Artists curated by The Little Craft Shack for the Burley Festival. Below you’ll find details of crafters and creatives attending this years festival, along with more information on what you can expect from this event.
LOBI Creative is a local Dorset based business, offering original wildlife watercolour art, homeware & gifts, painted by artist Rebecca Beeston. We offer unique original paintings as well as taking commissions of your beloved pets or other animals.
Gem Of England
Gem Of England is a gorgeous curiosity shop situated just opposite Burley Manor Hotel.
The shop offers a wealth of curiosities for every occasion such as jewellery, silk flowers, art, new and up cycled furniture, gifts cards and more.
Gem Freeman makes her stunning silver and gold jewellery on site and on some occasions you can see her hard at work making her beautiful treasures.
Artist Sandra Binney is just one of the local artists who exhibit enchanting originals and prints of local wildlife and landscapes upon the shops walls and will be exhibiting her art at the Burley Festival this year.
Emma will be showcasing her silk Forever-lasting flower arrangements; life like blooms she's displayed for you in the perfect vessel with the perfect colour combination of flowers and foliage.
The team at Gem Of England look forward to welcoming you their beautiful stall on Saturday & Sunday.
Love Your Rocks
Handcrafted freshwater pearl and Swarovski Crystal jewellery. Necklaces, Lariats, Bracelets and Earrings. Classic and contemporary pearls, semi-precious stones and sterling silver.
Vissenga Leathercraft create quirky & unique handmade leather accessories designed stand out & last a lifetime.
Hand stitched gifts, greeting cards and decorations.
Pure silver jewellery made from recycled precious metal clays. Each piece is unique and entirely handmade.
PRETÀPAWTER ; Unique and lovingly handmade accessories for dogs and
2019 is the Burley Food, Art & Drink Festivals first year. We’re hugely excited to be bringing this festival to the community, and with the support of partners including Burley Manor, have high expectations for the events overall quality.
Stir Events Ltd have been contracted to coordinate the event, with Kean Events Management Ltd helping to organise the fabulous food and drink traders. For those interested in trading as a food and drink supplier with us this year please contact Ann and Keith at email@example.com.
The event is advertised on Facebook as Burley Festival as well as on Instagram, @BurleyFestival. There will be great opportunities for sponsors and advertisers at this local event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friends of Burley Festival, The Little Craft Shack are the curators of the Arts and Crafts for this forest community event. The Little Craft Shack is a Christchurch based online company providing quality handmade Arts & Crafts. It was started by friends, Loz Walters and Katya Benedetto, who share a love of beautiful and unique gifts. They have established a wonderful online portfolio showcasing handmade gifts for their customers.
Each artist has been personally sourced and selected and brought together as a collection under The Little Craft Shack umbrella. The Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre and The Captain’s Club Hotel & Spa are among their current outlets, for those interested in displaying and selling their art please contact Loz and Katya at email@example.com.
Our chosen charity for the Burley Festival is Wessex Cancer Trust, who will be fundraising at the event - for more information see https://www.wessexcancer.org.uk/
Janine Wilkins Art - wildlife artist
I love wildlife, nature and photography and have combined my love of drawing and painting to create detailed, realistic coloured pencil, pastel pencil and acrylic painted artwork.
I am a realist artist, studying my subject in detail, creating a lifelike drawing portraying character and mood. Coloured pencil art is one of the slower art mediums, it takes many hours to create a finished piece. (My eagle owl drawing took 30 hours to draw.) If it looks like I have drawn in every hair, or feather, then literally I have done just that! It is a very precise medium, lots of layering of colour and sharp pencil points!
Kids Bee Happy Champions - Workshop
KIDS BEE HAPPY IS THE HOME OF COLOURFUL, HANDS ON SAND ART PARTIES, WORKSHOPS, MOBILE ACTIVITY STATIONS AND TAKE HOME SETS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES - AND ADULTS TOO!
Laser Cut and pre-glued, with our Sand Art picture cards there is very little mess. And with a variety of colours to choose from you can be sure that you’ll be able to colour in your masterpiece with all your favourite colours.
Making a Sand Art picture is as easy as 1,2,3.
