BIG MAKES

Craft Demonstrations & Drop In Workshops

Our demos and drop ins will provide bite-sized chunks of creative inspiration! Dabble in a new skill or learn from one of our expert makers as they demonstrate their craft. 

 

Craft Demonstrations

We will have a number of artists joining us on the day to share their talents and give you the opportunity to find out more about some beautiful crafts!

Sarah Renwick - The Northern Loom

Sarah is an expert weaver and will be there all day sharing basic weaving techniques as she makes a very special creation for us on the day!

Sarah uses traditional weaving techniques to produce contemporary wall hangings with colour, texture and shape at the heart of each piece. She makes custom wall hangings to order meaning that each piece is a unique collaboration between myself and my customer.

Her work promotes the beauty of the handmade and she uses weaving as a way of slowing down and reconnecting with traditional crafts.

Look out for announcements of more demonstrators soon!

Craft Demonstrations

We will have a number of artists joining us on the day to share their talents and give you the opportunity to find out more about some beautiful crafts!

Sarah Renwick - The Northern Loom

Sarah is an expert weaver and will be there all day sharing basic and more advanced weaving techniques as she makes a very special creation for us on the day!

Sarah uses traditional weaving techniques to produce contemporary wall hangings with colour, texture and shape at the heart of each piece. She makes custom wall hangings to order meaning that each piece is a unique collaboration between myself and my customer.

Her work promotes the beauty of the handmade and she uses weaving as a way of slowing down and reconnecting with traditional crafts.

Look out for announcements of more demonstrators soon!

Letter Press Demonstration

Led By Northern Print Studio

Learn about traditional and contemporary letterpress. Watch how traditional metal type is put together and set in a printing block, have a go at printing a postcard from the type created on an Adana press. A contemporary form of letterpress will also be demonstrated.

Raquel Rodrigo

Demonstration and workshops

Spanish artist Raquel Rodrigo combines the traditional craft of cross stitch with street art creating her own unique art works on buildings  and interiors. The vibrant colours and floral designs are a common theme throughout her installations - take a look here to see more of her beautiful work.

 

This really is a big make with Raquel showing you how to cross stitch on a large scale with wire mesh and she will be running workshops in the bandstand throughout the day. Such an amazing opportunity to work with an international artist! Book a place on one of Raquel's workshops - they are free with any festival ticket type (inc entry only) but places are very limited so book now! Workshops are at 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm & 3pm just select your workshop and add to your ticket order.

Drop in Workshops

Join artists Nicola Golightly & Vicky Holbrough to create your own works of art - drop by and create something totally unique using a range of techniques and their expert help!

Cyanotype Print

Nicola will be sharing the beautiful art of Cyanotype printing, harnessing the power of the sun to create geometric pattern prints, an original, beautiful ‘Blueprint of you’. By the end of the workshop you will have learnt the process of cyanotype printing, created a negative for the creation of their own cyanotype, exposed this to the sun, washed out the print to pause the process and will have a beautiful print wrapped in newsprint to take away.

Collage & Stitch

Join Vicky to create a mixed media collage using patterned
papers, magazines and vintage images of birds. These will be further enhanced using colourful embroidery threads to complete each individual composition. Embrace the opportunity to play with the materials and enjoy cutting, arranging, choosing images and colours.