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    Makers' Month 2017

    February 6

    Makers' Month

    What's On Today - Mon 6 Feb, 10am-4pm

    Big Draw Join in the Big Draw – a two day event offering everyone and anyone the chance to pick up a pencil or charcoal and have a go at drawing live models. It’s free, all materials are provided, and a team of experienced artists are available to give advice on methods and where to find classes and courses. All ages and all abilities are welcome to join in.

    And if you’d like to book a short workshop for some expert portrait drawing tuition, on Mon 13 Feb, click here for more details.

    Craft Bank Paint it, print it and stitch it says Susan Rudling, who has set up Craft Bank in Norwich. Craft Bank is about promoting health and well-being through creativity. Meet Susan, find out more about Craft Bank, and have a go at some printing and card crafts for free. Find out more about Craft Bank at facebook.com/CraftBank

    You can also book onto a bag printing workshop on Sat 11 Feb. Ideal for young people. 

    Make and Create Collective | 10am - 2.30pm Come and meet Make and Creative Collective and have a go at upcycling old clothes into something to be treasured. The group meet once a month to drink tea, eat cake and do craft!

    Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers Drop-in Teams of knitters and stitchers are on site for seven days ready to show you how to get started or how to improve your skills. Take a seat, pick up some needles and some yarn and join in. Or bring along your latest project for some expert tips, or to share your own expertise. The knitters and stitchers are a friendly, welcoming bunch with groups who meet regularly in communities across the county. New members are always welcome.  To find out more visit norfolkknitters.org.uk


    Saori Weaving Workshop | 11am-12pm (Sold Out) or 1pm-2pm | £10 Saori weaving originates in Japan and has no rules or restrictions. Here's an opportunity to start your experience of Saori, with the weavers from The Saori Shed, in Diss. Looms are set up ready for you to begin, weave away for an hour and take your woven creation home with you. 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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