Huck Lace Embroidery Workshop with Sarah Boardman – Fundraising Event | Saturday 22nd June 10am-4pm, designermakers21

Join Sarah Boardman in this special one day workshop in Swedish weaving or Huck embroidery. You will learn some basic stitches and work a small band that can be made into a card, bookmark, needle-case or similar. You will also be shown how to vary the design and how it can be used to create larger pieces.

No embroidery experience is necessary. Saturday 22nd June 10 – 4pm, £58 per person

Workshop price includes a full kit of materials.

This is a fundraising workshop kindly donated by Sarah to help designermakersCIO’s ‘Raise our Roof’ campaign.

Tickets available at deisgnermakers21, Maximum 8 people.

Huck Lace or swedish weaving embroidery workshop at designermakers21 on saturday 22nd june. tickets available now from designermakers21 £58 per person. this workshops is raising funds for designermakersCIO's Raise Our Roof appeal

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

FREE ‘Have a Go’ Day, try out different Crafts with our members | Saturday 4th May, 11am-3pm

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Come along on Saturday 4th May between 11am-3pm and try out different Craft activities with our members and visiting artists!

Mosaic Fish with Joy Holden

Peg Loom Weaving with Karen Versfeld

Clay Pinch Pots with Kate Welton

Pyrography Handrails & Horns with David and Becky Whatley

Lino Print Cards with Mike Fenton & Annette Rolston

Pronto Plate Lithography with Paul Sharrock

This event is free to attend but donations are welcomed to designermakersCIO’s ‘Raise Our Roof’ building fund for essential maintenance.

mosaic fish have a go activity at designermakers21 Saturday 4th May

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

Thornage Hall Independent Living Spring Exhibition | The Gallery Upstairs, 6th-29th April

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Art, Weaving, Woodwork and Textiles made in the workshops at Thornage Hall are on show from 6th to 29th April, during our opening hours Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Dynamic, creative workshops for adults with supported needs have enabled this exemplary exhibition of skilled handwork and imaginative flair.

The artists and makers are delighted to exhibit this range of original work and welcome all visitors to see their products for sale, and to find out more about Thornage Hall independent Living.

www.thornagehall.co.uk

Thornage Hall exhibition poster April 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