Kbh products are Eco & Vegan friendly
Kbh sand is colourfast so will not stain clothes
Kbh sand exceeds the EC safety standards
KBH Sand Art is beneficial and a calming activity for children & Adults with ADHA/Autism/Anxiety/stress
Arbies Craft Club is our newest edition to our workshop offering activities suitable for individuals and groups a like. Fill our fantastic glass bottles and create a feature to treasure or create a fantastic pebble troll family.
The Spotted Dog – A Tail of Yarn
Recently returning to the craft business, Liz Tanner is inspired by yarns of all shapes, sizes and materials, and crochets unique Signature Hats, often from unusual ‘yarns’, as well as funky everyday Fingerless Mitts, Boot Toppers, Felted Knitted Brooches and delicate cotton motif greetings cards. Liz crochets at her stall and is happy to give crochet tips and demonstrate crochet techniques, as well as sharing her journey as a new spinner with an old spinning wheel!
Slumbermonkey Designs is based in North Dorset and sells a range of quirkily illustrated jewellery as well as colourful prints, cards, gift wrap and homewares. Inspiration comes from animals and nature as well as a mid-century aesthetic and often explores the power of words. All designs are original and reflect an individual and playful approach to the world.
Luna’s Locket is a one woman show based in the heart of the New Forest. Crisi makes and sells soy wax candles and sterling silver jewellery.
Linda Williams is the designer behind NDIEH’S Designs.
Her sewing skills were picked up from watching her Mum who loved making dresses for her kids and herself.
With her training in Finance, doing craft work gives her a break from balancing the books, so she can get lost in her magical world of creations.
What pushed that drive in recent years was a combination of the joys of creativity and a heartache of life experiences.
NDIEH’S Designs is a work in progress which Linda uses as a medium to convey her messages… “You can live again”, “You can do it too”, and “Don’t let the loss of the most precious thing steal your joy”.
Linda designs all the fabrics she uses to create her products.
Samantha Corbin - Workshop
I will be adding colourful beaded or feather braids into the children’s hair as an extension. This will be charged at £5 per braid.
If children don't like or want braids there will be the option for coloured hair chalk. This will be charged at £1 per child.
I will also be selling friendship bracelets and create your own bracelets. This varies in prices.
Boathouse Studio designs and creates a range of primarily leather bracelets and necklaces, from our coastal studio in Hampshire. Our goal is to produce pieces which are infinitely wearable, high quality and affordable. We are constantly producing new designs, refreshing our range with new materials, colours and accessories as they become available. It is likely that any purchase made is one of a limited edition and therefore fairly unique.
Our jewellery is created with ethically-sourced quality leather in a wide range of colours, these beautiful accessories mellow over time in much the same way as the sea shapes the coastline.
Moments Candles are made using eco soy wax and the finest fragrance oils. They are Environmentally friendly and the vessels (tins and glasses can all be washed clean of the last remnants of soy wax and be reused for any purpose. Soy wax is made from soy beans which does not increase the Co2 level into the atmosphere like paraffin waxes do. With a soy wax candle you get a clean burn (no soot). The candles have a slow even burn and so they burn all the way across and do not waste any wax, plus they are long lasting, thus making them cost effective. Soy wax candles are healthier and safer as the wax does not get as hot and it also easy to clean up with soap and water should anyone spill their candle wax.
Peeking Duck Ltd
After years working in Asia, the south of UK & London, I decided to go for a radical life change and come out of the corporate world, and set up at home doing something I love. After completing a course at Uni, Peeking Duck was born in 2018. Handmade Silver Jewellery, with a heavy influence from a former life in the Far East and the local Dorset countryside. - Natalie, Director & Designer
There comes a point in life where you feel the need for change. Somethings will nudge you, others will inspire you. I came to that point 2 1/2 years ago, and although I was happy in what I was doing, I felt the need to try something completely different. After completing a course at Uni, I fell in love with silversmithing and started to make a few things, buy new tools, notice more inspirations. With a heavy influence of a past life living and working in Asia, and the beautiful surrounding coastline and forests I started to design and before I knew it, was bitten by the bug of ‘The Maker’. I love what I do, and feel more rewarded than ever when a piece you have made brings a smile or a tear of joy. I feel truly blessed to be able to do this and purchase all my silver from bullion and reputable suppliers. I am now a registered jeweller in the UK, and with my hallmark registered, am a fully fledged jewellery maker.
