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A home for extraordinary crafts-people

  • Open
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • 10am to 5pm
  • or by appointment


At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4LB


With David Whatley and Rebecca Douglass Whatley

April 19th to May 11th
FREE demos daily 10am - 12 pm & 2pm - 4 pm
Exhibition open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday

enquiries: Tel. 01379 642249 or e.mail: beckywhatley@hotmail.com / flyingfishdish21@gmail.com

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Waulking Day

Waulking Song noun A rhythmical song traditionally sung in Gaelic by fullers while fulling tweed cloth.

We invite you to come & be a part of designermakers21 Waulking Day

Saturday 11th May 11-4pm
£25 with all profits going to designermakersCIO

11-2pm Felting & Weaving with Janine & Kim
This is practising felters, weavers & spinners to come with their craft and create as a group, inspiring each other & growing the textile community at designermakers21. This is not a taught workshop but we are there to assist.

1-2pm Lunch for all
We will be providing soup to share, please feel free to bring a contribution if you wish.

2-4pm Waulking songs with Janet Koralambe
Warm up singing excerises, call & response singing & improvisation. Learn one waulking song while fulling cloth that has been created in the morning. Fulling cloth may also be a large piece of woven cloth.

Waulking songs involve a group of people rhythmically beating newly woven tweed to soften it. Simple beat driven songs, often by call & response, are used to accompany the work.

Please bring your own equipment, additional materials available to purchase on request.

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For more info please contact Kim - info@thesaorished.co.uk

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Print In Action

Saturday February 10th 11am to 4pm

The Print In Action day was a great success with many thanks to all the artists and helpers who participated, and a huge thankyou to everyone who came along.

St Nicholas Fayre 2017

Sunday 10th December 2017

The St Nicholas Fayre was a big success, with lots of temporary stall holders, Festive music and visitors, many thanks to everyone involved and everyone who came.

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