Crochet Toy Making at our 21st September Market

Also joining us at the Star and Shadow on the 21st is Semeli who will be running a crochet toy making workshop. Join us to learn a simple technique of crochet-in-circles and use it to make children’s stuffed toys and more!

Fee: £7 per person which includes, crochet hook, yarn, acrylic filling, felt and buttons which you’ll get to take home.

This workshop will be running from noon until 2pm. If you’re interested in this workshop please reply and book in.

Crochet Toy Workshop

Upcycled Bottle Plastic Jewellery Workshop with Lena Pringle at our 21st September Market

Based in Hexham, Northumberland, I design and make beaded and metal jewellery and teach jewellery making in my local community. I sell my work through several shops and galleries in the North East, Cumbria and Scotland and through my website.

In this workshop I will show you how to make earrings and a multi-strand necklace using shapes cut from plastic milk bottles and coloured tigertail wire. You will make a pair of earrings and, if there’s enough time, also design a necklace that you can finish off at home.

You will be able to experiment with different shapes and incorporate other beads into your piece. All materials and tools will be provided.

Price of this workshop is £6.00. This includes materials for a pair of earrings.
Additional materials, such as findings, tigertail wire and beads will be available for a small charge – the plastic bottles are free, of course!

This workshop will run from 10am until noon.

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Jewellery Moment’s Drop-in Jewellery Workshop at our 21st September Market

Pop along to the Star and Shadow Cinema for our market on the 21st September and you can join in with our many activities and workshops including the Jewellery Moment’s Drop-in Jewellery Workshop from 2.30pm.

Newcastle’s handmade jewellery company are giving you the chance to make your own jewellery! Alice Thompson, jewellery maker and entrepreneur hosts jewellery workshops across the North East. She will teach you the basics of jewellery making, use of the tools and you will leave with your very own handmade piece(s)!

Choose a kit (all difficulty rated 1-5), learn the skills required to make your chosen piece, leave with your own handmade piece of jewellery!

Priced per piece which can all be taken away. £8 earrings, £10 bracelets and £12 necklaces. Starter packs can be purhcased for £30 which includes all necessary tools, a beading mat and one free kit of choice.

Jewellery Starter Kit

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Collaborative Fabric Map of Northumberland National Park

On 21st September we’ll be back in the Star and Shadow cinema with a rather special market, full of workshops and activities to get you inspired for a crafty Autumn. The first one we’d like to tell you about is a fantastic collaborative project, making a giant fabric map for Northumberland National Park.

NNP Authority has commissioned Clare Satow and Clare Armstrong to make a fabric based map of the National Park area, involving people and groups across Northumberland (rural) and Tyneside (urban). The map projection has been done by Clare Satow, with illustrative and site specific contributions coming from group activities during the past year.

The map (size 2.5 x1.5m) covers an area from the Scottish border in the North, down to Hadrian’s Wall in the South, and is 80% complete.

The work still to do mainly involves adding textures to the different terrains and major landscape features such as Redesdale (and other smaller) forests, moorland, the dark skies over Kielder.
Participation on this “worker bee” stage is very welcome, and absolutely FREE!
Your name will appear on any supporting information that accompanies the map on it’s future journey.

All the necessary kit will be supplied, along with any instruction on the stitching involved.