The collection, set to be open to the public for six weekends only, starting 4th November and ending on the 10th of December offers visitors the opportunity to explore and acquire unique ceramics, textiles, woodwork, metalwork, knitwear, glassware, leather items, jewellery, and much more meticulously crafted items. Visitors will experience the creativity and skill of local and national artists, with each item being unique and reflecting a blend of traditional techniques and contemporary design. For a small entry fee, or a season ticket, there is something for everyone. As each weekend has a variety of around 50 different makers, please visit the website for full details.
New additions to the high calibre of craft makers are Layertree, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Carter and MIMS Heritage.
Layertree is the winner of 2023 Small Business Award in the UK and their crafts have been featured on Grand Designs amongst many magazines such as House and Garden.
Fine artist, Elizabeth Fitzgerald has collections in the UK and abroad of which can only be viewed by appointment. Certainly not an opportunity to be missed.
MIMS Heritage use the most natural of products to make their beautiful wool products for children. The undyed natural pure wool is complemented with organic lavender and organic sheep’s wool to make the purest of bespoke gifts.
Complementing the Arts & Crafts Collection, and to give visitors the chance to embrace their creative flair, Blackthorpe Barn is also offering a series of engaging workshops for those interested in honing their artistic skills. The workshops, designed to cater to various levels of expertise, provide participants with the opportunity to learn from experienced craftsmen and create their own masterpieces.
George Agnew, owner says “We are delighted to present our latest Crafts Collection, which embodies the spirit of creativity and artistry that defines Blackthorpe Barn, with the addition of our workshops further reinforces our commitment to fostering artistic development and providing a platform for individuals to engage with and appreciate the beauty of handmade craftsmanship.”
Full details about the workshops can be found at www.blackthorpebarn.com/product-category/workshops, where interested individuals can explore the available options and secure their spots.
The NEW Roots Café is a cosy space to recharge and take a break from the shopping with a locally sourced breakfast, lunch or coffee or cake whilst taking in the elegance and rich tapestry of the Estates heritage in all the design.
Image: Arts and Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn