Crafts

Traditional, rural and modern crafts are all part of the Dorset County Show. 

Why not watch a rural craft demonstrated in our Countryside Area where thatchers, stickmakers, hurdlemakers and blacksmiths are all showing off their impressive skills.

Maybe you'd like to buy something beautiful and handmade for your home?  A visit to our new Shopping@TheAvenue marquee or our Dorset Artisan Craft tent and you can find some very special and unique items made by local crafts people.  From handmade jewellery, soft furnishings, clothes and decorative items the wealth of beautiful items on sale is enough to inspire a shopping frenzy!

This year the Homecraft tent has a"Seasons" theme! The Dorset County Show has the biggest Homecraft Marquee of any Agricultural Society in the South West!  With classes for everything from sponge cakes to cider and preserves to paintings with around 2,000 exhibits its definately worth a visit.

Blacksmiths & Metal Work - Pottery & Raku Firing - Stickmaking - Hurdlemaking - Spinning & Weaving - Candle Making - Craft Stalls - Thatching - Coppicing - Taxidermy -  Flower Arranging - Basket Making - Cake Decorating - Tapestry - Cross Stitch - Handicrafts

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Schools urged to take advantage of grants to get children out on farms thanks to launcho of Dorchester Agricultural Society Education Fund

Schools urged to take advantage of grants to get children out on farms thanks to launcho of Dorchester Agricultural Society Education Fund

Teachers from across the county are being invited to attend the official launch of the Dorchester Agricultural Society 1840 Education Fund later this month. The launch will take place at Buckland Newton primary school on 22 November and will provide details of grants available for both capital projects and individual events. Teachers will have the opportunity to speak to a number of “host” farmers and hear about the benefits of getting children out on the county’s farms.

Rebecca Cox
17th November 2016 13:19:00

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