Devon Created - Exhibition of Local Crafts and Flowers

Event Date: 
30/05/2020 - 10:00am to 04/06/2020 - 3:00pm
Crediton Parish Church

Devon Created is a new and exciting festival organised by a new flower festival team at Crediton Parish Church. For over 40 years there has been a flower festival at the church. This year this exciting new venture will include local Devon crafts, each demonstrating and selling their own crafts, and including spectacular flower arrangements using flowers and materials to complement each craft. The Festival opens Saturday 30th May from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 31st May 11.30am to 5pm, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd June 10am to 5pm and ends Thursday 4th June 10am to 3pm. Admission and Parking are...

Pulled Thread Whitework Embroidery

Stitching With Liz & Helen: Pulled Thread Whitework

Event Date: 
08/09/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

Learn pulled thread embroidery using white thread on white linen, creating a lacy appearance with different stitches. Pulled thread embroidery, also known as drawn fabric, is a form of whitework that doesn’t involve cutting the fabric threads.

Instead, tension is used when working the stitches to draw the fabric threads together to produce a lacy effect. (Not to be confused with drawn thread embroidery, which involves cutting the fabric.) It is traditionally worked on white fabric, usually a linen evenweave, using white thread. The pulled thread kits for this class cost £28 each,...

Exeter Street Arts Festival

Event Date: 
24/08/2019 - 10:00am to 11:45pm
Exeter Phoenix

EXETER STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 2019 IS HERE! Transforming the heart of the city into a celebration of street art for all on Sat 24 August 10am – late! #exestreetarts #festival #devon

With a reputation for quality and diversity, this year’s event is set to rock the streets of the city with a free celebration of music, dance and arts throughout the day and a flamboyant after-party at Exeter Phoenix as the night falls. #ExeStreetArts hits 2019 with a line up bigger and better than ever! Taking place in various areas of the city, it’s free to attend from 10am - 7pm.

We’ll be...

Etsy Made Local Exeter - Contemporary Christmas Market

Event Date: 
01/12/2018 - 11:00am to 02/12/2018 - 3:00pm
Exeter Phoenix

This is Exeter's first ever Etsy Made Local market. Taking place at Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, it is part of a national event that will see the biggest regional spread of markets across the UK take part. In total 54 cities across the UK will celebrate the makers, designers and collectors that sell on, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. It’s about encouraging people to look locally for this year’s Christmas gifting and connecting them to more than 40 South West Devon based makers and designers.

As well as providing the...

Dead On Arrival

Event Date: 
23/09/2017 - 10:00am to 05/11/2017 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Showing national and international artist/makers whose practice involves the use of ethically-sourced, human or animal remains. Work includes jewellery, sculpture, textiles, taxidermy and photography, alongside historical artefacts lent by Plymouth Council Arts and Heritage, illustrating how artists are influenced by materials historically used to decorate and adorn.

Free entry. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm.

Exhibitors: Paul Biddle – Photography; Ellie Birkhead - Sculpture, Rebecca Black - Bovine bone jewellery; Fiona Dean - Taxidermy; Bethany Robinson - Jewellery; Stevie Leigh-...

Crafts, information and wildlife activities come to Exmouth

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:07pm

A fun-filled family day is being held on Exmouth's Maer Local Nature Reserve on Friday August 4 and East Devon District Council 's Countryside team will be there along with a number of other wildlife organisations.

The day starts at 10am where local Tai Chi instructor, Sam Forder will run a free 30 minute Tai Chi taster session.

The fun continues with a range of information and activities on offer including bug hunting, rockpooling and natural crafts. The event will have stalls from a number of organisations including the RSPB, Devon Loves Dogs and the Pebblebed Heaths...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/02/2017 - 5:16pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (7-9 July).


The Titfield Thunderbolt Friday & Saturday, The Blakmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth Finding that their branch railway line will be axed, the residents of the village of Titfield decide to buy the railway and run it themselves. Now they must convince the railway authorities they are competent, and complete against a planned bus service, the operators of whom are bitterly opposed to the railway campaign. Tickets £10, available by calling 07484 509514.

Exeter Craft Festival returns

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 06/04/2017 - 5:55pm

Exeter's beautiful and historic Cathedral Green is the setting for the Exeter Craft Festival on 6–8 July 2017.

Stands set in individual marquees showcase the wonderful original work of over 100 talented craftsmen and artists who are based in the South West.

This three-day event is in its 42nd year, attracts thousands of visitors and, as usual, exhibitors have been screened and selected for the quality of their work.

There is a wide variety to be enjoyed.

Visitors can browse wood and metal-work, ceramics from delightful tea light seaside cottages to vibrant...

Local arts and crafts at Devon County Show

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:52pm

Local artisans and talented crafts people are coming together to exhibit at the Devon County Show on May 18, 19 and 20 held at Westpoint, Exeter.

A collection of soap makers, leather workers, jewellers, artists, candle makers and many others will be setting up shop in a canvas marquee which would easily cover a premier league football pitch.

The Crafts and Gardens feature is nearly 12,000 square metres and will highlight the popularity of hand-made items, often using centuries-old techniques.

Emma Rhodes of Emma’s Soaps from Strete in South Devon was inspired to...

Exhibition: Off the Surface - the art of hand-embroidery

Event Date: 
20/05/2017 - 10:00am to 09/07/2017 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey

A collaborative exhibition showcasing the art of hand embroidery, old and new. Degree students from The Royal School of Needlework have produced contemporary, hand-embroidered work inspired by treasured textiles from world renowned archives at Hampton Court Palace.

The exhibition features surface designs such as appliquéd garments, wearable sculpture, 3-D stitched drapes and hangings alongside historic purses, collars and lacework - offering a rare opportunity to see the past revived in a contemporary fashion. Main Gallery. Free entry, open daily 10am-5.30pm