The Handmade Fair, 18-20 September

We’re so looking forward to a crafty extravaganza this September at The Handmade Fair – a weekend of making, shopping and learning, all in one gorgeous setting

The Handmade Fair papercraft bunting

The Handmade Fair is back this September! We’re thrilled to be media partners again for a second year, and the whole team are coming along (with a few creative friends) to meet you in Hampton Court Palace’s beautiful grounds for another fun weekend of craft.

Following on from an incredible first show last year, Kirstie Allsopp will be returning to host the country’s most hands-on craft event from 18-20 September. She’ll be there each day to present a selection of workshops, entertaining interviews, make and takes, plus all the shopping and fabulous food you can manage!

This isn’t your average craft market. The Super Theatre alone is worth your entrance fee with top names in the industry such as Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar, Annie Sloan and Chinelo Bally taking to the stage to share tips, stories and experience. The Mollie Makes Mash Ups will also be returning (we’re told due to popular demand!) for a Ready-Steady-Craft-Off between crafty disciplines, turning run-of-the-mill supplies into customised showstoppers you can recreate at home.

A ticket entitles you to so much more. Your day out will include entry to a Super Theatre session, a Skills Workshop, one ‘Grand Make’ – a craft banquet if you will, with 300 other crafters – plus access to the boutique shopping village and artisan food and drink stands. If you really want to treat yourself and your pals, limited VIP tickets also include goodie bags, bubbles with Kirstie, front row seating, afternoon tea and more.

Take a look at the full line up over at and have a nosey at the participatory projects you can book a place
on including everything from making your own fascinators and lampshades to gift-wrapping, pom pom festooning and Christmas crackers. Sessions are starting to fill up, so be quick! It’s a wonderful day out and we had a ball last year. Come and join us.

Tickets on sale now! Use MOLLIE16 to get £4 off entry + theatre ticket.

You have a couple of options of how to spend your day out, with all tools and materials you’ll need on the day covered. Here’s the lowdown…

The Handmade Fair


1 x Super Theatre session – pick from Q&As with creative visionaries such as Will Taylor, demos with top crafters including Poppy Chancellor, and the Mollie Makes Mash Ups which will pit leading crafters against each other to transform bunting, tote bags and wreaths using their not inconsiderable skills!

1 x Skills Workshop – choose from a variety of sessions in each of the six skills tents: Papercraft, Yarn & Textiles, Wedding with Hobbycraft, Seasonal, Upcycling with Annie Sloan, and Fashion Accessories.

1 x Grand Make – this is crafting on a BIG scale! Sit down for a quick make with 300 other crafters!

Access to the boutique shopping village and delicious food and drink from artisan producers.

Get tickets for just £16. Use MOLLIE16 to get £4 off entry + theatre ticket.



These sell out fast! You’ll receive everything that’s included in a Full Experience ticket, plus: A glass of bubbly with Kirstie

Afternoon tea (pick your session from either 12.30pm or 2pm)

Exclusive gift bag

Front row seating in the Super Theatre

Access to the VIP lounge, with refreshments and entertainment

Don’t forget you get a Super Theatre session included with your ticket – book yours today to confirm your place in the audience for the Mash Up of your choice!

The Handmade Fair Mollie Makes Tent