As some of you may know I am officially the milliner in residence at Barleylands Craft Village. So I thought I’d give you a little more information about what and where Barleylands is.
Barleylands is in the heart of Essex in Billericay. It has a farm and children’s play area and is the host to a lot of exciting events throughout the year, including the massive Essex Country Show. But what I love Barleylands for is its craft village.
There are over 50 different craft disciplines on display in the studio’s ranging from glass blowing to quilting; wood turning to cake making. There really is every thing you could ever think of at Barleylands. There is even a blacksmith’s forge!
As well as all of these great studios where you can watch the crafts being carried out and buy items from, there are also a lot of classes too. So if you want to take a try at glass cutting and leading, or sitting at a potter’s wheel there are loads of classes you can try!
As you can imagine when the chance arose to be the milliner in residence I jumped at it! I don’t have my own studio there……yet, but I have a display cabinet in Studio 23 which I update regularly and allows me to show every one what I am currently working on.
Aside from all of this creative brilliance in one place, it is just a great day out for everyone. If ever you are in Essex and want a nice day out…..I urge you to visit Barleylands you won’t be disappointed! 🙂