For many, October signals the arrival of autumn and the countdown to Christmas. In Farnham, it means only one thing, Farnham Craft Month.
The month-long celebration of craft and craft makers, centres around a vibrant programme of over 50 events and activities taking place throughout the town. Delivered by a variety of venues and organisations, the event champions the message that craft is for everyone, celebrating both the confident crafters and the absolute beginners looking to try something new.
Read on to discover just some of the ways that you can get involved and enjoy this wonderful month of craft.
festivals & events
Visiting a festival or event offers a unique opportunity to meet artists and makers.
Surrey Artist's Open Studios: Fri 01 - Sun 24 October
An exciting opportunity to visit artists working in their studios across Farnham and in nearby villages.
festival of crafts: Sat 16 & Sun 17 October
The festival is well established in the craft calendar and this year, the annual two-day event celebrates its 25th anniversary. The curated marketplace features over 50 exhibitors, displaying everything from jewellery to ceramics and textiles to metalwork. If you’re feeling inspired and would like to explore your own creativity, there are a number of workshops taking place across the weekend.
Anytime Artisan Craft Market: Sat 30 October
Visit the museum of farnham and discover a collection of local artisans offering beautiful handmade products for sale, in the tranquil setting of the walled garden.
Whether you took up a craft during lockdown or you're a maker looking to grow your business, there are workshops to suit all abilities and ages.
farnham maltings: various dates throughout October
From pottery to block printing and needle felt to stained glass, there’s a wide selection of workshops to expand your creative horizons and develop your skills. A special collaboration between the maltings and The Design Trust, will offer a series of online workshops to support makers in the pursuit of growing their business.
Half term is the perfect opportunity to get the kids involved in craft and there are plenty of workshops to encourage young crafters.
farnham maltings: various dates throughout half term
Spark their imagination and creativity with a range of sessions led by expert tutors. There's a different craft activity for every day of the holiday!
museum of farnham: Wed 28 & Thu 29 October
Get ready for Halloween with plenty of creepy crafts and make spooky decorations to take home.
Find out more about Farnham Craft Month and download the brochure, here.