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    Makers' Month 2017

    February 16

    Makers' Month

    What's On Today - Thu 16 Feb, 10am-4pm

    City, Countryside and Coast Quilt Project Textile artist Aviva Leigh, returns to Makers’ Month with a new ‘slow-making’, upcycling project – the City, Countryside and Coast Community Quilt. The quilt will feature hand stitched squares with designs inspired by city landmarks, the Broads and the county’s coastline. Come along, make a square and contribute to the finished work. Find out more.

    Face Painting Welcome back to Makers’ Month, Charli Vince. Charli’s face painting delights the younger visitors to The Forum. Just £3 per face!

    Lacemakers Norfolk Lacemakers join Makers’ Month with a display of their work, demonstrations and opportunities for beginners to have a go at basic lacemaking patterns. The Norfolk Lacemakers was formed more than 40 years ago and their members are passionate about learning from other makers and passing on traditional skills. Don’t miss this chance to make lace! To find out more about the Norfolk Lacemakers visit norfolklacemakers.org.uk

    Learn to Sketch Join Norwich based artist Julie Bolus who will be demonstrating sketching techniques. Feel free to take a seat at her table and have a go yourself. Julie will give you some tuition. All materials are provided. Julie is a reportage illustrator and many of her observational sketches have been made here at The Forum and in the Millennium Library. To find out more about Julie's work visit julie.bolus.com

    Meet the Embroiderers’ Guild Experienced members of the Embroiderers' Guild are on hand to encourage all ages to experience the excitement and creativity of stitch. They’ll show you how to work with pre-printed cloth panels, needles, thread and scissors. You can add flowers, insects, houses, your name or anything else which inspires you. They also have instructions for other embroidery stitches and embellishments, with help at hand to guide you through the process. The Guild members will also be able to answer your questions about the Hardhome Embroidery!

    To find out more about the Embroiderers' Guild visit embroiderersguild.com 

    TASTER WORKSHOPS 

    Weaving Workshop for Children | 11am-12pm or 2pm-3pm | £10 Norwich based weaver and textile artist, Julia Symonds, launches these new and exciting weaving and textile workshops for young people aged 10-18 years. More info and booking details.

    Embroidery for Children Workshop | 11am-12pm, 1-2pm or 3-4pm | £3 Meet members of the Embroiderers Guild. Learn some simple embroidery stitches and embellishments and create a finished article to take home. 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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