Talented Local Artist

Angela Thoo

Angela creates precious metal jewellery and mixed media inspired by the beautiful area she lives in.  Movement in and of water, birds, animals, insects, flowers – often just a fleeting glimpse captured, the essence of the subject to be developed into a piece of jewellery or metalwork.

Angela’s work is constantly evolving with new materials and techniques being explored to bring her ideas to life.  She takes great pride in producing completely handmade work.  Each piece is a ‘one off’ and has its own unique character.


Exhibitor, News, Textiles

Clickety Click!

Marions Scarves are back!


Marion is from a family of knitters.  Her mother taught Marion and her two sisters to knit at an early age and her grandmother was still knitting squares for blankets at 90 years of age.

‘Knit and Natter’ isn’t a new thing. Back in the 1970s we would all go down to the local wool shop and buy a pattern and wool and come home and sit knitting and chatting.

Now with the internet we can buy wool online and have a wealth of colours and textured luxurious yarns to choose from. You can also find interesting patterns for beginners to experienced knitters at our fingertips. Knitting has come back into fashion and is here to stay.

Knitting is very therapeutic and is an easy pastime for our stressful lives – they call knitting the new Yoga!

Marions Long-fringed scarves, Necklace cowls, Shawls and Shrugs are knitted in a lacy yarn that has a jewel-like glisten, just wait for the compliments from your friends and family.

Her Neck-warmer-snoods, Cable Neck-warmers, Hats, Fingerless Mittens, Woolly Shawls and Shrugs are made in an acrylic variegated yarn that is soft and non-irritating. The beautiful colours enhance any outfit and even more essential they will keep you warm as the weather changes.

From a hobby Marion now displays and exhibits at Craft Fairs and Exhibitions around Herefordshire and beyond meeting new and existing customers, chatting with fellow knitters and encouraging young girls and boys to get knitting in 2019.

If you can’t knit and have the time come and see Marion at our Ewyas Harold Festival Event she will help you start to learn a new craft in 2019. Clickity Click….  see you there.

Artwork, Exhibitor, News, Uncategorized

Willow from Herefordshire and Somerset

Sarah Adby

Once again we welcome Sarah Adby to join us at St Michaels Hall during the Festival. Sarah weaves with willow from Herefordshire and Somerset. All the colours are natural to the material.
Her work uses traditional basket making techniques, creating traditional and contemporary baskets, lampshades and garden products.
Sarah also sells directly to the public and runs willow weaving courses.




Would you like to show your support?

Become a Friend of the Festival

Between 25th & 27th May, 2019, there will be an opportunity for locals to showcase their talents in the village during the Arts Festival. There will be musical events, food and drink stalls, Art, Craft and Textile venues, craft workshops, an exhibition of old village photographs, scarecrows, bunting and lots more with the opportunity for all ages to participate. Transport will be provided from the Memorial Hall to the village by Dore Community transport.
In order to raise the funding needed to cover the cost of insurance, publicity, marketing etc, the Festival committee are inviting individuals and businesses to become ‘Friends of the Festival’ – who will then be acknowledged in both the Festival programme and on our website..
1. For £10, you can be named as a Friend
e.g. Sue Sampler or Mr & Mrs HTH Rug
2. For £25 you can be a business, club or society Friend, with a 10 word description
e.g. Sunnydays Adventures: 01981 240000:
Activities for all the family in a beautiful countryside setting
3. Or for £50 you can also be a business, club or society Friend, with a 20 word description of your business.

***To download the form click below ***

Festival Friend form


Woodturner to exhibit


Ken Gilbert

A member of Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen, Ken makes ornamental/complex turned boxes, a range of shaker boxes and treen.

Shaker boxes are graduated in size for easy stacking and stored easily one inside another. He will have lots more fascinating items on display at St Michaels Hall at the Arts Festival in May.


Exhibitor, News, Uncategorized

A passion for Photography

Natural World by Linda

Linda will be exhibiting at the 2019 Festival takes photographs while out walking.  Her photographs of Natural images and nature are printed as you see them, without Lightbox or photoshop!  She has even produced a 2019 Calendar giving an insight into some of her work.  Why not visit her facebook page.     L.A.Thomas @NaturalWorldbyLinda.


Artwork, Exhibitor, Glass art, Uncategorized

Art as a Therapy

Healing for Grief and Loss

Pat Sleeman is a self taught Artist who belongs to the Golden Valley Craft Society.  Having lost family and her dog Pat threw herself into Art and Crafts just to keep herself busy but soon got addicted!  She will be coming along to St Michaels Hall with some of her work including Hand-decorated Candles, Books and Canvasses, Glass and other Giftware.