2016

February

28th
Penarth Handmade Market, Paget rooms, Penarth

April

15th – 17th
RHS Flower Show Cardiff, Bute park, Cardiff

May

14th
Caerphilly Farmers Market, The Twyn, Caerphilly

June

1st
Amelia Trust Farm Spring Fair, Barry

10th – 12th
The Contemporary Craft Festival, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon

July

2nd
Rhiwbina Summer Festival, Rhiwbina, Cardiff

9th – 10th
Caerleon Festival, Festival field, Caerleon

23rd
Eden landscapes craft market, Port road, Wenvoe, Cardiff

October

Big Cheese Events 20141st – 31st
Craft Showcase, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran

15th 11am-2pm
Handmade craft fair, All Saints Church, Rhiwbina, Cardiff

28th – 30th
Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff

November

1st – 19th
Craft Showcase, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran

11th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Llanishen High School PTA Shopping evening, Heol Hir, Cardiff

14th 7pm-9pm
Birchgrove Christmas market, Birchgrove road, Heath, Cardiff

19th 11am-3pm
Nantgarw craft fair, Nantgarw China Works Museum, Tyla Gwyn, Nantgarw, Cardiff

20th 11am-4pm
Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel and Spa Christmas Market , Caerphilly

25th 5:30pm-9pm
Penarth Handmade Market, Paget rooms, Victoria road, Penarth

December

2nd 6pm-8pm
Light up Newbridge, Newbridge Memo, Newbridge

3rd – 4th 9am-4pm
Blackwood Christmas Market, Blackwood

10th – 11th 9am-4pm
Caerphilly Christmas Market, Caerphilly

17th 10am-4pm
Insole Court Christmas Market, Llandaff, Cardiff

2015

March

8th
Rhiwbina’s Handmade Market, Rhiwbina, Cardiff
Rhiwbina’s Handmade Market is currently held three times a year, in November, Spring and Summer.

21st
Nantgarw craft fair, Nantgarw China Works Museum, Cardiff

May

9th
Caerphilly Food Festival, Caerphilly

16th and 17th
RWAS – Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells

27th
Heritage craft festival, St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff

June

20th
Nantgarw craft fair, Nantgarw China Works Museum, Cardiff

July

10th, 11th and 12th
International food and drink festival, Roald Dahl Plas, Cardiff Bay

25th and 26th
Caerphilly Big Cheese, Caerphilly

October

30th and 31st October and 1st November
Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff

November

22nd – 28th
Cardiff Christmas Market, Cardiff City Centre, St John Street, St John’s Church area, Working Street, the Hayes and Trinity Street

December

12th and 13th
Caerphilly Christmas Market, Caerphilly

2014

March

Caerphilly Artisans Spring Fayre2nd
Caerphilly artisans Mad March Fayre, Rudry Village Hall, Caerphilly
A regular craft fair which runs every second Saturday of the month. The craft fair attracts many shoppers and has a range of crafts on offer for purchase. Come along and see us.
15th
Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

April

19th
Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

May

11th
Caerphilly Artisans Spring Fayre, Rudry Parish Hall, Caerphilly

17th
Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

June

Nantgarw China Works21st
Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

July

13th
Caerphilly Artisans, Rudry Parish Hall, Caerphilly

19th
Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

26th and 27th
Big Cheese, Caerphilly
NATO Baskets 2014

August

2nd
Blackwood carnival

16th
Nantgarw Rural Market, Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

September

4th
Talk at Aber Valley WI, Abertridwr, CaerphillySmall basket course

20th
Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

28th
Small basket course, Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

October

12th
Caerphilly Artisans, Rudry Parish Hall, Caerphilly
Garden Trug
13th
Talk at Caerphilly Horticultural Society, Caerphilly

18th
Nantgarw Rural Market, Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

26th
Trug basket course, Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

November

10th
Make a Christmas tree, Hendredenny, Caerphilly
Selection of Christmas trees
15th and 16th
Caerphilly Artisans exhibition, Rudry Parish Hall, Caerphilly

17th
Making Christmas trees with Aber Valley WI, Abertridwr, Caerphilly

19th
Making Christmas trees with Beulah WI, Rhiwbina, Cardiff

23rd
Christmas crafts course, Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

24th
Make a Christmas tree, Hendredenny, Caerphilly
Caerphilly Medieval Market
28th
Rhydri Primary School fair, Rudry Parish Hall, Caerphilly

29th
Rhiwbina Christmas market, Rhiwbina, Cardiff

30th
The Rudry Kitchen Winter Rural Market, Rudry Parish Hall, Caerphilly

December

1st
Making Christmas trees, Bethel chapel, Caerphilly

6th
Christmas crafts course, Cardiff MADE, Cardiff

7th
Caerphilly Artisans Christmas market, Rudry Parish Hall, Caerphilly

13th and 14th
Christmas weekend, Tredegar House, Newport
Get into the Christmas spirit with our ‘A Christmas Carol’ themed festivities. The house will be full of music and merriment and dressed with lavish Victorian decorations. Father Christmas will be visiting with a gift for all the children… …just make sure to watch out for Scrooge! Celebrate together with our traditional crafts, games and activities from pomander making to stirring the Christmas pudding in the Great Kitchen. Pick up a unique Christmas gift at our traditional Christmas craft stalls.

20th
Nantgarw Rural market, Nantgarw China Works, Caerphilly

2013

February

9th Caerphilly craft fair, Caerphilly visitor centre, Caerphilly
A regular craft fair which runs every second Saturday of the month. The craft fair attracts many shoppers and has a range of crafts on offer for purchase. Come along and see us.

March

9th Caerphilly craft fair, Caerphilly visitor centre, Caerphilly
A regular craft fair which runs every second Saturday of the month.

