Festival of Local Crafting 2017

Our festival of local crafting is open to everyone. There are a range of craft events taking place at our libraries.

Make your own felt spectacle case

Join Cornelia Costelnau of Make Do and Mend for a fun and informal workshop in the technique of wet felting to make your very own spectacle case.

All materials will be provided.

Make your own felt spectacle case timetable
Date Time Location Price Booking
Saturday 18 March 1 to 3pm Ham Library Annexe £5 Book online
Saturday 25 March 1 to 3pm Richmond Library Annexe £5 Book online

Flowers for your home for Mothering Sunday

Kathy Gold (organiser of the flower festival at St Mary’s and St Alban’s Teddington) will hold a flower arranging demonstration and workshop.

Kathy will demonstrate three small arrangements and then work with you to make a small table arrangement.

Bring along a small supermarket mixed bunch of flowers and Kathy will provide the rest of the materials.

  • Date: Saturday 25 March
  • Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Location: Hampton Library
  • Price: £3

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Breathe new life into old fabrics

Jane Rose of Hand made in Hammersmith will host a workshop demonstrating how to make a simple lined zipped pouch and will show how this can be adapted as a pencil case or make-up case.

All materials will be provided for the session, though if you have a garment you would love to recycle cut out two pieces 21cm x 14cm for both the lining and outer.

Jane’s business is based around the concept of upcycling favourite garments or materials into new useful and creative articles. Through her you will learn this ingenious technique and be able to adapt your own things!

Skills required: you must be able to find your way around a basic sewing machine.

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Craft Fairs

Celebrate the fantastic range of hand-crafted goods created locally.

Stalls, all run by local people, will include hand-crafted jewellery, cards, cushions, stationery, beauty products, paintings and much more.

Craft fairs timetable
Date Time Location
Saturday 18 March 11am to 3pm East Sheen Library
Saturday 25 March 11am to 3pm Twickenham Library
Saturday 1 April 11am to 3pm Ham Library

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Updated: 17 March 2017