Makers' Month Activities
Sun 25 Mar | 10am - 4pm | FREE
There’s something different every day at Makers’ Month. Below are today's free activities - come in and have a go!
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Make a Mandala
Mon 12, Wed 14, Sat 24, Sun 25 Mar (10am-1pm)
Sit around the table with crochet artist Kally, from Woollenwood, and make a mandala. It doesn’t matter if you are just learning or a crochet enthusiast. This is all about contributing to a collection of mandalas which will form a display at next year’s makers’ event at The Forum.
If you'd like a crochet or spinning workshop with Kally, explore these links - Life Circles (15 Mar) | Soul Spin (1 Apr) | Life Circles (2 Apr)
Sketching with Julie Bolus
Fri 23 & Sun 25 Mar
Join local artist Julie Bolus and friends, who will show you the basics of sketching or help improve your skills. Julie is a member of the Urban Sketchers, a worldwide community of artists that draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. Norwich has an urban sketchers group that meet monthly. It's free to join and beginners are welcome.
Interested in learning more? Book on a Julie Bolus workshop - Urban Sketchers Workshop (28 Mar)
Sat 24 & Sun 25 Mar
Norfolk Lacemakers demonstrate their skills and you can have a go too. No experience is necessary as the lacemakers will show you what to do. And for lace enthusiasts, bring in your antique lace and the the experts will help you identify it.
Find out more on the Norfolk Lacemaker's website and on their Facebook page.
Petal and Purl
Mon 19 to Sun 25 Mar
Petal and Purl is a new crafting group from the village of Caston, in Norfolk, who are working towards an extravagant knitting festival in their village in 2019. They're at Makers' Month for seven days, not only to provide free demonstrations and activities, but also to recruit new members to help with their big plans. Take a seat and have a go at making flowers, bunting and food from knitted squares.
Interested in learning more? Book on a Petal and Pearl workshop - Extreme Pom Pom Making (19, 20, 21 Mar)
Charli Vince Face Painting
Sat 24, Sun 25 Mar & Thu 29 - Sun 1 Apr | £3
Charlie Vince is a regular at Makers' Month with her gorgeous face painting designs. Chose from her selection of Easter themed ideas, as well as flowers, spooky faces, creatures, super heroes and more.Visit Charli on Facebook.
Giant Pom Pom Making
Sat 24 & Sun 25 Mar
Helen Simpson - also known as Helen of Norwich - loves to yarn bomb and has been responsible for many woolly decorations around Norwich. Join her to make some large pom poms which will be used in her next yarn bombing project, especially for Makers' Month, taking place outside The Forum on Fri 30 and Sat 31 March. If you love a bit of a group project, combined with a bit of craftivism and a pile of colourful wool, get involved! No pom pom making experience necessary. All ages welcome.
Printing with Andy Hibberd
Wed 21 to Sun 25 Mar
Andy Hibberd is a mixed media artist with a passion for lino printing and wood carving. Watch him at work and try out some of the skills yourself.
Interested in learning more? Book on a Andy Hibberd workshop - Lino Cutting with Andy Hibberd (1 Apr)
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