Make & Mend Festival @ Preston Hall Museum

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01 July 2018



The Make & Mend Festival shares our passion for craft and our belief that making is good for the soul in this brand new event at Preston Hall Museum, one of the Tees Valley’s best loved venues. You can expect to experience a fun day full of colour and character, positivity and wellbeing, craft and creativity. Learn from the experts on how to bring more mindfulness and positivity to your life, nurture your creativity and try your hand at a new skill.

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to enjoy craft workshops, listen to inspiring talks, watch expert craft demonstrations, join in with our big makes, relax in the sunshine (not guaranteed!), enjoy a mindful walk, take a yoga class, meet like-minded people and enjoy soaking up the creative atmosphere with craft lovers, positive thinkers and mindful makers.

Your ticket includes access to one workshop and you can select which to attend when booking, you can also buy additional workshops to help fill your day! Just check the tickets for available times.

Workshops include:

Brush Lettering {The Crafthood} – Kay & Sharon will guide you through the basic principles and strokes of brush lettering.

Floral Painting Class {KLB Design House} – Katie will demonstrate different techniques to help you to achieve artworks from the floral arrangements in front of you, using watercolour paints and drawing inks.

Soulful Hoop Embroidery {Make & Mend} – Learn some basic embroidery stitches and join us to sew some inspiring words and phrases and frame them in mini embroidery hoops to take home.

Needle Felt {Gill Lyth} – Have a go at the hands-on art of needle felting with wool. You will use your creative skills to make a nature-based mini sculptural piece to take away.

Papercutting {Lisa Bean} – You will get the chance to learn the basic skills needed in order to create your very own beautiful papercuts to take home (participants must be over 15 years)

Mini Terrariums {Hoes n Ditches} – Bring some green goodness indoors by creating your own mini terrarium to take home.

Glass engraving (BloomInArts} – Experiment with engraving and etching onto pre-fused glass to create a note to self pendant or key-ring

Biscuit decoration {Rachel Pattison} – Create some sweet treats and design your own biscuits, iced with your own tasty positive messages!

Yoga – Enhance your physical and mental wellbeing by joining one of our yoga experts to experience the positive and therapeutic benefits of yoga.

Mindfulness – Take some time out and join one of our mindfulness sessions which will encourage you to pay more attention to the present moment and fully appreciate all that life has to offer.

Meditation – Quieten your mind, relax your body and gain some inner peace with one of our calming guided meditation sessions.

Create a Vision Board {Debbie Stokoe} – Vision boards are a fun, powerful and creative way to help you get clear about your goals in life. You will create your own vision board to inspire and motivate you in the months ahead!


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