There’s festivals everywhere at the moment and at each and every one of them stalls are doing a roaring trade selling all sorts of head dresses and hats (I mean when else can you bedeck yourself in pom poms, glitter, feathers flowers and fluff? (obviously when ever you like but festivals seem like their spiritual home))
In case you hadn’t noticed Ros Badger and I are running crafty workshops down at the Port Eliot Festival later this month, but for those of you who won’t be making their way down to Cornwall here’s a little instructional on how to make this super cute neon and gold pleather (how often can you find a reason to wear gold pleather?!) crown. It’s simple to make and if you don’t have gold pleather (why not?) then any stiff fabric or felt or paper will work and if you don’t want to sew, some fabric glue or a stapler will do the trick (quite frankly there’s No Excuse not to make one!)
Click here to download instructions
Here it is expertly modeled by me at a little Festival For One I had on my way to work to other day! Part Statue of Liberty part Disco Game of Thrones.
So we are half way through festival season, some big ones have been and gone (and got washed away) and many are yet to come. This year all eyes (well definitely mine) are on Port Eliot festival in lovely Cornwall where as mentioned in my last post Ros Badger and I are running The Badgers Sett craft tent.
On Friday through to Sunday we have a range of workshops and events for festival goers to come and Get Their Craft On. From making paper and fabric floral headdresses to learning to crochet there’ll be something for everyone and we are hoping our little yurt (right by the Fortnum and Mason Tea Rooms) will be a oasis of crafty calm.
Ros and I have been busy busy busy working on project prototypes and thinking about how we are going to decorate our yurt. We have some very glamorous neighbours – Anthropologie, Barbara Hulaniki, Simone Rocha and Luella Bartley to name a few* – so we need to be flying the craft flag loud and proud.
All of our workshops are free and all materials provided (still looking for scissor donations if anyone knows a scissor maker with a couple of dozen going spare!!) We have a few pre-bookable slots (email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form at the end of this post to get your name on the list) or you can sign up when you are at the festival or just pop in.**
This is what we will be up to:
11-12pm Glorious garlands, soar-away streamers & big ol’ bunting
2-3pm Fabulous festival headdresses
5.30-6.30pm Paper boats flotilla
7pm Candle lit regatta on the estuary
10-11am Pom-tiddily-om-pom-pom making
11.30-12.30pm Fabulous Festival Headresses
1. 30-2.30pm Fantastic fabric and felt flowers
3-4pm Beginners crochet
4.30-5.30pm Perfect Paper pinwheels
10.30- 12pm Sunday morning craft chill out
For more information on each workshop click here to download the whole programme and use the form below to reserve a place stating what workshop and when you’d like to come along.
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*Oh and of course there’s music and food and readings and dancing … but who’s going to have time for all that?
**Obviously you have to have a festival ticket to take part in any of these events but you can still buy them here. Booking a place on a workshop does not give you entry to the festival.