Metal Crochet Jewellery WorkshopSo, I’m excited to finally be able to announce that I’m going to be teaching workshops at the Woodford Folk Festival this year!

I’ve been going to Woodford since I was a teenager – it’s only about 1/2 an hour away from my house. A few years back I was lucky enough to be invited to stay for the whole festival as a blogger – covering my experiences – and it was absolutely amazing to stay the whole time and immerse myself in the world of Woodfordia. It’s a totally different experience to just going as a day visitor.

So, this year, I remembered to apply to teach a craft workshop in Artisania (basically a whole street of craft workshops)… and got accepted!20141023_094738_1

I’m going to be teaching a fun little workshop – metal crochet jewellery. In it, I’ll teach you how to make bracelets and necklaces – both plain and with beads – using super-simple crochet + jewellery making tools and techniques. Anyone can do it – no previous experience required.

And, you get to go home with something rather beautiful… (well, probably multiple somethings, actually!). Here’s an example of the style:

Metal Crochet Jewellery Workshop by Jess Van Den (1)

You can see the details on the WFF site here:

Metal Crochet Jewellery Workshop with Jess Van Den.

Are you coming along to Woodford this year? I can’t wait to immerse myself in Woodfordia for a week and forget the outside world. It’s truly an experience like no other…