Yorkshire Craft Festival-Spring!

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Date(s) - 17/04/2024 - 21/04/2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

York Parliament Street

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Held in the heart of York, on Parliament Street, The Yorkshire Craft Festival-Spring! will take place between 17-21 April

The festival will give space to regional designer makers and craft groups to celebrate the varied range of modern and traditional craft skills, our amazing region has to offer.

The Festival will play host to a variety of demonstrations and craft workshops designed to educate, inspire and give opportunity to budding crafters.  Alongside the demonstration pop-up marquees we will be hosting our Made in Yorkshire craft show, showcasing some of the best arts and craft from around the region.


Demonstrations and Workshops

We have invited local groups and individuals to demonstrate their work.

Chimps Forge and Must Forge, two local blacksmiths who will be demonstrating their blacksmithing skills and offering workshops on creating your own metal rose.



A  local ceramicist Natasha Jackson will be demonstrating throwing techniques as well as offering workshops and sessions for those interested in throwing a pot or painting a ceramic piece.

Wreath making and Floristry workshops and demonstrations will be hosted by Jemma at Riverbend Flowers.


The Artists Around Wetherby Group will be offering workshops and demonstrations of various techniques.

Janet Fraser from Sleights near Whitby will be hosting workshops to help you create beautiful stained glass “scrappy birds” at her fun and interactive workshop.


Click below for more details on workshops:

Pot Throwing & Pottery Painting Workshop

Wreath Making Workshops

Floral Crown Making Workshop

Create a Table Floral Centrepiece Workshop

Artists Around Wetherby-Spring Paper Collage Workshop

Artists Around Wetherby-Felted Picture Workshop

Artists Around Wetherby-Felt Rose Brooch Workshop

Make Your Own Metal Rose Workshop

Make your own stained glass “Scrappy Bird” Workshop

Are you a school or college and want to get involved?

Made in Yorkshire will also be inviting local schools and colleges to get involved in the festival.  We will be encouraging art teachers and students to create street art installations which we will put on display at the festival.

We will be supplying schools and colleges with a series of blank “discs” on which we will be encouraging their students to create a group of themed paintings- to showcase and celebrate young artistic talent!

Themes can be be anything they want: Sport? Pop Art? The Environment? Music? Nature?

Each installation will have a little blurb about the school, their students and what inspired their installation.

Are you a teacher looking to get your students involved? Email us at t.jarvis@madeinyorkshire.org.uk




Fancy taking part in a Yorkshire Craft Trail?

Our friends at Yorkshire Trails will be designing a FREE Yorkshire Craft Festival Treasure Trail which you can pick up from their pop up marquee at the festival.  Explore the city and discover local art and crafts as part of this fun activity.   The mix of directions, clues, puzzles and fun facts get children (and adults!) of all ages thinking !




Bookings are closed for this event.

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