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Crafts Demonstrations at Craft Festival Cheltenham 11th -13th March 2022

March 11 - March 13

Taking place in the demonstration room at Craft Festival Cheltenham

11-13 March 2022

From 10am to 4.30pm


MacGregor and Michael

A unique opportunity to watch Neil MacGregor and Valerie Michael working throughout the 3 days. While making different leather pieces, from bags to small leather goods, they will show their making techniques and answer questions on these and the materials used.




11-13 March 2022

From 10am to 4.30pm

Sarah Beadsmoore

A demonstration of weaving, the interlacing of two sets of threads (the warp and weft) to form the soft fluidity of a scarf.

Weaving is a steady, repetitive process, 'but I must always be engaged with the fabric, watching for mistakes and checking the design as it grows. Colour is a great inspiration and the way colours interact as they are woven together. I dye the silk myself – it ‘loves’ dye and is a wonderful vehicle for many completely different colour ranges.'

Sarah Beadsmoore SB09 Silk scarf, multi colour large check, £92, W21.5 X L200 (1)


11-13 March 2022

From 10am to 4.30pm

Harriet St Leger

A demonstration of enamelling. 'I love to use colour in my work and enamel gives me a huge range to play with. This, combined with different metals, silver, gold and copper with pearls and gold foil give my work a rich and sumptuous quality. My inspiration comes from nature, and leaves, seedpods and seaweeds all feature in my designs. I stylise the shapes resulting in bold and graphic pieces.'

Harriet St Leger - fruitbowl necklace

11-13 March 2022

From 10am to 4.30pm

Jan Knibbs

Jan will demonstrate the embroidery techniques she uses in her range of embroidered jewellery, accessories and wearable art. ' I’m constantly inspired by nature and the changing seasons '

Jan Knibbs 6

11-13 March 2022

From 10am to 4.30pm


Tim Blades

Demonstrating the art of wax carving for lost wax casting. 'the core of my jewellery designs are doing all my own modelling and casting. This lets me experiment and develop unusual techniques.

I take a very sculptural approach to my work and produce pieces which are three dimensional and naturalistic. I carve the designs under a microscope using a very hard wax which enables me to produce great detail. The pieces are then cast in silver, gold or bronze.'


Tim Blades - daffodil earrings

11-13 March 2022

From 10am to 4.30pm


Sally Davis

Demonstrating enamelling on copper. 'I use enamel on metal because I love the brilliancy of the coloured glass in contrast with the solidity of metal. I enjoy making jewellery because I see it as a medium that people use to tell stories about themselves, and also because I like to wear it myself '

Sally Davis SD286 goldcrest brooch


March 11
March 13
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Craft Festival Cheltenham
Cheltenham Town Hall,Imperial Square
Cheltenham, Glos GL50 1QA United Kingdom
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The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen
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