The Kent Creative Crafts Show was held in the New Maidstone Exhibition Hall where visitors discovered exciting craft products and techniques, whilst being inspired by all the latest crafting trends on offer. There was Guest Crafting Celebrities & Experts; Workshops; On-Stand Demonstrations; Free have a go areas and Competitions plus a range of stands selling a range of craft materials and supplies at Special Show Prices.
New from this year: Pile & Plunder quilting workshops: Abbie Searle, also known as Abbieanne, patchworks, quilts and paints. Abbieanne ‘manipulates’ fabrics and asks others to use their imagination to do the same. Abbieanne found patchwork and quilting when she wanted a quilt for a present. She saw one in a shop and decided she could do better…. That’s when the obsession started!!
Polymer Clay workshops with designer Birdy Heywood: Birdy Heywood is one of Britain’s leading Polymer Clay artists and has demonstrated and taught all over the country. Visitors could see how easy it is to use Polymer Clay to make fantastic arts and craft items.
Silk Painting with the Guild of silk painters: The fantastic art of silk painting and making a gorgeous silk card to take home. Suitable for beginners age 5 and up.
Free papercraft workshops with Payper Box: Visitors could make fancy boxes at the free papercraft workshops with Charmain Barrett on the Payper Box stand. You’ll have seen Charmain demonstrating on Create & Craft TV.
Decopatch Delights with the studio partnership: This great craft feature returned for a second year and was suitable for all the family. Use of Decopatch papers and a combined glue and varnish can quickly decorate something or give a makeover to a favourite item. All this as well as all your favourite suppliers including CCB Sewing & Knitting Machines, Daisy May, M Rosenberg & Son Fabrics, Stitch Witch, Caroles Craft Stores and so much more.
For more details visit the Creative Crafts Show website. The Creative Crafts Show is one of many features and attractions that were at the 2014 Kent County show
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Each day in the Flower Show, NAFAS once again provided adult and children workshops.
Visitors that were feeling creative during their visit to the Kent County Show were able to have a go at flower arranging and learn how to create a floral masterpiece.
Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies
The Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies provided the Kent County Show with one of its more traditional areas. The 2014 Show was the 76th year that the Federation has exhibited at the Kent County Show. Within their marquee there were displays and classes in flowers, pot plants, vegetables, home economics and craft. The hard work that is put into the hundreds of entries is clear to see with all items being grown or made here in Kent.
Classes for 2014 included the following:
Sweet Peas, Roses, Pot Plants and many other decorative flowers. A huge range of Vegetables including the usual potatoes, beans, onions etc. Also included are seasonal fruits. Home Economics prove to be very popular with the exhibitors and visitors alike with classes for cakes, flans , jams , chutneys and curds. “The Great Outdoors” class gives exhibitors a choice of dishes from which to make a delicious picnic. Craft classes include Sugar craft , Lace making, Crochet and Framed cross-stitch exhibits.
There are two junior craft classes, the youngest are asked to produce a “Decorated Digestive Biscuit” and the older children an ever entertaining and imaginative “Veggiebeast”. For more information about the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies please click here. Please note this will take you to the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies website.