Arts & Crafts Events in Dorset

Details of arts and crafts events in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.



    16 Oct

    Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth. BH2 5RQ

    16/10/2017 To 28/10/2017

    10:30 am To 4:30 pm

    Bournemouth Electric Camera Club Members Exhibition.

    @ Bournemouth Library 16th – 28th October 2017  10.30 – 16.30

    Closed Sunday 22nd.   Donation Box for Macmillan Caring Locally.

    Please come along and see our work and help support

    Macmillan Caring Locally.

    07 Oct

    BH22 0JG

    07/10/2017 To 07/10/2017

    12:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    Come and join us for a fabulous family day out on the 7th October from 12pm-4pm!

    Yes it’s our 2nd Birthday and we have lots happening from Apple picking & Pressing, Free Tractor Rides, Visit Farm Animals, Arts & Crafts, Music, Street Food and much much more!!

    Entry is FREE!!

     

    04 Aug

    217 Wakeham, portland, dorset

    04/08/2017 To 04/08/2017

    10:30 am To 4:00 pm

    Family fun day celebrating all things Jurassic at Portland Museum in the heart of the Jurassic Coast. Dinosaur crafts to make and take, dinosaur hunt with a prize, ice and eat a dinosaur biscuit, make dino veggies and much, much more! Refreshments available for snack and lunch or bring your own picnic!

    13 Jul

    The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

    13/07/2017 To 13/07/2017

    9:30 am To 12:30 pm

    : Please bool on line at the shop 'Rosalind Atkins - Smocking and Dorset Buttons' on Folksy.com, or follow the link from the website or give Rosalind a call.

    This workshop is an ideal way to ease yourself into learning about smocking and create a freestyle postcard sampler.  You will be provided with all the materials necessary, including pre-pleated fabric, to learn a simple smocking stitch (or two) and create a postcard sampler.

    06 Jul

    The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

    06/07/2017 To 06/07/2017

    9:30 am To 12:30 pm

    : Please book on-line at 'Rosalind Atkins - Smocking and Dorset Buttons' on Folksy.com, follow the link from the website www.rosalindatkins.co.uk or give Rosalind a call.

    At this workshop you will be provided with all the materials necessary to begin creating simple traditional Dorset buttons, including the cross wheel and the fabric based Singleton button.

    No experience is necessary.

    04 Jun

    bradford abbas sports and recreational club DT9 6RP

    04/06/2017 To 04/06/2017

    12:00 pm To 10:00 pm

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    Pay on the gate

    Bradfordbury is an event for all the family to enjoy. With live music throughout the day, fire engine, tractor and trailer rides, 60 ft of inflatables, kids fun fair ride, hot food including vegetarian and gluten free options, a vast variety of stalls, ice cream van, face painting, tarot readings, cake sale, princess story time for all the kids, karate display, Sherborne acting academy children performance and an amazing raffle with unbelievable prizes!!

    https://m.facebook.com/bradfordbury/?locale2=en_GB

    £2 entry, under 14’s free

    No dogs allowed

    20 Jun

    The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

    20/06/2017 To 21/06/2017

    6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

    This advanced workshop will show you how to insert a piece of smocking into a slip cover for a book.  All materials will be provided including a suitable A5 size journal to be covered.

    If you can, please bring with you a selection of sewing needles (including crewel needles), pins and a pair of small, sharp scissors, but don’t worry if you can’t as these will be available.  Also you may like to bring your sewing machine along to the second session.

    The workshop will be held in the DCCA café and refreshments will be available.

    The workshop will run from 6.30 – 8.30 pm over two evenings and costs £25 per person.  Please book tickets on-line by following the link from the website, www.rosalindatkins.co.uk or by phoning 01305 889741.

    06 Jun

    The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

    06/06/2017 To 07/06/2017

    6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

    At this workshop you can’t go wrong!  You will be provided with all the materials, including pre pleated fabric to learn a couple of traditional stitches that you will then use to create a postcard sized sampler.

    If you can, please bring with you a selection of sewing needles (including crewel needles), pins and a pair of small, sharp scissors, but don’t worry if you can’t as these will be available.  Also you may like to bring your sewing machine along to the second session.

    The workshop will be held in the DCCA café and refreshments will be available.

    The workshop will run from 6.30 – 8.30 pm over two evenings and  costs £25 per person, including all materials.

    Please book on-line by following the link from the website, www.rosalindatkins.co.uk or by phoning 01305 889741

     

    27 Jun

    The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

    27/06/2017 To 27/06/2017

    2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    At this special, relaxed workshop you will be provided with all the materials necessary to make a beautiful vintage style Dorset button posy brooch.

    No previous experience is required and the workshop is suitable for all ages, from age 8 upwards.

    If you can, please bring with you a selection of sewing needles (blunt and pointed) and a pair of small, sharp scissors, but don’t worry if you can’t as these will be available.

    The workshop will be held in the DCCA café and refreshments will be available.

