Lechlade Craft Barn celebrated five years since its launch with an open day and birthday cake.

Owners Karen Holland and Jennie Rainsford launched their now thriving business in 2014 and welcomed crafters to the barn on July 24 to look around the barn, enjoy a slice of birthday cake and find out more about the exciting range of craft workshops on offer.

“We started five years ago tentatively offering a few workshops; we couldn’t have foreseen the success of the Craft Barn,” said co-owner Jennie.

“Not only are we continuing to expand the range of craft workshops we provide, but we are welcoming more tutors to the barn, enabling us to broaden the crafts to explore.”

The crafty pair were recently invited to join a team of top-level crafters teaching on cruises.

This year sees the Supercrafters team heading to Sardinia and Italy with SAGA cruises and next year exploring the Norwegian Fjords.

The team of talented tutors, which includes several famous faces from the crafting world, can also be found at major craft shows around the country.

“We count ourselves very lucky” Jennie added.

"This has been a fantastic opportunity.

"We’ve made great friends and get to explore amazing places whilst bringing the joy of crafting to others.”