Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne Dorset

Welcome to Walford Mill Crafts   

Walford Mill Crafts is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a flagship contemporary craft gallery in the south of England. Our craft centre provides a platform for established makers as well as supporting craft education. With our established gallery and shop we aim to provide a refreshing alternative to the high street by showing high quality, handmade items made by people who love what they do. 



What's on this summer...


Garden Exhibition

9th July - 4th September 2016


'Garden' at Walford Mill Crafts presents the chance to discover beautiful and unique handmade pieces informed by the natural world.

Craft and the garden have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship for centuries, providing a continual source of inspiration for both artists and makers.  Colour, texture, shape and the ever-changing seasons unite to provide the perfect muse and evidence of this will be in abundance at Walford Mill Crafts this summer.

Discover handpicked makers working across an extensive range of disciplines, including large-scale porcelain flowers by WallFlowerLondon, intricate paper sculpture by Kasasagi Designs, botanical inspired jewellery by Catherine Thomas and a collection of wood and copper steam-bent trugs by Jane Crisp.

‘Garden’ will be a celebration of design not only for the garden enthusiast but also for all who enjoy contemporary craft.

A very special event! 

  On Saturday the 23rd of July, our resident silk-weaver, Debby
  Kirby invites friends, old and new, to join her in celebration of her
  studio’s 30th anniversary, with a relaxed summer party in the
  Millstream Bistro and Courtyard.

  The gates open at 6pm with a glass of Pimms on arrival, DJ/Live
  music, a hog roast, bar and delicious treats from the Bistro.
  The Galley and Shop will remain open throughout the evening so
  everyone will also have the chance to view the new summer
  Garden exhibition.

The highlight of the evening will be the chance to win one of 30 prizes.
Each winner will be given the choice of any of the scarves and unframed pictures in Debby’s workshop and on display in the Bistro.
There are 3000 tickets available so everyone who takes part will have a 1 in 100 chance of winning! 
All monies raised will go to Alzheimer’s Society and Walford Mill Education Trust, two causes close to Debby’s heart.  Tickets are £1 each and can be purchased at the Mill.

Debby has requested that everyone brings along their silk scarves, purses, bow ties, spectacle cases, etc. to be a part of this unique collection of Debby’s weaving history!

For more information, visit: debbykirby.co.uk or call Walford Mill on: 01202 841400 Alternatively, you can visit Debby’s Just Giving page. (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Debbys30th)

We hope to see you on the day!




Why not try your hand at making something new this year? We have an eclectic programme of workshops to keep you busy this year including Willow Baskets, Wire Sculpture, Raku Pottery and Sculptural Needle Felting.

For creative kids, the fantastic Summer Blast is back at the Mill with an exciting six week programme of summer workshops for ages 5 years and up. Check out our children's workshop programme for more information.  Dress for mess!



New this year! 

Become a Friend of the Mill.


Take a look at our brand new Friends scheme with offers and discounts available.

Visit our Get Involved page for more information.

Opening times:


Monday - Saturday:    10am - 5pm

Sunday:                     11am - 4pm


Please note that the courtyard gates are locked at the end of each working day.


We look forward to welcoming you to Walford Mill Crafts.



Walford Mill Crafts is recognised by the Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.