The Craft Studios

Come and be inspired...

Broadwindsor Craft Centre also offers a number of independently run craft studios. They offer a variety of lovely gifts and a fascinating insight into the craftsmanship that goes into producing their produces. You may be inspired to have a go yourself at one of the craft workshops, or purchase some materials to take home.

Please note that opening hours of individual craft studios may vary.

If you are coming a distance, it may be advisable to call your chosen craft studio, to make sure they will be open and avoid any disappointment on the day of your visit.

Craft studios include florist, stone carver, glass artist, fabric shop, artisan bakery, rare gemstone jewellery & stone sculptures, artist, mosaic tiled artist and more.

Earth Design

You may be surprised to find a shop like Earth Design nestled in a small Dorset village. Here you will find an amazing choice of gifts from around the world, many unique within the UK.

Inside you will find quality gold and silver gemstone jewellery, beautiful stone sculptures for the home or garden and natural stone vases with incredible vibrant colours. 

You will not believe the intricacy of the patterns on the animals made from Fimo Clay and the amazing natural beauty of the crystals with their beneficial healing energy. 

All of this, in an environment enhanced by the perfume of natural essential oils, relaxing music and a collection of inspiring books which will make your visit something special.

Earth Design has been trading for approximately 30 years, over which time the range of merchandise has grown considerably. Ethical trading is important to Earth Design and wherever possible goods are purchased direct from the artisans to ensure the creator of the work enjoys maximum benefit whilst offering good value to our customers.

If you are looking for something different, Earth Design is the place to look. If you cannot visit in person, contact us via the website and we will gladly email you pictures of our current stock and our very reasonable shipping rates.

Open daily from 10am - 5pm

Call us on 01308 867711

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Becca's Fabric Larder

• Classes and workshops

• Fabrics

• Kits

• Pre-cut fabric packs

• Paints, stamps and stencils

• Utensils, templates and threads

• Books, patterns and magazines

Please call 01308 868362 for opening times

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Dimensions Hair Studios

Opening Hours: 

Monday – closed 

Tuesday 9.30am – 4:00pm 

Wednesday 9.30am – 3:00pm 

Thursday 9.30am – 7:00pm

Friday 9.30am - 4:00pm 

Saturday 9.30am - 2:00pm

Sunday - closed

Dimensions hair studio is a brand new salon, I have been hairdressing for over 10years with a lot of experience under my belt. 

I have a huge passion for hair and making people look and feel great.

Previously I was the salon manager at designers edge in bridport and left there 5 years ago to have a family and do mobile hairdressing, as much as I have enjoyed being mobile I'm now ready to get back to the salon pampering all my lovely clients the way they deserve luxury at an affordable price is defiantly the way forward living in the village myself and having a great client base in Broadwindsor already I thought the craft centre was the perfect place. 

Feel free to pop in anytime, everyone is welcome and we do everything at dimensions from cutting and colouring to perming and shampoo and sets. 

Call 01308 867711 for more information

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The Peacock Emporium

The Peacock Emporium is a unique collaborative shop, run by local artists Jubes Originals and Rebecca Stidson Art. 

Within you will find beautiful exclusively designed gifts, decorative mosaics and vibrant artwork for the home.

Jubes Originals 

You can find Jubes mosaics in galleries, craft shops and cafes in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and online through Etsy and Folksy. Check out the website to see what's in stock and get in touch if you would like something that is not in stock or to have something tailor made especially for you.

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Rebecca Stidson 

A very unique process is used to create her work using a glue based paint to produce an embossed outline, then liquid acrylic is added onto a very heavy watercolour paper, which absorbs the colour and produces the glowing colours and vibrancy of her unique images. Using simple shapes, rich colour and this decorative technique she depicts a variety of subjects, from fairytale landscapes, quirky cupcakes to sunny days at the beach. She also can work to commission and can portray an individual house or landscape in her distinctive style.

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Busy Bee Floristry

Busy Bee is an established Florist delivering bespoke floral displays and gifts whatever the occasion. Our floral arrangements have an undeniable WOW factor with enormous attention to detail for our customers.

We specialise in wedding floristry, from a simple corsage or buttonhole through to a beautiful shower or hand-tied Bouquet. Depending on your style we will make unique individual displays for you which is usually jointly conceived. We believe that your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and we wish to portray this in your flowers.

Please feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements...

Call 07834 881 088 for more information

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Words in Stone

Bespoke letter cutting, carved by hand.

Studio 3, in the entrance courtyard.

Hand-carved lettering in natural stone.

Made to order house signs, number plaques, commemorations, garden stones, etc.

Renovations. Design service.

I'm also available for talks and demos.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 am to 4 pm, but phone 07516 714901 to check and/or make an appointment.

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Gillian Hulse Glass Artist & Illustrator

My training in both illustration and textiles has led me to working in a wide variety of fields including archaeological illustration, children’s books and children’s television. For the past thirteen years I have been exploring glass as a medium which I love so much for it’s vibrant colours and textures. 

My inspiration for both my illustrations and glasswork comes from many sources: the sea, plants, animals, people but also from imagination and from memories of trips to visit my grandma in St Ives in Cornwall and journeys to Europe with my parents.

I am currently focussed mainly on pieces for the home - windows, splashbacks, tiles, mirrors and panels set in stone. I also enjoy working on commissioned pieces which are more personal in nature for special birthdays or memorials.

I run a range of different workshops in glass and other media and have a lot of experience of working with people of all ages (including children) who are experiencing mental health issues, bereavement and loss. I believe that creative work can be very healing and have worked with carers groups, adults with learning difficulties, young mums experiencing post-natal depression and in adult and children’s hospices. I am a qualified teacher and have also trained in arts psychotherapy, play therapy, spiritual healing and reiki.

My studio and gallery is at Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Broadwindsor, Dorset DT8 3PX where I share a space with my husband Phil Brown who works in stone creating hand carved house names and memorials - We are usually open 10.30 am - 4.30 pm Wednesday - Saturday and 10.30 am - 3.30 pm most Sundays. We are also happy to arrange appointments at other times, please email: or phone 07827 916054. Broadwindsor Craft Centre is open daily 10 am - 5 pm and has a restaurant serving delicious home-cooked food, a large gift shop, craft units and galleries and a large free car park. There is disabled access to most of the centre including our studio.

I run workshops regularly throughout the year at Broadwindsor and am available to give talks about my work or to run small scale workshops elsewhere - please get in touch for more information.

Interested in renting a Craft Studio?

We are currently creating more craft studios to let ranging from 21 square metres to 63 square metres.
For more information, contact Sarah on 01308 868362 or email us below.

The place for something special

The Craft Centre is situated in the heart of West Dorset’s beautiful rolling countryside. Converted from redundant farm buildings in 1986, The Craft Centre is renowned for being the place to find that something unique and special.

The Craft Centre has a fantastic range of unusual gifts for all, which include: cosmetics, cards for all occasions, pens, jewellery, fashion & leather handbags, men’s gifts, gadgets, gardening gifts, linens, kitchen ware, craft kits, traditional and pocket money toys, stationary, china, glass, clocks, pictures, and much, much more...

We also have a fabulous selection of food offering superb: Jams, chutneys, preserves, handmade chocolates, country wines and ciders, and many locally sourced seasonal products.

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Opening Hours

January – February
March – December
10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 5:00pm
Open seven days a week.

Staddle Stones open every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm.

Opening hours of individual craft studios may vary.

Free parking

Disabled access throughout most of the centre

Did you know we also have free wi-fi?