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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teepea

Colourful, pop-up play spaces designed to encourage imaginative play. Each tent is made by hand in Tunbridge Wells and make the perfect gift for little people.

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Low Wood Nursery

Low Wood Nursery is a small family run business producing a large range of quality shrubs, perennials, climbers etc., at their nursery on our farm in Bethersden.  They are not open to the public so therefore they sell their produce by attending farmers markets, garden shows and events which they have been doing for over…

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Swallowfields Nursery

Swallowfields Nursery is a small, specialist nursery set in the heart of the Kent North Downs. We grow a range of very unusual perennials as well as more traditional cottage garden plants. Swallowfields Nursery is not open to the public but you may find us at a variety of plant fairs around the South East.

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Wattie Wicks

WattieWicks Candles are beautifully fragranced candles, diffusers and wax melts, handmade in the heart of the Kent Weald. There are over 20 fragrances to choose from, with unique designs and packaging.

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tatty tess

tatty tess has, from the very beginning, taken inspiration from the magic & nostalgia of childhood books.  Tessa’s favourite ’70’s childhood reading matter and illustrations have notably influenced the feel of her designs – the crisp frocks & aprons of Milly Molly Mandy, the flora and fauna of the English countryside described by BB in The Little Grey Men, the delicate colours of…

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Fairy Beautiful

Get into the festival spirit and visit Fairy Beautiful for flower painting and glitter transfers…

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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.

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Coxy’s Kent Liqueurs

MightyFineThings are passionate about big flavours. They use fruit and honey from the Garden of England to make Coxy’s Kent Liqueurs and Newton’s of Kent Sauces, Vinegars, Honeys, Mustards and Preserved Fruit. Both Coxy’s and Newton’s are made using traditional techniques in small batches. Partly because they haven’t got any really big pans or barrels…

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Artisan Creations

Terry is a carpenter by trade and has always had a passion for wood and creating.  He will be showcasing some of his recycled wooden creations handmade by Terry and enhanced by natural materials.

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Betty & Dodge

Betty and Dodge was founded in 2011 by husband and wife team Elizabeth and David Kilby. Working initially from their garden shed, Betty started to manufacture gifts for friends children using offcuts of English Oak from Dodge’s joinery business. The popularity of these personalised products launched a business which now sees a whole range of…

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Blazing Needles

Blazing Needles is a small craft business based in Staplehurst, Kent. We produce a range of unique products, hand crafted using ethically sourced pure wool. Keeping things as natural as possible is a big part of our ethos. We also have our own knitting kits for those who want to have a go at making…

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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Woodland fairytale adventure

Come and join this secret fairytale adventure into the woods and discover some fairy magic at Boldshaves… Suitable for ages 3+. Various adventures will be going on throughout the weekend, so head over to the Wondrous Adventures stall to find out more…

WKPS

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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Marourde

Marourde is refreshing the world’s oldest drink by creating a gently sparkling, crisp and naturally gluten free mead (5.5% ABV). It has the subtle floral sweetness you’d expect from a honey based brew, balanced with a dry crisp edge that puts it on the civilised side of lager. Alongside our classic Yellow Label mead we…

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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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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…

Richard Bingham

Sussex Trug Maker

Richard Bingham constructs his Sussex Trug Baskets primarily by hand.  The rims and handles are steam-bent around formers using sweet chestnut.  Cricket bat willow is used for the boards.

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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Rye Pottery

Rye Pottery is a contemporary design-led company in Sussex. Bridging the gap between studio & industry, we occupy an increasingly rare position as a small British production pottery. Established in the late 1700s we uses a technique variously called Delft, Faience or Majolica and are renowned for timeless hand-made & hand-painted homewares & unique decorative…

Cranbrook Iron

Cranbrook Iron

Cranbrook Iron supply bespoke ironwork for home and garden; plant supports, obelisks and rose arches as well as fire-bowls and elegant barbecues. They make many decorative items and larger sculptural work in plasma-cut steel.

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Oliver Trowell

Oliver Trowell presents a unique account of one man’s memories of farm life in the 1930’s and 1940’s in this beautifully written and illustrated book.

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Cranbrook Conserves

Cranbrook Conserves will be selling delcious hand made marmalade, jams and chutneys produced with mostly local ingredients and made in small, open pan batches.

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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…

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Kentish Cobnuts

Potash Farm offer a range of products all produced with local Kentish cobnuts, including biscuits, fudge, oils, chocolates and cosmetics.

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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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Jill’s Spoon Academy

Jill’s Spoon Academy is spreading the message that spooncarving is part of a renaissance of traditional crafts…

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