Broadwindsor Craft Centre

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Come and be inspired...

Broadwindsor Craft Centre also hosts a number of independently run craft studios. Each one has something that would appeal to everybody, both young and old. They offer a variety of lovely gifts and a fascinating insight into the craftsmanship that goes into producing their produces. You may be inspired to have a go yourself at one of the craft workshops, or purchase some materials to take home. 

On selected Sundays during the spring and summer months Craft fairs are held in the front court yard, see the Diary Dates for details. All of the craftspeople are very passionate about what they do and are always ready to chat to visitors about their work, so why not come along and see for yourself!

Please note that opening hours of individual craft studios may vary - studios and times are listed below
If you are coming a distance, it may be advisable to call your chosen craft studio, to make sure they will be open and avoid any disappointment on the day of your visit.

Earth Design

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: 10am - 5pm Daily • Tel: 01308 868911

Becca's Fabric Larder

  • CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
  • FABRICS
  • KITS
  • PRE-CUT FABRIC PACKS
  • PAINTS, STAMPS & STENCILS
  • UTENSILS, TEMPLATES & THREADS
  • BOOKS, PATTERNS & MAGAZINES

More information coming soon...

PLEASE CALL 01308 868362 FOR OPENING TIMES

Dimensions Hair Studios

Opening Hours: 

Monday - closed 
Tuesday 9.30am-4pm 
Wednesday 9.30am-3pm 
Thursday 9.30am-7pm 

Friday 9.30am-4pm 
Saturday 9.30am-2pm
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. 

For anymore information please ring 01308 867711

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: "I sell my mosaics in galleries, craft shops and cafes in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and online through Etsy and Folksy. Have a look on my shop page to see what's in stock and please get in touch if you would like something that's not in stock or to have something made especially for you."

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.


Busy Bee Floristry

Busy Bee is an established Florist delivering bespoke floral displays and gifts whatever the occasion. Our floral arrangements have an undeniable WOW factor with enormous attention to detail for our customers.


We specialise in wedding floristry, from a simple corsage or buttonhole through to a beautiful shower or hand-tied Bouquet. Depending on your style we will make unique individual displays for you which is usually jointly conceived. We believe that your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and we wish to portray this in your flowers.

Please feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements...

Contact Us or Call on 07834 881 088

Words In Stone

I seem to have done, and been, a lot of things in my life so far. (Tutor, artist, teacher, art technician, postman, sound technician, DJ, shop assistant, art student - the CV is too long for inclusion here!)


But the recurring theme throughout, an underlying thread if you like, seems be creativity - in my thoughts and actions in aspects of everyday life, as well as in art, crafts, and music.

Having spent the past ten years or so working as a local ceramic artist in Somerset, I view my decision to carve stone as the latest ongoing development in my life as a creative person.

More especially, I find that stonecarving encourages me to work in a freer, more intuitive, less nit-picky way than was sometimes the case with my ceramics. (Having said that, I do believe that my garden ceramic pieces share certain sculptural qualities with my stonecarving work.)


I'm all for the way the act of stonecarving slows me down to where the pace of creating becomes virtually meditative - a process of working whereby I'm constantly seeking to reveal the beauty of the form within the stone itself. Therefore I try to work without too many preconceived ideas, whilst at the same time making each cutting or chiseling decision carefully, otherwise, unlike clay where I can stick a bit back on, with stone once it's gone it's gone!


Naturally, adopting such an intuitive approach to work has a bearing on a client's expectations of me when considering a potential commission. So from the outset our negotiation will hopefully be a halfway meeting of minds and mutual trust.


If you like what you see of my work thus far, and are prepared to let me have considerable artistic freedom, I will always endeavour to produce something beautiful (otherwise what's the point?!) and unique that enriches your life with its presence.

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 3PXwhere 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.

Are you interested in renting a Craft Studio?

Please phone 01308 868362 and ask for Sarah or email sarahw@bwcraftcentre.co.uk

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