The Craft Studios

Be creative...

The Craft Centre at Broadwindsor is also home to a community of independently-run craft studios. Offering a variety of lovely gifts as well as a fascinating insight into the craftsmanship that goes into producing their creations, you can have your hair cut, grab a beauty treatment or pick up a freshly-baked loaf of sourdough bread. Take a browse through a fantastic fabric shop, or watch a master stone-carver at work - there is something for everyone to enjoy.

You might even be inspired to have a go yourself at one of the craft workshops, or purchase some materials to take home to experiment with yourself.

Opening hours of individual craft studios may vary so if you’re planning to visit a specific retailer and coming from a distance, be sure to check their opening hours with them to avoid any disappointment on the day of your visit.

Earth Design

21/5/19 Following the sad passing of Clive Pettitt, the owner, please note that the shop will be closed while his estate affairs are being managedWe will update the page as soon as we have any further information.

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 868911

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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 07486062343

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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. 


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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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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 - www.wordsinstone.co.uk. 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: gillian@gillianhulse.com 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.


07827916054

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The Wobbly Cottage

The Wobbly Cottage is an Artisan Micro Bakery based in the lovely village of Broadwindsor at Broadwindsor Craft Centre in deepest, darkest Dorset run by Husband & Wife team Richard & Danielle. 

 

Our speciality is long fermentation Sourdough bread, made using traditional methods over 48hrs and simply incorperating flour, water, salt & our beloved Starter.


01308 861620

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Kate Michelle Designs

Michelle Watling,the designer/maker, is a masters graduate from UCE Birmingham School of Jewellery in mixed media contemporary jewellery design.

Michelle has created a range of hand knitted jewellery. Designs are made from fine sterling silver and enamel copper wire. Each piece is hand sawn and shaped to form rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The collection also includes heart pendants and small knitted fascinator crowns for brides! Crystals and pearls add a delicate contrast to the fine silver. Swarovski crystals and glass beads give a wow factor to the coloured wire jewellery.

As a qualified teacher Michelle also runs craft workshops for adults and children.

Open Thursday to Monday 10am - 4pm


07932 166431

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The Painted Nail

The Painted Nail is a bespoke nail salon that specialises in everything Nails.

We offer pure pamper and relaxation with top nail etiquette, precision and attention to detail.

From nail extensions and nail art to natural nail care our aim is to make your nails look beautiful all of the time.

We take the utmost care to ensure your naturals are taken care of. We only use the best quality brands with no MMA or drills!

Our extremely qualified, experienced staff also offer a full range of stunning beauty treatments to suit everyone’s needs.


07378 818676

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Attic Gallery Furniture

Tucked away upstairs is a treasure trove of wood-crafted delights. The Attic Gallery Furniture Studio takes its rightful place in our Community and showcases some of the most beautifully created furniture by craftsman Simon White. 

Simon trained as a carpenter in 1990, he then from '93 ran a small fitted furniture business in London called Made to Measure till relatively recently. 

In the Attic Gallery Simon enjoys creating handmade wooden furniture and smaller curiosities. Simon particularly like to make items using contrasting coloured woods and has plans to produce individual free standing pieces made from solid hardwood, both offered individually for sale and as examples of the kind of bespoke furniture that customers can request as commissions based on their own tastes and requirements. At present in the showroom Simon has several pieces, showcased in the pictures below, these include some small boxes made from maple with walnut, and padauk with wenge. The bookcase is made from maple veneered MDF and solid maple, with a front veneer of silky oak surrounded by a string of wenge. The little side table is cherry. The three drawer desk is made from maple and walnut and finished with a high gloss wax. Simon looks forward to meeting visitors and discussing any projects that may be of interest, be sure to pop by and take a look!


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The Painted Pooch

The Painted Pooch started its journey in 2018 at the Broadwindsor Craft Centre with the opening of The Painted Nail. 

Following the success of the salon, they have decided to open The Painted Pooch to be able to offer treatments to furry friends too! 

Providing a range of dog grooming services from cut & style to bathe & dry and microchipping & scanning, the very experienced team will have your pup looking fresh and new in no time. 

Groom Sarah has a wide range of experience and has worked with many dogs in her portfolio. Sarah is trained in dog first-aid and has studied animal behaviour and works with a number of breeds and characters. Your pet is in safe hands with her! 


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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.

Restaurant


Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast, a leisurely lunch, or just a cuppa with a slice of your favourite cake, pop into Staddle Stones.

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Gallery of
Makers

Nestled quietly in the rafters of the Craft Centre lies a world of art, from painting to sculpture and more, all under one roof.

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Events

We hold a number of different quirky and entertaining events, for both children and adults throughout the year. 

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