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Makers Month

This week has been in the main household tasks, helping out at the children’s school and similar. I have made some progress with shibori stitching, follow me on instagram for snapshots of work in progress. But this coming week I am excited to be taking part in Makers Month.

This is a fabulous event being held in Norwich with many, many free activities.

I am representing the group Make & Create, along with some friends. Make & Create is a monthly craft group that I co-host, people bring their own projects, meeting in a bar once a month. We’ve had business cards printed for the group with a new design by Gin Fox, it is just perfect. It represents our group so well, do check out her Etsy shop here for great Valentines Cards.

So what are we doing? We are running a drop in t-shirt into necklaces workshop tomorrow. I am passionate about the cost of new resources to our fragile world. It takes a shocking 2700 liters of water to produce one t shirt. So if I have an opportunity to promote recycling, reusing I will.

Other things to do tomorrow are:
The Woven House (From Shirt to Yurt)
Game of Thrones Hardhome Embroidery (see here for more info)
Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers drop in crochet and knitting
The Big Draw
Craft Bank
Saori weaving pre-bookable workshops
The knitted Enchanted Wood and Garden
Capability Brown embroideries
The Cocoon free-form crochet installation

(see here for the online listings for the day)

Personally I am particularly interested in finding our more about 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. I’m looking forward to meting Susan to find out more about Craft Bank.

Be lovely to see some friendly faces tomorrow (it is rather short notice!)


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eli mackewich

Tuesday 7th of February 2017

OH I want to go toooooooo! It sounds so much fun. Please pass on the teachings eli

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