Makers Mill Sheffield

Posted by: Richard Abbey
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The Leadmill is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand new venture,

The first event will be held on Saturday 14 November and will encompass an afternoon of crafty activities, a selection of drinks and relaxing music in a friendly, cosy atmosphere as the winter days draw in. 



This socially distanced event (where you are able to attend with members of your bubbles) will run from 2-6pm and include three introductory sessions from some of our city's most creative folk, who will be teaching the basic skills needed to take on what become your new favourite hobby. 

Each of the Leadmill's makers will deliver a 45-minute session, and the ticket priced at £30 includes you with all the materials needed to make your item.

The exciting line up consists of:

Oakleacrafts hosting “Macrame Feather Wallhangings”

Beki, the founder of Oakleacrafts, has been delivering art and craft workshops in and around Sheffield over the past 20 years – taking her skills with her to Japan, Spain, Holland as well as England.
Beki hosts workshops in venues with a sociable feel that create friendly and positive atmospheres, whilst sharing knowledge to like-minded people as well as those that might not see themselves as creative.
During Beki’s workshop, you will be guided to create your own macrame feather wallhanging, as well as a demonstration of further hangings you could look to create after the session.

Helen Moyes Design hosting “Dry Needle Felted Landscape”
Helen is a textile and mixed media artist in Sheffield, with a firm belief in the therapeutic nature of crafting and a passion for enabling others to be creative. At Makers Mill, Helen will be hosting a workshop where you will learn to blend wool and use the ‘stabbing action’ to create your design of a landscape. The felt image can then be mounted onto card or framed, and the skills learned will enable you to continue the craft at home!

Laura Running With Scissors hosting “Arm Knitting”
Laura is a qualified teacher and combines her love of crafting with sharing skills with others. Laura has lead Running With Scissors since 2009, and is Sheffield’s longest established craft collective that offers expert tuition to those willing to learn! At our first edition of Makers Mill, Laura will be hosting an Arm Knitting class, which is a method of using big, bold stitches with only your hands! It can be used to make shawls, scarves and snoods – keeping you warm and cosy during the winter months! You see your creation quickly come to life with this technique – no tools are necessary, just chunky yarn (that we will provide!) and a heap of enthusiasm.

Information and tickets available here


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