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Sunday, 25 February 2018

The Handmade Fair set to return to the Midlands

Local creatives are in for a real treat in May with popular craft event The Handmade Fair returning to the Midlands for it's second year. 

Taking place at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire between May 11-13 2018, The Handmade Fair, presented by Kirstie Allsopp, will host a wide range of expert talks and hands-on workshops as it sets to be the ultimate day out for craft lovers. 

The Handmade Fair celebrations were recently launched in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter ahead of the event in May. Two of the businesses set to be at the event, Folk It! and Leicestershire Craft Centre, talked all things creative and encouraged local bloggers to get crafty throughout the launch evening. 

Leicestershire Craft Centre taught us how to make Tassel Jewellery, which was great fun, and Folk It! taught us how to Folk Art Paint, which is a skill based art. 

The launch got us all excited about the event, which will include live craft-offs from experts, Q&As and demonstrations from some of the country's best-known makers, as well as a series of creative workshops where visitors can learn new skills. Visitors can also share tips and tricks with like-minded creatives. 

Workshops will cover needle felting, calligraphy, wirework and Indian block printing, as well as a wide range of other activities to get stuck in with. 

Visitors will also have the chance to purchase tools, materials and handmade products from a wide range of handpicked sellers who will be showcasing at the event, as well as sampling a variety of artisan food. 

TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp will top the bill, followed by British potter Keith Brymer Jones and The Great Pottery Throw Down and DJ Edith Bowman. 

There are a range of tickets to buy, which can be customised to include the sessions you are most interested in. Check them out here

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