A special day out for all the family set in the spacious Palace Gardens
Weather update - Friday 18 June
The Artisan Festival is outside and will go ahead this weekend even if the weather is poor – please bring your wet weather clothing.
New for 2021!
Explore Henry VIII’s home + Luxury shopping + Hand-crafted gifting + Artisan producers + Street food + Pop-up bars + Vintage tunes + Traditional fête games + Workshops.
Join us for a great family day out in the spacious East Gardens of the stunning Hampton Court Palace this summer. Shop for exquisite hand-crafted gifts from a wide range of luxury independent makers including homewares, fashion, beauty products and more! Pick up plenty of inspirational crafting ideas and get creative in Make & Create workshops and demonstrations hosted by our bespoke makers, from traditional blacksmithing to Indian block printing and embroidery - plus pick expert advice from our artists in residence in interviews and talks in the Ask the Expert Tent.
Discover the tastiest food and drink from our street food vendors and pop-up bars and relax in the beautiful gardens as vintage gramophones play the sounds of the 1930s. Plus with traditional garden fête games and Shire horse carriage rides there’s something for all the family!
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Shop for exquisite hand-crafted gifts from a wide range of luxury independent makers including homewares, fashion, beauty products and more! All that shopping is hungry (and thirsty) work, so you can graze throughout the day on some fantastic street food.
Plus, find plenty of inspirational crafting ideas and get creative in hands-on mini workshops and demonstrations hosted by our bespoke makers.
Royal School of Needlework (RSN) - Based at Hampton Court Palace, the RSN will be demonstrating a variety of hand embroidery techniques including Surface Embellishment, Canvaswork and Metal Thread Work, as well as exhibiting students' work. Alongside this, the RSN Shop will also be selling exclusive kits, books and gifts.
In addition to their demonstrations, they will be hosting a daily workshop 'Hearts & Flowers: An introduction to Surface Stitched Embroidery', and Chief Executive, Dr Susan Kay-Williams, will be talking about some of the Royal School of Needlework's prestigious Royal commissions over the last 150 years during her free, daily 2pm Talk, 'Four Weddings, Four Coronations & Two Funerals: The Royal School of Needlework's Royal Commissions'.
Click here for more information and to book the workshop.
Kingdom Forge – This June, Kingdom Forge will be bringing the amazing world of forging to the East Gardens of Hampton Court Palace. During the demonstrations at their fully functioning blacksmiths workshops, you will not only be able to discover the various traditional forging processes, but also get hands-on and forge your own item which you can take home to wow your friends and family. More information coming soon.
The Arty Crafty Place - BlockCraft is the art of Block Printing presented by The Arty Crafty Place, the Oxfordshire based company who have the largest collection of printing blocks in the world. They design printing blocks that are hand carved by the artisans in rural India and their mission is to keep this ancient craft alive. They have created a way that this wonderful art form can be used by anyone on their kitchen table. Block printing can be used to print fabric and paper and they will be demonstrating throughout the event and also hosting workshops where you can have a go at printing a tote bag, a tea towel or a set of notecards.
Click here to find out more and book the workshop.
Annie Sloan Paints at Sheldon Paint & Country Mouse Home - Two indie shops, one in Berkshire, the other here in Hampton Hill where we are all about creative upcycling and eco-friendly home decor.
Country Mouse and Sheldon Paint are longstanding stockists of Annie Sloan Paints and Products. Together we will be showing you how to upcycle the Annie Sloan Way. So, visit us to see how many ways there are to use Chalk Paint™ in your home (and garden!) We will have demos, or you can sign up for a workshop!
Artcuts- Based locally in Surrey, Artcuts are a family-run craft company and designer-makers of sustainable wooden craft shapes. During the weekend their expert makers will be demonstrating top crafting tips and you'll be able to have a go yourself on a bookable workshop! Learn to stamp and decorate a summer bunting or create a bespoke bookmark to take home!
Click here to book an Artcuts workshop ticket.
Lexus Art Studio - In celebration of fine craftsmanship and traditional Japanese artistry, Lexus has created the world's first tattooed car, which you'll be able to admire at the Festival this June. Pull up a seat and be inspired by leading tattoo artist, Claudia De Sabe as she shows off her talents and tattoos on a car right in front of your eyes.
Lottie & Albert - Come and learn how to make simple rainbow macrame charms, pom pom keyrings and tassel wallhangings in one of their mini workshops running over the weekend. Or if you prefer, you can take a kit home to make. Suitable for all ages, and no prior skill needed! Find out more at www.lottieandalbert.com
Please note: In order to book a workshop, you will need to have purchased an entry ticket to the Artisan Festival.
Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.
20 May - 05 September 2021
Hampton Court Palace
Included in palace admission (members go free)