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Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey: Apply for StartUP (Deadline 28/01/22)

A dedicated pavilion at Craft Festival Bovey Tracey for makers who have been in business for 2 years or less (started trading since January 2020). Our aim is to support fledgling careers and to encourage and promote the latest creative talent.

Stands in the StartUP section are offered at a much reduced rate to Craft Festival's stands and create an outstanding opportunity for businesses of two year or less.

You make ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, plastics, mixed media, leather, recycled materials, printmaking and paper. You are resident anywhere in the world and your work shows a dedication to quality of making, presentation and originality.

DEADLINE 6pm Friday January 28th 2022


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Lauren Holloway: Washbag making workshop

Sat, 19/03/2022

Want to improve your existing sewing skills and take things to the next level? Oh go on, we love a challenge! 

This wash bag making workshop at Prior Shop is just what you need.

What you'll do:

In this three hour experience you’ll learn how to make a beautiful and functional washbag, complete with outer pockets, waterproof lining and a zip closure. Fancy!

Once you’ve completed the workshop you’ll be able to take your wash bag home to use. (Or gift to a lucky loved one!) You’ll be provided with a pattern along with detailed instructions on how to sew your bag. Lauren will guide you through the whole process, providing plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for future projects. You can even take your pattern home with you to use again! Interfacing, zippers and lining fabric will be provided, along with a variety of thread colours (bring your own if you like).

You will learn:

  • General sewing techniques
  • How to use a pattern
  • Top stitching
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Boxing corners
  • Achieving a professional finish
  • Making a gorgeous wash bag for all your toiletries


Saturday 19th March, 10:30-1:30pm, £45 including some materials. Location - Prior Shop, Quakers Friar, Bristol City Centre. Book via:

About Lauren Holloway:

Designer and Maker Lauren Holloway has been running her own slow-fashion handbag and accessory brand since 2013. Lauren specialises in making sustainable bags, purses, laptop cases and toiletry storage, all handcrafted in her Bristol-based studio. She has extensive knowledge and experience in designing patterns and sewing anything from coin purses to backpacks. Lauren offers a range of sewing workshops from beginner to intermediate level, where participants can learn the basics of using a domestic sewing machine, brush up on existing sewing skills or develop new techniques to improve their craft. You’ll leave the workshop with new-found knowledge and inspiration for future projects plus you’ll take home a beautiful handmade bag you can enjoy for years to come.

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