Get crafty this Christmas on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 23 November 2010 4:37 PM

They say it’s the thought that counts when it comes to Christmas presents, and what could be more thoughtful than a handmade present? Head south this festive period and discover the range of arts and crafts events taking place on the Isle of Wight.

Give your front-door a personal touch with a homemade wreath by visiting the Christmas Food and Gift Fair at Ventnor Botanic Garden.

The Friends of Ventnor Botanic Garden will be holding traditional wreath making workshops twice a day on December 11 and 12 for £12 per person, or just stroll through the gardens and pick up some great gifts like homemade shortbread, mince pies, and chutneys.

Inspire the whole family to get creative at the Christmas Nature Crafts Drop-in family workshop on Saturday 11 at Quay Arts, Newport Harbour. Weave Scandinavian inspired Christmas garlands, solstice stars and yuletide reindeer using a range of natural materials.

Alternatively, head to Quay Arts on November 27 for their glass blowing workshop, where you can learn to make your own kiln-fired Christmas tree decorations.

For more information on these craft fairs and workshops, visit: www.quayarts.org, www.botanic.co.uk or www.islandbreaks.co.uk
 

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