Love crafting? Then pop the 18th to 20th September in your diary now! Over this sunny (we hope!) weekend, the gorgeous grounds of Hampton Court Palace will welcome the fabulous Handmade Fair for the second year running. With a stellar line up of creative speakers, designers and artisans sharing their inspirational know-how, as well as workshops, crafty stalls and more, it’s set to be another wonderful occasion. Here, we chat with the amazing lady behind the event, Kirstie Allsopp, to find out what’s in store this year.
So what can we expect from The Handmade Fair for 2015?
New faces, old favourites, rising starts and inspiring household heroes, that we can all learn from. The fair is about making, creating, sharing and meeting kindred spirits. Everyone has a craft they can do, so you can be sure to find yours here!
What are you looking to try out this year?
I really enjoy working with my hands and re-purposing items. I just love the tactile nature of it all. This year, I quite fancy having a go at flower arranging with silks and real flowers.
What’s the first thing you ever made for your home and what’s the most recent?
The first was a hand-blown tumbler for Meadowgate with Will Shakespeare in Taunton. The latest were curtains made from old Indian quilts that I hung to the bunkbeds in my sons’ bedroom, just before Christmas.
Are there any crafts you’d like to be better at?
Knitting! But I’ve made my peace with that…
Well, Kirstie, don’t forget to pop along to one of the fabulous knitting workshops lined up! With so much to see and do over the weekend, be sure you don’t miss out. Full Experience day tickets are £29 each and include a Super Theatre session, a Skills Workshop and a Grand Make session, as well as full access to the Boutique Shopping Village and all the fabulous food and drink stalls. Other ticketing options are also available, including weekend and VIP. Click here to get your tickets today.
We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. For your chance to win, send an email with HANDMADE FAIR in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Midday on Friday 22nd May 2015.
Terms & Conditions: This competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees or agents of the associated companies and their families. One entry per person (duplicates will be void). The prize detailed cannot be exchanged for cash, or replaced if lost or damaged. Automated entries are disqualified. The decision of the editor is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winner will be notified by email on the day of closing.
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