Rural Antics Craft Fair and Workshops

Rural Antics is a dedicated artisan craft  workshop  Hanwell wine estate Cherry winefound within the beautiful vineyards of Hanwell Wine Estate.

Even better than the mergence of learning new skills and having the option of buying wine straight from the maker is the fact that it is right here in the UK, in the Midlands, very near to Melton Mowbray.

This past weekend they hosted their annual Wine and Craft Fair to showcase their workshop tutors, advertise the up coming workshops {find out about those here}, bring local heritage crafts to the forefront, and to sell their delicious wine.

You can find me teaching jewellery workshops at Rural Antics where you can learn to make silver rings, a silver bangle, silver and copper earrings, or a silver necklace. 

I attended the event last weekend and had a lovely time meeting and chatting with some of the other tutors, I fully recommend each of them and you can find a bit about them below.  If you go and say Hello to them on their social media accounts they'll be very happy to have you join them for a part of their wonderful makers journey!

Blue Stiggy Eco conscious stationary

Meet the lovely Michaela from Blue Stiggy, and her trusty typewritter Dorothy.

Find lovely Eco conscious stationary and personalised paper goodies on her website and follow them on Instagram to see new things, videos, and where you can find them next.  You can learn bookbinding with Michaela at the Rural Antics barn.


Number 8 Glass handmade fused glass gifts

Katherine is the happy sunshine of Number 8 Glass, beautiful fused glass flowers, birds, candle holders and more.

Bright colours and influences direct from nature covered Katherine's table, and she loves to teach and share the joy of fusing glass. You can learn to make a glass plaque or bowl at Rural Antic's, and Katherine also offers workshops in her studio just outside Nottingham which you can find at and follow on Instagram too.


Susan Bagshaw Arts at Rural Antics

Sue Bagshaw Arts has a trove of artistic talent, offering a varied range of workshops.

Sue was demonstrating silk painted, glass painting and pencil drawing, flowing between all three to show the types of beautiful pieces you can make on one of her workshops. You can follow Sue's Instagram  and you can find her website here 


Jennifer McEwan stained glass

Jennifer McEwan makes glorious stained glass art work and teaches workshops so you can do the same.

Bright bold colours set within the lead lines create beautiful pieces, and you can can make some too under her expert tutoring.  Find out about up coming workshops on Jennifer's Eventbrite page, book a workshop in the Rural Antics Barn and keep up to date with things on her Instagram too.


Rachel Morley is a fabulous feltmaker and fine artist who uses only British breed wool in her creations.

Rachel Morley wool felt artist

Demonstrating felt pumpkin making at the event Rachel was showing the magic of turning wool into wonderful pieces of art work.  You can follow Rachel's Instagram to see more of her work, and on her website you can buy her beautiful pieces




Drop me a comment below if you've been on a wonderful workshop recently, let me know what you did and where it was!  If you find a new favourite craft or fabulous small business from this post let me know in the comments below too! 


Zoë x

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