Roo-tid is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest, Dorset which is the main inspiration behind our products and designs. Each illustration originates from forest walks, muddy adventures and the odd ‘sunshine’ stroll; all while snapping away to capture the often unnoticed moments in our otherwise busy world.
From the owl that hoots in our wooded garden to the cheeky woodpecker that strolls up the office path and the forever busy blue tits that eat us out of house and home. Each hand drawn illustration and pattern offers a quick glimpse into the simple lives of our wild neighbours.
We are proud to say each product is designed, printed and manufactured in the UK, using reactive inks on 100% cotton for high quality finished textiles and eco-friendly toners on papers originating from responsibly managed forests.
Our parting gift to each item is for it to be lovingly packaged, no matter where it's destination, so either gift yourself or a loved one and bring a little of the outdoors into your home!
The Princess and The Pickle
Based in Hampshire, The Princess and The Pickle create eco-friendly greeting cards and gifts, featuring original photography and designs (many of which are inspired by the New Forest). All cards are printed on recycled card, with recycled paper envelopes and displayed in biofilm plastic-free presentation sleeves.
Jason Anthony Bespoke Designs
Hand turned resin and wood pens.
Wendy lives by the sea just south of the New Forest. She is a self-trained watercolour artist and illustrator and loves creating quirky images of her local area quite literally with a bit of a twist, and also children's illustrations which are influenced by the wildlife and countryside around her. Her work is full of colour, detail, life and humour. It is designed to make people smile and to look into the images and enjoy the quirky details. Most of Wendy's artwork can be bought as limited edition giclee prints, but is also available on greetings cards, coasters, place mats, porcelain mugs, keyhangers, lamp shades, tea towels, fridge magnets and children's mugs.
I am Twisted Wicks, I hand pour soy wax candles and wax melts, I use all biodegradable products and packaging. Everything is made in Dorset on the Jurassic coast.
Berrybutton Designs handcraft beautiful and bespoke modern mosaic art and gifts.
Country cuties by Faye. Lovely hand painted pieces of art capturing our lovely wildlife on wood, slate and canvases. Great idea for that unique gift.
Michael Forester is a deafened author who lives in the New Forest with his hearing dog, Matt. Michael has published seven books, whose scope range from Dragonsong (an epic Arthurian fantasy), through If It Wasn’t For That Dog (the story of his first year with Matt), to his latest release, One Journey, a 'Blue Planet' style travelogue, exploring conservation issues and economic growth in the third world. Michael completed his second international public speaking and book-signing tour in 2018, visiting Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines. His tour, to China, is scheduled for 2020.
Full details of Michael’s writing and public speaking are on his web site: www.michaelforester.co.uk
Jessica creates beautiful paper cuts by hand, using a range of papers from plain to black to paper made from recycled elephant and rhino poo! She uses templates created by other artists, and loves finding new ones! She also uses a lot of the templates to make cards. Her work ranges from cards for just £2 up to bigger pieces at £80.
The information you need to know;
By car - follow the SatNav to postcode BH24 4DJ. Easiest to access via the A31, turning off at Picket Post.
By public transport - access via Ringwood, Meeting House Lane.
Ample parking will be available onsite for a small charge. There is also parking available throughout the village.
Burley Manor offer a nature inspired sanctuary away from home, with rooms available in the main house. Check availability now at https://www.burleymanor.com/rooms/
Also of note are The White Buck, The Burley Inn, Moorhill House Hotel - as well as the many holiday homes and hotels in neighbouring Brockenhurst and Lymington.
Stir! Events as festival management, have a clear mission to embed green and clean values into their festivals. This will be of especially high importance given our forest location, as we encourage our team, visitors and traders to be environmentally aware. This includes vehicle pollution, recycling and noise control.
Partners & Sponsors:
We welcome all businesses and organisations that may be interested in supporting the Burley Food, Art & Drink Festival. For details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A festival is strengthened by its internal community, so we gratefully receive any requests to volunteer. Please use the contact us page.
Perform or Trade:
For those interested in trading or entertaining our crowds, please contact email@example.com.
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