Got an hour or two to spare? Barnaby Festival is seeking vol...
Ever fancied a go at jewellery making or hankered after a session with a felt maker? Worried that you might not like it if you commit to a course or you might not feel as excited once you actually tried it? Then head to the Heritage Centre on 5th May for the perfect trial run and a chance to give
several different crafts a try.
Meet local makers who will ‘hold your hand’ while you have a go at different techniques allowing you to get a beginner’s insight into blockprinting, spinning wool, weaving, jewellery making, mosaic making and more.Visitors will even be able to have a go at making traditional Macclesfield buttons with textile artist Margaret Waring.
Jane Cummins local wood turner, felt maker and co organiser said 'this is such a great opportunity to try your hand at different crafts in a friendly informal way. Watch demonstrations, then have a go yourself and you might find you have a hidden passion for something new’.
Visitors will then have the chance to find out more or sign up for more in depth tuition at a later date. Importantly you don’t have to be good at crafting already. The whole idea is to have a go and see what happens!’.
Aimed originally at adults but Children are very welcome to what will be a day for people who like to roll their sleeves up and get creative.They will love papier mache with Patty Callaghan, preparing decorated fish for the Barnaby Festival in June.
‘With events such as Treacle Market and several burgeoning galleries we know what a creative place Macclesfield is’ says fellow organiser Jane Munro. 'But even if 'making' is not for you, go along and admire beautiful crafts for sale by several local makers. We’re certainly not saying you could pass them off as ‘something I made earlier’ but...'.
Hands on craft taster day
Saturday 5 May 10am-3pm