Spring at The Making House

January is time to clear out the old

So why not come along and recycle it at  The Making House. Our first ‘plastic fantastic’ course of the year is on Sunday 22nd January, so come along and recycle all those  Christmas shopping bags in to vases, cuffs or flowers. Our button box jewellery course is designed for you to create fantastic new jewellery from buttons, broken bits of jewellery and bits and bobs found lurking in pots and drawers. You can also start bringing items for our swishing event in March, we’ll give you tokens to swish at the event, so maybe that unwanted gift could find a new home!

February is of course the month of love and our love of textiles begins here

Throughout the Spring we’ve lots of creative ways of recycling textiles; Joelle Harris will be giving you the skills to get sewing and making your own clothes and interior designs. We’ve a valentine’s drop in on Saturday 4th; make bags and cushions on Saturday 11th or try out machine embroidery on Saturday 18th February. You could even learn how to print your own designs with our print expert Vicky Price. We also love Sarah Turner’s lighting created from recycled pop bottles, which will be on display in the shop this month and Meikie designs who will be exhibiting her beautiful silk painted pictures alongside her tableware, lights, laptop covers created using her images.

March is all about upcycling , swapping and sharing

Taking the old and creating something unique and new, be it clothes, textiles, old lampshade, mirrors frames, even chairs. Our swishing event starts the month on Friday 2nd March, we hope this will inspire you to get upcycling and perhaps join up to our sewing and Junky Interiors courses to give you ideas and the skills to MIY. Our March exhibition is Textiles@The MAking House by Joelle and PAuline, which will bring together various sewing, crochet and peg loom weaving techniques.

We will be running regular silversmithing courses too for those who’d like to develop their jewellery making skills. We have a one day basic silversmithing course on Sunday Feb 5th, ideal for you to make a pair of cufflinks or pendant for your loved one or just for yourself and then our 5 week basic silversmithing course begins Wednesday 22nd Feb.

For more details on our courses and to book go to our courses page

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