Period Living is delighted to be supporting Made by Hand, Cheltenham (opens in new tab), the designer-maker festival from the organisers of multi-award-winning events such as Made by Hand, Cardiff (opens in new tab), and The Craft Festival (opens in new tab).
Win a handmade throw worth £280
Visit the Period Living stand at the fair, and you can not only pick up a free copy of the magazine, but you will also be entered into a prize draw to win a beautiful handwoven throw by exhibitor Rhian Wyman (opens in new tab). All you need to do is speak to a team member and sign up for the email newsletter on the day.
Taking place between 8-10 March 2019, the festival, now in its second year, will be held at Cheltenham Town Hall, in the heart of the Cotswolds.
You will discover an exceptional, hand-picked selection of around 100 award-winning makers from all over the UK, selling directly to the public.
The highly skilled collection includes jewellers, potters, furniture makers, textile artists, glassmakers, wood workers and many more.
Made by Hand prides itself on giving modern designer-makers a wider platform, showing how their products can fit seamlessly into our modern lives.
Made by Hand Cheltenham also offers a range of demonstrations, allowing you to get up close and meet the makers. Demonstrators include Lauren Aston Designs, better known as ‘The Queen of Giant Knitting’, who is joining the line-up from her studio in Devon with her giant needles; Jeremy and Carla Bonner of Cotswolds-based Bonner Leather Studio; and Louise McLaren, maker of beautifully intricate paper-cut images.
Also, don’t miss the two-hour workshops on offer exploring various materials and techniques. Hosted by New Brewery Arts and The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, the taster workshops for adults offer activities including weaving, calligraphy, pottery and bookbinding. Meanwhile, a range of free workshops for children will also be running throughout the weekend.
Opening times are Friday and Saturday 8-9 March, 10-5pm, and Sunday 10 March, 10am-4pm. Adult daily tickets cost £7 (opens in new tab) (concessions £6). Alternatively, buy an adult weekend ticket for £13 (concessions £11). Accompanied children under 18 go free.
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