The Westpoint Centre, Exeter. Devon. EX5 1DJ 13th Feb - 15th Feb 2020
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Thursday Morning:

Craft Business School At Craft4Crafters: Workshop 1 - Hobby to successful business.

10:30am-11:30am Everyday

Seminar Room.

Cost To Attend: £10

Have you ever thought about starting your own craft business? Or would you like to earn some money from your creative hobby?

Join the talk and learn about the possibilities that await you and the initial steps you need to take to make that jump successfully.

Bring your note pad, because there will be lots of tips!

Bookings for this workshop are to be done through Sarah's site, we anticipate that this workshop will be extremely popular, so be quick booking your slot!

To be redirected onto Sara's site so that you can book, click here!

Anne Hellyer: Caravan Coaster Workshop

11:45am - 12:45pm Everyday

Stand 94 : Anne Hellyer

Cost To Attend: £8

Come along to my stand and design your own caravan coaster to take home and stitch.

I will be running 2 one hour workshops each day – Using appliqué, paint, pens  and  my  hand painted fabrics create a  drinks coaster to take  home and stitch. Heat resistant backing fabrics and bias binding  is included in your kit. In the workshop you will make ONE coaster.

The 1 hour workshop includes the complete kit for one coaster at just £8 p.p.

To book this workshop in advance, please contact Anne at

Margaret Beal - Fusing Fabric

10:30 - 11:30 Everyday.

Stand 94 : Margaret Beal

Cost To Attend: £8 per person

Using a fine tipped soldering iron on synthetic fabric can be so much more useful than just using a pair of scissors. In the workshop we will be using one to cut, seal, seam and make marks on fabric.

You will find the processes easy to learn, straightforward and fun

To book this workshop in advance, please contact Margaret via email :

Crystal Art Live Demo


Stand 9 : HixxySoft

Cost To Attend: Free

HixxySoft will be demonstrating Crystal Art live on our stand throughout the show. Simply create sparkling wall art and greetings cards, by placing gems onto the adhesive surface. Everything you need is in the kits

Crystal Art is a hugely addictive hobby that enables you to craft your own beautiful pieces of crystal art. 

To book this workshop please email HixxySoft via email :

Glitter On Our Designer Acetates

All Day Drop-In Session

Stand 16 : Art & Craft Glitter Greetings

Cost To Attend: £2.50

Loads of beautiful designs to choose from. These are ranging from gorgeous spring flowers to unicorns. These look amazing when placed onto glass bottles, cards and MDF.

To book this workshop in advance, please email the workshop organiser:


Free Motion Embroidery Live Demonstrations

Running Times: All Day

Stand 122 : Jan Tillet

Cost To Attend: FREE

I will be demonstrating free motion embroidery and applique. I will also be able to advise on threads, fabrics, etc. for creative textile work, patchwork and bag making

To book this in advance, please email :

Mini Marbling Make & Take Workshop

All Day Drop-In Session

Stand 17a : Marbling4Fun

Cost To Attend: £5

Mini Marbling Make & Take Workshops available on stand. Craig Joubert will be teaching tradition and contemporary Marbling designs printing onto tiles, fabric, wood and paper. All welcome to join for a £5 session lasting designing and printing time.

Marbling kits available at show special price. Introducing new colours and accessories available on stand.

To book this workshop in advance, please email the workshop organiser:

Making Jewellery Using Silver Clay


Stand 130 : West Country Creative

Cost To Attend: FREE

Silver Clay is made from a combination of recycled pure metal (silver), organic binders and water. It behaves like a pottery clay (but on a much smaller scale!) so it can be shaped, textured and cut to form earrings, pendants and charms. Once the pieces have been dried, the clay is fired either in a kiln or using a chef’s torch and the binders are burnt off leaving 99.9% pure silver allowing you to make beautiful fine silver jewellery at home. I will be showing visitors how to use silver clay and giving tips and advice for this amazing craft!  

The Bead Selection Make and Take

Running All Day

Stand 15 : Simply Sparkling

Cost To Attend: £6.50

Small friendly classes, full tuition. Beginners welcome,  no experience necessary. Lots of colours to choose from. £6.50 per person. Book at our stand, classes running all day. 

Laminated Cosmetic Bag

11am-12am Thursday & Friday

Stand 145 : Sewing Sanctuary

Cost To Attend: £20

Come to Stand 145 and learn how to make a laminated cosmetic bag! These workshops will be running for an hour and can only alow for 5 spaces. In this wokrshop you will learn how to put a zip onto a laminated cosmetic bag. You will learn how to use bias binding, and you will learn how to sew laminated fabric.

