Michaelmas Fair at Powderham Castle

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Powderham Castle

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Kenton

Exeter

EX6 8JQ

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20th Anniversary Michaelmas Fair at Powderham Castle the perfect pre-Christmas market!

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The Michaelmas Fair at Powderham Castle is the perfect occasion to start your Christmas preparations with superb stalls from the South West with items not usually found on the high street in the stunning setting of Powderham Castle!

This year is the fair's 20th anniversary so we are planning an extra special fair for you, with more food, more gifts, more local artisans and a frame loom weaving workshop from Elka Textiles for those creative shoppers! Once again we are sponsored by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auctioneers and valuers who will be providing free valuations so dig through your attic and bring along your hidden treasures.

Once you've done your shopping you can stroll round to see the castle's fine garden and deer park or visit its other attractions such as the Country Store and the Powderham Farm Shop. The Orangery Restaurant and Courtenay Cafe will be open all day serving lunches and light bites.

Early bird tickets are £3.50 and can be bought by clicking on the 'Tickets' button or £5 on the door.

To book a space on the morning or afternoon frame loom weaving workshops click on the 'Tickets' button.

If you would like to pre-book a valuation with the experts from Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood to guarantee a space please call our office on 01392 496412.

All profits go towards ABF The Soldiers' Charity.

Frame Loom Weaving Workshop

This year we are fortunate to have 2 workshops from Elka textiles at 10am and at 1pm. Places are limited so be sure to book early by clicking the 'Tickets' button and selecting the workshop you wish to attend or by phoning ABF The Soldiers' Charity South West office on 01392 496412. Tickets are £35 and admission to the fair is included.

What to expect: The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will create a small woven piece using a frame loom.

Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience and would like a refresher.

You will have the opportunity to buy your loom at the the end of the workshop for £20. Cash is preferable.

What's included: The course price includes 2 hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax and hemp. You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.

About your tutor: Ellie Fisher is a textile designer with a foundation in textiles from Winchester School of Art and a BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. With over 15 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.

What to bring: You will be provided with all the materials you will need for the workshop however if you have any material at home that you would like to experiment with then please feel free to bring them along.

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Powderham Castle

Church Road

Kenton

Exeter

EX6 8JQ

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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