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Crafted 2017



Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017, 11am to 4pm

Start the festive season with a visit to CRAFTED, the Winter Craft Fair at Castle Ward.

We are delighted to announce that Folk & Flora will present Festive Wreath Making Workshops at CRAFTED 2017.

Would you like to learn

how to make your own seasonal wreath from local, wild materials?

the meanings and folklore behind the plants we bring into our homes during this festive season?

how to sustainably and ethically gather materials to refill your own wreaths in future?

Participants will go on a short foraging walk around the fabulous grounds of the Castle Ward estate and then learn how to make their own wreaths at the workshop.

Date and Times Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017, 1pm to 4pm. Places are limited.

Cost £45 per person (includes materials)

Pre-booking click here

For further information hello@folkandflora.ie

In addition to Festive Wreath Making Workshops…

Come and participate in making a section of our very own CRAFTED Big Stocking. Work with artist Heather Dornan Wilson, felting soft fleece into woollen Christmas images that will combine to make a collaborative Big Stocking for Castle Ward.

The Big Stocking will then be displayed alongside The Big Weave Tapestry that you helped us make in August 2017 at CRAFT FEST.

Make Christmas Stars on a Harmonograph, a mechanical apparatus that employs pendulums to create a geometric image.

CRAFTED is presented in the superb surroundings of the 18th Century House and Stableyard at Castle Ward.

Help kick-off Christmas at Castle Ward

Shop for special gifts with Christmas on the horizon

Choose from a fabulous range of jewellery, fashion and interior accessories

Indulge in some retail therapy whilst supporting local Artist/Designer/Makers

Children’s Craft Activities

Visit Craft Stands and Food Stands in the House and Stableyard

The Tea Room and the estate are open for everyone to see, use and enjoy.

From Downpatrick take the A25 to Strangford.

Castle Ward is signposted from Downpatrick and Strangford.

Opening Hours

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017 from 11am to 4pm


Normal National Trust Admission Charges Apply / National Trust Members Free

Telephone +44 (0)28 4488 1204 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-ward/

CRAFTED is organised by Craft NI in partnership with the National Trust at Castle Ward.

Download: Crafted Flyer

Where: Castleward, Strangford, Downpatrick, BT30 7LS