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Makers

Makers

Highly skilled makers will be on hand to showcase their craftwork and demonstrate the techniques, tools and materials used through workshops and displays.

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Facepainting

Get ino the festival spirit with Sarah who will be painting all sorts of beautiful faces over the weekend. £5

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Parrot St Book Club

Parrot Street Book Club is a subscription book club for kids aged 5 to 11. Supercharge their love of reading and discover great new books with a monthly parcel that includes a brand new book to keep, plus an activity pack with games, puzzles, craft projects, facts, jokes and more, all inspired by that month’s…

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Green Farm Spa

Green Farm Spa is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the idyllic Shadoxhurst conservation area, surrounded by 12,500 acres of ancient woodland & traditional pastures. Wellbeing retreats: yoga, spa, pilates, art Private farm spa (ESPA) including exclusive spa stays in the 15th century farmhouse Fabulous holiday barn self-catering converted barn sleeps up to 14 Community wildlife vegetable garden supporting…

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Woodchurch Smokery

Woodchurch Smokery is an artisan food producer that prides itself on producing regular small batches of hand-crafted foods, including a range of cold smoked fish, cheese, meats, bacon and nuts. They have been hot and cold smoking foods for over 15 years and also specialise in smoking American style low-and-slow BBQ. Wade is a certified…

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IC Mushrooms

Ian and Carol grow mushrooms for home cooks, foodies, vegetarians and vegans alike. They grow mushrooms ethically in a low technology, low energy way. To achieve this they use recycled coffee grounds, sawdust from FSC supplies and chopped straw that is pasteurised using cold water and lime. They do not use herbicides or pesticides. Their…

The Carvers Stable

The CarversStable create bespoke designs in wood using their expertise, talent and understanding of the beauty of the wood and its grain. They are based here locally in Bethersden, Kent but have undertaken projects all over the UK. They mainly take commissions and using understanding of wood as wonderful natural resource in tandem with their attention…

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Mousie Murray

Based in the countryside in East Sussex, Mousie Murray creates hand crafted pieces of jewellery from sterling silver spoons, thimbles, forks, butter knives and sugar tongs.  By recycling the spoons etc., this elongates the history as each piece then gets given a new life. Pieces include rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and keyrings.

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Jill Swan’s Spoon Academy

Jill Swan has been carving spoons since she acquired a small piece of woodland 8 years ago, and was determined to produce something beautiful from the wood after being told by the forestry commission that her beautiful wild woodland full of maple and beech and oak had no value as it was ‘all just firewood’.…

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May Mayor

May Mayor is a young local artist, creating ethical bespoke jewellery and furs from animals using both modern and traditional methods. After being greatly inspired by the Wealden Literary Fest to follow her passion, she now returns in its third year as a maker showcasing her crafts.

Jane Sarre Ceramics

Jane Sarre Ceramics

Jane Sarre makes contemporary tableware and servingware thrown in white stoneware. Her designs are inspired by family traditions. They utilise a considered design grammar of clean-lined clarity, articulated forms, proportion and subtle textures to create functional but fresh pieces. This gives the work standalone character and enables it to frame any meal without upstaging the…

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Woodchurch Wine

A family business established in 2009, Woodchurch Vineyard produces exceptional English sparkling wine made from the Champagne grape varieties. All our wines are carefully hand-crafted to perfectly express the characteristics of each individual season. At the festival they will be offering free tastings of award winning sparkling wine made from grapes grown less than a…

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Kerry Donati: Etchings and Aquatints

Etchings bring together old techniques and new inspirations. The interaction of copper and ink make every print unique, and every print fresh. Kerry is inspired by using the same techniques that have been used for hundreds of years: preparing the plate, melting the ground, etching with acid, and printing with a nineteenth century mangle. Using…

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Weald of Kent Protection Society

WKPS is a non-political environmental pressure group, registered charity 261992.   Their three principal aims are: To protect and enhance the character and environment of the Wealden towns, villages and countryside To safeguard the amenities of the Weald of Kent To cultivate a wider interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of…

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Libby Everett Jewellery

Elizabeth creates and hand makes jewellery from her workshop in Kent.  She uses gemstones and precious metals in her designs.  Her collections are often inspired by her love of the sea, ancient tales and poetry.

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Isabel Turner

Isabel’s work is mainly produced using a combination of watercolour and fineliner.  She takes her inspiration from nature, including animals, birds and other natural elements, which she then recreates in her own specific style.

Blue Hen Flowers

Blue Hen Flowers

Blue Hen Flowers grows scented, seasonal, cottage garden flowers on a smallholding in Benenden, Kent. Sheila is happy to supply buckets of flowers for events or one off bouquets. Delivery is free within a five mile radius of Benenden. Visitors are welcome to come and see what’s growing. Blue Hen Flowers have kindly provided the…

Kent Wildlife Trust

Kent Wildlife Trust

Founded in 1958, Kent Wildlife Trust are a registered charity (number 239992) and the leading conservation organisation covering the whole of Kent and Medway, dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild habitats for everyone to enjoy.  Their vision is to ensure that 30% of Kent and Medway – land and sea – is managed to create…

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Fable & Base

Fable & Base is a textile studio based in Whitstable, Kent. They provide studio-produced textiles that have been carefully sourced, hand-printed and made locally. Looking to the natural world for inspiration, it is part of their philosophy to take a slower approach to how they produce textiles. At the heart of their work they embrace pattern, shapes and…

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Dandelion Time

Dandelion Time works with disadvantaged children with families experiencing serious behavioural and emotional difficulties.

Rural Courses

Michael White Rural Courses

Rural courses is run by Michael White deep in the Kent countryside.  As one of the premier providers of countryside courses in the south east of England, he offers a unique opportunity for people to learn a wide range of authentic rural skills, in a relaxed environment and beautiful surroundings. Woodland foraging expeditions will be…

Paul Lawrence

Paul Lawrence

Paul Lawrence is a wonderful local craftsman producing beautiful, intricate wood carvings. Head over to his stall to watch his spellbinding work in action as the story of his carvings unfolds before your eyes.

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Romney Marsh Wools

Over 130 years of Family Farmers on the Romney Marsh with circa 1,000 indigenous Romney Ewes.  Following their annual shearing in June, Romney Marsh Wools take their hand-picked fleeces to traditional UK Weavers who hand process the fleeces into their woollen retails range of throws, cushions, etc.  They also have their own brand of lanolin…

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