About The Guild

The Craftworkers’ Guild is the oldest organization of crafters in New Hampshire. We are a non-profit community that brings together people interested in handcrafts and the fine arts.

The Craftworkers' Guild goals are simple:

  • We strive to create a friendly, supportive community of people who share an appreciation for hand crafts and the arts.
  • We promote excellence in craftsmanship and support the development of our members as skilled and successful artisans.
  •  We foster an appreciation of arts and crafts in the community through  Teacher Grants, student scholarships, special programs, children's' activities at community events, and of course, our artisan shops.  
  • Monthly meetings -- held the 2nd Monday of every month from September to June.  Click here for schedule and details. 
  • Lectures, demonstrations, and classes -- Selected monthly meetings to include special events of interest to the "craft-minded." Come and be inspired!
  • Seasonal Artisan Shops -- Be sure to visit our Spring, Fall and Holiday Shops that showcase the talents of our members. Click here for dates, shop hours and special events. 


The Craftworkers' Guild offers a variety of enjoyable activities for our members and guests. Whether you are an active crafter or just enjoy “hanging out” with people interested in arts and crafts, join us! Membership is open to all, and guests are welcome at our meetings.


Four times a year, The Craftworkers’ Guild opens its doors for seasonal artisan shops at the historic Oliver Kendall House in Bedford, NH. 

At our Spring, Harvest, Open Doors with crafting demos, and Holiday shows, our members fill Kendall House with truly unique, well-made arts and crafts. People from near and far know this is a great place to find that something special and return each year to shop.

Members’ work is juried for these fairs to ensure our products are always of the highest quality.   

Handcrafts in our shop

  • Fashion Accessories
  • Fabric and Fiber Arts
  • Jewelry
  • Home Decor
  • Art Glass
  • Pottery and Ceramic Arts
  • Painting and Photography
  • Gourmet Goodies
  • Children's Goods
  • Doll clothing
  • Cards and Papercraft
  • Soaps, lotions, and candles
  • Woodenware
  • Metalwork
  • Knitwear and blankets
  • And so much more!