Christmas Gifts Handmade by Dorset Craft Makers

by Susan Green October 29, 2019

Christmas Gifts Handmade in Dorset by local Craft Makers Walford Mill 2019

Find a rich selection of quality Christmas gifts handmade by over 30 Dorset craft makers and artists at Walford Mill in Wimborne from 2 November 2019. Prepare to be delighted by the range of exciting gift options from a diverse bunch of designer-makers and artists working in many disciplines including ceramics, bookbinding, jewellery and textiles. 

You'll find gifts for stationery lovers thanks to local bookbinder Susan Green's special gift sets of Marbled Notebooks with handy labels to keep plans and notes organised. Her popular Mini Leather Journals bound in delightful colour combinations are back on the Mill's shelves and make fantastic stocking fillers or work Secret Santa presents.

Marbled Notebook Sets: Stationery Gifts Handmade in Dorset.Marbled Notebook gift sets with labels

Christmas at Walford Mill, Wimborne DorsetAfter a period of uncertainty and upheaval, Walford Mill is now run by makers for makers, and is an inspiring place to visit for anyone with an interest in handmade craft.

During the festive period, as well as ticking items off your Christmas shopping list, you'll be able to watch local artists and makers at work thanks to the Mill's busy schedule of pop-up studios.

The launch evening of 'Christmas at the Mill' on Saturday 2 November 6 - 8pm promises to be a particularly good opportunity to meet many of the resident, pop-up and specially invited makers and artists.

Some of Dorset's most loved makers are still in permanent residence at the Mill, including silk weaver Debby Kirby, printmaker-illustrator Robin Mackenzie, contemporary aluminium artist Caroline Parrott and artisan embroiderer Jen Goodwin.

There's now even more to see at Walford Mill, thanks to the resident makers' efforts to secure the future of this well respected Dorset venue. Perhaps you'll be inspired to book on a workshop in the Mill's new light and airy teaching space, which is now on the ground floor and therefore accessible to everyone! Don't forget to pop to the bistro in the grounds of the Mill for a warming cup of coffee or a light lunch.

Christmas at the Mill runs from 2 November until 29 December at Walford Mill, Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL  Opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm. 

Susan Green
Susan Green


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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm


Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages