.20 – 14.40 -  Sshh Glass – make Mum’s Christmas sparkle with a gift made of fused glass!

Family Festive Make and Takes 

Make something together in these creative drop-ins for all the family.  £2 per item

9.30-10.30      Willow stars

11.00 -12.00    Decorative tea light holders

12.30 – 12.30   Gift tags and cards sets

13.00- 14.00    Felt tree decorations