REUSE IN ACTION, a day of Re-Use demonstrations and ‘Have-a-Go’ Craft activities | Saturday 11th May, 11am-3pm

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‘REUSE In Action’ on Saturday 11th May.

Come along 11am-3pm to watch ‘reuse’ demonstrations, and try out a range of Craft processes. Some activities may require booking on the day. Donations welcome to support designermakersCIO ‘Raise Our Roof’ fundraising for essential building repairs.

REUSE Exhibition runs from 4th-25th May in the upstairs gallery at designermakers21, open Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Reuse exhibition at designermakers21 4th-25th May 2024 in Diss, Norfolk

Events Programme 2024

February

FREE ‘Have a Go’ afternoon, try out different Crafts with our members | 24.02.24 12pm-4pm

March/April

Print Exhibition | 21.03.24 – 20.04.24

‘Print in Action’ a day of demonstrations and workshops with our members and visiting artists | 13.04.24

May

Re-Use Exhibition | 02.05.24 – 25.05.24

‘On the Hoof’ Ceilidh at Roydon Village Hall, dm21 fundraising event | 03.05.24 (evening)

‘Have a Go’ day, try out different Crafts with our members | 04.05.24 11am-3pm

‘Re-Use in Action’ a day of demonstrations and workshops with our members | 11.05.24

June

Mosaic Workshop with member Joy Holden, dm21 fundraising event | 01.06.24

Diss High School Exhibition | 13.06.24 – 22.06.24

Swedish ‘Huck Lace’ Embroidery Workshop with Sarah Boardman, dm21 fundraising event | 22.06.24

July

Design Nation East Anglia Exhibition | 04.07.24 – 27.07.24

Meet the Artists Saturday, with demonstrations & ‘have-a-go’ sessions | 13.07.24

August

Summer Expo ’24, Public Open Art Exhibition | 01.08.24 – 24.08.24

September/October

‘SILICA’ Exhibition at Diss Corn Hall | 14.09.24 – 19.10.24

‘SILICA Process’ Exhibition at designermakers21 | 14.09.24 – 19.10.24

‘SILICA In Action’, a day of demonstrations by our members and visiting artists | 28.09.24

‘Draw Off’ between Diss and Hartismere Schools | 26.10.24 evening event

November

SAORI Weaving Exhibition | 07.11.24 – 30.11.24

Norfolk Open Studios | 23rd September – 7th October 2023

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designermakers21 is taking part in Norfolk Open Studios again this September and October. The studios will be open 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th, 30th September, and the 5th, 6th & 7th October 10am-5pm.

Come along and meet our members in their studios, learn about a variety of craft processes, and browse the work in the galleries.

On Saturday 7th October take part in Textiles in Action, a day of demonstrations and have-a-go sessions with resident and visiting textile artists.


norfolk open studios 2023

Textiles in Action Day , process demonstrations and drop in ‘have a go’ sessions at designermakers21 | Saturday 7 October  11am-3pm  

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Explore the textiles on display in both the Corn Hall and designermakers21. Come and join us to try your hand at a range of surface processes and watch artists at work!

Demonstrations of Surface Textiles processes with visiting artists:

Batik Demonstration with Helen Dougall

Machine Embroidery demonstration with Jean Fryer

‘Have a Go’ drop in sessions with our members:

Natural Dyeing with Caroline Hyde-Brown

SAORI Weaving with Kim Morgan

Sashiko inspired visible mending with Marie Mallen


SAORI V – An Exhibition of work by 21 East Anglian SAORI Weavers | 7th September – 13th October in the upstairs exhibition space at designermakers21

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Showcasing new work by SAORI hand weavers. Works include hangings, wearable pieces and yarns.

Open from the 7th September, Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.


saori weaving exhibition at designermakers21 september 2023

Summer Expo ’23, Open Art Exhibition | Thursday 3rd – Saturday 26th August , in the upstairs gallery at designermakers21

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Our third open exhibition, Summer expo ’23 features the work of over 60 artists, working across many disciplines. The show is a celebration of local talent and creativity.

Open until 26th August, Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

summer expo '23open art exhibition poster, on at designermakers21, 3rd to the 26th August 2023

SAORI IV – A Winter Exhibition Showcasing work by East Anglian SAORI Weavers | 3rd November-1st December

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A winter exhibition showcasing work by East Anglian SAORI Weavers, Upstairs Gallery at designermakers21. Featuring a wonderful variety of woven work from clothing to wall art. Many pieces will be for sale.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 3rd November, and runs until Thursday 1st December. Open every Thursday-Saturday between 10am and 5pm.


SAORI weaving winter exhibition flyer November to December 2022

FREE ‘Have a Go’ day at designermakers21 | Saturday 24th September

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As part of Norfolk Open Studios, we are holding a FREE ‘Have a Go’ day on Saturday 24th September between 11am and 3pm. Come along and try your hand at a variety of different crafts with our talented members.

Have a go at: Mosaic, Aluminium Sheet Metal Work, Cyanotype Printing, Saori weaving, Clay, Sashiko and Spinning.

No booking required, however at busy times you may be asked to wait before taking part in an activity.