Kids filming hand made pom poms at Devon Guild

Summer Craft Clubs

Event Date: 
24/07/2019 - 10:00am to 28/08/2019 - 12:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Devon Guild craft centre in Bovey Tracey is offering free drop-in craft activities every Wednesday morning (24 July - 28 August) during the summer holidays. All sessions are 10am – 12.30 pm and there is no need to book; just pop in and join in the making fun! See below for details of our weekly making mornings:

24 July 10am – 12.30pm PomStitchTassel textiles workshop Pom-pom pencil toppers. Learn how to make a pom-pom and then create it into a weird and wonderful pencil topper.

31 July 10am – 12.30pm Michelle Greenwood Brown - mosaic workshop. Decorate a ceramic tile...

Half-term craft making days: Fearsome Feasts

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 10:30am to 26/10/2018 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

This half term, join us at the Devon Guild Craft centre on 25th and 26th October for free family fun!. Become a crafty cook at our free making days with activities for all ages, based on the current exhibition, 'Plate Up'. Have fun modelling faux food for a spooky banquet… it may look good enough to eat - but don’t dare try it! Materials provided, donations welcomed. Under 12’s supervised please. Part of the Family Arts and Family Learning Festival.

10.30am-12.30 & 1.30-4pm both days.

FREE, drop-in. No need to book.

Exhibition: Made to Commission

Event Date: 
24/03/2018 - 10:00am to 07/05/2018 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Fore St, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

A new exhibition showing how creative designers can help make the dreams and visions of others, into reality. We take a look behind the workshop doors to see how the commissioning process works. Devon Guild Members reveal their craft making journeys with clients, ranging from personal tokens to large scale public work - low to high budget. Contemporary objects, drawings, sketchbooks and digital works show how they've interpreted a particular brief, problem-solving to mutual success. See Guild website for regular free craft maker events, throughout the exhibition. Launch party: 23 March...

Summer rain leads to bumper apple crop for cider making

Orchards on the Killerton estate are bursting with apples this autumn and the National Trust rangers and volunteers have been busy harvesting them in time for their annual cider and apple festival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October.

The frost in May caused concern that the orchards might be bare this autumn but the summer rain has meant the orchards are full of apples, including some varieties like the Killerton Sweet, Killerton Sharp and Star of Devon which are unique to this small area.

Andy Bramwell from the National Trust explains why there were concerns, ‘A frost in...

Wreath making at Cranbrook

Event Date: 
10/12/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Younghaye Community Centre, Cranbrook

Get that festive feeling with the Countryside Rangers at Cranbrook

Make a beautiful Christmas wreath using natural materials for your front door.

Follow instruction from the Countryside Ranger to create your handmade wreath.

All materials will be provided.

Enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas carols as you get creative.

Find out more here:

Spooky Fun Factory - free drop in making sessions

Event Date: 
26/10/2016 - 10:30am to 27/10/2016 - 10:30am
Devon Guild of Crafts

Join us this half term and Get Creative for 2 free fun days of drop in (Halloween) activities. Use materials provided to design a creepy conveyor belt of witches, wizards and ghosties for our spooky factory. 10.30am–12.30 & 1.30–4.00pm daily. Free, drop-in. Main gallery. Under 12 yrs supervised please. Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF 01626 832223

Sew a Mini Purse

Event Date: 
20/06/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Bunyip Beads, 111-113 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3JF

As part of our special schedule of summer classes, we're excited to host a session of purse sewing! In this workshop we’ll be making a mini purse, covering all sorts of basic sewing techniques that will get you on your feet with crafting.

You’ll be able to choose from a beautiful selection of fabrics, and enjoy learning a project that’ll make a perfect gift for birthday’s & Christmas and all in between. This class will as always, be entirely suitable for sewing beginners, but will also provide enjoyment to those more experienced crafters with the urge to learn a new project!...

Odd Socks - free puppetmaking for Easter

Event Date: 
29/03/2016 - 10:30am to 05/04/2016 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

2 days of free sock-puppet making for kids. Tue 29 March & Tue 5 April, 2016. Main gallery. 10.30-12.30 & 1.30 - 4pm. FREE Free family drop-in workshops this Easter holiday. Transform material into unusual alien creatures. As part of our main exhibition about recycling textiles ('Make it OK'), you will create a puppet who can star in a mini movie and patch up our planet! Hand stitch, animate - and laugh! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. No need to book. 01626 832223

Making Money in Exeter

Event Date: 
01/09/2015 - 10:30am
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter

Find out about the history of Exeter’s money with RAMM’s curatorial team as Exeter launches its own currency: the Exeter Pound, an initiative of Exeter City Council with partners in the community, faith and business sectors.

The Exeter Pound will support local independent business so as much money as possible ‘sticks to Exeter’, to build the community of local businesses and their customers and add to the brand of Exeter.

The main set of notes, £E1, £E5, £E10 and £E20 will be in circulation for three years and are designed by local artists and Si Paull from the design...

Crafty fun - a world of words at Devon Guild

Event Date: 
09/03/2014 - 6:00pm to 23/03/2014 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

A new exhibition about words and making at the Devon Guild gallery with fun and learning events.