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    Makers' Month 2017

    February 1

    Makers' Month

    What's On Today - Wed 1 Feb, 10am-4pm

    ArtatWork Norwich - Paper City Help build a recycled paper city with ArtatWork Norwich. The team will be at The Forum for the four Wednesdays of Makers’ Month. Art at Work Norwich are a team of individual practitioners who offer arts activities as a means of promoting wellbeing for employees and the local community. They support people to rediscover their creativity and improve wellbeing. For more information visit artatwork.co.uk or follow them on Facebook.

    Lino Block Printing with Andy Hibberd - Have a go at lino block printing with local printer and sculptor, Andy Hibberd. Ink a prepared linoblock and produce a print, plus learn how the original blocks are designed and made. All free. Andy is passionate about creativity, find out more about his work at andyhibberd.co.uk

    If you would like to learn how to make your own printing blocks, you can book onto a two hour workshop with Andy on Sat 4 Feb. More info and booking details.

    makeplace - makeplace will show you how to make a hand stitched brooch or pendant. makeplace, on Magdalen St, Norwich, offers over 30 different sewing and crafting classes, including cushion covers, aprons, crochet, dressmaking and lamp shade making. The skill levels range from complete beginner to advanced. To find out more about makeplace visit makeplacenorwich.co.uk

    Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers Display If you’re into knitting and crochet, you’ll enjoy the table top display of work by members of the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers, an organisation which has nearly 3000 members. Over the years the group has supported many local and international charities. There is always room for new members, whatever your age or ability. To find out more visit norfolkknitters.org.uk

    Norfolk Quilters - Project Linus - Meet quilting enthusiasts from across Norfolk as they demonstrate their skills and show you how to sew a quilt segment using the English paper piecing technique. The segments will be made into ‘Linus quilts’ and given to ill or traumatised children and teenagers. Visit norfolkquilters.org.uk for more information about the Norfolk Quilters.


    Art Yarn - Intermediate Spinning Workshop | 10am-1pm | £25 Kally Davidson from Woollenwood guides you through an art yarn workshop. Create hand spun yarns with an arty twist! Play with texture, fibre and colour combinations. More info and booking details.

    What's On Everyday - Mon 30 - Sat 25 Feb

    Woven House - From Shirt to Yurt Bring your clean but unwanted pieces of fabric and making-mishaps to Makers’ Month to take part in this colourful, scrunchy, free-form construction project. Find out more.

    The Hardhome Embroidery Winter is here! Prepare to be amazed by this epic four-metre high piece of embroidery created by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild from around the UK and based on a character from the popular TV series ‘The Game of Thrones’. Find out more.

    The Enchanted Wood Home to dragons, trolls, fairies and other magical knitted or crocheted creatures. Join in and create your own character to put in the Enchanted Wood. Find out more.

    Butterfly Garden Forget foggy February and enjoy the sunny, colourful delights of a woolly English country garden, thanks to the talents of knitters and crocheters from across Norfolk. Raising funds for the Louise Hamilton Trust. Find out more.

    Cocoon Commissioned by The Forum for Makers’ Month, Woollenwood’s Kally Davidson has created a wool-based walk-in installation. Showcased in our Gallery, the work has been developed freely without the restraints of a definite plan and uses natural colours and shapes.

    Capability Brown Embroideries A selection of embroidered wall hangings inspired by the work of Capability Brown, the 18th century landscape architect, are on show near the entrance to The Gallery. They were created by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild to mark the 300th anniversary of Brown’s birth in 2016. 

    All free craft and making activities during Makers Month are on a first come first served basis. Bookable Taster Workshops and talks are highlighted.

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