Learn new textile tricks at Down Arts Centre

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Down Arts Centre textile tutor Naomi Whan is hosting a range of adult workshops each Saturday as part of August Craft Month. 

Naomi has worked at the arts centre for numerous years now and has great experience in delivering craft themed workshops. 

During August her workshops include sewing machine basics, Sew onto soluble fabrics, crochet granny squares, get to grips with zips, handmade felting and decorative hand stitching.

Sew onto Soluble Fabrics Workshop and Sewing Machine Basics are both on August 5th; Crochet Granny Squares on August 12th; Getting to grips with zips on August 19th; Decorative Hand Stitching and Creative Feltmaking are both on August 26th.

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Already proving popular, spaces are limited. To get involved and book into any of these workshops telephone 028 4461 0747 or visit www.downartscentre.com for further information.

August Craft Month 2017 is the largest celebration of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland and Craft NI is proud to mark the 11th anniversary of their annual region-wide celebration of craft.

The programme comprises more than 200 events and activities taking place this August throughout Northern Ireland.

Meadhbh McIlgorm, project officer of Craft NI said, “In a time of austerity and funding cutbacks for the arts it is wonderful to see the rich and diverse programme of events on offer this year. It encompasses exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, talks, craft fairs and much, much more.”

August Craft Month is co-ordinated by Craft NI and supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 

For full details of all August Craft Month events visit: augustcraftmonth.com. Find out more about craft in your area all year round at www.craftni.org – subscribe for news, browse the maker’s directory and click on the interactive craft map to see, make or buy craft near you.


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