The Crafts Area is the ideal place to learn and get creative, with plenty of artistic and practical activities to get stuck into. From crochet mandalas to stool making, willow weaving and even spear throwing, this year’s NGG brings together an exciting mix of crafty skills!
Sarah Hobgoblin has traveled the country with her little festival stall for 8 years, constantly being inspired by life. Her gran taught her most of her craft skills when she was little and now she’s putting those skills to good use! All her work is made as one of a kind as each idea evolves into something new for the next time.
She will be providing a free Crochet Mandala Workshop, with easy mandalas for beginners or larger ones for the more experienced, and will be offering her facepainting skills for a small fee.
Small Axe are back again this year offering Willow Wand Carving, Stool Making and Seasoned Wood Carving workshops. Grab a pew and get whittling!
Willow Be-Hooked help you make your own willow creation – something for your home or garden or a present for a friend.
Make anything from a Lantern or obelisk to a dream catcher or bird-feeder. The workshops are suitable for all ages and they provide all the guidance, tools and materials that you need to make something you are proud of.
The Magic Lantern Parade will be lighting up NGG in the evenings as usual with their fabulous sparkly procession for all ages. With plenty of fairy lights, fairy wings and silly costumes, why not get involved with the parade!
Claire and Victoria will running workshops making charms and craft souvenirs from natural products such as seeds, shells, wooden beads, wool and wood. They will also be building a “wishing tree”, a collaborative project that everyone at NGG to contribute to.
Andy Alder – Garlic & Cheese Smoking
Small workshops on our Permaculture life style at Home Farm
Bob Walley – Envirolution
There’s plenty to make, do and learn in one of our colourful creative workshops. Or if you’re feeling brave have a crack at one of our inspiring yet bamboozling games!
Love2Grow – Eco Cleaning Product Workshop
Cheryl Lewis – Upcycled Crafts
Make a beautiful fairy tutu to go with your wings and headdress or make a set of poi from recylced materials
Audrey Hancock – Crochet Workshop
Learn how to crotchet two simple stitches and make something to take away.
Des Hall – Copper Rose Making
Copper rose making from scrap copper using simple tools
UV Groovy – Polymer Clay Workshops