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Local craft makers pop-up shop

This late summer be inspired by local craft makers in the home of Rudyard Kipling.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Explore locally made crafts in our pop-up shop. With a selection of glass jewellery, quilts and textile art all inspired by Sussex, there’s something for everyone.

About the makers:

Louise Bell is a quilt artist who makes patchwork and appliqué quilts for beds and walls. Louise uses Liberty lawns for their rich and colourful designs as well as American cottons and silks.

Wendy Dolan is textile artist. Wendy’s original, stitched pictures and hangings are inspired by landscape, architecture and natural forms. She combines techniques including fabric layering and painting with hand and machine stitching, creating richly textured surfaces.

Annie McCabe is a flame glass artist who hand makes each of the glass beads used in her contemporary jewellery using the 14th century Venetian techniques of flameworking (sometimes called lampworking). Annie’s inspiration comes from the natural world, particularly the sea, beach and the Downs near Brighton.

There will be an opportunity to talk to the artists about their work, enjoy demonstrations and buy their crafts.

Saturday 31 August–Sunday 8 September, 11am–4pm



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

This event takes place in the House Kitchen.

What to bring and wear

This event takes place inside. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather.


The House kitchen is accessible through the downstairs of the House and through the shop. There are a few steps in the shop, but an access ramp can be set up. Please see the access pages at for further information.


The crafts will be available for purchase on the day via card and cash through the artists.

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