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Wild Asters – Dried Floral Creations

At ‘Wild Asters’ all the flowers are grown from seed at Jo’s home in Kent. The flowers are harvested, dried naturally and then selected to create wild, everlasting floral displays.Jo is inspired by everything that grows around her- in the garden and the countryside beyond. Her work hopes to celebrate the ever-evolving beauty found in…

Shirley Staddon Facepainting

Get into the festival spirit with Shirley who will be offering glitter tattoos and face/arm painting over the weekend.

Wood & Wax

Inspired by their Forest School group, four children, Wilfred, Thomas, Rose and Katie, aged between 4 and 6, have been busy making an eclectic range of gifts which they are bringing to the Festival this year. Gathering beeswax from their own bee hives, the children have made beeswax candles and a range of lip balms;…

Parrot Street Book Club

Parrot Street Book Club is an award-winning monthly book subscription for kids aged 5 to 12. Each month our subscribers receive a brand-new book to keep, along with a bespoke activity pack with puzzles, games, craft activities, recipes, facts, jokes and more, all inspired by that month’s book. No two months are the same and…

Dandelion Time

Dandelion Time offers help to children with very challenging emotional issues, often resulting from trauma, violence or serious health difficulties in the family. Our approach is family based and creates opportunities for new beginnings and improved relationships. The charity recognises the importance of being in a peaceful natural environment, absorbing children in calming hands on…

Green Farm Spa

Green Farm is a unique, rural retreat destination and home to their charity The Pearce Coggan Foundation. The charity helps to inspire people who might otherwise find it difficult to do so to get outside, get active and connect with nature.

Wondrous Adventures

Collect your map and Immerse youself in this magical literary fairy adventure in the gardens and grounds of Boldshaves.

Badger Bushcraft

Phil from Badger Bushcraft will be returning to Wealden to demonstrate his bushcraft skills, wilderness survival training, primitive technology, nature based learning events, wild foods and foraging plus lots, lots more.

Hope Fitzgerald

Wealden’s 2019 Artist in Residence, Hope Fitzgerald, will be showcasing her beautiful handmade books, cards and designs.

KP Studio

Katie runs an independent pottery and printmakers. She crafts elevated yet functional homeware for the conscious consumer. Marrying nature-inspired motifs and sustainable design, they live by their ethos: buy less, cherish more.

Shiv Textiles

Shiv Textiles will be selling their contemporary homeware, all handmade with a conscience from their studio in Brighton. They use natural fibres to put a contemporary, handwoven spin on traditional tweed fabrics, homewares, and lifestyle accessories.

Essential Accessories

A collection of Summer accessories for ladies & gentlemen including luggage, handbags, hats, scarves, belts and gift items.

Weald of Kent Protection Society

Weald of Kent Protection Society is a non-political environmental pressure group, registered charity 261992, founded in 1960. WKPS’s main aims are: -To protect and enhance the character and environment of the Wealden towns, villages and countryside -To cultivate a wider interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the Weald of Kent…

The Kentish Soap Co.

Long before we ever made our first bar of soap, we’ve always cared about the environment. We are proud to be a corporate member of the Kent Wildlife Trust and to be recognised as a Thames Estuary Visionary. With award winning natural soaps along with candles, bath and body products, our products are handmade in…

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.

The Little Etching Studio

Etching is a heritage art form, using processes that have remained largely unchanged for nearly 600 years. Books and newspapers used to be illustrated with etchings and engravings, both known as intaglio printing techniques. The etching process was developed by armourers, trying to make elaborate designs on metal, the first known etchings date from 1445.…

Cherry Garden Nursery

Cherry Garden Nursery is a small family run nursery with the personal touch selling cottage garden plants in an area of outstanding natural beauty which they mostly grow from seed or propagation.

Woodchurch Wine

Woodchurch Wine Estate is a beautiful boutique vineyard with over 12,000 vines set on hills looking south over the Romney Marsh producing still and sparkling wines. A family business established in 2009, Woodchurch released its first wines in 2015. They have a range of award-winning sparkling and still wines, including a Classic cuvee, Blanc de…

The Wheat Weaver

The craft of corn dolly making is a dying art: the straw needed is only grown by a handful of specialist farmers and there are few people carrying on the custom and passing on their knowledge to ensure that this folk craft survives. Having stumbled into corn dolly making some years Carol is now researching…

Sara Lee

Studying for a BA Hons Designer Maker.  Having worked with ceramics in commercial production starting my degree gave me the space to explore what path my personal practice may take. Being eclectic by nature I am a maker who responds to my environment both personally and globally using found objects and ethical materials. My current…

May Mayor

My name is May, I’m a student from Sussex Coast College Hastings and I specialise in natural crafts, creating things such as woven and felted woollen rugs, hand spun yarn, and felted hats. I’m back at the Wealden for the 4th year, where I want to share these skills and show that craft can be…

Mandy Broughton

Art having always been her passion, Mandy gave up her marketing career and became a full-time artist in 2000. She is inspired by the natural world, especially the sea and will be displaying some of her smaller paintings, ceramics and hand painted and printed cushions. 

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. The Silk Road and Kaguya Hime collections are examples of pieces inspired from narratives. Some of Elizabeth’s other collections include…

Jill Swan Spoon Academy

Jill Swan hand-carves wooden spoons and cups from the local and sustainable woods that are undergoing woodland management. Each spoon is different and has its own purpose; be that eating, cooking, or serving. She uses axe, knife, and hook knife to create the spoons and they are left ‘off the knife’ and not sanded to…

Country Cushions

Country Cushions was set up in 2017 to sell a range of good quality country themed cushions and lampshades at an affordable price. The selection of items for sale has grown over the years and includes fabric pictures, memoboards, aprons, wheatie warmers, purses, accessory cases and washbags. Fabrics include Voyage, Sophie Allport and Angel Strawbridge…