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Last ever Shindig Festival

Shindig Festival - 23rd - 26th May 2024

Crafty Corner

Crafty Corner

Off in a quiet corner of the festival Crafty Corner is a hive of activity with people making, watching and learning from skilled crafts people:


Willow Weaving – Weave your own Baskets, bugs and bird feeders.

Avalon Bushcraft – Primitive bushcraft skills –Fire by friction, flint knapping, natural cordage, primitive arrow making demonstrations and workshops.

Glitter and festival flowers – Make festival flowers from wire and tissue paper to add to your Mad Hat! Plus Bio-degradable face Glitter.

Macrame – Workshops to create plant hangers and key rings.

Millicent Radio – Audio production and field recording workshops.

Gypsy Camp – A tiny acoustic open mic stage.

The Nunney Pottery – Magical creatures Raku and clay modelling and pottery.

Ye Olde Fairies – Wood turning on pole lathe, spoon carving demonstrations.

Pom Pom Making – Bright Funky Small wool pom poms to add to hoop earrings, or a headband, and large ones to transform a festival outfit or camp. Bright funky colours and patterns.

Tinker Station & Masquetherage and General Menders – Metal work exhibition and workshops making: bangles, earrings, brooches, metal collages, animals, birds, fish, dragons etc. Bling up your hat action: Facilitating people to bling up/ decorate their hat using feathers/ bones/ metal curios/bullet cases, beads etc. General menders service: emergency repairs to clothing/prams/shoes/glasses.

Wiltshire Hurdles – Hurdle making, pole-lathe, and shave horse demos and information.

Psychic Sign-writers – Introduction to sign writing workshops, signs can be taken home or added to an installation.

The Henna Hub – Henna workshops, learn to make natural henna paste and apply to skin, learn old techniques, henna tattoos.

Felt and Wool Festival Fairies – Make a wool festival fairy using brightly coloured wool tops; decorate with Rhinestones, material flowers.

Victorian Rope Twisters and tat stall –Rope-making workshops using a traditional rope twisting machine

Gypsy Leah – Musical crafty feast and fermentation workshop.

Crafty Corner