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Our Story

The Big Skill is all about sharing and developing creative and practical skills, through traditional and contemporary crafts.

We do this by providing accessible, hands-on, craft and rural skills activities for local groups and communities.

The Big Skill began by offering workshops in Powys, alongside people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. 

Going on to run two festivals in Penpont in 2010/11. Which led to us becoming a Community Interest Company in 2012. 

Since 2010, we have provided craft workshops led by over 100 practitioners, at more than 30 venues, for thousands of people. 

The Big Skill has also provided accredited training for over 100 individuals. Improving their employment opportunities.


While assisting in the diversification of income for farms, castles and country estates, through rural skills and contemporary craft shows.

Our Midsummer Crafts Festival 2021

will be at Bleddfa Centre in Wales, on June 19th and 20th

You can find out more by emailing Emma our Events Co-ordinator, checking our Facebook Events page, or visiting

Please Note:
Some of the photographs on this site were taken at past workshops and festivals, 
which accounts for the lack of social distancing. Read our COVID-Safe Event Guide

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