December 18, 2013

Have a Crafty Break in Kent

There’s definitely something about the promise of a new year that makes you want to start planning holidays! H and I have been trying to find somewhere in the UK that we’ve never been to before to getaway to for a long weekend or something. As if by fate the lovely Laura from Freedom Holiday Homes wrote to tell us about some of the quirky cottages they have in Kent (anyone else want to stay in a potting shed?!) and showed us some of the crafty things to do down there. Here are a few of the things she shared with us, they’ve definitely inspired us to spend a weekend in ‘The Garden of England’ soon!

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“If you’re looking for a crafty getaway you won’t go wrong with a trip to Kent! Head to the Glazy Daisy studio at Tunbridge Wells for a mixed bag of workshops and activities. Have a dabble at decopage, take a prod at Polymer clay, or hand paint your own pottery. It’s a great place to take the family if you are looking for something fun where everyone can get involved.

Crafts Bee is located in Beckenham and is another exciting craft packed studio offering a mixture of sewing, jewellery making, and paper craft workshops. They offer a wide selection of courses and workshops which appeal to a range of ages, so if you are planning your crafty Kent trip with a group of friends or family you’ll be able to find a craft to suit most tastes.

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If you prefer buying cleverly crafted things, without having to get your hands messy (or tangled up in wool) you could always visit some of the craft fairs Kent has to offer. On the 16th of March there will be a Vintage and Makers Market at Aylesford Community Centre. This charming event promises a lovely mix of past time arts and craft. Renowned for it’s friendly atmosphere the event will include a lovely traditional tearoom so you can mingle with like minded people.

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Silver Magpie Fairs will be hosting a couple of craft fairs at Meopham Village Hall on the 15th of March  and the 10th of May. These popular fairs have a wide range of crafted goods to buy. Jewellery, cards and everything knitted, whittled, painted, baked, and potted. It would be a challenge to leave empty handed!”

 *Post sponsored by The Original Cottage Company

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