From 13-15 September, guests are invited to get hands-on to learn new skills or hone existing talents across an array of creative pursuits.
The festival programme includes a stellar line-up of experts taking part in Q&As, demonstrations and hands on workshops across contemporary crafts, wellbeing, heritage skills, sewing and textiles, home and garden, and food and drink. Sessions will cover everything from watercolour painting, modern calligraphy and bookbinding, to pottery throwing, needle felting and cupcake piping sessions, to name a few.
Visitors will also have the chance to purchase some of the finest tools, materials and handmade products from a range of handpicked sellers, while indulging in delicious samples of artisan food.
TV presenter, Kirstie Allsopp, will top the bill on Friday and Saturday, followed by Liz Earle MBE, wellbeing specialist on the Sunday.
Paper necklace designed by Christine Leech
Kirstie said: “The Handmade Festival at Hampton Court Palace is a fabulous way for creatives and lovers of all things handmade to come together for the ultimate day out in a beautiful setting. So come along, meet like-minded people, and get inspired to build on an existing skill or ignite a brand new passion – we can’t wait to see you there!”
Georgina Krstic, show manager at Brand Events, adds: “Whether you consider yourself a beginner or an expert creative, there truly is something for everybody to enjoy at this year’s Festival.
“We’re delighted to be returning to Hampton Court Palace and celebrating the beauty of handmade with all of our visitors.”
For more information and to purchase tickets to The Handmade Festival, please visit https://www.thehandmadefestival.com/