Basic sewing skills needed

Nuno Prefelts: Silk Chiffon, Satins, Lustrous Hand Dyed Fleece

11:30 Everyday

Stand 76 : Gill Burbidge

Cost To Attend: £10

This workshop will be showing off some of the techniques from the school of fibrecraft. Come and see amazing prefelts.

The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. Come and learn the art of Nuno prefelts using beautful silks and merino fibres

To book this workshop please contact Gillian via email:

Sculptural Needle Felt Easter Chicken

13:00 Everyday

Stand 76 : Janna Turner

Cost To Attend: £10

Learn the techniques of needle felting to create a cute Felt Easter Chicken. You will be guided through all stages to create this image and have chance to try out tools and equipment. All materials are included.

Spaces are limited! To pre-book, please email

Stitch Challenge

All Day

Stand 97 : Dizzy and Creative

Cost To Attend: Free

If you’re spending  a day in the inspirational setting of the Craft4Crafters Show, why not join the Stitch Challenge? From 11am – 3pm on each day of the show, Dizzy & Creative (Stand 97) will be asking you to challenge yourself to take ten minutes to try a new stitch, or revisit one long forgotten.

Needle, thread and fabric are supplied, together with step by step stitch guides for Right and Left Handers – so, no excuses!

The Challenge is free to join in, and runs constantly each day so it’s easy to pop in and challenge yourself. The stitch will change each hour throughout the day giving you ample opportunity to return and try more than one stitch. We’ll be taking the portrait of your stitches and putting them on our Facebook page throughout the show. Fame beckons!

Beaten Feather Earrings

11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Stand 98 : Holly Berkley Jewellery

Cost To Attend: £10

Holly Berkley will be on hand to teach you how to make your own pair of beaten wire "feather" earrings using a jewellers hammer and mini anvil.



Beaten Spiral Ring

12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm

Stand 98 : Holly Berkley Jewellery

Cost To Attend: £10

Holly Berkley will be on hand to teach you how to make your own adjustable beaten spiral ring using a jewellers hammer and mini anvil.

Margaret Beal - Fusing Fabric

10:30 - 11:30 Everyday

Stand 94 : Margaret Beal

Cost To Attend: £8 per person

Using a fine tipped soldering iron on synthetic fabric can be so much more useful than just using a pair of scissors. In the workshop we will be using one to cut, seal, seam and make marks on fabric.

You will find the processes easy to learn, straightforward and fun

Fabric Star Flower Brooch: Stand 57a

10:30 - 11:15 Everyday

Stand 57a - Crafting with Blooms

Cost To Attend: £5

Make and sew a fabric star flower brooch. The workshop is perfect for sewing beginners and those with experience that want to try something new. You will also be given photo instructions to take away with you so you can make more at home

To book into this workshop, please visit Lyndseys website where you can register your interest:

Needle Felted Spring Landscape

11:30 - 12:30 Everyday

Joan Prowse : Stand 40

Cost To Attend: £8

Make this lovely landscape and learn from Joan who will teach you the techniques of needle felting so you can continue in this versatile craft.  No experience necessary. Suitable for accompanied children 9yrs+ and adults. All materials and use of tools included. 

To book this workhsop, please contact Joan via email:

Make your own Batik Lampshade

11:00-12:00 Everyday

Stand 49 : Solstitch

Cost to Attend: £20 - Small Lampshade, £23 - Large Lampshade

Make your own batik lampshade workshop. All materials are provided, including your choice of batik fabric, and a choice between a large circular lampshade (30cm diameter) or a small circular lampshade (20cm diameter). Book your space quickly to avoid disappointment! 



To book in advance please email us at we will have to take full payment in advance order to reserve a space. Bookings can also be made on the day.

Demonstration of wet and needle felt techniques

All Day

Stand 28: Felt Sew Creative

Cost To Attend: FREE

Over the course of the event I will be running demos on how to felt using both wet and needle felt techniques. Demos will be run throughout the day – no set times and free to watch, pop along to Stand 28 and see what you can do with this addictive craft.

Depending on what is being make, demonstration lengths will vary, but finished articles will remain on display for you to have a look.

From wet felt beads to felt flowers; needle felt bees to fairies; and maybe a picture or two, you are bound to pick up some helpful tips and tricks to help you with your own makes.

