June 9th-11th – The Contemporary Craft Festival, Devon – One of the UK’s most prestigious and much loved craft events. Over 200 of the UK’s finest makers will be exhibiting and this year’s programme is brimming with workshops, demonstrations, Pottery Showdown, Craft Cinema, children’s activities and entertainment, street theatre, festival food and live music. We’ll be there, with our own little area, representing Make it in Wales.


June 19th – Meet the Make it in Wales Makers at Ffwrn, Fishguard – A day of meeting the makers and having a go. With us will be felter Ruth Packham, potter Pete Bodenham, jeweller Maggie Cross and paper-cutter & printmaker Erica George.


August 26th-27th – Cardigan Quay Festival, Fforest Pizza Tipi – Boats, beers, makers, growers, food, fireworks, music, spectacle and fun. Quays festival brings together the town and tourists with a range of stalls open at Fforest’s pizza tipi and throughout town. We will be taking over the Coalyard at Fforest pizza tipi to showcase our wonderful makers. Join us to meet our gang, try out some craft techniques and enjoy a pizza and a drink with us! Free fun for adults and children. Ring making, quilting, upholstery, crochet, bookbinding, pottery, sewing, embroidery, paper cutting, screen printing, willow weaving, natural dyeing, weaving, felting…


November 3rd- 5th – Made by Hand, Contemporary Craft Fair, Cardiff – The very best craft you’ll see for miles from makers across the UK. Glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking and paper. Made by Hand will feature 135 companies selling directly to the public. The full programme of workshops, demonstrations, masterclasses and childrens activities makes for a great day (or weekend) out. We’ve been invited again to provide six workshops at the event. We haven’t fully decided the line-up but last year we had free stitch embroidery (from yours truly), silver ring making with Maggie, felting with Claire Cawte, storage basket making with Helen Rhiannon and knitting with Sue James.

Claire Cawte