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Wisley Arts Fest (with Surrey Guild of Craftsmen) July 2017


  • Wisley RHS Gardens Surrey GU23 6QS UK (map)

Wisley Arts Fest

Wisley Arts Fest features demonstrations from members of Surrey Guild of Craftsmen - you will be able to 'meet the maker' and watch them work. Many will be offering 'have a go' sessions (at the makers' discretion) and there will be small workshops available with some makers. I will be demonstrating the machine knitting which I use to create my bespoke luxury knitwear.

Contemporary and traditional craft demonstrations

Demonstrations will include the following:

  • Machine knitting - Susan Holton
  • Beaded and mixed media jewellery - Dani Crompton
  • Ceramics - Jane Henderson, Justine Munson, Alan Wallis
  • Enamelling - Linda Connelly
  • Felted textiles - Nancy Shafee
  • Glass - Linda Scott Cerins
  • Jewellery - Gabriella Sellors, Alexandra Simpson
  • Metalwork - Alison Catchlove
  • Polymer clay - Ruth Winchester
  • Stitched textiles - Louise Bell, Fee Fraser, Tanya Williamson
  • Woven textiles and spinning - Carolyn Wallis

Those taking part will have a selection of their work available for visitors to browse and buy.

Wisley Arts Fest will include other artists and performers in addition to those listed.

Opening times and charges

  • Wisley Arts Fest takes place inside the gardens.
  • The gardens will be open 9am to 6pm.
  • The event will be open 9am to 6pm.
  • Entry to gardens and event is free to RHS members.
  • Non-members pay to enter the gardens, event entry is included.
  • There may be additional charges for some workshops.

It's best to check the Wisley web site (rhs.org.uk) before your visit if you are travelling a long distance or if there are adverse weather conditions as, very occasionally, there may be last minute changes and cancellations.

 
Knitwear and crafts in action at Wisley Arts Fest
 

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Later Event: October 28
Festival of Crafts 2017