16th Roath craft market, Mackintosh community centre, Roath, Cardiff
We have a great bunch of local craftspeople who offer a wide range of handmade items at affordable prices. We’re located off City Road and down from Albany Road in the heart of Roath. Please stop in and take a look – you’ll find a unique item for just the right person, at just the right price.

30th March – 1st April Easter craft fair, National History Museum, St Fagans, Cardiff
St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.

April

7th Rudry rural market, Rudry, Caerphilly
The Rudry Rural Market is organised by the Rudry Kitchen which is an ecclectic mix of farmers, producers and friends, all using their individual talents to produce some really exciting local products!

13th Bushwaka, Bryngarw country park, Bridgend
Go native and explore the world of bushcraft and experience traditional wilderness living skills at this family event. Bushcraft demonstrations and workshops will be on going throughout the day. Activities to include Friction Fire Lighting, Willow Weaving, Foraging Walks, Campfire Cooking, Shelter Building, Falconry Display, Chainsaw Carving, Story Telling in a giant Tipi and many more. There will also be bushcraft related stalls and if you are interested in the natural environment and traditional skills there will also be an opportunity to meet local craft and conservation groups. Admission: Free (£2.50 car parking) Bushwaka, Bridgend Bites

May

4th – 6th May craft weekend, Landsea square, Cardiff Bay
A lovely venue to showcase genuine artists and crafts people who are keeping traditional skills alive by producing and selling their own high quality work.

11th Caerphilly craft market, Caerphilly visitor centre, Caerphilly
A regular craft fair which runs every second Saturday of the month. The craft fair attracts many shoppers and has a range of crafts on offer for purchase. Come along and see us.

17th – 19th Willow festival – Basketry and beyond, Darington Estate, South Devon

25th – 27th Spring craft fair, National History Museum, St Fagans, Cardiff
St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.

June

1st Roath craft market, Mackintosh community centre, Roath, Cardiff
We have a great bunch of local craftspeople who offer a wide range of handmade items at affordable prices. We’re located off City Road and down from Albany Road in the heart of Roath. Please stop in and take a look – you’ll find a unique item for just the right person, at just the right price.

8th Caerphilly craft market, Caerphilly visitor centre, Caerphilly
A regular craft fair which runs every second Saturday of the month. The craft fair attracts many shoppers and has a range of crafts on offer for purchase. Come along and see us.

July

14th Rudry rural market, Rudry, Caerphilly
The Rudry Rural Market is organised by the Rudry Kitchen which is an ecclectic mix of farmers, producers and friends, all using their individual talents to produce some really exciting local products!

20th Nantgarw china works, Caerphilly

21st Valleys FaCE, Festival Park, Ebbw Vale

27th – 28th Caerphilly Big Cheese, Caerphilly

August

11th Summer market, Bedwas Workmans hall, Bedwas, Caerphilly

17th Nantgarw rural market, Nantgarw china works, Nantgarw, Caerphilly

24th – 26th August Bank holiday, Landsea square, Cardiff Bay

September

8th Rudry rural market, Rudry, Caerphilly

14th Usk show, Usk

21st Nantgarw rural market, Nantgarw, Caerphilly

October

13th Caerphilly artisans, Rudry parish hall, Rudry, Caerphilly

20th Nantgarw rural market, Nantgarw china works, Nantgarw, Caerphilly

November

16th Nantgarw rural market, Nantgarw china works, Nantgarw, Caerphilly

23rd – 24th Indoor Christmas Market, Cwmcarn forest drive visitor centre

December

1st Rudry rural market, Rudry, Caerphilly

7th – 8th Caerphilly medieval market, Caerphilly

14th Rhiwbina Christmas festival, Rhiwbina, Cardiff

21st Nantgarw rural market, Nantgarw china works, Nantgarw, Caerphilly

2012

April

Sarah helping Out to Learn Willow at the RHS show April 201220th – 22nd RHS show Cardiff
Providing childrens workshop in the entertainment marque for Out to Learn Willow making dream catchers, hearts, flowers, fish and wands. Children got the opportunity to use the willow and bend it into shape and then decorate their shape with beads and feathers.

June

Wild boar at National Botanic Garden of Wales20th – 22nd Willow boar at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
As part of the  Big Basketry Gathering 2012, the Basketmakers Association Summer meeting, that was being held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales a number of us assisted artist Michelle Cain to contruct an 8ft high Wild Boar. Situated on the hillside as you enter the National Botanic Garden of Wales the boar can be seen by all. Taking 3 days to construct, which I think is a record in large willow sculpture, the boar developed immensely into a scuplture that we were all proud of.

23rd Big Basketry Gathering 2012
The Basketmakers Association Summer meeting was a perfect chance to meet up with basket makers from all over the country and featured demonstrations or workshops from Jenny Crisp, Mandy Coates, Les Llewelyn, Helen Campbell and many more. A busy and enjoyable day was had by all and it was a great opportunity to share knowledge and meet others who are enthusiastic about the world of basketmaking.

July

South Wales Basketmakers contribution to Art of Basketry Exhibition19th June – 14th July Art of Basketry Exhibition, The Gate, St Clares
The exhibition runs for a month and contains pieces from various artists from Wales and Ireland. The exhibition is in The Gate in St Clares, West Wales and is part of the Big Basketry Gathering. I am proud to have three of my baskets in the exhibition which are shown on the left of the photo.

28th – 29th The Big Cheese, Caerphilly
The Big Cheese festival is in it’s 15th year in Caerphilly. Being in my home town meant that I jumped at the chance to have our first stall there with Craftfolk who have the distinctive red and white tents at different events around South Wales. The festival is spread over 2 days and attracts up to 80,000 people. Come along and visit us if you’re at the festival. We will be selling a large range of items including baskets, flowers, hearts and dragonflies.

August