Local Art & Craft Events


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The Dorset Arts & Crafts Association is not responsible for events listed in this diary other than those organised directly by the Association.  Please contact the organiser of the event for enquiries, bookings etc.    


September 2018                                                                                                                                                                                         


Suddenly Last Summer 2018

Monday 3rd September - Saturday 3rd November

Venue: Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH

A curated selection of work from AUB's 2018 graduating cohort, showcasing over 60 artists, designers and makers/

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Ebb'n'Flow: Lace, Place and Climate

Saturday 15th September - Sunday 28th October

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, BH21 1NL

A solo show by contemporary lace maker Jane Atkinson.

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Canford Needlework Festival

Sunday 16th September 10am - 4pm

Venue: Hamworthy Recreation Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3AL

An exciting event for all stitching enthusiasts.    Many independent suppliers trading in beading, embroidery, felting, knitting, lace-maiking, patchwork, sewing, spinning, textile materials ...and much more. 

£3 admission.   Refreshments.

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A Wonderful World of Stitch

Thursday 20th September - Monday 1st October, 10am - 4:45pm

Venue: The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ

An exhibition of contemporary textiles and traditional embroidery by the members of West Country Embroiderers.

Admission free, sales table, cafe, competition, parking.

Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Open Day

Saturday 29th September 11am - 3pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Sunninghill Preparatory School, Culliford Road North, Dorchester, DT1 1QG

See members of the guild working at their crafts

Free entry, sale of equipment

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October 2018                                                                                                                                                                                               


KIngsbere Quilters Coffee Morning & Display of Work

Saturday 20th October 10am - 12:30pm

Venue: Bere Regis Scout Hut, Elder Road, BH20 7LY

Admission free, but donations welcomed.


November 2018                                                                                                                                                                                          


Christmas Arts & Crafts Fayre Spectacular

Sunday 4th November, 10am - 4pm

Bournemouth Pavilion, Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

Christmas Gift Ideas and much, much more.....

Organiser details to be confirmed


Christmas Craft Fayre

Saturday 10th November, 12pm - 4pm

Venue: Corfe Hills School, Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone, BH18 9BG

Stall holders from 10am, £20 per table,  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register a place.

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Dorset Arts & Crafts Association Christmas Fair

Saturday 17th November, 10am - 4pm

Venue: Allendale House, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Our very own Christmas Fair - more information coming soon. 




Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th November, 10am - 4pm, £1.50 per adult, children go free

Venue: Upton House, Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ

Wander round the grand rooms of Upton House whilst shopping for treats for yourself or picking up some early gifts for others.  There will be a range of stalls with local suppliers showing off their fantastic creations.  There will also be refreshments and musical entertainment through the weekend.  

For more information or to enquire about exhibiting call 01202 262753 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


December 2018                                                                                                                                                                                           


Dorsetgallery Art & Craft Show

Saturday 8th December

Venue: Wareham Town Hall 

Showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople 

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April 2019                                                                                                                                                                                           


Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta

Saturday 27th April 10am - 5pm, Sunday 28th April 10am - 3:30pm

Venue: Brockenhurst Village Hall, SO42 7RY

A popular and unique event for all needlework and textiles enthusiasts

Tickets £3 on the door, light refreshments by the WI

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