    Tickets cost £18 per person and include all materials to make one brooch.  Please book on-line by following the link from the website, www.rosalindatkins.co.uk or by phoning 01305 889741.

    13 Jun

    The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

    13/06/2017 To 13/06/2017

    2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    At this workshop you will learn how to take your basic Cross Wheel button work further by adding patterns of surface ridges and beads.  The finished buttons can be little works of art and make great brooches.

    All materials will be provided.

    If you can, please bring with you a selection of sewing needles (blunt and pointed) and a pair of small, sharp scissors, but don’t worry if you can’t as these will be available.

    The workshops will be held in the DCCA café and refreshments will be available.

    Tickets cost £20 per person and can be booked on line by following the link from the website, www.rosalindatkins.co.uk.

    27 May

    Queen Elizabeth\'s School, Blandford Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4DT

    27/05/2017 To 27/05/2017

    9:00 am To 3:30 pm

    A must-see event for anybody interested in the diversity of small plants, this competitive show is full of surprises. It is run by the Alpine Garden Society, show-casing mountain plants, small herbaceous plants, dwarf shrubs and bulbs. The plant fair will be attended by specialist alpine and non-alpine nurseries bringing plants suitable for most sites: Aberconwy Nursery (Colwyn Bay, Clwyd), Brighton Plants (Sussex), Copton Ash (Faversham, Kent), Edulis Nursery (Pangbourne, Berkshire), Kevin Hughes Plants (Middle Woodford, Wilts), Leesa’s Alpines (Birdham, Chichester), Marina Plants (Lymington, Hants), Parham Bungalow Plants (Market Lavington, Devizes), Special Plants (Chippenham, Wilts), Thuya Alpine Nursery (Hartpury, Glos). They will be happy to take orders in advance and bring plants for you as well as giving cultivation advice. There is a Plant Forum to give you ideas, photographic display and opportunity for plant photography. Come early for the plant sales and enjoy our home-baked cakes, hot and cold drinks and light lunches.
    Admission £3.00 , AGS members and children free

    14 Jun

    The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

    14/06/2017 To 14/06/2017

    2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    This workshop will introduce you to the Singleton, Grindles (or sea urchin style) and Dorset Knob buttons. The Singletons are quite simple and you may have made these before.  They are essentially a fabric covered ring. The Dorset Knob buttons, after which the hard round biscuits are named, are another fabric formed button. The similar Grindle is a lovely button to make, again worked on a fabric form.

    All materials will be provided but if you can, please bring with you a selection of sewing needles (blunt and pointed) and a pair of small, sharp scissors, but don’t worry if you can’t as these will be available.

    The workshop will be held in the DCCA café and refreshments will be available.

    Tickets cost £20 per person.  Please book on-line by following the link from the website, www.rosalindatkins.co.uk

    08 Jun

    The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR

    08/06/2017 To 08/06/2017

    2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    : Please book on line by following the link from the website, www.rosalindatkins.co.uk or call Rosalind on 01305 889741 for further details.

    At this workshop you will be provided with all the materials necessary to begin creating traditional Dorset Cross Wheel buttons and also learn how to introduce colour changes to your work.

    No previous experience is required and the workshop is suitable for all ages, from 8 to 80!

    If you can, please bring with you a selection of sewing needles (blunt and pointed) and a pair of small, sharp scissors, but don’t worry if you can’t as these will be available.

    The workshops will be held in the DCCA café and refreshments will be available.

    Tickets cost £20 per person and on-line booking is available by followig the link from the website, www.rosalindatkins.co.uk

    24 Mar

    The Town Mill, Mill La, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PU

    24/03/2017 To 29/03/2017

    10:30 am To 4:30 am

    A mixed exhibition of paintings, mostly from the body of work “Delicious Dorset”.

    Anyone who has known Dorset all their lives will find it a very hard place to leave. It leaves poetry in your veins. Dorset folk know how to sum up Dorset in few, and singularly simple words. This exhibition is an ode to having Dorset and the Dorset way in my veins, every last, tiny, delicious morsel.

    When I first returned to Dorset after years submersed in the barren urban cityscape of London, it was like balm to my worried soul. I spent the next stage of my life deep in the Dorset landscape, translating it into paint, obsessively, clinging onto its life affirming and replenishing rhythm. It made me happy again and whole and reminded me of the freedom of the total abandon of being a child safe in the care of an adult’s guidance. So there will be plenty of the celebratory landscapes painted en-plein-aire decorating this exhibition.

    Open every day 10.30 – 4.30 until the 29th of March

    05 Apr

    The Poundbury Florist, Dorset AONB, 2 Lydgate St, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3SJ

    05/04/2017 To 05/04/2017

    6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

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    Follow this link to book online: https://skill-shop.com/collections/all-lessons/products/spring-bouquet

    Hand-tie a bouquet of Spring flowers. Have you ever been given a bunch of flowers and had no idea what to do with them? On this two hour course, Vanessa from The Poundbury Florist will help you select your flowers before showing you how to hand-tie into a professional looking spiral design.