Applied craft workshops calendar

We run workshops from one day to six days in everything from wood craft to silver, stone lettering to stained glass, paper clay to textiles.

See what's coming up in our calendar below.

Click on an event to see the full details.



Giant Wall Willow Heart

27 July 2018

Start time: 9.45am
End time: 1.45pm

Make a large wall heart for indoors or outside. Metal frame and willow provided. £45 pp

Availability: 8 spaces

Email: or call: 07531417209



Fused glass taster workshop

07 August 2018

Start time: 10:00
End time: 13:00 or 14:00

An introduction into producing fused glass pieces with Gillian Hulse glass artist and illustrator. Choose morning or afternoon sessions.

Availability: 50 spaces

Contact Gillan at or telephone 07827 916054.



Quilt Making Class

10 September 2018

Start time: 10.00am
End time: 12.30pm

Join our Morning or afternoon class to learn or brush up on your quilt making skills

Availability: 8 spaces

Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast,
lunch or afternoon tea

The restaurant at the Craft Centre has been serving home produced foods for over 30 years. Totally refurbished in 2018, our restaurant and conservatory offer an attractive and comfortable setting with free wifi throughout.

Our breakfast menu is available from 10am - 11.30am, with freshly cooked dishes such as; eggs benedict, traditional breakfast or porridge.

For lunch, all our meals are homecooked from scratch, from soup, to quiche of the day, to hot main meals including a children’s menu. All created daily using fresh local produce.

Fine coffees and Dorset teas are served throughout the day alongside an excellent selection of cakes, with Dorset Cream Tea a speciality.

For a real treat indulge yourself with a scrumptious high tea, available between 2.30pm – 4.30pm (24hr notice required)

We will be opening in the evenings from the spring,
please call to check opening times.

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Take a look at our delicious new menus

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?