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    Makers' Month Activities 2018

    March 27

    Makers' Month Activities

    Tue 27 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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    Costume and Textile Association
    Tue 27 to Fri 30 Mar

    ​Help sew and embroider a free-form patchwork of names and stories, following in the footsteps of Lorina Bulwer. Lorina was a Norfolk seamstress who created a remarkable tapestry while in a workhouse in Great Yarmouth, in the 19th century. Join Norwich University of the Arts graduate Kirstie Aylen and members of the Norwich Costume and Textile Association to take part in this unique project. Explore the therapeutic properties of stitching while discovering more about the textile heritage of Norfolk. 


    Weavers Spinners and Dyers 
    Mon 26 to Sat 31 Mar

    There are five guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers in Norfolk and members from all are spending time at Makers' Month, demonstrating and sharing their skills. Guild members are passionate about passing on traditional crafting skills and are happy to answer your questions. You can also have a go at many of the different techniques the guild members use to turn fleece into a finished item. 

    Interested in learning more? Book on a Weavers Spinners and Dyers Guild workshop - Weaving on the Round (20 Mar) | Dorset Buttons (26 Mar) | Kumihimo Workshop (27 Mar) | Weaving a Mat or Hanging (28 Mar) Tapestry Weaving Workshop (30 Mar)


    Wet Felting with Norfolk Community Learning Services 
    Mon 26 & Tue 27 Mar

    Norfolk County Council runs a wide variety of creative adult learning courses. Have a taster today and learn the skill of wet felting. Wet felting wool is a centuries old craft used to make everything from tents to clothing and a great way to use up scraps. All materials provided. 

    Norfolk Community Learning Services are offering free activities on 16, 23 Mar and 4, 5, 6, 7 Apr.


    The Well Artists 
    Mon 26 & Tue 27 Mar

    The Well was formed to support artists in Norfolk who experience mental health disorders. The members meet once a month to support and encourage each other, leading to exhibitions which include paintings, collages, photographs, prints, poetry, drawings, textiles and cards. Find out more about the group, see their work and swap ideas. 


    Hare All About It!
    Mon 26 Mar to Sat 31 Mar

    Watch one of the GoGoHares 2018 sculptures being painted ready for this summer's new trail around Norwich. This particular hare is being decorated by artists Tim Edwards and Fiona Muller, from ERM CIC, on behalf of the charity Chatterbox. Chatterbox is the name of the Norwich based talking newspaper and is one of the GoGoHare 2018 sponsors. The Go Go Hares 2018 trail starts on 24 June and runs through until 8 September, with 50 individually decorated hares placed around the city and raising money for Break, a Norfolk charity which helps vulnerable children. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from receiving an audio version of the local newspaper, absolutely free, contact Chatterbox. contact@cbtn.org.uk / 01603 765365.


     

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