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WIN two tickets to the Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey, Devon

PUBLISHED: 12:04 13 May 2019

Colour Designs Jewelery from Frome, colourful and contemporary handmade jewellery

Colour Designs Jewelery from Frome, colourful and contemporary handmade jewellery


Meet the Somerset makers at this year's Craft Festival - and you could win a pair of tickets!

Makers from Somerset will be showing off their work at this year's Craft Festival in the Devon town of Bovey Tracey.

Craft Festival is the best place to see and meet Somerset makers and get a glimpse of not only their work but their way of life within the making world. Pictured here is a selection of the home-grown Somerset makers' that will be at this year's festival.

Prepare to be inspired by work from over 200 makers, including the 'Best of the Best' from Somerset. This year's Craft Festival opens its doors for the 16th year and the accolade for gaining a place at the acclaimed Craft Festival is multiplying each year.

Set in the idyllic setting of Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, from 7-9 June, the festival features an exceptional hand-picked selection of award-winning makers from all over the UK.

Visitors can meet the makers, talk and ask questions about what inspired their work and buy their very own individual, original piece of craft.

Jacky Duncan Ceramics from Chard, Terra-cotta garden potsJacky Duncan Ceramics from Chard, Terra-cotta garden pots

This three day festival showcases a highly skilled collection including jewellers, potters, furniture makers, textile artists, glass makers, wood workers, and many more.

The Craft Festival welcomes over 10,000 visitors, who indulge in making, shopping and finding new skills, within a vibrant and friendly festival environment that encourages all to express and celebrate an abundance of creativity.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a journey of discovery by attending workshops and witness inspiring demonstrations that will enhance their creativity.

Sharing skills is so important at Craft Festival and the carefully hand-picked collection of makers will be demonstrating their craft throughout the weekend.

Craft Festival 2019 welcomes some new features and some returning favourites.

Sarah Staussberg from Frome, Handcrafted Contemporary JewellerySarah Staussberg from Frome, Handcrafted Contemporary Jewellery

New for 2019 includes The Forge with Pole & Hunt - an extravaganza of blacksmithing and bashing metal. The Common Room with Common Sense Studio is a new, grown-up making and drop-in workshop space to set free your creative inner self. Returning in triumph is the Craft Cinema, hosted in Audrey, a beautiful 1967 Bedford bus and Out of the Woods, a tent of dreamy woodland crafts and an opportunity to sit, watch and make, curated by Heritage Craft Association maker of the year, Hilary Burns. It doesn't stop there, you can book on to a great range of craft workshops where you learn some serious skills. The Den returns with a programme packed for the most discerning of visitors: The Teenager. Families can come together to enjoy free craft activities in The Craft Lab (formerly the Children's Craft Tent), street theatre, play area and puppet shows.

Music and feasting is vital part of the Festival experience. The Street Food Arena will be filled with great West Country food serving a creative selection of food for visitors to enjoy, whilst The Lemon Jelli Stage will feature great music from around the region.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, enter using the form below:

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What's on - workshops:

As well as showcasing over 200 of the UK's finest designer makers, the Craft Festival is packed with workshops and activities for all ages, craft demonstrations, children's activities and entertainment, live music and festival food. Take a look at some of the workshops available over the weekend such as:

- Needle felting

- Lino printing

- Mosaics

- Jewellery making

- Spoon carving

- Stained glass techniques

- Willow weaving

- Embroidery

- Printmaking

- Design fabric printing on a bag

- Letter cutting

- Book binding

The festival workshops sell out so, to avoid disappointment, book your workshops now via craftfestival.co.uk/Bovey-Tracey.

Terms & conditions: This competition is running from the May 13, 2019 to May 31, 2019 at 23:45. Six readers will win a pair of tickets to the Craft Festival. The prize cannot be transferred and no cash alternative offered. Full Archant terms & conditions can be found here.

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