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Events Programme

design-nation: future thinking for craft & design

Our events programme  includes daily demonstrations of a wide variety of craft techniques by our exhibitors, as well as Meet the Maker sessions. All events are free but some need to be booked. Please follow the links below.


Christine Meyer-Eaglestone will be in the Head Hand & Heart showroom throughout the day, demonstrating the complex and precise marquetry techniques that create her colourful visual signatures on furniture and art pieces such as mirrors, screens, wall panels, chests and cabinets.

Meet the maker (informal): Hugh Miller will also be present today, joined by Jacky Puzey in the afternoon.


12.30-1.30pm Meet the Maker: Barbara Chandler in conversation with Anna Gravelle, Gizella K Warburton, Hugh Miller, Jacky Puzey & Linda Bloomfield. FREE but limited spaces are available. Book here.

2pm-5.30pm Demonstration of body-tensioned loom weaving by rugmaker Angie Parker. This ancient skill is a technique just as effective as the larger-size loom weaving that Angie uses to make her vibrant rugs.

5.45 – 6.30 Makers’ informal pecha-kucha event devised by Helen Yardley. Come and meet the gang and hear who we are and what makes us tick – a fast and fun image-led event. Note that the start time has changed. FREE but please RSVP.

Followed immediately by our Thursday Late PV until 8pm. Refreshments will be served.


We have not one but two demonstrators today. We’ll start with rug-tufting by our host Helen Yardley. Helen and her team will be on hand to demonstrate how they transform Helen’s exquisite designs into hand-tufted rugs. And while they rest, ceramicist Linda Bloomfield will show how she throws and forms clay to make her lovely pots and vessels. The two demos will alternate throughout the day.

Meet the maker (informal): Anna Gravelle and Harriet Elkerton will also be present today.


Japanese textured carving: furniture maker and former architect Hugh Miller will show the unique hand carving techniques that he uses to complete each piece. Three sessions through the day. FREE, but please pre-register here.

Meet the maker (informal): Christine Meyer-Eaglestone and Ruth Singer will also be present today.