I'm very lucky to live in Farnham, Surrey which is a World Craft Town. In October it gets even more exciting for local craftspeople as we celebrate Craft Month! If you are in Farnham, I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of the Craft Month brochure. Available at Farnham Maltings, the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham Pottery, the UCA and lots of other venues around town. There's loads going on including over 40 free events. If you're not local then there's lots of information at www.farnhamcrafttown.
I'm particularly looking forward to next week-end and the Festival of Crafts at Farnham Maltings. I am going to be teaching two short taster classes on the Sunday. We'll be making an openwork hanging basket - perfect for storing onions or garlic in the kitchen. It's an easy project for beginners and is an ideal place to start if you've always fancied trying basket weaving. Tickets are £28 and include entry to the festival. Book online at www.farnhammaltings.com or phone the box office on 01252 745444. There will be lots of amazing stalls plus demonstrations and talks. I can't wait!