Contemporary Needle Felting Pictures

10:15 Daily

Stand 76 : Rose Ruffell

Cost To Attend: £10

Contemporary Nuno Needle Felted Pictures using Silks & Merino Fibres

To book this workshop, please contact

Contribute to the Mayflower 400 Project

All Day

Stand 50 : Mayflower

Cost To Attend: Free

We are working towards achieving 6000, yes – now 6000! rectangular pennants (NOT triangular) 

The finished size should be A4(210mm x 297mm) or (8.3in x 11.7in)
Made of fabric : sewn, appliqued and COLOUR-FAST, as they'll be hung outside for several weeks painted (but make sure this is waterproof – it rains in the Devon)
Predominately red, white or blue or any combination of these colours
They can be plain or patterned - nautical, stripes, floral, anything you like
There is no need to have an image on both sides
Ideally backed for robustness (unless the fabric is substantial)
The pennants will be machine onto sturdy strapping by others, so no need to provide a hanging method    
Why not include an element inspired by the Mayflower Pilgrims or check out the Websites and Social media for ideas? 
There will a central drop-off point for both storage and any donated fabrics (old sheets, charity shop finds etc) so contact us at:

Screen Printing and Gelliplate Printing


Stand 114 : ArtVanGo

Cost To Attend: Free

As well as the myriad of treasures you have come to expect to find on the Art Van Go stand you will also find Alison Hulme. Who will be demonstrating screen-printing and Gelliplate printing with acrylics, fabric paints and screen-print colour.   Alison uses these techniques to produce unique fabrics for her famous pinnies and bags!




Needle Felt Fox Brooch Workshop

10:30 - 11:30

Workshop Room 2 - The Makerss

Cost To Attend: £8 

Come and learn to needle felt with The Makerss on this Fox Brooch workshop! Learn simple 3D shaping techniques and adding details to create your own brooch.  

Numbers are limited - we are reserving 10 workshop places for people booking on the day, so if the event is sold out online you have a chance on the day, just come straight to our stand “Workshop 2” to book.

You will take away your finished item, your needle felting tools and printed instructions.

Book on Eventbrite at

Needle Felted Heart Make and Take

11:45 - 12:15

Workshop Room 2 - The Makerss

Cost To Attend: £3

Come along to try 3D needle felting with this simple heart, a great way to try this exciting craft and learn the basics of shaping and using colours.

You will take away your finished item and your felting needle.

Come to our stand “Workshop 2” (at the back of the hall) to book your place.

Worlds Longest Knitted Bunting


Stand 107 : Devon County Show

Cost To Attend: FREE

Get involved with helping Devon County Show create 32,000 flags to beat the world record for the longest ever knitted bunting! 

Come by the Devon County Show stand at Craft4Crafters to talk to one of our team to find out how, have a go at knitting a couple of rows yourself and take part in our challenge to find the person who can knit a 31 stitch flag in the quickest time.  The completed bunting will be displayed in the Crafts & Gardens tent at Devon County Show 2020 in May and will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Farming Charity, The Addington Fund. 

To find out more about the record attempt, visit or join the Facebook Group Longest Knitted Bunting.  

Morsbags Workshop

All Day Drop-In Session

Stand 189 : Project Linus

Cost To Attend: Free

Come to Project Linus' stand and join in in the production of Morsbags This is a free workshop and the bags are giveaways so no money changes hands anywhere.

Morsbags make and give away bags made from old fabric. ... Plastic never dies, cotton will rot down, become worm food and help to grow new things.

Learn The Gentle Art of Needle Tatted Lace

10:30 - 12:30 Everyday

Stand 128 : Tatting & Design

Cost To Attend: £10

In this two hour workshop you will learn how to make needle tatted lace by constructing a simple lace edging for a tissue holder. In the workshop you will learn the double stitch, picot, how to make a ring and a chain and how to read a pattern.  You will acquire the skills you need to continue to make your own tatted lace. All the equipment for the workshop will be provided.  This is quite suitable for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of the craft.  There are only 6 places available at each session so it’s best to book your place in advance on our website.

Customers can now prebook on our website 

Designed to be Different Card Making with JJD Cards

All Day

Stand 1 : J.J.D Cards

Cost To Attend : FREE

 On-Stand Demonstrations Throughout Each Day. Showing you Techniques & Tips On Creating "Dazzlingly Different" Greeting Cards & Decorations; Using Britannia Dies, Hunkydory, Kanban, Dawn Bibby & A Wide Range Of Strikingly Different Products!
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Traditional Hand Quilting

11:00 - 12:00 Everyday

Stand 191

Cost To Attend: £8

This class will suit complete beginners or anyone fancying a peaceful while stitching to pick or share some up hints and tips. The class will run for up to an hour, the time goes really quickly, you'd never know there were people all around us!

How to make Silk Paper with Sherril Olive

All Day Workshops | 1 Hour Sessions

Stand 46

Cost To Attend: £10 

Participants  will make  an A4 piece of silk paper from wool and silk with silk rods for texture. The paper can be used for nuno felting, to make flowers, card crafting, book covers and anything else your imagination can come up with.

To book please contact

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