Events & other activities

Forthcoming events

Please view where I will be exhibiting so you can see products in the flesh (advised) Please contact in advance to avoid disappointment.

August 16th Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire. Plant hunters fair

CANCELLED August 28th -31st RHS Hyde Hall, Essex (Demonstrating)​ Craft in Focus

September 10th – 13th Hever Castle, Kent (No demonstration possible due to Covid restrictions)​ Discount entry tickets via  Craft in Focus .Use code CRAFT2020

CANCELLED September 19/20th Melbourne Arts Festival Melbourne Derbyshire Melbourne Arts Festival

24-27 September Trentham Gardens, Staffs. ((No demonstration possible due to Covid restrictions)​ Discount entry tickets via Craft in Focus Use code CIFWEEKDAY or CIFWEEKEND

CANCELLED October 30-November 1st Discover, Gather, Give, Stratford upon Avon

TBC November 12-15th. Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

NO LONGER ATTENDING November 25th -29th West Horsely Place Surrey Craft in Focus

CANCELLED Crafts in the Pen, Skipton, Yorkshire

TBC Calke Abbey Christmas Fair

Further dates to be added. Please contact to confirm.
Previous events:
CANCELLED July 31st – August 2nd. Underneath the stars festival, Barnsley. UTSF December 5th
CANCELLED June 27th-28th Woburn Abbey Garden Show. Woburn Abbey and Gardens

CANCELLED April 12th/13th. Dorothy Clive Gardens, Staffs. Plant hunters fair
CANCELLED April 19th. Middleton Hall, Tamworth. Plant hunters fair
CANCELLED April 29th-May 3rd RHS Wisley. Surrey. (Demonstrating) Craft in Focus

CANCELLED March 22nd. Donnington Le Heath. Plant hunters fair
CANCELLED March 28th. Patchings, Nottingham. Plant hunters fair

February 29th Make a butterfly or bracelet courses at Melbourne’s Festival pop up shop. Further details
“Make a cuff bracelet”. Melbourne Arts Festival Pop up shop.

December 7th 8th Calke Abbey Christmas Fair

November 27th -1st December West Horsely Place Surrey Craft in Focus
November 24th 11am -5pm Sock Gallery, Loughborough

November 16/17th Crafts in the Pen, Skipton Crafts in the Pen, Skipton

November 8th -10 Abingdon Craft Fair (Oxford)

November 6th. Alrewas Hayes 10.00 – 22.00 DE13 7DL

October 26th Attenborough Arts Centre Craft Fair , Leicester

September 14/15th Melbourne Arts Festival Melbourne Derbyshire Melbourne Arts Festival

September 5th – 8th Hever Castle, Kent (Demonstrating)​ Craft in Focus

August 23rd -26th RHS Hyde Hall, Essex (Demonstrating)​ Craft in Focus

August 2nd – 4th Underneath the Stars Festival (Demonstrating), Yorkshire. Underneath the Stars

July 28th. National Memorial Arboretum. Plant hunters fair

July 11th -14th Patchings Festival, Nottingham (Demonstrating) Patchings Festival

June 30th Market Bosworth visitor centre. Curly Magpie

June 23rd. Breedon on the Hill Duck race

June 6th -9th Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire Craft in Focus

May 11th National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. Plant hunters fair

May 2nd -6th 2019 RHS Wisley, Surrey (Demonstrating) Craft in Focus

April 7th Bramall Hall Plant hunters fair 11am-4pm

April 27th Appleby Magna Church Hall. 10am – 4pm. Free entry.

March 29th Patchings. Plant hunters fair 10am-4pm

Talks to groups

I offer talks of approximately 1 hour with the opportunity to see a demonstration and opportunities to purchase work. The title of the talk is “From Bugattis to butterflies”. I describe how I spent time making Bugattis, 30 years ago, and follows the road taken and skills picked up along the way to result in butterflies being developed. Other product developments are also described.

Make your own

For groups of 6. I have a (fairly) portable set of equipment that could be brought to you to allow butterflies to be made. Full instruction given and materials. Have the opportunity to make any of the garden ornaments for yourself or make wonderful gifts.

Please enquire.

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